Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Joan Collins portrait

In 1933, British on October 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

Joan Collins: English actress born 1933, in Hollywood from 1955.

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Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

In 1932, American, British on October 7, 2018 at 1:49 am

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

Natalie Wood

In 1938, American on October 7, 2018 at 1:34 am

The body of Natalie Wood, the actress, was found today in a rocky cove off Santa Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department said; investigators attributed her death to accidental drowning, pending further inquiry ~ Nov 29, 1981.

Susan Peters (1921 – 1952 )

In American, tragic actress on April 25, 2018 at 11:10 am

Susan Peters: born Suzanne Carnahan 3 July 1921, Spokane Washington; died: 23 October 1952, age 31, Visalia California; starved herself to death.

Peters started in Hollywood in 1940 and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Random Harvest (1942). On 1 January 1945, Peters accidentally shot herself in the abdomen while duck hunting with husband Richard Quine and was permanently paralysed. She made a comeback to movies and theatre but was restricted to wheelchair roles.

She divorced her husband in 1949, and performed her final television role in 1950. Depressed at her paralysis and declining health, she stopped eating and died from ensuing health complications including pneumonia and kidney infection. Her ex-husband shot himself 37 years later in 1989.

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Ann-Margret posing

In 1941, American on April 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

Ann-Margret: born Ann-Margret Olsson, 28 April 1941, Sweden, moved to USA in November 1946, became a naturalised American citizen in 1949.

Angie Dickinson posing

In 1931, American on April 24, 2018 at 10:23 am

Angie Dickinson: American actress born 1931, in Hollywood from 1954, success on television in the 1970s.

Suzanne Pleshette, 1937 – 2008

In 1937, American on December 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Suzanne Pleshette (31 Jan 1931 – 19 Jan 2008): American actress, on-screen 1957 – 2004.

Martha Hyer, 1924 – 2011

In American on December 14, 2017 at 7:45 am

Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014): After her husband’s death (Hal Wallis), Martha Hyer — who became a born-again Christian in the late 1980s – moved to Santa Fe where she lived a quiet life and shunned the spotlight ~ The Telegraph (UK)

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)

Corinne Calvet, 1925 – 2001

In 1925, French on December 9, 2017 at 5:27 am

Corinne Calvet (born 30 April 1925; died 23 June 2001): one of the very few French actresses with an extensive career in Hollywood; only Leslie Caron could claim to have made as many American movies.