, 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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[on Edward D. Wood Jr.
] I just thought he was a low-born idiot. With no talent at all. Just a brazen, foolish idiot... You know, I thought he was just a goon. Ah, I wasn't looking squarely... I just cast a glance, and just dismissed him with a thought. Kind of snobbish and foolish of me. But then over the years as I've mellowed and grown a little more sensible...
In 1958, singer Bobby Bare
recorded a rock 'n' roll song about her, titled "Vampira".