Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1929’ Category

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 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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Terry Moore and Nicky Hilton 1954

In 1929, American on January 24, 2018 at 12:30 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.

Audrey Hepburn, 1929 – 1993

In 1929, Belgian on December 9, 2017 at 5:24 am

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.

Gunvor Pontén

In 1929, Swedish on October 14, 2017 at 1:40 am

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

Susan Shaw 1929 – 1978

In 1929, British on September 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Susan Shaw (1929 – 1978): British actress on screen 1946 – 1963. After the death of her husband, American actor Bonar Colleano, in a car accident in 1958, became an alcoholic, dying of cirrhosis of the liver at age 49.

Grace Kelly July 1966

In 1929, American on September 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

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

Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer

In 1929, Belgian on August 16, 2017 at 11:53 am

Audrey Hepburn: born in Belgium 1929, brought up in Britain, acted in Hollywood, died in Switzerland 1993, owned a pet deer named “Pippin”.