Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Natalie Wood and Nicky Hilton

In 1938, American on June 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981) with playboy Nicky Hilton (1926 – 1969), before marrying Robert Wagner (1930 – ) on 28 December 1957.

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Natalie Wood and Tab Hunter

In 1938, American on June 11, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Natalie Wood with Tab Hunter, Warner Brothers stablemate and her co-star in The Burning Hills and The Girl He Left Behind (both 1956).

Valerie French

In 1928, British on May 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Valerie French (1928 – 1990): British-born actress, on screen 1953 – 1982.

Peggie Castle

In 1925, American on May 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Peggie Castle: born Peggy Blair 22 December 1925, Appalachia Virginia; on-screen 1950 – 1966; died 1973 cirrhosis of the liver.

Patricia Blair

In 1933, American on May 29, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Patricia Blair (1933 – 2013) American actress who played resourceful women in 1960s television westerns including “Daniel Boone” and “The Rifleman.”

Natalie Wood

In 1938, American on May 27, 2018 at 10:31 am

Natalie Wood (20 July 1938 – 29 November 1981) in 1958.

Natalie Wood 1956

In 1938, American on May 27, 2018 at 4:22 am

Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981): American movie actress of the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Natalie Wood modeling

In 1938, American on May 27, 2018 at 4:02 am

Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981): American movie actress of the 1950s and 1960s.

Mamie Van Doren

In 1931, American on May 19, 2018 at 2:04 pm

Mamie Van Doren: born Joan Lucille Olander 1931, discovered by Howard Hughes when she won Miss Palm Springs 1949.

Bella Darvi (1928 – 1971)

In 1928, Polish on May 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Bella Darvi: Polish actress born Bajla Węgier 23 October 1928, Sosnowiec Poland; died 11 September 1971, age 42, Monte Carlo Monaco; suicide.

Darvi had already survived a NAZI concentration camp, post-war poverty and a marriage when producer Daryl F. Zanuck “discovered” her at a Monte Carlo casino and took her back to Hollywood as his mistress and movie ingenue. In Hollywood 1954 – 1962, she returned to Europe after Zanuck dumped her.

Returning to gambling and increasingly turning to alcohol, she gassed herself in her Monte Carlo apartment. She had been dead for a week when her body was discovered.

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