Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

Jane Fonda and cat

In 1937, American on August 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Jane Fonda (born 1937) was only 12 when her mother, Frances Ford Seymour – the second of her actor father Henry’s five wives – died while a patient at a mental hospital. Jane was told by her father that a heart attack was the cause of death, but several months later she was further traumatised when she read in a magazine that her mother had committed suicide. SMH.

Natalie Wood by a pool of tigers

In 1938, American on August 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

Off screen, the real Natalie Wood was all those things you’d image she’d be: adorable, vivacious, bright, spirited. She was also extremely kind to neophytes. I found that out first-hand when Natalie had the misfortune to be the first celebrity I was ever assigned to interview for a magazine article. Robert Osbourne.

Jayne Mansfield with her pet chihuahua

In 1933, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

A BRITISH woman who sold the actress Jayne Mansfield two chihuahuas that died with her in a car crash tried to contact the executors of her will just five days after the accident to ask for outstanding payment, according to Public Record Office documents. Read the rest of this entry »

Joey Heatherton does her hair and makeup

In 1944, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

Joey Heatherton: born Davenie Johanna Heatherton 1944, on television from 1960 at age 16, film debut in The Charge is Murder (1963) with Richard Chamberlain, last seen in John Waters’ Cry Baby (1990).

Lee Remick plays baseball

In 1935, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

Lee Remick (1935 – 1991), the alluring actress who gained fame as the haunting alcoholic in “The Days of Wine and Roses,” died Tuesday at her Brentwood home of cancer. The versatile performer–known for her talent in blending the innocence of youth and the sensuality of womanhood–was 55.

Tuesday Weld plays golf

In 1943, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tuesday Weld, the child-model-turned-sex-kitten-turned-great-actress, an Oscar nominee for Looking For Mr. Goodbar, has always had a tangled relationship with fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Susan Cabot 1927 – 1986

In 1927, American on August 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

A judge on Tuesday convicted Timothy Scott Roman of involuntary manslaughter in the 1986 bludgeoning death of his mother, actress Susan Cabot, famed for her roles in B-movies and her romance with Jordan’s King Hussein. Read the rest of this entry »

Susan Cabot 1927 – 1986

In 1927, American on August 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Susan Cabot (1927 – 1986). “Once romantically linked to Jordan’s King Hussein, Susan Cabot is portrayed in court records as an aging beauty whose short-lived acting career in low-budget films of the 1950s faded long before her death… She is said to have suffered recurrent mental breakdowns and to have withdrawn into a reclusive existence in her hilltop home, which was falling into disrepair. The interior, judging from court file photographs, belies its posh setting, with its panoramic view of the San Fernando Valley. Photos show clothing, bags of garbage, stacks of newspapers and magazines and other items piled high and strewn about. Every room photographed shows a high degree of disarray.” LA Times.

Susan Cabot 1927 – 1986

In 1927, American on August 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Susan Cabot (1927 – 1986): on screen 1950 – 1959 in B-grade movies including Viking Women (1957) and The Wasp Woman (1959). Her son beat her to death with an iron bar.

Terry Moore water-skiing

In American, 1929 on August 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

Terry Moore (born 1929): “once a Hollywood starlet with Oscar potential, nowadays may be well known for her daring stint in Playboy Magazine. That’s right, the woman who knew Elvis and Marilyn, dated James Dean, and made a slew of flicks in the 1950s, more recently made news by claiming to be Howard Hughes’ widow and posing for Playboy when she was in her 50s.” CyberProfile