Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1930’ Category

Dawn Addams 1930 – 1985

In 1930, British on March 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm

Dawn Addams (born Victoria Dawn Addams, 21 September 1930 – 7 May 1985), British film actress of the 1950s and 1960s, on television in the 1980s. The predatory “other woman” in Come Fly with Me (1963). New York Times obituary

Joanne Woodward in ‘The Stripper’ 1963

In 1930, American on March 19, 2017 at 7:05 am

Joanne Woodward (born 1930) in The Stripper 1963: Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga’s stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show’s money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbors, Helen Bard and her teenage son, Kenny. Lila decides to go out and get a regular job and try and live a normal life. All seems well, until Lila and Kenny stop fighting their attraction for one another.

Jackie Loughery 1956

In 1930, American on March 16, 2017 at 10:37 am

Jackie Loughery: American beauty queen born 1930, crowned Miss United States (aka Miss America) 1952, on screen 1951-69, including Abbot and Costello Go To Mars (1953), Judge Roy Bean (TV 1956),  The Hot Angel (1958), and Marcus Welby MD (1969).

Anne Francis 1930 – 2011

In 1930, American on March 15, 2017 at 8:36 am

Anne Francis: born Ann Marvak, 16 September 1930, Ossining New York; died 2 January 2011, Santa Barbara California.

Adrienne Corri 1930 – 2016

In 1930, British on March 12, 2017 at 2:39 am

Adrienne Corri: born Adrienne Riccoboni in Glasgow, Scotland to an Italian father, on screen 1947 – 1992, including A Clockwork Orange  (1971).

Nita Talbot in “I Married A Woman”

In 1930, American on January 25, 2017 at 11:57 am


Nita Talbot: born Anita Sokol, 8 August 1930, New York City.

Nita Talbot

In 1930, American on January 25, 2017 at 11:56 am


Nita Talbot: born Anita Sokol, 8 August 1930, New York City New York. Signed to Warner Brothers at 18 years of age. First credit: This Side of the Law (1950) … Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) … That Funny Feeling (25-Aug-1965) … The Cool Ones (12-Apr-1967) … final credit: Spider-Man (TV Animated Series 1997).

Nita Talbot, Bob Crane, Arlene Martel

In 1930, 1936, American on January 25, 2017 at 11:29 am

HOGAN'S HEROES, Nita Talbot, Bob Crane, Arlene Martel, on-set of 'A Tiger Hunt in Paris, Pt. 1 & 2',

Nita Talbot (born 1930) Bob Crane (1928 – 1978), Arlene Martel (1936 – 2014), on-set of ‘A Tiger Hunt in Paris, Pt. 1 & 2’, Season 2, HOGAN’S HEROES (TV 1965-1971)

Mara Corday

In 1930, American on January 22, 2017 at 5:22 am


Born Marilyn Watts on January 3, 1930, in Santa Monica, California, actress Mara Corday first got her start in show business as a showgirl in the late 1940s. Soon, she was dancing in the Earl Carroll Revue, where she was encouraged to do extra work in films. Her first film appearance was in the 1951 Janet Leigh vehicle Two Tickets to Broadway, in which she was one of about 20 showgirls. In the meantime, Corday was finding more and more modeling work, and she quickly became a top model who was sought after by the best photographers of the day … In 1957, Corday married actor Richard Long. Both Long and Corday had been under contract to Universal when they appeared in the film Playgirl together in 1954. Long’s first wife, actress Suzan Ball, passed away from cancer in 1955. Although Corday made a few more films and several TV guest appearances, she called it quits in 1960 to care for her growing family, which eventually included three children. Despite their tempestuous relationship which often made headlines in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Corday and Long remained married. Richard Long had a great career in television, starring in the TV series Maverick, Big Valley, and Nanny and the Professor, just to name a few. Sadly, on December 21, 1974, Richard Long passed away. After his death, Mara Corday began making cameo appearances in films, included several starring Clint Eastwood. Today, she runs her own company, Argosy Productions. Brian’s Drive-In Theater.

Mara Corday

In 1930, American on January 22, 2017 at 5:19 am


Exotic and sexy describes Mara Corday! A talented actress from the ‘50s, she’s known for her numerous appearances in westerns as well as her many battles with Tarantulas, Black Scorpions and Giant Claws in sci-fi classics. Mara was contracted by Universal-International in the early ‘50s. “Mamie Van Doren and I received the most fan mail at the time. It was because of our frequent pin-up sessions.” In “The Quiet Gun” Mara played a Native American, “Probably because of my sharp features, but actually I’m Welsh.” Western Clippings.