Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Debbie Reynolds

In 1932, American on January 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

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Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016).

TCM: When Tammy and the Bachelor was released on June 14, 1957, it was not, as Reynolds herself wrote, a big hit.

Tammy and the Bachelor had opened to lukewarm reviews. It was not a spectacular success at the box office. The title song had been sung over the credits of the movie by the Ames Brothers, and I also sang it in the picture. My recording wasn’t released until after the movie had come out, but unlike the picture, it took off right away. Seeing a big promotional possibility, Universal immediately pulled the picture for a few weeks until the record built momentum. A few days after we [she and husband Eddie Fisher] arrived in England, I got a wire from the United States informing me that Tammy was one of the Top Ten on the Billboard charts. Everyone was amazed because it was a sweet, simple little ballad in contrast to the hits from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka, and Buddy Holly. […] The record had such an impact that when Universal re-released Tammy and the Bachelor it grossed millions.”

The song, written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston earned Reynolds a gold record. It spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song (with Reynolds singing at the Oscars ceremony in 1958). Tammy also gave Reynolds the distinction of being the only woman to have a #1 hit record between July 28, 1956 and December 1, 1958.

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Debbie Reynolds on a sun lounge

In 1932, American on January 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

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Debbie Reynolds: born 1932, played opposite Gene Kelly in the blockbuster musical Singin’ In The Rain (1952) at age 19, career and personal life stalled after winning an Oscar nomination (The Unsinkable Molly Brown) and losing her husband (Eddie Fisher) in 1964. From then on, Las Vegas stage shows, divorce, alcohol and B-Grade movies and TV.

Debbie Reynolds under a dock

In 1932, American on January 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

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Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016) played opposite Gene Kelly in the blockbuster musical Singin’ In The Rain (1952) at age 19, career and personal life stalled after winning an Oscar nomination (The Unsinkable Molly Brown) and losing her husband (Eddie Fisher) in 1964. From then on, Las Vegas stage shows, divorce, alcohol and B-Grade movies and TV.

Debbie Reynolds posing

In 1932, American on January 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

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Debbie Reynolds: 1932 – 2016, played opposite Gene Kelly in the blockbuster musical Singin’ In The Rain (1952) at age 19, career and personal life stalled after winning an Oscar nomination (The Unsinkable Molly Brown) and losing her husband (Eddie Fisher) in 1964. From then on, Las Vegas stage shows, divorce, alcohol and B-Grade movies and TV.

 

Elizabeth Taylor in a leopard skin print swimsuit

In 1932, American, British on August 17, 2016 at 11:16 pm

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Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011): born in England of American parents, moved to the USA at age 7, in Hollywod from 1946 with Courage of Lassie.

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Terry Moore with waterskis

In 1929, American on August 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

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Terry Moore: “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

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Mari Blanchard

In 1927, American on August 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm

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Mari Blanchard: B-movie actress and pin-up born 1927. Quit movies at age 35, died at age 43 (cancer).

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Julia Adams and a creature from a black lagoon

In 1926, American on August 8, 2016 at 4:05 am

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Julie Adams: born Betty May Adams 17 October 1926, Waterloo Iowa; Miss Little Rock 1946; on screen 1949 – 2007, including “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954 – as Julia Adams); “The Jimmy Stewart Show” (TV 1971-72); “Murder She Wrote” (TV 1987-1993).

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Anne Francis in a swimming pool

In 1930, American on May 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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Anne Francis: (1930 – 2011) American actress whose starrong role in Forbidden Planet (1956) is mentioned in the opening number of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.