Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1932’ Category

Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

In 1932, American, British on October 7, 2018 at 1:49 am

Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011): born in England of American parents, moved to the USA at age 7, in Hollywood from 1946 with Courage of Lassie.

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Diana Dors 1932 – 1984

In 1932, British on September 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Diana Dors: British actress born 1932, in film and TV from 1948 to 1981, died in 1984 from cancer, aged 52.

Joyce Jameson 1932 – 1987

In 1932, American, tragic actress on September 9, 2018 at 5:37 am

Joyce Jameson (pictured left, with Peter Lorre and Vincent Price for Tales of Terror (1962): American actress on screen 1954 – 1984, born 26 September 1932, Chicago Illinois; died 16 January 1987, 54 years of age, Burbank California; suicide ~ overdose of sleeping pills. Read the rest of this entry »

Diana Dors

In 1932, British on June 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Diana Dors: British actress born 1932, in film and TV from 1948 to 1981, died in 1984 from cancer, aged 52.

Donna Douglas

In 1932, American on April 30, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Donna Douglas: born 1932 Louisiana; died: 1 January 2015 Louisiana; pregnant and married at age 17, she moved to Hollywood after winning Miss New Orleans 1957, staying in Hollywood until 1979, including 9 years as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

Debbie Reynolds

In 1932, American on April 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm

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.

Joan Tabor (1932 – 1968)

In 1932, American, tragic actress on April 29, 2018 at 10:32 am

Joan Tabor: American actress born Marilyn Joan Tabor 16 September 1932, Sioux Falls South Dakota; died 18 December 1968, age 36, Beverly Hills California; overdose of influenza medication.

Tabor was a successful model in Chicago before she moved to Hollywood in 1957. She made prolific appearances in film and television until 1964, and then stage productions with second husband, actor Broderick Crawford.

After her divorce from Crawford in 1967, Tabor worked in radio and was attempting to reconcile with first husband Abe Gold, a Chicago businessmen, when she died. Gold told police she had accidentally taken too many influenza medications but Hollywood gossip suggested she committed suicide.

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Abbe Lane on the beach

In 1932, American on April 24, 2018 at 10:21 am

Abbe Lane: American singer, actress and model, born Abigail Francine Lassman, 1932.

Judy Tyler (1932 – 1957)

In 1932, American, tragic actress on April 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Judy Tyler: born Judith Mae Hess 9 Oct 1932, Milwaukee Wisconsin; died 3 July 1957, age 24, Billy The Kid Wyoming; automobile accident.

Elvis Presley’s co-star in Jailhouse Rock (1957) which premiered 18 days after her death. Her second husband, Gregory LaFayette, died in the same accident; her first husband, Colin Romoff, died 50 years later in 2007, aged 82.

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Marisa Pavan

In 1932, Italian on January 24, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Marisa Pavan (born 1932): italian actress in Hollywood in the 1950s and 1960s.