Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1933’ Category

Joan Collins

In 1933, British on July 14, 2018 at 4:58 am

Joan Collins (born 1933): after four years in British films, moved to Hollywood for Howard Hawks’ Land of the Pharoahs (1955).

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Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on July 5, 2018 at 10:32 pm

Jayne Mansfield: American actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 19 April 1933, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania; died 29 June 1967, age 34, Slidell Louisiana; automobile accident.

Elizabeth Montgomery

In 1933, American on June 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Elizabeth Montgomery (15 April 1933 – 18 May 1995): American film and television actress of the 1960s and 1970s, daughter of actor Robert Montgomery.

Patricia Blair

In 1933, American on May 29, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Patricia Blair (1933 – 2013) American actress who played resourceful women in 1960s television westerns including “Daniel Boone” and “The Rifleman.”

Julie Newmar

In 1933, American on May 19, 2018 at 7:49 am

Julie Newmar (born 1933): long-lived American actress, on screen 1933 – 1999, still performs occasional voiceovers in her iconic role of Catwoman from Batman (TV 1966  1967).

Julie Newmar

In 1933, American on May 18, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Julie Newmar: American actress, born Julia Chalene Newmeyer 1933, forever Catwoman in Batman (TV).

Joan Collins

In 1933, British on May 18, 2018 at 10:53 pm

Joan Collins (born 1933): after four years in British films, moved to Hollywood for Howard Hawks’ Land of the Pharoahs (1955).

Mary Ure (1933 – 1975)

In 1933, British on May 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Mary Ure: British actress born Eileen Mary Ure 18 February 1933, Glasgow UK; died: 3 April 1975, age 42, London UK; overdose of alcohol and barbiturates.

Ure began her acting career on stage in London in the early 1950, appearing in UK films and TV from 1955, and Hollywood movies in the 1960s, including an Academy Award-nominated performance in Sons and Lovers (1960).

Worsening alcoholicism in the 1970s led to her being fired from a Broadway play in 1974 the day before opening, giving her understudy, Glenn Close, her big break. Her husband, the British actor Robert Shaw, found her dead in their London flat after the the opening night of a new play. The coroner ruled the death accidental. Three years later her husband died from alcoholism at age 51.

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Jayne Mansfield (1933 – 1967)

In 1933, American on April 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Jayne Mansfield: American actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 19 April 1933, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania; died 29 June 1967, age 34, Slidell Louisiana; automobile accident.

Mansfield married and bore a daughter at age 17, then attended university before going to Hollywood in 1954. She appeared in B-Grade movies and TV from 1955 to 1967, was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month February 1955, married and divorced celebrity bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay and bore four more children.

While travelling between nightclub appearances in Biloxi Mississippi and New Orleans, Mansfield died when her car drove into the rear of a slow-moving tractor.

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Hope Lange 1933 – 1993

In 1933, American on February 1, 2018 at 9:24 pm

Hope Lange: American actress, 28 November 1933 – 19 December 2003.