Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1949’ Category

Claudia Jennings (1949 – 1979)

In 1949, American on April 24, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Claudia Jennings: American model and actress; born Mary Eileen Chesterton 20 December 1949, Saint Paul Minnesota; died 3 October 1979, age 29, California State Route 1, California; automobile accident.

Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month November 1969 and Playmate of the Year 1970, Jennings appeared on screen from 1971 until her death in 1979. Two of her most succesful starring roles were The Unholy Rollers (1972) and Gator Bait (1974). She also appeared in an episode of The Brady Bunch (TV 1973) as an exploitative music executive.

She lost control of her VW convertible driving from Malibu to Los Angeles and collided with a van, dying at the scene of the accident.

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Lesley Lawson, born 1949

In 1949, British on December 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

Model and actress Lesley Lawson, born 19 September 1949, known as ‘Twiggy.’ Played “Polly Browne” in Ken Russell’s ‘The Boy Friend’ (1971).

Paula Wilcox

In 1949, British on December 16, 2017 at 3:12 am

Paula Wilcox: English TV actress born 1949, on screen since 1969.

Françoise Arnoul in 1949

In 1949, French on December 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

Seventeen year old Françoise Arnoul and André Le Gall in Sin and Desire (France L’épave 1949).

Lindsay Wagner, born 1949

In 1949, American on November 19, 2017 at 6:27 am

Lindsay Wagner (born 1949): American actress, on screen since 1971.

Diane Hull, born 1949

In 1949, American on November 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Diane Hull: American actress born 1949, in a publicity photo for Elia Kazan’s The Arrangement (1969).

Claudia Jennings, 1949 – 1979

In 1949, American on November 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Deathsport (1978) – the best thing that can be said about David Carradine’s acting is that he doesn’t say much, and the best thing that can be said about Claudia Jennings’ performance is that she gets to take off her clothes, twice. Variety.

Claudia Jennings, 1949 – 1979

In 1949, American on November 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Deathsport is Roger Corman’s futuristic science fiction gladiator picture, set 1,000 years into the future, post neutron wars, where the good warriors ride horses and wield see-through sabres fighting bad guys known as Statesmen who drive lethal motorcycles known as ‘Death Machines’. Variety

Madeline Smith

In 1949, British on November 3, 2017 at 8:20 am

Madeline Smith: English pinup, born 1949; on screen fron 1967, retired from acting in 1986.

Madeline Smith

In 1949, British on November 1, 2017 at 11:21 am

Madeline Smith: English pinup, born 1949; speaking role in Hammer’s Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974), retired from acting in 1986.