Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Posts Tagged ‘golden age of hollywood’

Alexis Smith 1921 – 1993

In American, Canadian on November 10, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Alexis Smith (1921 – 1993): Canadian-born actress with credits from 1940 to 1993; married to Craig “Peter Gunn” Stevens for 49 years.

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Terry Moore and Nicky Hilton 1954

In 1929, American on January 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Terry Moore: born Helen Luella Koford, 7 January 1929, known as Jan Ford and January Ford before taking Terry Moore as her name in 1948.

Tina Louise

In 1934, American on December 16, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Tina Louise: born Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker, 11 February 1934, New York New York. First film credit: God’s Little Acre (1958), later For Those Who Think Young (1964) with Bob Denver, and with Bob again on Gilligan’s Island (TV 1964-67).

Martha Hyer in fishnet tights

In American on December 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014) “starred in many overwrought melodramas of the sort that the Hollywood studios cranked out in the 1950s, winning an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for her role as a snobbish and sexually repressed schoolteacher seduced by Frank Sinatra in Vincente Minnelli’s Some Came Running (1958)” ~ The Telegraph (UK)

Anne Francis in ‘Forbidden Planet’ 1956

In 1930, American on December 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm

The prettiest thing there, by far, is Anne Francis — also known as Altaira — who, we might add, has never been kissed. It is she and her father, Dr. Morbius, that intrigue and confound the handsome space-men that descend in their flying saucer to see what’s what ~ NY Times.

Martha Hyer, 1924 – 2011

In American on December 14, 2017 at 7:42 am

Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014) “starred in many overwrought melodramas of the sort that the Hollywood studios cranked out in the 1950s, winning an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for her role as a snobbish and sexually repressed schoolteacher seduced by Frank Sinatra in Vincente Minnelli’s Some Came Running (1958)” ~ The Telegraph (UK)

Ann Blyth

In 1928, American on November 2, 2017 at 9:12 am

Ann Blyth: American actress born 1928, on screen 1944 – 1985.

Jean Peters

In 1926, American on August 8, 2016 at 6:02 am

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Jean Peters: born 15 October 1926, Canton Ohio; died: 13 October 2000, Carlsbad California; on screen 1947 – 1955; married to billionaire recluse Howard Hughes 1957 – 1971; returned to the screen for single credits in 1973, 1976, 1981 and 1988.

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Joan Leslie in a negligée

In 1925, American on August 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm

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Joan Leslie: born Joan Brodel in Detroit on Jan. 26, 1925, she and her two older siblings performed in a singing and dancing vaudeville act called The Brodel Sisters. She also worked as a child model, and when her sister Betty signed with MGM, the family moved to Burbank. Her first movie under her stage name was High Sierra (1941), followed by such films as Born to Be Bad (1950), The Woman They Almost Lynched (1953), and The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956). In the 1970s, Leslie appeared on episodes of Police Story, Charlie’s Angels, The Incredible Hulk, and Murder, She Wrote.

Grace Kelly on her bicycle

In 1929, American on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly (1929 – 1982): beauty of Hollywood’s golden age.