Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1928’ Category

Yvette Vickers at Edd Byrnes’ house

In 1928, American on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Yvette Vickers (born Iola Yvette Vedder 26 Aug 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri; found dead in April 2011 in her house in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California). First movie appearance: Sunset Boulevard (1950) Giggling Girl on Phone at Party (uncredited); final credit: Evil Spirits (1990) neighbor (IMDB). Playboy Playmate of the Month: Miss July 1959

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Penny Edwards ~ 4th of July

In 1928, American on September 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Penny Edwards: born Millicent Maxine Edwards, 24 August 1928, Queens New York; died: 26 August 1998, Friendswood Texas. On screen 1947 – 1961, including 2-year sabbatical 1953-56 to work in Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Penny Edwards 1928 – 1998

In 1928, American on September 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Penny Edwards: born Millicent Maxine Edwards, 24 August 1928, Queens New York; died: 26 August 1998, Friendswood Texas. On screen 1947 – 1961, including 2-year sabbatical 1953-56 to work in Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Penny Edwards 1928 – 1998

In 1928, American on September 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

Penny Edwards: born Millicent Maxine Edwards, 24 August 1928, Queens New York; died: 26 August 1998, Friendswood Texas. On screen 1947 – 1961, including 2-year sabbatical 1953-56 to work in Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Jeanne Moreau †31 Juillet 2017

In 1928, French on September 3, 2017 at 1:33 am

With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, Jeanne Moreau (1928 – 2017) seemed to many the embodiment of French womanhood. Although by the early 1950s she was established on stage, Moreau achieved screen stardom only with her 20th film, Louis Malle’s first solo feature, Lift to the Scaffold (1958), as an actor who represented the spirit of emerging feminism. Her status was consolidated in Malle’s The Lovers, released later the same year, and reached a peak as Moreau, queen of the French New Wave, took the role of Catherine, object of the affections of the best friends of the title in François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (1961). The Guardian.

Kathleen Hughes

In 1928, American on September 2, 2017 at 6:19 am

Kathleen Hughes: American actress born 1928, on screen since 1949.

Jeanne Moreau 1928 – 2017

In 1928, French on September 2, 2017 at 5:04 am

Jeanne Moreau (1928 – 2017): In the ‘70s, Roger Ebert called her “the greatest movie actress of the last 20 years.” Orson Welles, who directed her in four films, once simply called her “the greatest actress in the world.” Such accolades regularly made their way to the exacting star, who also won several awards in her lifetime—including the César, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for her performance in 1991’s The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea. She was also given an honorary César three years later, and a lifetime-achievement César in 2008. Vanity Fair.

Jeanne Moreau in ‘Dangerous Love Affairs’ 1959

In 1928, French on September 1, 2017 at 11:48 am

In Roger Vadim’s jazz-infused updating of Dangerous Liaisons, set in then-modern-day Paris but keeping the guts of the story nearly intact, Valmont (Gérard Philipe) is married to Juliette de Merteuil (Jeanne Moreau), and together they get their kicks by preying on the weaknesses of other high-society types.

Jeanne Moreau in ‘Dangerous Love Affairs’ 1959

In 1928, French on September 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

Picture then-young vixen Jeanne Moreau (1928 – 2017) parading around in an ocelot fur coat and married to fellow sexual hunter Gérard Philipe (1922 – 1959) – imagine “Hawaii Five-0’s” Jack Lord; the two swinger-vampires are constantly sniffing the city lovescape for fresh blood. The Washington Post.

Jeanne Moreau et Jean Gabin in Touchez pas au grisbi, 1954

In 1928, French on September 1, 2017 at 11:36 am

Max the Liar (Jean Gabin) is an ageing racketeer. Gabin (1904 – 1976) brings all his authority and experience to bear in making Max a sturdy, noble crook whose code carries him through a logical series of actions. Jeanne Moreau (1928 – 2017) turns in a neat bit as a moll. Variety.