Marie-Hélène Arnaud (1934–1986) was a French model and actress, born in Montmorency, Seine-et-Oise, France. A Chanel and Guy Laroche house model in 1950s’ Paris, Arnaud’s popularity allowed her to cross over into photo work – culminating in a 1957 Life magazine cover.—Wikipedia
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“It has been said that I am very unreal—that I cannot possibly act. The truth of the matter is this: In my own life I have had sorrows which it didn’t behoove me to vent publically. I have repressed my own emotions so much that I have had difficulty in stimulating them.”
Agnes Ayres (April 4, 1898 – December 25, 1940) was an American actress who rose to fame during the silent film era. She was best known for her role as Lady Diana Mayo in The Sheik and The Son of the Sheik opposite Rudolph Valentino.
Born as Agnes Eyre Henkel in Carbondale, Illinois to Solon and Emma Slack Henkel on April 4, 1898. She also had an older brother named Solon William Henkel born in 1888. She began her career in 1914 when she was noticed by an Essanay Studios staff director and cast as an extra in a crowd scene. After moving to New York City with her mother to pursue a career in acting, Ayres was spotted by actress Alice Joyce. Joyce noticed the physical resemblance the two shared which eventually led to Ayres being cast in Richard the Brazen (1917), as Joyce’s character’s sister. Ayres’ career began to gain momentum when Paramount Pictures founder Jesse Laksy began to take an interest in her. Lasky gave her a starring role in the Civil War drama Held by the Enemy (1920), and also lobbied for parts for her in several Cecil B. DeMille productions.1 It was during this time that Ayres married, and quickly divorced, Captain Frank P. Schuker, an army officer whom she had wed during World War I. She also began a romance with Lasky.
In 1921, Ayres shot to stardom when she was cast as Lady Diana Mayo, an English heiress opposite “Latin lover” Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik. Ayres later reprised her role as Lady Diana in the 1926 sequel Son of the Sheik. Following the release of The Sheik, she went on to have major roles in many other films including The Affairs of Anatol (1921) starring Wallace Reid, Forbidden Fruit (1921), and Cecil B. DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments (1923).
By 1923, Ayres’ career began to wane following the end of her relationship with Jesse Lasky. She married Mexican diplomat S. Manuel Reachi in 1924. The couple had a daughter before divorcing in 1927. In 1929, Ayres lost her fortune and real estate holdings in the Crash of ’29. That same year, she also appeared in her last major role in The Donovan Affair, starring Jack Holt. To earn money, she left acting and played the vaudeville circuit. She returned to acting in 1936, confident that she could make a comeback. Unable to secure starring roles, Ayres appeared in mostly uncredited bit parts and finally retired from acting for good in 1937.
After her retirement, Ayres became despondent and was eventually committed to a sanatorium. She also lost custody of her daughter to Reachi, in 1939.
She died from a cerebral hemorrhage on December 25, 1940 at her home at the age of 42. She is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.
For her contribution to motion pictures, Agnes Ayres has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard.—Wikipedia
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Amy Jo Johnson
My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her. I believe I can do anything. If I decide I want to be a doctor tomorrow, I’m going to be a doctor.
Amy Jo Johnson grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” (1993). She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests, appearing in various community theatre projects. Once she graduated from high school she went to New York to study at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. After two years there she moved to California where she landed the aforementioned part as the Pink Ranger also in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). After her stint there she went back to the theatre as well as doing several television movies. Amy’s own talents as a musician have come into play in her role as Julie Emrick on “Felicity” (1998). When not working on the show Amy appears with her band Valhalla, where she is the lead singer as well as a guitarist. Amy also paints, primarily with oil and acrylics, and is devoted to her pit bull, Lucy. —IMDb
Tell all the fans that I completely adore them, and tell them I say, ‘Thank you so much’, for their love and support; and that I miss them terribly, and hopefully I get to see them or they get to see me up on the screen soon. And send my love, definitely.
Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.
In 1979, Thuy and her family boarded a cargo ship with other refugees to travel to America. However, first they sailed to a detention camp in Hong Kong.
The family was finally reunited in California, America in 1980. However, her father died from cancer a couple of years later.
Thuy graduated from Banning High School and earned a scholarship to study civil engineering at UC Irvine.
