Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Mara Corday

In 1930, American on January 22, 2017 at 5:22 am

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Born Marilyn Watts on January 3, 1930, in Santa Monica, California, actress Mara Corday first got her start in show business as a showgirl in the late 1940s. Soon, she was dancing in the Earl Carroll Revue, where she was encouraged to do extra work in films. Her first film appearance was in the 1951 Janet Leigh vehicle Two Tickets to Broadway, in which she was one of about 20 showgirls. In the meantime, Corday was finding more and more modeling work, and she quickly became a top model who was sought after by the best photographers of the day … In 1957, Corday married actor Richard Long. Both Long and Corday had been under contract to Universal when they appeared in the film Playgirl together in 1954. Long’s first wife, actress Suzan Ball, passed away from cancer in 1955. Although Corday made a few more films and several TV guest appearances, she called it quits in 1960 to care for her growing family, which eventually included three children. Despite their tempestuous relationship which often made headlines in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Corday and Long remained married. Richard Long had a great career in television, starring in the TV series Maverick, Big Valley, and Nanny and the Professor, just to name a few. Sadly, on December 21, 1974, Richard Long passed away. After his death, Mara Corday began making cameo appearances in films, included several starring Clint Eastwood. Today, she runs her own company, Argosy Productions. Brian’s Drive-In Theater.

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