Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘American’ Category

Angel Tompkins ~ I Love My Wife (1970)

In 1942, American on July 29, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Miss Tompkins is efficient and notably photogenic as the lady who won’t take maybe for an answer and, more importantly, she stresses one of the film’s most pertinent observations “You can’t have it both ways;” unfortunately, “I Love My Wife” tries that trick and doesn’t succeed ~ NY Times

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Elizabeth Montgomery

In 1933, American on July 29, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Elizabeth Montgomery (15 April 1933 – 18 May 1995): American film and television actress of the 1960s and 1970s, daughter of actor Robert Montgomery.

Mamie Van Doren ~ 3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt 1964

In 1931, American on July 29, 2018 at 4:50 am

3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt has Tommy Noonan playing himself opposite Mamie Van Doren (Saxie Symbol) in a bad burlesque takeoff on The Three Faces of Eve – a black and white nudity-free straight farce sexed up with color inserts ~ DVDTalk.

Jane Fonda ~ Barefoot In The Park 1966

In 1937, American on July 29, 2018 at 4:37 am

Barefoot in the Park is one howl of a picture – adapted by Neil Simon from his Broadway smash, retaining Robert Redford and Mildred Natwick from the play, and adding Jane Fonda and Charles Boyer – a thoroughly entertaining comedy delight about young marriage ~ Variety.

 

Barbara Payton 1927 – 1967

In 1927, American on July 29, 2018 at 4:15 am

Barbara Payton: American actress born Barbara Lee Redfield 16 November 1927, Cloquet Minnesota; died 8 May 1967, age 39, San Diego California; heart and liver failure; on screen 1949 – 1955 but remembered for scandals, alcoholism and descent into poverty.

Angie Dickinson 1967

In 1931, American on July 29, 2018 at 4:13 am

Angie Dickinson: American actress born 1931, in Hollywood from 1954, success on television in the 1970s.

Laraine Stephens – None But The Brave 1965

In 1941, American on July 25, 2018 at 11:10 am

Laraine Stephens: American actress born 1941, on screen 1961 – 1983; pictured here in a publicity photo for None But The Brave (1965) directed by Frank Sinatra.

Edy Williams

In 1942, American on July 25, 2018 at 11:01 am

Edy Williams (born 1942): from unnamed call-girl in sexploitation shocker A House Is Not A Home (1964), to Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) to a final screen role as Emanuelle the European Sex Bomb in Bad Girls from Mars (1990).

Barbara Payton 1927 – 1967

In 1927, American on July 15, 2018 at 3:17 am

Barbara Payton: American actress born Barbara Lee Redfield 16 November 1927, Cloquet Minnesota; died 8 May 1967, age 39, San Diego California; heart and liver failure; on screen 1949 – 1955 but remembered for scandals, alcoholism and descent into povert.

Barbara Lang 1928 – 1982

In American on July 15, 2018 at 3:13 am

Barbara Lang: American B-movie actress and pin-up, played ‘Ginger D’Amour’, a 1930s gangster moll in Party Girl (1958), final credit in 1961, lived in obscurity in Los Angeles until her death in 1982.