Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Lee Remick plays baseball

In 1935, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

Lee Remick (1935 – 1991), the alluring actress who gained fame as the haunting alcoholic in “The Days of Wine and Roses,” died Tuesday at her Brentwood home of cancer. The versatile performer–known for her talent in blending the innocence of youth and the sensuality of womanhood–was 55.

Susan Cabot 1927 – 1986

In 1927, American on August 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Susan Cabot (1927 – 1986): on screen 1950 – 1959 in B-grade movies including Viking Women (1957) and The Wasp Woman (1959). Her son beat her to death with an iron bar.

Terry Moore water-skiing

In American, 1929 on August 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

Terry Moore (born 1929): “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

Debbie Reynolds 1932 – 2016

In 1932, American on August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress. Reynolds had a wholesome girl-next-door look which was coupled with a no-nonsense attitude in her roles. They ranged from sweet vehicles like “Tammy” to more serious fare such as “The Rat Race” and “How the West Was Won.” But amid all the success, her private life was at the center of one of the decade’s biggest scandals when then-husband, singer Eddie Fisher, left her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1958. Variety.

Debbie Reynolds 1932 – 2017

In 1932, American on August 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2017) 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.

Sheree North 1932 – 2005

In 1932, American on August 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

Sheree North was one of the last in a long line of Fox blondes stretching from Sonja Henie, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, June Haver to Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe. In fact, North was originally hired by 20th Century-Fox with the intention of making her the next Monroe, whose height and measurements she almost matched exactly. “Even today,” she told an interviewer in 1983, “there’s still the same reaction when producers hear my name. They remember me as the blonde who was to have taken over from Marilyn Monroe.” The Guardian.

Yvonne Monlaur 1939 – 2017

In 1939, French, Uncategorized on August 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Yvonne Monlaur: French actress, born 1939, in Hammer Horror films.


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.



Imogen Hassall 1942 – 1980

In 1942, British on August 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Imogen Hassall’s private life was tabloid’s dream. A regular on the party circuit and attending movie premieres, she was labelled “the Countess of Cleavage.” Her life had become a rollercoaster and her career was in a rapid decline. After several previous suicide attempts, Imogen finally succeeded on November 16th 1980. Aged just 38, Imogen died in her London home from an overdose of Tuinal pills, a combination drug used as a sedative. Tina Aumont’s Eyes.

Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on August 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Vera Peers, awoke in a panic. Her daughter, Jayne Mansfield, had appeared to her in a dream. Standing atop a large, white stairwell, she was screaming, “Mama, I have a story to tell you. You have many steps to go. I’m at the top now, but I’ll be waiting for you.” Vera awoke to the shriek of a police car’s wheels at her front door. 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. Also killed with her were her attorney, Sam Brody, and their driver, Ronnie Harrison. All three children in the car — Mickey Jr., Zoltan and Mariska Hargitay — survived. The Hollywood Reporter.