Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Jan Moriarty (1939 – 1964)

In 1939, American on April 22, 2018 at 6:28 am

Jan Moriarty (above left): American actress and model, born Joanne Moriarty, 5 May 1939, Maywood Illinois; died: 2 March 1964, age 24, Los Angeles California; overdose of sleeping pills.

Moriarty had TV and film credits 1961 – 1964, including a small part as “the umbrella model” in A New Kind of Love (1963) starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. She married actor Harry S. (aka Michael) Parks on 11 January 1964; Parks discovered her body on the night she died.

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Andrea Feldman (1948 – 1972)

In 1948, American on April 22, 2018 at 5:11 am

Andrea Feldman: born 1 April 1948, New York City; died: 8 August 1972, age 24, New York City; suicide victim.

A ‘Warhol Superstar,’ Feldman appeared in Andy Warhol’s Imitation of Christ (1967) and Paul Morrissey’s Trash (1970) and Heat (1972), receiving good reviews for her performance in the latter as the daughter of a faded Hollywood star, played by Sylvia Miles.

Feldman committed suicide by jumping out of a window of the 14th floor apartment where she lived at 51 Fifth Avenue, holding either “a rosary and a can of coke” or “a bible and a crucifix.” She left a note recording how Warhol and Morrissey exploited and abused her. Heat was released a month after her death.

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Judy Tyler (1932 – 1957)

In American, 1932 on April 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Judy Tyler: born Judith Mae Hess 9 Oct 1932, Milwaukee Wisconsin; died 3 July 1957, age 24, Billy The Kid Wyoming; automobile accident.

Elvis Presley’s co-star in Jailhouse Rock (1957) which premiered 18 days after her death. Her second husband, Gregory LaFayette, died in the same accident; her first husband, Colin Romoff, died 50 years later in 2007, aged 82.

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Kathy Walsh (1947 – 1970)

In American, 1947 on April 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Kathy Walsh: born Katherine Victoria Walsh 11 April 1947, Kentucky; died 7 October 1970, age 23, London England; alcoholic and barbiturate poisoning.

American actress who studied at the UK Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), two feature film appearances: The Chase (1966) with Marlon Brando and The Trip with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

The English coroner’s court returned an open verdict on her death, unable to determine whether the overdose was intentional or accidental. At the time, there was no suggestion of murder.

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Karyn Kupcinet (1941 – 1963)

In 1941, American on April 21, 2018 at 11:52 am

Karyn Kupcinet: born Roberta Lynn Kupcinet 6 March 1941, Chicago Illinois, USA; died 28 November 1963, age 22, West Hollywood, California; asphyxiation by strangulation.

On screen from 1961 in a minor role in Jerry Lewis’ The Ladies Man (1961) followed by television guest roles. She should NOT be identified with Tammy Windsor – a different actress with credits around the same time.

No one has ever been charged with Kupcinet’s murder.

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24 Femmes Per Second is BACK!

In 1938, American on April 21, 2018 at 3:06 am

Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981)

24 Femmes Per Second: messages hebdomadaires de belles femmes; weekly posts of beautiful women; posti settimanali di belle donne; wöchentliche Beiträge der schönen Frauen; vecko inlägg av vackra kvinnor.

Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American, Uncategorized on February 8, 2018 at 9:42 pm

24 Femmes Per Second: messages hebdomadaires de belles femmes; weekly posts of beautiful women; posti settimanali di belle donne; wöchentliche Beiträge der schönen Frauen; vecko inlägg av vackra kvinnor.

Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American on February 8, 2018 at 9:39 pm

24 Femmes Per Second: messages hebdomadaires de belles femmes; weekly posts of beautiful women; posti settimanali di belle donne; wöchentliche Beiträge der schönen Frauen; vecko inlägg av vackra kvinnor.

Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American on February 8, 2018 at 9:36 pm

24 Femmes Per Second: messages hebdomadaires de belles femmes; weekly posts of beautiful women; posti settimanali di belle donne; wöchentliche Beiträge der schönen Frauen; vecko inlägg av vackra kvinnor.

Jane Fonda in ‘Barbarella’ 1968

In 1937, American on February 6, 2018 at 9:50 am

Jane Fonda in ‘Barbarella’ (1968) Jane Fonda stars in the title role, and comes across as an ice-cold, antiseptic, wide-eyed girl who just can’t say no, her abilities are stretched to the breaking point along with her clothes. Variety Review, 31 December 1967.