Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1937’ Category

Jane Fonda in a bikini

In 1937, American on February 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

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Jane Fonda: married to Roger Vadim 1965-1973. Vadim films: La ronde (1964), La curée (1966), Barbarella (1968)

 

Fran Jeffries of The Pink Panther

In 1937, American on February 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm

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Fran Jeffries, a lithe, silky-voiced singer and dancer who performed a showstopping samba in the 1963 film “The Pink Panther” and tantalized Tony Curtis with a seductive performance of the title song in “Sex and the Single Girl” a year later, died on Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 79. NY Times.

Jane Fonda, Yugoslavia 1964

In 1937, American on February 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

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Jane Fonda: American actress, born December 21, 1937, in Hollywood from 1960, in exercise videos from 1982.

Jane Fonda and Richard Chamberlain

In 1937, American on February 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm

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The American Film Institute‘s Board of Trustees selected Jane Fonda (born 1937) to receive the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. … Fonda’s early screen roles revealed a talent for light comedy in wellcrafted adaptations of Broadway plays like PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT (1962), SUNDAY IN NEW YORK (1963), ANY WEDNESDAY (1966) and BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (1967), in which she played variations of the all-American girl. Her musical Western CAT BALLOU (1965) delighted critics like Bosley Crowther, who called her “a big-eyed, big-hearted grown-up child, a veritable Little Mary Sunshine.” In BARBARELLA (1968), directed by husband Roger Vadim and based on a comic strip from his native France, Fonda went from light to zero gravity, becoming the sex symbol of the space age.

Fran Jeffries in 1964

In 1937, American on February 6, 2017 at 10:29 am

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Fran Jeffries was born Frances Ann Makris on May 18, 1937, in Mayfield, Calif., near Palo Alto. Her father, Stephen, was a Greek immigrant who moved the family to San Jose to open a restaurant when she was young. Her mother, the former Esther Gautier, was a homemaker. After appearing in a bit part in the 1958 film “The Buccaneer,” Ms. Jeffries sang and danced her way through a brief film career. Her third husband, the director Richard Quine, cast her in two of his films, “Sex and the Single Girl” and, in a nonsinging role, “A Talent for Loving” in 1969. She played the femme fatale Aishah in the Elvis Presley movie “Harum Scarum” in 1965. Ms. Jeffries recorded the albums “Fran Can Really Hang You Up the Most” (1960), “Fran Jeffries Sings of Sex and the Single Girl” (1964) and “This Is Fran Jeffries” (1966). In the late 1960s and early ’70s she toured Europe with Sammy Davis Jr. and Southeast Asia with Bob Hope. She performed for decades in supper clubs and cabarets, and in 2000 recorded a set of ballads and standards, “All the Love.” NY Times.

Fran Jeffries (1937 – 2016)

In 1937, American on February 6, 2017 at 10:26 am

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Fran Jeffries, a lithe, silky-voiced singer and dancer who performed a showstopping samba in the 1963 film “The Pink Panther” and tantalized Tony Curtis with a seductive performance of the title song in “Sex and the Single Girl” a year later, died on Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 79. NY Times.

Suzanne Pleshette

In 1937, American on January 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

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Suzanne Pleshette (1937 – 2008): American actress, briefly married to Troy Donahue.

Shirley Eaton

In 1937, British on January 20, 2017 at 10:41 am

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Shirley Eaton: sex symbol of British movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s, most famously as Bond Girl Jill Masterson in Goldfinger (1964), returned to the spy genre in the title role in The Million Eyes of Su-Muru (1967) before retiring from acting in 1969 at age 32.

Luciana Paluzzi

In 1937, Italian on January 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

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Luciana Paluzzi (born 10 June 1937) Italian actress in Hollywood: “Five Fingers” (TV 1959), “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (TV 1964), “Muscle Beach Party” (1964), motorbike-riding assassin Fiona Volpe in “Thunderball” (1965), Dr Benson in “The Green Slime” (1968).

Jane Fonda

In 1937, American on January 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

1960: Studio headshot portrait of American actor Jane Fonda, with her hair tied back in a bun.

1960: Studio headshot portrait of American actor Jane Fonda, with her hair tied back in a bun.