Past loves are inspirations
11 December 1919, Marysvale, Utah, USA Date of Death 10 December 2000, Beverly Hills, California, USA (congestive heart failure) Birth Name - Emily Marie Bertelsen
Height 1.75 m
A product of Marysvale, Utah, Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya before she began playing leading roles in B pictures in the late 1940s. Her best work was in the "film noir" category, most notably her role as the manipulative, double-crossing wife of Elisha Cook Jr. in O Grande Golpe (1956) (which earned her "Look" magazine's Best Supporting Actress award). Her favorites among her own films, in addition to "The Killing", are Rumo ao Inferno (1952) and Hellfire (1949).
IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver
She served as a director of the Screen Actors Guild for 25-years.
Died the day before her 81st birthday.
Measurements: 37 1/2-25-39 1/4 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Claims she had a nose job in 1959 because she felt her nose was "too prominent." She later questioned this decision, wondering if she would have gotten more sympathetic roles if her nose were less aquiline.
She was one of the 500 stars nominated to become one of the 50 greatest American screen legends as part of the American Film Institutes 100 years... 100 stars event. AFI revealed the list on a three-hour CBS television special June 15, 1999.
Often cast as an adulterous wife, slutty girlfriend, female gang leader or gun moll, she proved so convincing in those roles that she often received Bibles in the mail with passages underlined that covered the "sins" she had committed onscreen, warning her that she would go to hell if she didn't reform. Several of those types of letters dwelt so much on her "immorality" and "evil ways" that, unnerved, she turned them over to the police.
First child of Etta and Lane Bertelsen, she was christened Emily Marie. She was 11 when brother Jerry was born and 17 when her sister Louise arrived, by which time, Emily Marie was already in her first year at Brigham Young University. ” - jgcorrea
By the early 1960s, the 20-something Novak's star was beginning to fade. Although she was still young, she was being overpowered by the rise of new stars or stars that were remodeling their status within the film community. With a few more nondescript films between 1960 and 1964, she landed the role of "Mildred Rogers" in the remake of Servidão Humana (1964). The film debuted to good reviews. While filming The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965), she had a romance with co-star Richard Johnson, whom she married, but the marriage failed the following year, although they remain friends. Kim stepped away from the cameras for a while, returning in 1968 to star in The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968). It was a resounding flop, perhaps the worst of her career. However, after that, Kim, basically, was able to pick what projects she wanted. After The Great Bank Robbery (1969) in 1969, Kim was away for another four years until returning in 1973. That year she starred in the British horror film Testemunha da Loucura (1973) with Joan Collins and was seen in a television movie called The Third Girl from the Left (1973) (TV), playing a veteran Las Vegas showgirl experiencing a midlife crisis. Again she took another hiatus before appearing in The White Buffalo (1977). She followed this up with the flop "Just a Gigolo" (Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (1978), where she starred opposite David Bowie). However she did gain some attention in the mystery/thriller A Maldição do Espelho (1980), co-starring Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson and Angela Lansbury. Five years later, she appeared in her third television movie, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Pilot (#1.0)" (1985).
From 1986 to 1987, Kim played, of all people, "Kit Marlowe", in the fourth season of the TV series "Falcon Crest" (1981). She played the lead in the little-seen movie The Children (1990), where she starred opposite Ben Kingsley and fellow Hitchcock actress Karen Black. Kim's last film, on the silver screen to date, was Liebestraum - Atração Proibida (1991), in which she played a terminally ill woman with a past. Since then, she has rejected many offers to appear in films and on TV.
However, unlike many of her Hollywood peers, Kim has maintained stability in her personal life. Since 1976, she has been married to Dr. Robert Malloy, who coincidentally went to medical school with Martin Dinnes, the husband of Kim's friend, Tippi Hedren. She now lives on a ranch in Oregon and is an accomplished artist who expresses herself in oil paintings and sculptures. Kim and her husband now raise lamas and horses, and frequently ski and go canoeing.
Kim began writing an autobiography in 2000, but it was lost when her house caught on fire, destroying the computer that contained her only draft. In a 2007 interview, the still-stunning Novak said she would consider returning to acting "if the right thing came along".
IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson ” - jgcorrea
Height 1.66 m - Measurements: 35-23-35 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
Jean won a trip to Hollywood in 1946 as a prize for taking the title of Miss Ohio State. In 1947, she made her screen debut with Tyrone Power in Captain from Castile (1947).
Got the role of Polly Cutler after Anne Baxter withdrew.
Is from Welsh heritage.
