Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Larri Thomas stretches her legs

In 1932, American on January 22, 2017 at 3:12 am

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Larri Thomas (1932 – 2013): actress and dancer in Road to Bali (1952), Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), House of Wax (1953), The Pajama Game (1957), South Pacific (1958), The Music Man (1962), Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), Frankie and Johnny (1966) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988). She also served as a stand-in for Julie Andrews for physical scenes on Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965) and had bit parts in those films as well. Born Lida Thomas in Wayne, Pa., Thomas got her start doing TV commercials. The Hollywood Reporter.

Larri Thomas in polka dots

In 1932, American on January 22, 2017 at 3:04 am

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Larri Thomas (1932 – 2013), an actress and dancer who did a striptease during the steamy opening title sequence of The Silencers, the first movie to star Dean Martin as counter-agent Matt Helm, has died. A leggy blonde, Thomas also appeared in such films as Road to Bali (1952), Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), House of Wax (1953), The Pajama Game (1957), South Pacific (1958), The Music Man (1962), Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), Frankie and Johnny (1966) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988). She also served as a stand-in for Julie Andrews for physical scenes on Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965) and had bit parts in those films as well. In the erotic start to The Silencers (1966), Thomas follows a striptease by Mary Jane Mangler with one of her own, using a white feather boa rather effectively. Up next is Cyd Charisse, who preens as she lip-synchs the title song performed by Vikki Carr. Thomas danced on three Fred Astaire live TV specials beginning in the late 1940s and had roles on such series as Bachelor Father, Peter Gunn, Route 66, The Lucy Show and Coach and as Henrietta the Hippo on New Zoo Revue. Born Lida Thomas in Wayne, Pa., Thomas got her start doing TV commercials. The Hollywood Reporter.

Allison Hayes in swimsuit and high heels

In 1930, American on January 22, 2017 at 2:54 am

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Allison Hayes: born Mary Jane Hayes, 1930 – 1977. Movie debut: “Francis Joins the WACS” (1954); title role in “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958”; final movie: Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me” (1965; final screen appearance: “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” (TV 1967).