Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Valerie Allen in danger

In 1936, American on September 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Valerie Allen (1936 – 2013): American actress, born into a showbiz family, on screen 1957 – 1969; married to Troy Donahue 1967 – 1968.


Valerie Allen 1936 – 2013

In American, 1936 on September 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The daughter of a vaudeville artist and a Ziegfield Girl, Valerie Allen danced in Vegas chorus lines during the mid 1950s. She was contracted to Paramount for several movies between 1956 and 1959, including Pillow Talk. A Suzanne Pleshette/Ava Gardner lookalike, Valerie played a support role in the Troy Donahue movie Come Spy With Me in 1966, and then married Troy the same year. They divorced in 1968 after doing various theater productions together. Valerie later became an executive at RCA, scripted soap operas, and worked as a cruise ship social director. In 2002 she wrote a novel set in Hollywood. TD.

Mary Tyler Moore 1936 – 2017

In 1937, American on August 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

Mary Tyler Moore: born Brooklyn New York, 29 December 1937; died Greenwich Connecticut, 25 January 2017. On screen 1959 – 2013, including The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), and Elvis Presley’s Change of Habit (1969).

Lesley Anne Down

In 1954, British on August 23, 2017 at 10:23 am

Lesley-Anne Down: British television actress, born 17 March 1954.

Aimi MacDonald

In 1942, British on August 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Born 27 February 1942 in Glasgow, Scotland, Aimi MacDonald was fairly popular in the UK in the 60s and 70s, generally being a sort of low-key British Goldie Hawn on comedy and variety shows. Notably, she was a regular on At Last The 1948 Show (1967), a pre-Python series with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and the unfairly forgotten Marty Feldman. After leaving the acting profession, she opened a boutique. Pete Stampede and David K. Smith.

Natalie Wood 1938 – 1981

In 1938, American on August 12, 2017 at 6:08 am

Her life and career seem so distant now — a blur of black-and-white glamour shots that come into focus mostly whenever the tabloids ghoulishly rehash her ending. But on Thanksgiving weekend of 1981, the death of Natalie Wood came as a shock. At 43, she was still a vital presence in celebrity culture — a youthful link to Hollywood’s Golden Age, whom the world had watched grow up from an adorable kid star to a sultry leading lady. Washington Post.

Sandra Dee 1942 – 2005

In 1942, American on August 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

In 1959, the 5ft 5ins tall Dee was seen to embody the wholesome, all-American ideal in Gidget (a nickname meaning “girl midget”). Despite not measuring up to the bikinied girls on the beach, she is courted by the two grooviest surfers in town, Moondoggie (James Darren) and Kahoona (Cliff Robertson).

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Sheree North 1932 – 2005

In 1935, American on April 2, 2017 at 12:51 am

Sheree North: born Dawn Shirley Crang Bethel, signed by 20th Century Fox to rival Marilyn Monroe.

Dani Crayne 1956

In 1934, American on March 16, 2017 at 10:29 am

Dani Crayne: American model and actress, born Darlyne Danielle Goldman 1934, on screen 1955–57, made a brief comeback as Dani Janssen while  married actor David “The Fugitive” Janssen 1975-80.

Nita Lorraine little black dress

In 1942, British on March 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Nita Lorraine: British actress born 1942, on screen 1966 – 1976 in roles such as Nubian girl-slave in “The Viking Queen” 1967, woman with whip in “Curse of the Crimson Altar” 1968, and Gorgon woman in “Son of Dracula” 1974.