|Date of Birth||28 November 1923 , Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Date of Death||5 October 1981 , New York City, New York, USA (stomach cancer with peritonitis)|
|Birth Name||Gloria Hallward|
|Height||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Rumors of being difficult to work with on the set of Oklahoma! (1955) sidelined her film career from 1956 onward. She also suffered from marital and child-custody troubles. Eight years after divorce from Nicholas Ray, who was 12 years her senior (and reportedly had discovered her in bed with his 13 year old son), and after a subsequent marriage to Cy Howard ended in divorce, in 1960 she married her former stepson Anthony Ray who was almost 14 years younger than her. This lead Nicholas Ray and Cy Howard to each sue for custody of each's child by Grahame, putting gossip columnists and scandal sheets into overdrive.
In 1960 she resumed stage acting, combined with TV work and, from 1970, some mostly inferior films. Gloria was described as a serious, skillful actress; spontaneous, honest, and strong-willed; imaginative and curious; incredibly sexy but insecure about her looks (prompting plastic surgery on her famous lips); loving appreciative male company; "a bit loony." Her busiest period of British and American stage work ended abruptly in 1981 when she collapsed from cancer symptoms during a rehearsal. She returned to New York a few hours before she succumbed on October 5, 1981 at age 57.
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|Anthony Ray||(13 May 1960 - 4 May 1974) (divorced) (2 children)|
|Cy Howard||(15 August 1954 - 31 October 1957) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Nicholas Ray||(1 June 1948 - 14 August 1952) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Stanley Clements||(29 August 1945 - 1 June 1948) (divorced)|
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Personal Quotes (6)
|The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)||$50,000|