Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1939’ Category

France Nuyen

In 1939, French on July 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm

France Nuyen (born France Nguyen Van-Nga, Marseille France 1939); movie debut in South Pacific (1958), prolific credits until 1999 (Outer Limits TV).

Leigh Chapman playing basketball

In 1939, American on July 23, 2017 at 11:19 am

 

Leigh Chapman, Actress and Screenwriter, Dies at 75. Variety, November 11, 2014. Leigh Chapman, the 1960s actress-turned-screenwriter who wrote “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry” and “The Octagon,” died Tuesday, Nov. 4 at her West Hollywood home. She was born Rosa Lee Chapman in Kannapolis, N.C., in 1939, graduated from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C., and moved to L.A. in the early 1960s, where her first job, as a secretary at the William Morris agency, led to acting. In later years she took up underwater photography.

Michèle Mercier with books, records, tapes and radio

In 1939, French on July 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Michèle Mercier: born Jocelyne Yvonne Renée Mercier in 1939, started as a ballerina, then made films in Italy before returning to France to play the title role in five Angelique bodice-ripping adventures, starting with Angélique, Marquise des Anges (1964).

Rosanna Schiaffino reading a script on the floor

In 1939, Italian on July 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Rosanna Schiaffino: Italian actress lived 1939 – 2009, in films for twenty years, from 1956–1976, from age seventeen to thirty seven.

Jean Seberg 1938 – 1979

In 1939, American on July 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

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Marisa Mell 1939 – 1992

In 1939, Austrian on March 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

Marisa Mell: Austrian actress, born Marlies Theres Moitzi in Gratz, in 1939

Barbara Luna for ‘Mission Impossible’

In 1939, American on March 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Barbara Luna (aka BarBara Luna): American actress born 1939 in New York; career started playing a variety of ‘Asian’ roles on Broadway and on screen. Played latin American spy ‘Elena’ on Mission Impossible (TV 1966); returned as Chinese communist ‘Wei Lee’ in 1969.

Barbara Luna

In 1939, American on March 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

Barbara Luna (born 1939) in Teahouse of the August Moon (1955)

Ewa Krzyżewska by Jerzy Troszczynski

In 1939, Polish on March 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm

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Ewa Krzyżewska (1939 – 2003): Polish actress, on screen 1958 – 1973.

Isabelle Corey 1939 – 2011

In 1939, French on February 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm

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Isabelle Corey: french actress, born 1939, died 2011; began modelling as a teenager. She played the femme fatale in the French noir film Bob the Gambler (Bob le flambeur – 1956).