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Marjorie Lord actress ca. early 1950s. Actress Marjorie Lord dead at 97: Best remembered for TV series 'Make Room for Daddy' Stage, film, and television actress Marjorie Lord, best remembered as Danny Thomas' second wife in Make Room for Daddy, died Nov. 28, '15, at her home in Beverly Hills. Lord (born Marjorie Wollenberg on July 26, 1918, in San Francisco) was 97. Marjorie Lord movies After moving with her family to New York, Marjorie Lord made her Broadway debut at age 17 in Zoe Akins' Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel The Old Maid (1935). Lord replaced Margaret Anderson in the role of Tina, played by Jane Bryan – as Bette Davis' out-of-wedlock daughter – in Warner Bros.' 1939 movie version directed by Edmund Goulding. Hollywood offers ensued, resulting in film appearances in a string of low-budget movies in the late 1930s and throughout much of the 1940s, initially (and »
- Andre Soares
Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda is stirring up buzz again for her role as an aging Hollywood star in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth,” which bowed Dec. 4. Fonda earned her first mention in Variety at a very young age indeed — in a page 1 birth announcement. She was again mentioned in 1956, when she made her acting debut in “The Male Animal,” starring her dad Henry Fonda.
Was it exciting to get your first role?
I was working in Hyannisport at the playhouse, summer interning. I fell in love with the stage manager, James Franciscus, the actor. My dad was doing this play, and they cast me as the ingenue. I was very shy and self-conscious; I didn’t assume I had what it takes to be an actor. My dad would come home from work, and he never seemed joyful.
What changed your mind?
Susan Strasberg suggested I take classes with her father. »
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Olivia de Havilland on Turner Classic Movies: Your chance to watch 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' for the 384th time Olivia de Havilland is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 2, '15. The two-time Best Actress Oscar winner (To Each His Own, 1946; The Heiress, 1949) whose steely determination helped to change the way studios handled their contract players turned 99 last July 1. Unfortunately, TCM isn't showing any de Havilland movie rarities, e.g., Universal's cool thriller The Dark Mirror (1946), the Paramount comedy The Well-Groomed Bride (1947), or Terence Young's British-made That Lady (1955), with de Havilland as eye-patch-wearing Spanish princess Ana de Mendoza. On the other hand, you'll be able to catch for the 384th time a demure Olivia de Havilland being romanced by a dashing Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood, as TCM shows this 1938 period adventure classic just about every month. But who's complaining? One the »
- Andre Soares
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