Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Nancy Kovack, Donna Douglas, Sue Ane Langdon

In 1932, 1935, 1936, American on August 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Nancy Kovack (born 1935), Donna Douglas (1932 – 2015), Sue Ane Langdon (born 1936) attend the world premiere in Baton Rouge of Frankie and Johnny (1966).

Pier Angeli kissing a reindeer

In 1932, Italian on August 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 10 (1971) — Pier Angeli, the Italian‐born actress and former wife of Vic Damone, the singer, was found dead in her apartment today. She was 39 years old. Miss Angeli’s body was found by a friend, Helena Correll, who lived with her. Miss Carrell said the actress had been under a physician’s care for stomach disorder. An autopsy was scheduled for tomorrow to determine the cause of death. | “Soulful,” “demure” and “poignant” were adjectives oft en used by critics in describing Miss Angeli’s early movie portrayals. NY Times.

Debbie Reynolds in polka dots at the beach

In 1932, American on August 13, 2017 at 11:24 am

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress. Reynolds had a wholesome girl-next-door look which was coupled with a no-nonsense attitude in her roles. They ranged from sweet vehicles like “Tammy” to more serious fare such as “The Rat Race” and “How the West Was Won.” But amid all the success, her private life was at the center of one of the decade’s biggest scandals when then-husband, singer Eddie Fisher, left her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1958. Variety.

 

Debbie Reynolds 1932 – 2016

In 1932, American on August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress. Reynolds had a wholesome girl-next-door look which was coupled with a no-nonsense attitude in her roles. They ranged from sweet vehicles like “Tammy” to more serious fare such as “The Rat Race” and “How the West Was Won.” But amid all the success, her private life was at the center of one of the decade’s biggest scandals when then-husband, singer Eddie Fisher, left her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1958. Variety.

Debbie Reynolds 1932 – 2017

In 1932, American on August 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2017) played opposite Gene Kelly in the blockbuster musical Singin’ In The Rain (1952) at age 19, career and personal life stalled after winning an Oscar nomination (The Unsinkable Molly Brown) and losing her husband (Eddie Fisher) in 1964. From then on, Las Vegas stage shows, divorce, alcohol and B-Grade movies and TV.

Sheree North 1932 – 2005

In 1932, American on August 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

Sheree North was one of the last in a long line of Fox blondes stretching from Sonja Henie, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, June Haver to Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe. In fact, North was originally hired by 20th Century-Fox with the intention of making her the next Monroe, whose height and measurements she almost matched exactly. “Even today,” she told an interviewer in 1983, “there’s still the same reaction when producers hear my name. They remember me as the blonde who was to have taken over from Marilyn Monroe.” The Guardian.

Sheree North 1932 – 2005

In 1932, American on August 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Sheree North: born Dawn Shirley Crang Bethel, signed by 20th Century Fox to rival Marilyn Monroe.

Magali Noël 1932 – 2015

In 1932, Turkish on August 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Magali Noël: French actress, born in Turkey; on screen 1951 – 2002 including La Dolce Vita (1960).

Magali Noël 1932 – 2015

In 1932, Turkish on August 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

Magali Noël: French actress, born in Turkey; on screen 1951 – 2002 including La Dolce Vita (1960).

Joan Tabor 1932 – 1968

In 1932, American on July 29, 2017 at 9:38 am

Joan Tabor: B-Grade American actress born 16 September 1932, on screen 1954 – 1964; died from an accidental overdose of influenza medication, 18 December 1967.