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Elspeth March (1911 - 1999)

ELSPETH MARCH, the actress who has died aged 88, was a colonel's daughter and it showed: her stage presence was formidable; she spoke with admirable clarity; and she excelled in conveying suppressed em...

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Dame Cicely Courtneidge, DBE (1893 - 1980)

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Sonia Dresdel (deceased)

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Hermione Baddeley MP (1906 - 1986)

HERMIONE BADDELEY Mistress of revue who never lost talent for straight acting Hermione Baddeley, actress, who died on August 19 at the age of 79, began her career as a girl of precocious dramat...

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Angela Baddeley (1904 - 1976)

Angela Baddeley, CBE (4 July 1904 – 22 February 1976) was an English stage and television actress, best-remembered for her role as "Mrs. Bridges" in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Her ...

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Jessica Tandy MP (1909 - 1994)

A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that course of time she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at the age...

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María Antonieta Pons MP (1922 - 2004)

Maria Antonieta Pons (July 11, 1922 – August 20, 2004) was a Cuban born Mexican film actress and Rumba dancer. Born in Cuba in 1922, from Catalan origin, she was one of the most notorious rumb...

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Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)

Known for her rosy cheeks, velvet voice, hearty laugh, and curly bangs, Colbert distinguished herself in a series of sophisticated comedies and became one of Hollywood's best-paid movie stars in the 19...

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Lupita Tovar MP

Lupita Tovar (born July 27, 1910) is a Mexican actress, best known for her starring role in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula, filmed in Los Angeles by Universal Pictures at night using th...

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Lilia Prado MP (1929 - 2006)

(Translate into English) Lilia Prado (n. Sahuayo , Michoacan , March 30th of 1929 - f. Mexico City , May 22 of 2006 ). was a Mexican actress, considered one of the great actresses of the Golden Age o...

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Lilia del Valle MP

Mexico

(translated into English) Lilia del Valle ( Mexico City , Mexico April 30 of 1931 ) was a famous beauty and actress who worked during the golden age of Mexican cinema, after marrying and having a chi...

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Katy Jurado MP (1924 - 2002)

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924 – July 5, 2002), born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García in Mexico, D.F., was a Mexican actress who had a successful film career both in Me...

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<private> Pinal (Pinal Hidalgo)

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Amalia Isabel Aguilar MP

Amalia Aguilar (born July 3, 1924) is a Cuban and Mexican film actress and dancer of the Golden age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. She was considered one of the icons of the Rumberas film....

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Lupe Vélez MP (1908 - 1944)

élez Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 14, 1944) was a Mexican film actress. Vélez began her career in Mexico as a dancer, before moving to the U.S. where she worked in...

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Lupe Mayorga MP (b. - 1982)

Lupe Reyes Mayorga immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen in 1925. She married her Bronx, New York husband classical guitarist Franciso Mayorga the same year. During the perio...

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Kitty de Hoyos MP (1941 - 1999)

(Translated into English) Kitty de Hoyos (Mexico City, February 8, 1941 - 28 December 1999) was the stage name of Maria Cristina Hoyo Guadalupe Vega, a Mexican actress of the Golden Age of Mexican ci...

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Evangelina Elizondo MP (1929 - d.)

(Translated into English) Evangelina Elizondo was born in Mexico City, Mexico on April 28, 1929, is an actress and singer. Is also dedicated to painting as a hobby. She studied theology at the Univ...

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Carmen Miranda MP (1909 - 1955)

Carmen Miranda Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. ( ) Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha (Marco de Canaveses, 9 de fevereiro de 1909 — Los Angeles, 5 de agosto de 1955), mai...

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Laurette Luez MP (1928 - 1999)

Laurette Luez (born Loretta Mary Luiz 19 August 1928, Honolulu, Hawaii - died 12 September 1999, Milton, Florida) was a United States supporting actor and successful commercial model who appeared in ...

