An alphabetical list of actors and actresses who got a lot of work but just never rose above "character" status.
“ I LOVED her in "Goodfellas." Why she did not become a major star after that, I will never know. ” - Barrog
Yvonne Lime was the daughter of a music teacher who encouraged her to study acting. After attending the Pasadena Playhouse and acting in its production of "Ah, Wilderness!," Lime attracted the notice of an agent who landed her a recurring part on TV's Father Knows Best
. The blonde actress appeared in many television shows and movies of the era...
“ Better known as Yvonne Lime ” - Barrog
Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an electrician...
Fetching, glossy-lipped, blue-eyed, white-hot blonde Jean Hale showed major promise playing superficial glamor girls, a la Carroll Baker
and Virna Lisi
, throughout the 1960s. Born to Mormon parents in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was raised in Darien, Connecticut and expressed an early interest in acting. As a promise to her parents, however, she attended college first to test her ambitions...
Pamela Gail Hensley was born on October 3, 1950 in Glendale, California, and is one of those rare screen stars who grew up in the heart of Los Angeles. Her father still maintains a thriving veterinary practice on Coldwater Canyon, where his patients include Pamela's Persian cats, "Hot Tin" and "Roof"...
A familiar character actress, Mariana Hill was the daughter of a building contractor, who moved his family around. In addition to living in her native Southern California, Hill has lived in Canada, Spain and Great Britain. As a result, she learned and became quite accomplished in doing different accents and dialects...
A native of Flint, Michigan, Nancy Kovack was a student at the University of Michigan at 15, a radio deejay at 16, a college graduate at 19 and the holder of eight beauty titles by 20. Her professional acting career began on television in New York, first as one of Jackie Gleason
's "Glea Girls" and then...
On March 7, 1947, in Boston, Massachussetts, a 1960s icon was born. A multi-dimensional star, excelling at the 3M's of Hollywood -- music, movies, and modeling -- Donna Loren's name is synonymous with the Swinging 60s era of music, motion pictures, television, and fashion. Donna began her singing career at the early age of five...
“ And she could SING too! She should have been a major film and pop music star. I met her at the Super Mega Show in New Jersey. What a sweetheart of a lady! ” - Barrog
Barbara Ann Luna was born on March 2, 1939 in Manhattan and virtually grew up on Broadway. Her Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese and Filipino background has led her to portray a variety of roles. Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
cast her in the Broadway hit musical "South Pacific", as Ngana...
Deanna Lund is best known for her role as "Valerie Scott" in the two season cult series of the 1960s: Land Of The Giants, produced by Irwin Allen. Irwin Allen casted Lund in the series when he saw her in a recently made motion picture. Lund started out as the bad girl of the series, getting herself...
Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Catholic Convent School. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British newspaper The Evening News and won...
She was just one of a myriad of beautiful, statuesque, bikini-clad blondes who pranced and romped about the sand and surf of the California shores in all those nostalgic beach party movies of the "swinging '60s". In the great perky tradition of fellow blondes Sandra Dee
, Linda Evans
, Yvette Mimieux
“ A hero to Vietnam War veterans, she definitely deserves to be more remembered. ” - Barrog
"Daily Variety", many publications and critics called Judy Pace one of the most beautiful women to ever appear on screen. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty, but restricting her to just being a "black" beauty is a slap in the face because she's a beauty, period. Most importantly...
“ OH YEAH! Unsung comic genius. ” - Barrog
Born on April 21, 1939 of French and Spanish heritage, the New York City born Reni Santoni (aka Reni Sands) started his career off in entertainment as a comedy writer. He moved in front of the camera in the early 60s and was performing episodic TV drama ("East Side/West Side," "The Trials of O'Brien," "Hawk") when...
Played college football and broke color barrier at the same time as Kenny Washington
. Met his wife, a Hawaiian princess and stand-in for the swim sequences for Dorothy Lamour
. Woody played for the Los Angeles Rams after their move from Cleveland. He was also a professional wrestler, wrestling the likes of Gorgeous George
Renowned actress Irene Tsu was born April 5, 1943, in Shanghai, China. Her father was a banker and her mother a painter. When the Communists took over China the family left for Taiwan, then Formosa. They later emigrated to New York City, where Irene attended Mamoroneck Elementary and studied ballet...
After growing up in Chamblee, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, GA, Susan moved to New York when she was 18. She started acting classes as well as modeling for Elite, and landed several commercials while auditioning. Within a year, Susan was cast on "Loving", a daytime drama for ABC. As soon as her contract ended...