Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Pamela Tiffin

In American, 1942 on September 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Pamela Tiffin (born Pamela Tiffin Wonso, 13 October 1942, Oklahoma City Oklahoma). Summer and Smoke (1961), One, Two, Three (1961), State Fair (1962), Come Fly with Me (1963), For Those Who Think Young (1964), The Lively Set (1964), The Pleasure Seekers (1964), The Halleujah Trail (1965), The Moving Target (1966).

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Valerie Allen in danger

In 1936, American on September 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Valerie Allen (1936 – 2013): American actress, born into a showbiz family, on screen 1957 – 1969; married to Troy Donahue 1967 – 1968.

Valerie Allen 1936 – 2013

In American, 1936 on September 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The daughter of a vaudeville artist and a Ziegfield Girl, Valerie Allen danced in Vegas chorus lines during the mid 1950s. She was contracted to Paramount for several movies between 1956 and 1959, including Pillow Talk. A Suzanne Pleshette/Ava Gardner lookalike, Valerie played a support role in the Troy Donahue movie Come Spy With Me in 1966, and then married Troy the same year. They divorced in 1968 after doing various theater productions together. Valerie later became an executive at RCA, scripted soap operas, and worked as a cruise ship social director. In 2002 she wrote a novel set in Hollywood. TD.

Tuesday Weld in ‘Rock Rock Rock!’ (1956)

In 1943, American on September 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Tuesday Weld, in her film debut, must raise $30 to buy a strapless evening dress for a prom! Filmed on a budget of $6.95–and it shows. Weld’s singing voice was dubbed by Connie Francis. Leonard Maltin.

Tuesday Weld in ‘Because They’re Young’ 1960

In 1943, American on September 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Dick Clark made his screen acting debut in this ho-hum adaptation of John Farris’ Harrison High. Mr. American Bandstand stars as an understanding do-gooder teacher who attempts to help his troubled students. Leonard Maltin.

Rhonda Fleming and Buster Keaton

In American on September 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Rhonda Fleming meets the subject of The Buster Keaton Story (1957).

Judi West in ‘The Fortune Cookie’ 1965

In 1942, American on September 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Judi West (born 1942), Jack Lemmon (1925 – 2001) and Walter Matthau (1920 – 2000). Matthau, shyster lawyer, sees fancy damages in Lemmon’s injury, and exwife Judi West smells money in a fake reunion with Lemmon. Variety.

Hope Lange in ‘Wild In The Country’ 1961

In 1933, American on September 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Hope Lange (1933 – 2003) and Elvis Presley (1935 – 1937). Then along comes a social worker, played by cool and delicate Hope Lange. NY Times.

Patricia Neal in ‘The Breaking Point’ 1950

In 1926, American on September 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Patricia Neal (1926 – 2010) and John Garfield (1913 – 1952). “Patricia Neal is surprisingly credible as a wised-up good-time girl.” NY Times.

Valerie Allen 1936 – 2013

In 1936, American on September 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Valerie Allen (1936 – 2013): American actress, born into a showbiz family, on screen 1957 – 1969; married to Troy Donahue 1967 – 1968.