Her life with Howard Hughes was and shall remain a matter on which she NEVER commented. No further comments. ” - jgcorrea
Date of Birth 27 February 1910, Palisades, New Jersey, USA Date of Death 7 December 1990, Scarsdale, New York, USA (heart attack)
Birth Name - Joan Geraldine Bennett Nickname - Joanie
Height 1.63 m
Eighteen-year-old Joan Bennett had intended to avoid the Bennett tradition of acting but, divorced and with a child to support, had little choice; she accepted a role in her father's play "Jarnegan", then her first leading film role in Bulldog Drummond (1929). Her popularity growing, she made 14 films under a Fox contract, mostly as vapid blonde ingenues; the best of these, Me and My Gal (1932), as a wisecracking waitress. Leaving Fox to appear in Little Women (1933), she then signed a personal contract with independent producer Walter Wanger, who managed her career from then on. When Wanger and director Tay Garnett made her a brunette for Trade Winds (1938), the seemingly trivial change drastically altered her screen image from insipid ingenue to smoldering temptress. Dark-haired for the rest of her career, she made her finest films in the 1940s with director Fritz Lang: Man Hunt (1941), _Woman in the Window, The (1945)_ and Almas Perversas (1945), becoming the queen of film-noir femme fatales. In December 1951, Wanger (by then her husband of 11 years) shot her agent in a jealous rage; the resulting scandal virtually ended Joan's film career. Aside from TV-movies, she made six more theatrical films. From 1950 through the1970s she worked steadily in theatre and TV, starring for five years in "Sombras da Noite" (1966). A 1967 interviewer found her happy and contented. She last appeared in a 1986 TV documentary on Spencer Tracy. ” - jgcorrea
Little is known about Nina Mae McKinney life, even though she was a great actress, singer, and dancer she is mostly forgotten. She certainly had the looks, the body and talent to succeed but as she learned and other women learned, there wasn't much work for a black woman except playing a maid, there wasn't much choice of roles. Hollywood was scared to take a chance on a black woman, scared to make her into a glamorous sex symbol like a white actress. No one would see a glamorous black sex symbol until Lena Horne's arrival in 1942, and Nina Mae McKinney learned like other black actresses that there wasn't much success after one success.
'Hallelujah' has a crude power. Although signed by MGM to a five year contract, Nina Mae was only in two films, Safe in Hell (1931) and Reckless (1935) in which she didn't even appear on the screen. Her voice was dubbed for Jean Harlow's songs. Hollywood could accept black character actresses like 'Hattie McDaniels' and Butterfly McQueen appearing with white cast members but didn't know what to do with a beautiful black actress.
However, her first film gave Nina Mae McKinney the opportunity to appear in a number of all-Black cast members, including "Sanders of the River" "Dark Waters" and "Pinky". In "Sanders of the River" her costar was Paul Robeson. In spite of limited exposure to the general public, Nina Mae McKinney was always on stage, it didn't attract big crowds, or sell-outs but she was always a show-stopper. At the Apollo Theater, Harlem's only all-black theater, Nina Mae played Jeane Eagel's role in "Rain". Nina Mae McKinney could have become one of America's enduring performers. She had the talent and the beauty. Realizing that the doors to true stardom were barred in Hollywood, McKinney took her great talent abroad to Paris, London, Dublin and Budapest, where she became known as the "Black Garbo." When war broke out in Europe Nina Mae returned to New York, where she married a jazz musician, Jimmy Monroe, put together a band and toured the country. In the 1950s and 1960s she lived in Athens, Greece where she was known as the "Queen of Night Life." In the late 1960s, she came back to New York, but did not perform. She died a few years later, no one paid attention to her death or funeral, by the 60s she was forgotten and didn't make a comeback such as Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, or like Billie Holiday did.
Her death and funeral went unknown, Jet, Ebony, and Variety didn't even print an obituary. McKinney died at New York Metropolitan Hospital of a heart attack, funeral services were in the little white church around the corner. ” - jgcorrea
She has appeared in Tootsie (1982), Steven Spielberg's Além da Eternidade (1989), A Experiência (1995) and Em Boa Companhia (2004).
Her greatest claim to fame on the silver screen may be when she played opposite Julia Roberts as a chemical exposure victim in the popular movie Erin Brockovich - Uma Mulher de Talento (2000).
She is most known for her TV role as a crime scene investigator in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000). She shared in CSI's 2005 Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
In her personal life, Helgenberger is the daughter of a cancer survivor and is very active in supporting research for breast cancer.
(ty Roger Burns) ” - jgcorrea
Date of Birth 25 March 1924, Osaka, Japan Birth Name Yano Motoko
Height 1.59 m
Was a dancer at the OSSK (Shouchiku, Shoujo Kageki of Osaka) before joining the DAIEI film company in 1949.
[ On Marlon Brando, her co-star in The Teahouse of the August Moon ]: (Glenn) Ford and Brando are most different, Ford is quiet, very yawarakai (tender), Brando is like a small boy, but once he gets on the set he is all they say he is. He radiates, always joking. I watched him very closely throughout the picture and he has a delicate touch.
