Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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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.

Celeste Yarnall

In 1944, American on February 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm


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.

Annette Day in ‘Double Trouble’ 1967

In 1947, British on January 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm


Annette Day, the only English actress to co-star in a film with Elvis Presley has spoken exclusively to the BBC on the 25th anniversary of his death. Annette Day, of Telford, Shropshire, was 17 when she starred opposite Elvis in the 1966 film Double Trouble. Ms. Day was working on a market stall at Portobello Road in London when she was spotted by an American producer and flown to the Hollywood to star in the movie. During the filming Elvis bought her a white Mustang car. Ms. Day played Jill Conway, a rich heiress who follows Elvis around Europe in the film – which was shot in Hollywood. It was the only film that Ms. Day made, but she has fond memories of the movie. Read more.

Annette Day in 1967

In 1947, British on January 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm


Annette Day (born 1947): “One of the youngest actresses to ever costar with Elvis, English ingenue Annette Day was just 18 years old when she acted in Double Trouble.

Day was discovered in typical Hollywood fashion. Producer Judd Bernard was shopping in an antique store on London’s famed Portobello Road when he caught a glimpse of the red-haired teenager. The shop belonged to Day’s mother, and Day was working behind the counter that day. Months later, when Bernard was casting for the film, he remembered the perky girl and called on her to ask the fateful question, ‘Do you want to be an actress?’

After a script reading in London and some meetings with MGM executives, Day did a screen test in Hollywood, which satisfied the producers enough to cast her opposite Elvis. Her only prior acting experience had consisted of doing the Charleston in a Christmas concert at school. Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith served as Ms. Day’s stand-in.

Elvis did take an interest in Day during filming, though not in the romantic sense. During filming Elvis surprised the 18-year-old, who had yet to learn to drive, with a white Mustang convertible. Unable to take the gift back home to Britain, Ms. Day left it in the U.S. in her brother’s care when she returned to England, where she still lives.” For Elvis Fans Only.


Annette Day

In 1947, British on January 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm


Annette Day: English actress born 1947. One movie: Double Trouble (1967) with Elvis Presley.