Forgotten Stars

Vivian Austin

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Vivian Austin - Hollywood's "Most Viewtiful Brunette" of 1944. Bizarre Los Angeles.

“Vivian was born in Hollywood, was graduated from Hollywood High School, loved in Hollywood, and acted in the Bliss-Hayden Miniature theater, also in Hollywood. They discovered that she was 22 years old, five feet, four, weighed 110 pounds and could do all kinds of dancing, tap, toe, ballet, acrobatic, ballroom and comedy.” — Des Moines […]

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Irene Ware

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Irene Ware

“Irene Ware hails from Pelham Bay, N.Y. – near New York City. An aunt sent one of her photographs to a New York paper that was searching for a girl to represent Manhattan in the international beauty contest in Galveston, Tex., in 1929. She was chosen as “Miss America.” And later won fame of other […]

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Phyllis Brooks

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Phyllis Brooks

“My burning ambition, as long as I can remember, was to be a movie actress….I started posing for photographers as a lark and it was a lot of fun. Then it became necessary for me to work, but all the time I was thinking about Hollywood, wondering how in the world I’d ever get to […]

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Rita Gam – photos and quotes

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Rita Gam

“Just last month, I was asked to do another of those barbarian things — and my answer was ‘never again.’ I mean it. If I can’t play good American girls, I’d much rather not work.” — Rita Gam in 1961. Here she is playing Attila the Hun’s daughter in Sign of the Pagan (1954).   […]

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Jean Parker – photos and quotes

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Jean Parker

“Acting is truly a glorious and noble profession. When anyone can give other people a few hours of escape or enchantment away from the ills of the world and their own personal lives, that’s a very worthwhile occupation.” — Jean Parker   “I want to be a star to prove to myself that through right […]

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Sheila Terry

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Sheila Terry

“You learn to crawl before you walk, and breaking into pictures is the same thing. I don’t think I’ll play anymore secretaries, but I was glad to do them – every one was training.” — Sheila Terry in 1933   “B. P. Schulberg borrows Sheila Terry from Warners for the second lead in Madame Butterfly. I’m […]

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Tim McCoy

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Tim McCoy

“I’ve never been sentimental about my horse. The horse doesn’t give a damn about you. If you want to know the truth – horses are dumb.” — Tim McCoy     Silent Men (1933)