Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Julie Newmar 1954

In 1933, American on August 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm

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Julie Newmar: born Julia Chalene Newmeyer in Los Angeles, her father, Donald, was an engineering professor. Her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a Ziegfeld Follies girl, said by Eddie Cantor to have the most beautiful legs in the Follies. From an early age, Julie studied classical piano, ballet, and every form of dance her mother would drive her to lessons for, graduating high school at 15, then spending a year in Europe with her mother and brother John. On her UCLA entrance exam, she scored a 99, staying only six weeks, switching to Universal Studios as choreographer, teacher, and dance double. Not yet 18, she was the original “Golden Girl,” a statue-come-to-life dancing in “Serpent of the Nile,” and was one of the brides in the classic MGM musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”


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