Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1929’ Category

Joi Lansing

In 1929, American on October 14, 2018 at 11:23 am



Maggie McNamara 1929 – 1978

In 1929, American, tragic actress on September 9, 2018 at 3:46 am

Maggie McNamara: American actress and model on screen 1949 – 1964, born Marguerite McNamara 18 June 1929, New York; died 18 February 1978, 49 years of age, New York; barbiturate overdose.

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Bibi Johns

In 1929, Swedish on September 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Bibi Johns: born Gun Birgit Jonsson, 1929 Sweden; actress in German film and television consistently between 1954 and 1979, with single credits in 1985 and 1998.

Terry Moore (born 1929) and Tab Hunter (1931 – 2018)

In 1929, American on July 10, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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; Tab Hunter, born Arthur Kelm, 11 July 1931; died 9 July 2018.

Etchika Choreau (born 1929) and Tab Hunter (1931 – 2018)

In 1929, French on July 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Tab Hunter (11 July 1931 – 9 July 2018) “Hunter hid his relationships with championship skater Ronnie Robertson and actor Tony Perkins; publicly, he was romantically linked to co-star Natalie Wood and French actress Etchika Choreau.” LA Times.

Etchika Choureau

In 1929, French on July 8, 2018 at 2:16 am

Etchika Choureau (born 1929 aka Jeannine Verret): French actress, on screen 1953 – 1965.

Nadja Tiller in Das Mädchen Rosemarie 1958

In 1929, Austrian on May 20, 2018 at 2:35 am

The story, based on real-life events, was first filmed by Rolf Thiele in 1958 (released in the U.S. as “Rosemary”), with Nadja Tiller as the Frankfurt femme whose love of fast cars and money led her to bed the great and the good before being murdered in 1957 in her apartment by a never-found assailant. Thiele’s hit B&W movie, made when the real subject’s body was still almost warm, had a socially satirical edge. Variety

Nadja Tiller

In 1929, Austrian on May 20, 2018 at 2:28 am

Nadja Tiller: Austrian actress, born 1929, on screen for sixty years, 1949 – 2009.

Joi Lansing

In 1929, American on May 18, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Joi Lansing (1929 – 1972): born Joyce Renee Brown, credited as ‘Joy Loveland’ for her first screen appearance in The Counterfeiters (1948).

Susan Shaw (1929 – 1978 )

In 1929, British, tragic actress on May 7, 2018 at 1:50 am

Susan Shaw: English actress born Patsy Sloots 29 August 1929, West Norwood UK; died 27 November 1978, age 49, Middlesex UK; cirrhosis of the liver.

Like many English actresses of the era, Shaw trained in the ‘charm school’ of British film studio the Rank Organisation, with prolific credits from 1946 onwards.

In 1958 her husband, British-based American Bonar Colleano, died in car accident. She stopped acting in 1963, gave her children over to grandparents to be raised and descended further into alcoholism and poverty. Her death went unnoticed in the media and the Rank company paid for her funeral.

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