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The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Martha Saxton (book), Charles Dennis (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loni Anderson ... Jayne Mansfield
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Mickey Hargitay
Ray Buktenica ... Bob Garrett (as Raymond Buktenica)
Kathleen Lloyd ... Carol Sue Peters
G.D. Spradlin ... Gerald Conway
Dave Shelley Dave Shelley ... Barry Charles
Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby ... Jayne Marie (at 6)
Whitney Rydbeck Whitney Rydbeck ... Photographer
John Medici John Medici ... Bud Leland
Lewis Arquette ... Publicity Man
James Jeter James Jeter ... Middle-Aged Man
Janice Kent ... Young Woman Writer
Lynn Philip Seibel Lynn Philip Seibel ... Casting Director (as Lynn Seibel)
Gwen Van Dam ... Vivian
Joan Welles Joan Welles ... Sheila
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Storyline

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Small town girl. Wife and mother. Starlet. Love goddess. Sex symbol. No one's dream blazed so hot and burnt out so fast! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50's See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Austrian-born bodybuilder and former "Mr. Universe" Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Hungarian-born bodybuilder and former "Mr. Universe" Mickey Hargitay. See more »

Goofs

The radio broadcaster at the film's ending announcing the death of Jayne Mansfield says, "Miss Mansfield was 36 years old". In fact, Jayne was 34 years old. See more »


Soundtracks

Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
Written by Albert von Tilzer
Performed by Loni Anderson
Sung during opening nightclub scene
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Schwarzenegger Real Star of movie
12 January 2002 | by Arnie_ fanSee all my reviews

This movie was a pretty good Drama movie. it almost became a complete women's film but with arnie's testerone it balanced the movie out very nicely. Good acting by arnold Schwarzenegger and Lori Anderson as jane, but for me it should of been called THE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER STORY as he stole the show with a great solid performance


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