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Profiles

  • Pamela Helen Mason (1916 - 1996)
    She was a British actress, author, and screenwriter who appeared in a number of British films. Born Pamela Ostrer in Westgate-on-Sea, Mason was the daughter of Isadore, a mill owner, and Helen Ostrer...
  • Cherry Felicity Hambro (1933 - 2017)
  • Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920 - 1994)
    Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it wa...
  • Ann-Margret Smith
    Swedish siren Ann-Margret was spotted by comedian George Burns , who hired her for his Las Vegas show and arranged for several professional doors to be opened for his protégée. Her show-stopping appear...
  • Florence Kahn (1878 - 1951)
    Florence Kahn (Lady Beerbohm) (born March 3, 1878 in Memphis, Tennessee – died January 13, 1951 in Rapallo, Italy) was a Jewish American actress and the first wife of caricaturist and parodist Sir Ma...

A tribute to the character actresses, pin-ups, "legends" from the Golden Age, who the modern public never really speak or think about; and those who succumbed to tragic deaths.

"Life can be wildly tragic at times, but whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh." - Katharine Hepburn.



List (alphabetical by first name)

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F

  • Faith Domergue
  • Fay Holden, in Bulldog Drummond series
  • Fern Emmett
  • Frances Dee

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H

  • Heather Angel, in Bulldog Drummond series
  • Heather Young, birth name: Patricia Kay Paterson - Land of the Giants
  • Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical epic, Samson and Delilah (1949)
  • Helen Gallagher, born JUly 19, 1926.

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  • Neva Peoples (1914–1995) - Ella in The Duke is Tops (1938); Bronze Venus (1938)
  • Nina May McKinney (1912–1967) - The Devil's Daughter (1939)
  • Noreen Nash

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P

Q

R

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T

  • Tamar Cooper
  • Tamara Dobson
  • Tandra Quinn
  • Teresa Graves
  • Teresa Wright
  • Terry Moore
  • Tina Louise

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Y

  • Yvonne Craig. Most famous as Batgirl on the campy ‘60’s series Batman (She felt so connected with the role, she lead a campaign in the late ‘80’s to protest the character’s paralysis caused by the Joker in Batman: the Killing Joke because she felt it was demeaning).
  • Yvonne De Carlo

Z



Classic Movies

  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Scarface (1932)
  • Robin Hood (1938)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • The Wolf Man (1941)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Flying Tigers (1942)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • Adams Rib (1949)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • Around The World in 80 Days (1956)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

To be continued



SciFi Classics

PinUp Cartoons

Links and References