Forgotten Stars

Mollie McCart

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Molly McCart (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Molly McCart, brilliant young television actress making her motion picture debut in Columbia Pictures’ shock-filled story of juvenile hoodlums, ‘Teen-Age Crime Wave,’ says the road to stardom is not for her.” — Brownwood Bulletin in 1955

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Buster Crabbe – photos and quotes

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“They can tell me more about myself in these films than I can remember.” — Buster Crabbe on Flash Gordon buffs.   The 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Clarence “Buster” Crabbe is seen competing in the 400-meter freestyle competition for which he won the Gold. Crabbe, a USC graduate, was subsequently signed to a Hollywood contract.   […]

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Audie Murphy – photos and quotes

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"I'd like to be as good an actor as they tell me I was a soldier." -- Audie Murphy (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’d like to be as good an actor as they tell me I was a soldier.” — Audie Murphy Source: Virginia MacPherson (1946)     “I used to think there could be nothing worse than war than killing and maybe being killed and seeing your buddies killed. But in a way that was simple compared […]

Forgotten Stars

Barbara Worth

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Barbara Worth (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Barbara Worth’s fame was largely overshadowed by the popular novel and film, The Winning of Barbara Worth, which had no connection to her. She was born Verna Louise Dooley in 1906 but it is not clear where. Press releases and early U.S. Census records claim that she was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1906. Her death […]

Forgotten Stars

Lynn Bari

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"ynn Bari (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“A couple of years ago I balked. I marched into the office and told them I was tired of being ‘Queen of the Bs!’ I said I’d served my apprenticeship and now would they please make me a star?” — Lynn Bari Source: Virginia MacPherson (1945)

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Janet Blair – photos and quotes

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"I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am." -- Janet Blair (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am.” — Janet Blair Source: 1942 Photo: George Hurrell (1943)     Broadway (1942). With George Raft.   “I was really the homeliest kid in town. I had crooked teeth and straight brown hair. I was shy and […]

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Diana Lorys

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Diana Lorys (Bizarre Los Angeles)

DIANA LORYS  (1940-) Diana Lorys was born Ana María Cazorla Vega on October 20, 1940, in Madrid, Spain. She obviously patterned herself after Gina Lollobrigida because she adopted Lollobrigida‘s modeling name “Diana Loris” when she embarked on her own modeling career in the early 1960s. Her beauty led to supporting film roles in Salto Mortal […]

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Marguerite Chapman

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"When I was a kid I'd buy piles and piles of movie magazines and pore over the hairstyles of the big stars. When I read that Constance Bennett bumped every night to keep her shape you can be sure that Chapman bumped every night for the same reason." -- Marguerite Chapman (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“When I was a kid I’d buy piles and piles of movie magazines and pore over the hairstyles of the big stars. When I read that Constance Bennett bumped every night to keep her shape you can be sure that Chapman bumped every night for the same reason.” — Marguerite Chapman Source: Virginia MacPherson (1945) […]

Forgotten Stars

Adele Jergens – photos and quotes

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"I've seen more wives suddenly remember when I'm talking to their husbands that they lefy the gas on at home." -- Adele Jergens (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve seen more wives suddenly remember when I’m talking to their husbands that they left the gas on at home.” — Adele Jergens Source: 1948 Photo: 1944     “I like everything about Hollywood except getting up early in the morning. People here don’t get enough sleep.” — Adele Jergens Source: 1947 Photo: Ned Scott […]