Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Valerie French

In 1928, British on May 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Valerie French (1928 – 1990): British-born actress, on screen 1953 – 1982.

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Bella Darvi (1928 – 1971)

In 1928, Polish on May 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Bella Darvi: Polish actress born Bajla Węgier 23 October 1928, Sosnowiec Poland; died 11 September 1971, age 42, Monte Carlo Monaco; suicide.

Darvi had already survived a NAZI concentration camp, post-war poverty and a marriage when producer Daryl F. Zanuck “discovered” her at a Monte Carlo casino and took her back to Hollywood as his mistress and movie ingenue. In Hollywood 1954 – 1962, she returned to Europe after Zanuck dumped her.

Returning to gambling and increasingly turning to alcohol, she gassed herself in her Monte Carlo apartment. She had been dead for a week when her body was discovered.

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Irish McCalla

In 1928, American on May 9, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Nellie Elizabeth “Irish” McCalla: American actress (1928 – 2002) eponymous star of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (TV 1955 – 1956).

 

Barbara Nichols in a naughty pose

In 1928, American on April 24, 2018 at 10:44 am

Barbara Nichols (1928 – 1976): born Barbara Marie Nickerauer in Queens New York 1928, a blonde bombshell in Hollywood from River of No Return (1954) to Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). Died age 47 from long term complications of a much earlier automobile accident.

Joan Dowling (1928 – 1954)

In 1928, British on April 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

Joan Dowling: English actress; born 6 January 1928, Chertsey England; died: 31 March 1954, London, United Kingdom; suicide by gas poisoning.

Dowling began acting professionally on stage at age 14 and appeared in British films and television between 1949 and her death in 1954. Her most notable film was her first: Hue and Cry (1947) about a group of children tackling a criminal gang set among the war ruins in postwar London.

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Yoko Tani, 1928 – 1999

In 1928, French on December 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Yoki Tani (1928 – 1999): French-born actress of Japanese heritage in mostly ‘Asian’ roles 1949 – 1978.

Jeanne Moreau 1960

In 1928, French on December 9, 2017 at 11:20 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 ~ The Guardian.

Jeanne Moreau, 1928 – 2017

In 1928, French on December 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

Jeanne Moreau (1928 – 2017): In the ‘70s, Roger Ebert called her “the greatest movie actress of the last 20 years” and Orson Welles, who directed her in four films, once simply called her “the greatest actress in the world” ~ Vanity Fair.

Jeanne Moreau, 1928 – 2017

In 1928, French on December 9, 2017 at 6:01 am

JEANNE MOREAU Artiste Cinéma Film (19669)Jeanne Moreau (1928 – 2017): In the ‘70s, Roger Ebert called her “the greatest movie actress of the last 20 years” and Orson Welles, who directed her in four films, once simply called her “the greatest actress in the world” ~ Vanity Fair.

Ann Blyth

In 1928, American on November 2, 2017 at 9:12 am

Ann Blyth: American actress born 1928, on screen 1944 – 1985.