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Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on July 5, 2018 at 10:32 pm

Jayne Mansfield: American actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 19 April 1933, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania; died 29 June 1967, age 34, Slidell Louisiana; automobile accident.


Jayne Mansfield (1933 – 1967)

In 1933, American, tragic actress on April 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Jayne Mansfield: American actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 19 April 1933, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania; died 29 June 1967, age 34, Slidell Louisiana; automobile accident.

Mansfield married and bore a daughter at age 17, then attended university before going to Hollywood in 1954. She appeared in B-Grade movies and TV from 1955 to 1967, was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month February 1955, married and divorced celebrity bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay and bore four more children.

While travelling between nightclub appearances in Biloxi Mississippi and New Orleans, Mansfield died when her car drove into the rear of a slow-moving tractor.

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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.

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.

Yvette Vickers at Edd Byrnes’ house

In 1928, American on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Yvette Vickers (born Iola Yvette Vedder 26 Aug 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri; found dead in April 2011 in her house in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California). First movie appearance: Sunset Boulevard (1950) Giggling Girl on Phone at Party (uncredited); final credit: Evil Spirits (1990) neighbor (IMDB). Playboy Playmate of the Month: Miss July 1959

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on September 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) the Swindon girl who made it big before the days of botox and boob jobs. There was a day in TV and film when you either had it or you didn’t. And one Swindon girl most definitely had it. Diana Dors may never have lived up to her billing as “Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”, but the Swindon-born actress was certainly the darling of the British post-War movie industry, and when she died sadly on 4 May 1984, aged only 52, she had long since become one of the country’s best-known and best-loved actresses. Swindon Web.

Barbara Valentin postcard

In 1940, Austrian on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Barbara Valentin (Uschi Ledersteger, born Dec. 15, 1940, Vienna, Austria—died Feb. 22, 2002, Munich, Ger.), German film actress who was dubbed the German Jayne Mansfield for her sexpot roles, beginning with the erotic thriller Ein Toter hing im Netz (aka A Corpse Hangs in the Web, 1960). In the 1970s, however, she established a new career in character parts under director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Valentin became involved in AIDS activism in the 1980s and was living with British rock singer Freddie Mercury at the time of his death from AIDS in 1991, after which she retired from public life. Britannica.

Jayne Mansfield and Natalie Wood

In 1933, 1938, American on August 19, 2017 at 3:39 am

Jayne Mansfield (1933 – 1967 automobile accident) and Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981 drowning accident) with with actors Lance Fuller (1928 – 2001), John Smith (1931 – 1995) and Bob Fuller (born 1933), Los Angeles, June 13, 1955.

Jayne Mansfield with her pet chihuahua

In 1933, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

A BRITISH woman who sold the actress Jayne Mansfield two chihuahuas that died with her in a car crash tried to contact the executors of her will just five days after the accident to ask for outstanding payment, according to Public Record Office documents. Read the rest of this entry »

Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on August 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

EVEN the most generous of observers would admit that Batley Yorkshire, England, shares little in common with that glittering venue for the world’s best-paid and most glamorous performers Las Vegas. Yet in April 1967 Jayne Mansfield played the once celebrated and now defunct Batley variety club shortly after it had opened its doors in its unlikely setting for a week-long engagement. Express.