, as Maila Niemi, in Mae West's "Catherine Was Great" (1944).
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Maila Syrjaniemi Nurmi | Maila Nurmi
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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At the time, I thought it was horrible. I knew immediately I'd be committing professional suicide
, but I thought 'what choice do I have?' Somehow, I seemed to be dead already. I love glamour and physical beauty. I've always been fascinated by beautiful men on the screen: Tyrone Power
, Robert Walker...
Was fired by Mae West
from the cast of West's 1944 Broadway play "Catherine Was Great," because West feared that she was being upstaged.