Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Posts Tagged ‘elvis presley’

Jenny Maxwell (1941 – 1981)

In 1941, American on May 7, 2018 at 3:22 am

Jenny Maxwell: American actress born 3 September 1941, New York City; died 10 June 1981, age 39, Beverly Hills; murdered.

Maxwell was on screen 1958 – 1968, most famously in Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii (1961).

In 1981, she and her husband were gunned down in the lobby of their Beverly Hills condominium, possibly in a botched robbery attempt. No-one has ever been charged with the murder.

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Diane McBain

In 1941, American on April 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Diane McBain: born 1941, screen acting debut in Maverick (TV 1959) with James Garner, starring role in Parrish with Troy Donahue, title role in Claudelle Inglish (both 1961), Shelley Fabares’ rival for Elvis in Spinout (1966).

Judy Tyler (1932 – 1957)

In 1932, American on April 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Judy Tyler: born Judith Mae Hess 9 Oct 1932, Milwaukee Wisconsin; died 3 July 1957, age 24, Billy The Kid Wyoming; automobile accident.

Elvis Presley’s co-star in Jailhouse Rock (1957) which premiered 18 days after her death. Her second husband, Gregory LaFayette, died in the same accident; her first husband, Colin Romoff, died 50 years later in 2007, aged 82.

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Nancy Kovac, Donna Douglas, Sue Ane Langdon

In 1932, 1935, 1936, American on October 30, 2017 at 10:33 am

Nancy Kovack (born 1935), Donna Douglas (1932 – 2015), Sue Ane Langdon (born 1936) in Elvis Presley’s Frankie and Johnny (1966).

Hope Lange in ‘Wild In The Country’ 1961

In 1933, American on September 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Hope Lange (1933 – 2003) and Elvis Presley (1935 – 1937). Then along comes a social worker, played by cool and delicate Hope Lange. NY Times.

Shelley Fabares, Lyn Edgington, Chris Noel

In American on August 21, 2017 at 11:53 am

Girl Happy (1965). Elvis’ latest color musical lands him at Fort Lauderdale, Florida “where the boys are,” remember? This time, though, the entertainment runs thin. Elvis and three pals in a music combo arrive on the scene to keep an eye on their boss’s daughter, Shelley Fabares, and a cute chick she is. And guess what happens. That’s it—that’s the picture. NY Times.

Nancy Kovack, Donna Douglas, Sue Ane Langdon

In 1932, 1935, 1936, American on August 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Nancy Kovack (born 1935), Donna Douglas (1932 – 2015), Sue Ane Langdon (born 1936) attend the world premiere in Baton Rouge of Frankie and Johnny (1966).

Diane McBain

In 1941, American on July 31, 2017 at 2:00 am

Diane McBain (born 1941): same age as Ann-Margret, started in movies at Warner Brothers, played Daphne Dutton in Surfside 6, slid into B-Grade movies in the late sixties, then television guest roles until retiring from acting in 2001.

Michele Carey in 1966

In 1943, American on July 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

Michele Carey:  born 26 February 1943, Annapolis, Maryland. First credit: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV 1964) ‘The Double Affair’, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), The Sweet Ride (1968), Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) … Final credit: In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986). Read more on Beach Party Movies WordPress and Tumblr.

Celeste Yarnall

In 1945, American on July 30, 2017 at 4:53 am

Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen.