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