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Audrey Hepburn 1929 – 1993

In 1929, Belgian on February 19, 2017 at 4:21 am

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Audrey Hepburn: born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, 4 May 1929, Brussels Belgium, to Ella van Heemstra (Dutch) and Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (Anglo-Austrian); died 20 January 1993, Tolochenaz Switzerland. In movies 1951 – 1989.

Jean Simmons in 1957

In 1929, British on February 19, 2017 at 2:14 am

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Jean Simmons (1929 – 2010): A graceful leading lady of British and American film for over six decades, Jean Simmons was an Oscar-winning actress whose outward fragility belied an emotional power wielded with skill and precision in such film as “Great Expectations” (1946), “Hamlet” (1948), “Spartacus” (1960) and countless others.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s

In 1929, Belgian on February 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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Audrey Hepburn (born 1929): Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).

Grace Kelly 1929 – 1982

In 1929, American on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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Grace Kelly (1929 – 1982): American beauty, appeared in 11 movies between 1951 and 1956, before retiring to be a European princess.

Elizabeth Allen in “From The Terrace”

In 1929, American on February 6, 2017 at 10:06 am

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Elizabeth Allen’s big break came on a Saturday night in October 1957. While working in an industrial show in Detroit, Ms. Allen received a phone call asking her to return to New York to read for the role of Juliet in the Peter Ustinov comedy “Romanoff and Juliet.” The show was scheduled to open in five days, but there had been difficulty with the actress cast as Juliet. Ms. Allen had been recommended by Jack Manning, the director of the Hayes touring troupe. She flew to New York on a Sunday and read for Mr. Ustinov and the producer David Merrick on Monday. Wherever she went during the next three days, including while her hair was being dyed red, she was trailed by someone helping her memorize the script. On Thursday night, the show opened. Ms. Allen’s Broadway roles and television appearances led to her Hollywood career. Among other major film roles, she played in “Diamond Head” with Charlton Heston, in “Donovan’s Reef” with John Wayne and in “From the Terrace” with Paul Newman. In 1965, Ms. Allen received her best-actress Tony nomination for the role of Leona Samish in Richard Rodgers’s musical “Do I Hear a Waltz?,” about an American secretary seeking, but not quite finding, romance while on vacation in Venice. “I hated being remembered as the ‘Away we go!’ girl,” Ms. Allen once said. “Now I love it, because so many people liked it. It’s flattering.” NY Times.

Elizabeth Allen 1929 – 2006

In 1929, American on February 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

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Elizabeth Allen, a leading actress on Broadway and in movies who got her start as the “Away we go!” girl on “The Jackie Gleason Show” in the 1950’s, died Sept. 19 in Fishkill, N.Y. She was 77. Ms. Allen played major roles in five Broadway shows and in six movies, appeared on numerous television shows, including “Kojak” and “Mannix,” and sang at the Stork Club in New York. She was twice nominated for Tony Awards: in 1962 for best featured actress in a musical in “The Gay Life,” and in 1965 for best actress in a musical in “Do I Hear a Waltz?” Elizabeth Ellen Gillease was born on Jan. 25, 1929, in Jersey City, the daughter of Viola and Joseph Gillease. Her marriage in 1953 to a German baron, Karl von Vietinghoff-Scheel, ended in divorce. She left no immediate survivors. As a teenager, Ms. Gillease, a tall, willowy brunette, was noticed by a photographer as she walked on Madison Avenue. That led to a five-year career as a fashion model. In 1953, she tried out for a bit part on the Gleason show and was chosen instead to introduce the program with what became its trademark proclamation, “And away we go!” NY Times.

Terry Moore

In 1929, American on February 2, 2017 at 9:28 pm

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Terry Moore: born Helen Luella Koford, 7 January 1929, known as Jan Ford and January Ford before taking Terry Moore as her name in 1948.

Audrey Hepburn dressed for school

In 1929, Belgian, British on January 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm

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Audrey Hepburn: born in Belgium, brought up in Britain, acted in Hollywood, died in Switzerland, owned a pet deer named “Pippin”.

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Audrey Hepburn listening to records

In 1929, Belgian, British on January 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

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Audrey Hepburn: born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, 4 May 1929, Brussels Belgium, to Ella van Heemstra (Dutch) and Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (Anglo-Austrian); died 20 January 1993, Tolochenaz Switzerland. In movies 1951 – 1989.

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Gunvor Pontén 1962

In 1929, Swedish on August 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

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Gunvor Pontén: Miss Sweden 1962, star of Swedish film and television.

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