Female Stars

Farrah Fawcett

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Farrah Fawcett's famous red swimsuit photo. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was a little self-conscious probably because my smile is so big. I was very insecure. I did not like my legs. I was very shy.” — Farrah Fawcett Photo: Bruce McBroom   “You have to have something to play. You have to have character. I look at scripts differently today. I used to put […]

Forgotten Stars

Jill Esmond

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Jill Esmond (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The motion picture is so vast in scope, so willing to venture into untried fields, that I’m looking with eagerness to Hollywood as the emotional Eden to which I belong.” — Jill Esmond Source: 1931 Photo: Ernest Bachrach (1932)

Female Stars

Cyd Charisse

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“You know those shows where the censors label it ‘objectionable in part.’ Well, I’m always the part.” — Cyd Charisse Photo and quote: 1957

Forgotten Stars

Nancy Torres

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ACTOR JAILED IN ABDUCTION Frederico de la Vega Held on Girl’s Charges Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1933 Accused of kidnapping a pretty Mexican actress when she refused his escort, Frederico de la Vaga, Argentine actor, last night was in the West Los Angeles jail. His accuser is Nancy Torres, 22-years of age, recent arrival […]

Forgotten Stars

Lillian Lane

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Lillian Lane makes frequent trips to Africa on big game hunts. She has quite an enviable reputation as a huntress. When at home, in London, she is an actress. Lillian is just as good on the stage as she is with a big game rifle in her hands, in the country [sic] of Africa. — […]

Forgotten Stars

Grace Bradley

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Grace Bradley (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve always been an avid reader. I’ve been known to read as many as three books in one day…especially Russian psychology. The Russians have such a capacity for unhappiness. Their books are full of it. So is their music with all its plaintive minors. I studied piano, you know.” — Grace Bradley Source: Lyle Rooks […]

Forgotten Stars

Vera Francis

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Vera Francis (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Fate Has Smiled Upon Vera Francis — Deciding Career Is Big Question by Nora Holt April 17, 1954 How long does it take a young girl living in this mad and commedium [sic] for a career? Especially if the medium is show business, the most demanding, risky and heartbreaking, and yet fascinating and rewarding profession […]

Female Stars

Mitzi Gaynor

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“While I didn’t realize it back then, the day I got my first job at Fox it was just about all over. The studios were about to dissolve, and the kind of singing-and-dancing movies that I had been made to make weren’t going to be made anymore.” — Mitzi Gaynor Source: Larry Kart (1987)

Character Actors

Betty White

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“It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” — Betty White   “During the Depression, my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had […]

Forgotten Stars

Dusty Anderson

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Dusty Anderson in a gag photo from 1944. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Ruth “Dusty” Anderson was a popular fashion model in the 1940s. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she moved to New York City to embark on a showbusiness career. According to Walter Winchell, while she was in Toledo, she had won a $400 Bank Night prize, which paid for her move to the Big Apple. Other press […]