Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Judy Carne 1939 – 2015

In 1939, British on February 19, 2017 at 2:54 am

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Judy Carne (1939 – 2015): British actress in Hollywood. “British- born Judy Carne co-stars with Peter Deuel in “Love on a rooftop,” a new Screen Gems series about a young married couple  take up residence in a postage-stamp sized apartment in San Francisco. The comedy premieres in color Tuesday, Sept. 13 1966 at 9:30 on ABC – TV.

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Jane Alexander

In 1939, American on February 16, 2017 at 9:45 pm

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Jane Alexander: American actress born Jane Quigley 1939, moved to Hollywood after a breakout performance om Broadway in The Great White Hope; four Academy Award nominations for Best or Best Supporting Actress: The Great White Hope (1970), All the President’s Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Testament (1983). Still acting.

Judy Carne 1939 – 2015

In 1939, British on February 12, 2017 at 1:13 am

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Judy Carne (Joyce Audrey Botterill 1939 – 2015), a sprightly British actress and comedian who rocketed to pop culture fame as the “sock it to me” girl on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” a landmark of television zaniness, before her career was derailed by drug arrests and a near-fatal automobile accident, died on Thursday in Northampton, England. She was 76. NY Times.

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Ali MacGraw for Chanel

In 1939, American on February 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm

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Ali MacGraw: model-turned-actress.

 

Leigh Chapman talks to a walrus

In 1939, American on February 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

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Leigh Chapman (1939 – 2014): Hollywood actress and screenwriter

 

Leigh Chapman in a seductive pose

In 1939, American on February 9, 2017 at 11:06 am

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Leigh Chapman (1939 – 2014): Hollywood actress and screenwriter

Leigh Chapman carrying a portable typewriter

In 1939, American on February 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

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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 75.

Chapman was familiar to TV viewers as Sarah, Napoleon Solo’s efficient secretary in several 1965 episodes of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” She also did guest shots on several other mid-’60s series including “Combat,” “Dr. Kildare,” “McHale’s Navy” and “The Monkees.”

But she found her calling as a scriptwriter, starting in TV with “Burke’s Law,” “Mission: Impossible,” “It Takes a Thief,” “The Mod Squad” and “My Favorite Martian.” She penned six scripts for “The Wild Wild West,” one of which earned Agnes Moorehead her only acting Emmy.

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Leigh Chapman

In 1939, American on February 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

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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.

Rosanna Schiaffino

In 1939, Italian on February 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

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

Christiane Schmidtmer 1968

In 1939, German on February 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

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Christiane Schmidtmer: German model and actress born 1939, played German Lufthansa stewardess Lise Bruner in Boeing Boeing (1965) with Dany Saval (Air France) and Suzanna Leigh (British  Airways).