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Barbara Bestar MP (deceased)

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Valerie Black MP (deceased)

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Josephine Baker MP (1906 - 1975)

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and even the "Créole Goddess" in angloph...

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Neva Peoples MP (1914 - 1995)

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Bea Griffith MP (deceased)

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June Richmond MP (1915 - 1962)

June Richmond became one of the very first black singers to be featured regularly with a white band when she performed with Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra in 1938. An enthusiastic vocalist who was excellen...

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Edna M. Harris MP (1910 - 1997)

Edna Mae Harris was one of the best actresses of the Black race in the 1930s and 1940s. She starred in some of the best all black cast independently produced movies in the 1930s and 1940s. An attract...

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Mae Turner MP (1908 - 1999)

Attractive Mae Turner was one of the top femme fatales, vamps, and hussies of Black Cinema in the 1930s. She usually played the woman who was the ruin of a man. She was a fine actress who perfected t...

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Nina Mae McKinney MP (1912 - 1967)

Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 – May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo",[1] she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Amer...

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Ida James MP (b. - 1994)

Delicate beauty Ida James was a sweet-honey voiced singer who's singing could rival the birds, she gained popularity in the 1940s for her beauty, high, bird-like voice, grace, and glamour. She was th...

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Jeni Le Gon MP

Dancer, actress, and dance instructor Jeni LeGon was born Jennie Ligon on August 14, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois. Later, in London, she learned that she was descended from General Henry Beauchamp Lygon, ...

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Dorothy Gish MP (1898 - 1968)

The less-celebrated younger sister of the famed Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish was also a pioneer of the silent screen through her work under director D.W. Griffith. Born Dorothy de Guiche in Massillon, OH...

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Dolores del Río MP (1904 - 1983)

She was a Mexican film actress and the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. Del Río starred in Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood. ...

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Isabel Washington Powell MP (1909 - 2007)

Isabel Washington Powell, who gave up the nightclub and Broadway stage to marry Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and become a much-loved figure in uptown society, died on May 1. She would have turned 99 on M...

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Fredi Washington MP (1903 - 1994)

Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington (December 23, 1903 - June 28, 1994) was an accomplished dramatic film actress, most active in the 1920s- 1930s. Fredi was a self-proclaimed Black woman, who chos...

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Françoise Madeleine Hardy MP

Françoise Madeleine Hardy is a French singer, actress and astrologer. Hardy is an iconic figure in fashion, music and style. She grew up in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the daughter of an ...

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Arlene Carol Dahl MP

Redheaded leading lady Arlene Dahl achieved notability during the 1950s. She is best remembered for her roles in Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman's World (1954), Slightly Scarle...

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Ruby Ann Dee MP (1922 - 2014)

Ruby Dee (née Wallace; October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A ...

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Gracie Allen MP (1895 - 1964)

Internationally famous comedienne Gracie Allen is best known as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a st...

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Rita Moreno MP

Alameda, CA, USA

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the first and only Hispanic female and one of ten performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a To...

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Lana Turner (1921 - 1995)

Actress Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner) was one of America's most celebrated sex symbols during the 1940s and 1950s making over 50 films. Her tempestuous personal life -- seven mar...

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Judy Canova (1913 - 1983)

Best remembered today as a comic actress, Judy Canova also cut her share of records from the early '30s and into the end of the '50s. As either actress or singer, however, she was a most unlikely succe...

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Rachel Roberts (1927 - 1980)

) Rachel Roberts (20 September 1927 – 26 November 1980) was a Welsh actress noted for her fervour and passion; Roberts is best remembered for her forthright screen performances in two key film...

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Marie Kendall (1873 - 1964)

Miss Marie Kendall, who died on Tuesday at her home in Clapham, was one of the most notable of the great stars of the music halls who survived into our less colourful days. She was 90. Born in July, ...

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Kay Kendall (1927 - 1959)

Kay Kendall (21 May 1927 – 6 September 1959) was an English actress. Kendall began her film career in the musical film London Town (1946). Though the film was a financial failure, Kendall ...

