Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1945’ Category

Mia Farrow

In 1945, American on June 25, 2018 at 11:06 am

Mia Farrow: born 1945 , acting credits from 1964 to 2011, including 263 episodes of Peyton Place (TV 1964-66), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Great Gatesby (1974), The Omen (2004) and voice in the animated feature Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) and two sequels.


Joanna Lumley

In 1945, British on June 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Joanna Lumley: British model and actress, played ‘Purdey’ in The New Avengers (UK TV 1976-77).

Catherine Spaak

In 1945, French on June 14, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Catherine Spaak: film debut at age 15 as the teenage lover of a 37 year old divorced family friend in I dolci inganni (aka The Adolescents or The Sweet Deception 1960).


Joyce Jillson 1945 – 2004

In 1945, American on June 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Joyce Jillson (1945 – 2004): trained as an opera singer, performed in Broadway musicals, in Hollywood 1966 – 1981 including 56 episodes of Peyton Place (TV 1968) as Jill Smith, became a newspaper astrologist syndicated in over 200 publications, died from kidney failure due to diabetes.


Viviane Ventura

In 1945, British on May 31, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Viviane Ventura: born 5 December 1945, London UK. On screen 1963 – 1973.

Catherine Spaak

In 1945, French on May 20, 2018 at 2:38 am

The Easy Life (1963) Catherine Spaak is both cute and wise as Mr. Gassman’s teen-age daughter. NY Times.

Malila Saint Duval

In 1945, American on May 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Malila Saint Duval: Spanish–French actress, born Ysatis Saint Simone during the transatlantic voyage to USA in 1945, on screen 1968 – 1977 including Airport (1970); now a mystic and knight of Malta.

Lotte Tarp

In 1945, Danish on May 19, 2018 at 7:55 am

Lotte Tarp (1945 – 2002): Danish actress, on screen 1962 – 1998 in European films and Danish television.

Linda Harrison

In 1945, American on May 18, 2018 at 11:04 pm

Linda Harrison: American actress born 1945, first noticed as Nova, Charlton Heston’s mute companion in Planet of the Apes (1968).

Brenda Benet (1945 – 1982)

In 1945, American on May 6, 2018 at 11:50 am

Brenda Benet: American actress born Brenda Nelson 14 August 1945, Los Angeles California; died 7 April 1982, age 36, West Los Angeles California; suicide by gunshot.

Petite brunette Benet’s career began in the TV soap The Young Marrieds (1965-66) and ended as villainess Lee Dumonde in Days of our Lives (TV 1979-1981). In addition to many TV guest appearances, she made B-grade teen movies including Beach Ball (1965) with Edd Byrnes, Elvis Presley’s Harum Scarum (1965) and Track of Thunder (1967) with Tommy Kirk.

Benet’s marriage to former child actor Paul Petersen in 1967 ended bitterly after 18 months when Benet hooked up with Yvonne Craig’s long-time partner Bill Bixbie. Bixbie and Benet’s marriage lasted ten years but, shortly after they separated, their son died from a severe asthma attack. A year later, Benet locked herself in her bathroom and shot herself in the head with a .38 revolver.

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