[ On acting in an American film ]: This has been my first experience in American films (The Teahouse of the August Moon) and I am feeling rather in love with the work. Imagine! When I do well the director kisses me, shakes my hand. ” - jgcorrea
8 February 2008, Hässelby, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden (infection and Alzheimer's disease)
Started writing in the 1960s, publishing several novels and poems in Sweden.
Was awarded the Eugene O'Neill Award, one of Sweden's most important theater awards in 1961.
Attended the Dramatens elevskola, the Royal Dramatic Theater's drama school, from 1941 to 1944.
Graduated from high school in 1939.
Survivors include two sons, David and Tomas Lampell.
Left the movie industry in 1964 (apart from occasional filmings) to become a writer. ” - jgcorrea
Birth Name Olga Edna Purviance
Height 1.57 m
Edna Purviance began working as a stenographer in San Francisco. Charlie Chaplin invited her to join him at Essanay Studio in 1915, the year of her film debut in Chaplin's "His Night Out". Over the next seven years she appeared as his leading lady in over 20 Chaplin films made by Essanay, Mutual, and First National, including such classics as "The Tramp", "The Immigrant", "Easy Street", "The Kid", and "The Idle Class". As a repayment for years of work with him, Chaplin intended real stardom for her with "A Woman of Paris" (1923). The movie was a commercial failure though it advanced the career of Adolph Menjou. She remained on Chaplin's payroll until her death, her last two appearances being non-speaking extra parts in his "Monsieur Verdoux" and "Limelight".
IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan
After Edna's retirement in 1926, Chaplin continued to keep her on his payroll for decades, showing her much more concern and consideration than he did to any of his former wives.
Her relationship with Chaplin became, at one point, romantic as well as professional (1915-1917). However, it was abruptly over after he was forced into a shotgun wedding with teenager Mildred Harris. Nevertheless, she continued to be his leading lady. Her sweet, girlish counterbalance to his rambunctious antics, had become a marketable commodity.
Is portrayed by Penelope Ann Miller in Chaplin (1992) ” - jgcorrea
1. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (the 1999 TV Series)
2. Preciosa (2009) (as the lesbian teacher)
3. Déjà Vu (2006) ” - jgcorrea
She landed her first major role in Prenda-me Se For Capaz (2002) playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. But this did not provide the break-through she might have hoped for.
Eventually Adams appeared in the major production Jogos do Poder (2007) and went on to act in the independent film Trabalho Sujo (2008). Her recent role as Sister James in Dúvida (2008/I) brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a British Academy Film award. She appears as Amelia Earhart in Uma Noite no Museu 2 (2009)and as a post-9/11 hot line counselor, aspiring writer, amateur cook and blogger in Julie & Julia (2009). She is a very sought-after actress with a bright future.
(By: Brian Greenhalgh) ” - jgcorrea
16 December 1989, Madrid, Spain (lung cancer)
Heigh 1.68 m)
In 1947 she was one of the girls in the Miss Italia contest. Lucia Bose' became "The Queen", and nearby, on the stage of Stresa, were some other future stars of Italian cinema: Gina Lollobrigida Silvana Mangano, Eleonora Rossi Drago and Gianna Maria Canale. Wow! This was THE perfect Royal Straight Flush as far as beauty should be concerned. ” - jgcorrea
Wrote 6 novels.
Elizabeth Marie Christine Kühnelt ( 1.65 m tall) was born in Venice, Italy, on December 6, 1904. From childhood she was fascinated with the stage. As many little girls did at the time, Elissa wanted nothing more than to be a big star on the great stages of Europe. Her acting career started out at local theater companies, eventually leading her to the hallowed stages of London, where she made her debut in Ostrov's "The Storm." The play lasted for five months and she received rave reviews for her performances. European film producers took notice of the photogenic beauty and Elissa starred in eight movies over the next two years. She arrived in New York in 1931 to star in the stage version of "A Farewell to Arms." Although the play made no huge impression, Hollywood sat up and took notice, and she soon appeared in Body and Soul (1931/I) opposite Charles Farrell. However, it wasn't until Cecil B. DeMille's biblical epic The Sign of the Cross (1932) that many moviegoers got their first glimpse of Elissa, and they were enthralled, even though she was among such heavyweight stars as Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Charles Laughton and Vivian Tobin. Completed in less than eight weeks, the film was a smash hit. In 1934 Elissa co-starred with Robert Donat in the classic The Count of Monte Cristo (1934). Eventually Elissa left films behind and concentrated on writing, producing six novels and books of poetry. succumbed to cancer on October 21, 1948. She was just 43 years old. ” - jgcorrea
1. Ekstase (1933)
2. Argélia (1938)
3. Sansão E Dalila (1949)
4. O Vale da Ambição (1950)
5. My Favorite Spy (1951) ” - jgcorrea