Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Posts Tagged ‘blonde bombshell’

Mamie Van Doren

In American, 1931 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.

Advertisements

Mamie Van Doren

In American, 1931 on May 19, 2018 at 8:13 am

Mamie Van Doren: born Joan Lucille Olander in either 1931 or 1933, discovered by Howard Hughes when she won Miss Palm Springs 1949.

Sheree Winton (1935 – 1976)

In 1936, British on May 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm

Sheree Winton: English actress born Shirley June Patrick 4 November 1936, Sheffield UK; died 29 May 1976, age 40, Hatch End UK; suicide by drug overdose.

Sheree Winton was a minor British starlet of the late 1950s and 1960s whose death went unnoticed by the British press in 1976. Her story reached the public when her son Dale, who had discovered his mother’s body, became a leading British TV personality in the 1990s.

Dale Winton committed suicide 18 April 2018 at age 62.

Read the rest of this entry »

Martha Hyer, 1924 – 2011

In American on December 14, 2017 at 7:47 am

Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014): Her roles in 1960s films such as Bikini Beach (1964) Picture Mommy Dead (1966) and House of 1,000 Dolls (1967, described by one critic as “quite possibly the sleaziest movie American International Pictures ever made”), were seldom enthusiastically received, though some, such as Sidney Pink’s Pyro (1964) have acquired belated cult status ~ The Telegraph (UK)

Martha Hyer, 1924 – 2011

In American on December 14, 2017 at 7:45 am

Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014): After her husband’s death (Hal Wallis), Martha Hyer — who became a born-again Christian in the late 1980s – moved to Santa Fe where she lived a quiet life and shunned the spotlight ~ The Telegraph (UK)

Lucretia Love

In 1941, American, Italian on December 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Lucretia Love: born 1941 USA, in Italian movies 1965 – 1980.

Brigitte Bardot in London in 1959

In 1934, French on December 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

With And God Created Woman (1956) Brigitte Bardot became a full-fledged star, but it didn’t last: in 1973, at age 39, tiring of all the attention, she retired to a beachfront home in nearby St. Tropez, where she is now a virtual recluse ~ The Hollywood Reporter.

Jayne Mansfield in profile

In 1933, American on December 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Jayne Mansfield: American violinist, singer and actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 1933, died 1967 in an automobile accident.

Carroll Baker, born 1931

In 1931, American on December 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Carroll Baker: born Karolina Piekarski in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1931, in movies from 1952, first lead role in Elia Kazan’s Baby Doll (1956), member of the all-star cast of How The West Was Won (1962) directed by Henry Hathaway, played the title role in Harlow (1965), moved to Italy for Giallo films including Umberto Lenzi’s Paranoia (1969), and returned to USA for Andy Warhol’s Bad (1977).

Jayne Mansfield, 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on November 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

Vera Peers awoke to the shriek of a police car’s wheels at her front door: her daughter, Jayne Mansfield, 34, movie star, mother and mother of invention, was gone, dead from a car crash on Highway 90 in Slidell, Louisiana, en route to New Orleans. The Hollywood Reporter.