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Billie Paul Piper MP

Billie Paul Piper (born Leian Paul Piper 22 September 1982) is an English actress and former singer. She is known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who and as Hannah Baxter in Secret Diary of a Call...

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Penelope Pelissier (Dudley-Ward) (1914 - 1982)

Penelope Ann Rachel, Lady Reed (4 August 1914 – 22 January 1982), known as Penelope Dudley-Ward, was an English actress. Born Penelope Anne Rachel Dudley Ward in London, she was the elder da...

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Fay Compton (1894 - 1978)

Fay Compton (/ˈkʌmptən/; 1894–1978) was an English actress from a notable acting lineage; her father was actor/manager Edward Compton; her mother, Virginia Bateman, was a ...

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Joanna David MP

Joanna David (born 17 January 1947) is a British actress, best known for her television work. She was born in Lancaster, England. Her first major television role was as Elinor Dashwood in the BBC's...

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Belinda Carroll (1945 - d.)

British actress of stage & screen.

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Kate O'Mara MP (1944 - 2014)

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Lucy Fleming (1947 - d.)

Eve Lucinda Fleming (born 15 May 1947) is a British actress using the stage name 'Lucy Fleming'. She is the daughter of the actress Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson and writer Lt-Col Robert Peter Flemi...

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Dame Celia Johnson (1908 - 1982)

Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson DBE (18 December 1908 – 25 April 1982) was an English actress. She began her stage acting career in 1928, and subsequently achieved success in West End and Broad...

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Gertrude Ward, Countess of Dudley (1879 - 1952)

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Dame Margaret Rutherford, DBE (1892 - 1972)

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Frances Drake (1912 - 2000)

Frances Drake (October 22, 1912 - January 18, 2000) was an American actress, is best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables (1935). Life and career Born in New York City, her parents ...

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Judy Campbell (1916 - 2004)

Judy Campbell (31 May 1916 - 6 June 2004) was an English light comedy actress and occasional playwright, Noël Coward's muse. Her daughter is the actor and singer Jane Birkin, her son the scree...

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<private> Somerset (Ward)

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<private> Lascelles (Elias-Rilwan)

London, Greater London, UK

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Maureen Ward (Swanson), Countess of Dudley MP (1936 - 2011)

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Loretta Young MP (1913 - 2000)

An ingenue in the silent era, Loretta Young made the transition to 'talkies' and more mature roles in the 1930s and 40s. She won a Best Actress Oscar for The Farmer's Daughter (1947); her other films i...

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Carole Lombard MP (1908 - 1942)

Blond and vivacious Carole Lombard was plucked off the streets of Hollywood as a teenager and put in her first movie. She was sassy as well as beautiful and comedy became her forte. In the 1930s she he...

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Liv Johanne Ullmann MP

Oslo, Norge

Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938) is a Norwegian actress and film director, as well as one of the muses of the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. A winner of the Golden Globe, Ullmann has also ...

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Gina Lollobrigida MP

She is an Italian actress and photojournalist. She was one of Italy's most prominent actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s. Today, she remains an active supporter of Italian and Italian American cause...

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Paulette Goddard MP (1910 - 1990)

A Hollywood leading lady from her breakthrough in 1936 and a major star of Paramount Studio in the 1940s, Paulette Goddard went from bit parts to stardom after her marvelous performance in Modern Times...

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Gloria Swanson MP (1899 - 1983)

Legendary actress Gloria Swanson is considered to be one of the biggest stars of the silent era as well as a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. In 1929, Swanson successfu...

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Lena Horne MP (1917 - 2010)

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was a singer, dancer, actress, and activist who had a wildly successful career as a nightclub performer and recording artist. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign ...

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Mae West MP (1893 - 1980)

Mae West (1893–1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol. For her contribution to the film industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street...

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Ginger Rogers MP (1911 - 1995)

American stage and film dancer and actress Ginger Rogers along with Fred Astaire was the most legendary dancing team in film history; she was also a successful dramatic actress, even winning a Best Act...

