Jean Peters

Jean Peters

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“Whenever fans stop Jean on our wanderings, she has her own patented way of handling them. They say, ‘Are you Jean Peters?’ and she frowns and asks in a puzzled voice, ‘Who is Jean Peters?’ It always works. They go off looking bewildered and we go on about our business.” – Arlen Hurwitz, a friend of […]

Raquel Torres

Raquel Torres

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“I used to look at the stars’ pictures and see how beautiful they were. Never did I dream that some day it would be my picture I would be looking at. Like you say, I was a real fan.” – Raquel Torres (1908-1987) Raquel was born in Hermisillo, Mexico, to a Mexican mother and a German […]

Dorothea Wieck

Dorothea Wieck

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Dorothea Wieck (pronounced Vheek) was born in Switzerland, but became a star of the German stage and screen. Her best known film was the world classic, Maedchen in Uniform (1931), a lesbian-themed drama. After its eventual release in the United States, American critics praised her performance while commenting on how much she resembled Norma Shearer. The […]

Kathleen Key

Kathleen Key

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“I think I’m a little bit crazy.  Not much, you understand, but just a little nutty in the head.  The day before yesterday, I was talking to a producer about a part.  He said, ‘No, Miss Key, you won’t do.  This girl is supposed to be an unsophisticated, spiritual type, and you are too sensuous!’ […]

Constance Moore

Constance Moore

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“I happen to be one of those people who isn’t lazy. But one of the things I’ve found helps when you’re busy, busy, busy – never admit to yourself that you’re tired. If you keep moaning and groaning about how much you have to do, you’re worn down before you start.” – Constance Moore (1920-2005).

Leslie Brooks

Leslie Brooks

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Leslie Brooks (real name Lorraine Gettmann), was a Nebraskan, who got her start as a pin-up model, eventually being signed by MGM and then Warner Bros. Both studios primarily employed her as a model, occasionally giving her extra roles, while promoting her as having the best legs in Hollywood. Once she signed with Columbia, however, […]