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Tallaluah Bankhead MP (1902 - 1968)

Born to a prestigious family (her father became a prominent congressman), she made her Broadway debut in 1918 and achieved fame on the London stage in The Dancer (1923). Her vivid presence and throaty ...

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Joan Crawford MP (1905 - 1977)

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur) was an American actress in film, television and theatre. Starting as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed...

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Lucille Ball MP (1911 - 1989)

Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film executive, and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy , ...

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Dame Julie Andrews, DBE MP

Brentwood, Ca, United States

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Ch...

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Debbie Reynolds MP

Entertainer Debbie Reynolds embodied the cheerful bounce and youthful innocence of the post World War II era, buoying the genre's good-natured hokum with her sincere charm and energy. One of a long lin...

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Doris Day MP

a.k.a. famous actress Doris Day: post World War II period brought out some of the finest musical entertainers in this century, but Doris Day not only enhanced her careerthrough her singing, but also wi...

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Eartha Mae Kitt MP (1927 - 2008)

Perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style, Eartha Kitt’s 1953 recording of "Santa Baby" is still a favorite today. In the 1960s, Kitt had a recurring role as Catwoman on TV's B...

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Judy Garland MP (1922 - 1969)

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom...

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Bette Davis MP (1908 - 1989)

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly...

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Marlene Dietrich MP (1901 - 1992)

Marlene Dietrich (German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer. Dietr...

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Faith Domergue MP (1924 - 1974)

Faith Domergue (June 16, 1924 – April 4, 1999) was an American television and film actress.

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Eve Bernhardt MP

Eve Bernhardt - IMDbEve Bernhardt, Actress: The Wizard of Mars. Eve Bernhardt: (AKA Evelyn Bernard) SAG/AFTRA/AGVA actress in the 1950s and 60s. Eve Bernhardt - IMDb Horrors of the Red Planet: Ev...

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Eslanda Cardozo Robeson MP (1896 - 1965)

Eslanda ("Essie") Goode Robeson, (December 12, 1896 - December 13, 1965) the wife and business manager of Paul Robeson, was an American anthropologist, author, actor and activist. Eslanda Cardozo Goo...

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Yvonne De Carlo MP (1922 - 2007)

From Wikipedia: Born: Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Died January 8, 2007 (aged 84) in Woodland Hills, California, U.S. Years active: 1941ȁ...

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<private> Scott-Heron (Sykes)

New York, NY, USA

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Dorothy Arnold (1917 - 1984)

Dorothy Arnold was a nightclub singer and budding movie star when she married baseball great Joe DiMaggio in 1940. She had made several films for Universal starting in 1938, but after her marriage to D...

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Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985)

Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), generally known by her stage name Louise Brooks, was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress, noted for popularizing ...

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Raquel Welch MP

Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children born to Armando Carlos Tejada and Josephine Sarah Hall. Her father was a Bolivian immigrant who was an aerospace engin...

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Grace Kelly MP (1929 - 1982)

Wiki - Grace Patricia Kelly bio Internet Movie Databse - Grace Kelly Biography.com - Grace Kelly articles Biography Channel - Grace Kelly Biography Find A Grave - Grace Kelly

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Jayne Mansfield MP (1933 - 1967)

She was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her plati...

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Sophia Loren MP

In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international ...

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Bettie Page MP (1923 - 2008)

With locks as dark as midnight and a smile as bright as day, Bettie Page was much more than a beautiful pinup model, she was simply the best. A legend as much today as during her modeling days, every f...

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Ava Lavinia Gardner MP (1922 - 1990)

Ava Lavinia Gardner was a famous Hollywood beauty of the 1940s and 1950s. Her stunning looks made her one of the most popular leading ladies of the day, and her reputation for wild behavior -- and marr...

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Marilyn Monroe MP (1926 - 1962)

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Joan Geraldine Bennett (1910 - 1990)

Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures fr...

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