In 1992, Thuy got interested in acting and, in 1993, got her first big break when she landed the role of “Trini Kwan” on the hit TV series, “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” (1993). In 1994, Thuy left the show to pursue other projects.
After appearing in a video documentary called the Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities (1995) (V), as an interviewee, and a cameo as a manicurist in Spy Hard (1996), Thuy got her next large role as “Kali” in The Crow: City of Angels (1996), the sequel to The Crow (1994).
Tragically, on September 3rd 2001, Thuy was a passenger in a car, traveling on the I-5, which suddenly went out of control. The resulting accident was fatal for her.
She leaves behind only a small body of work but, through them, she made an impact on many.
Thuy Trang will be missed by many. —IMDb
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“I was a young girl—everybody who gets to be an old girl was a young girl—and Lon Chaney taught me to make-up. In my first pictures I must have looked quite like Lon Chaney. He showed me because I didn’t know the slightest thing about it. I still don’t.”
Gertrude Olmstead (November 13, 1897 – January 18, 1975) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 56 films between 1920 and 1929.
Olmstead was born in Chicago, Illinois, and appeared in her first credited film role in the 1921 film The Fox, when she was only 17. She obtained several more roles that same year, appearing in nine films in 1921, and another five in 1922. She would appear in seventeen more films by the time she received what is today her best known role, opposite Rudolph Valentino in the 1925 film Cobra.
Throughout the silent film era her career thrived. From 1925 through 1929 she appeared in twenty eight films, most often portraying the heroine. With the advent of sound film her career stalled, and she retired from acting in 1929.
In 1926, she met MGM director Robert Z. Leonard, and they were married June 8 of that year. Leonard and Olmstead remained married until his death in 1968.
After Leonard’s death, Olmstead remained in the Los Angeles area, and died in Beverly Hills on January 18, 1975.—Wikiepdia
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Physicist Lionel Barrett is enlisted by an eccentric millionaire, Mr. Deutsch, to make an investigation into “survival after death” in “the one place where it has yet to be refuted”. This is the Belasco House: the “Mount Everest of haunted houses,” originally owned by the notorious “Roaring Giant” Emeric Belasco, a six-foot-five perverted millionaire and supposed murderer, who disappeared soon after a massacre at his home. The house is believed to be haunted by numerous spirits, the victims of Belasco’s twisted and sadistic desires. Accompanying Barrett are his wife, Ann, as well as two mediums: a mental medium and Spiritualist minister, Florence Tanner, and a physical medium, Ben Fischer, who is also the sole survivor of an earlier investigation. —Wikipedia
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“People ask me for autographs on the street and I get letters asking for photographs but I don’t send many.”
Tatiana Yevgenyevna Samoilova (Russian: Татья́на Евге́ньевна Само́йлова; born 4 May 1934) is a Soviet and Russian film actress who starred in The Cranes Are Flying (1957), The Unsent Letter (1959) and Anna Karenina (1967).
Evgeny Samoilov’s only daughter, she was born in Leningrad, but her father moved to Moscow to work with Vsevolod Meyerhold later that year. Samoilova was propelled to stardom in 1957, when she played the lead role of Veronika in The Cranes Are Flying. The film was a tremendous success, winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes and a special prize for Samoilova. She received many offers to continue her career in the West, but declined in the face of mounting pressure from the establishment of the day.
In the 1960s, Samoilova had several movie roles, including Anna Karenina in the 1968 Soviet version of Tolstoy’s novel. She appeared in the movie alongside her former husband Vasily Lanovoy (as Count Vronsky) and Maya Plisetskaya (as Karenina’s friend Betsy). In 1993, she was named a People’s Artist of Russia.—Wikipedia
“The camera catches her with an affection that is easy to comprehend. She embraces the story and lifts it higher with her brilliant mixture of playfulness and seriousness.” [Ingmar Bergman]
Maj-Britt Nilsson (11 December 1924 – 19 December 2006) was a Swedish movie actress of the 1940s and 1950s.
Nilsson was born in Stockholm and trained at the drama school of the Royal Dramatic Theater there. She appeared in the following three Ingmar Bergman films: Till Glädje (To Joy, 1950), Sommarlek (Summer Interlude or Illicit Interlude 1951), and Kvinnors Väntan (Secrets of Women or Waiting Women, 1952). She also appeared in the English language film A Matter of Morals (1961), directed in Sweden by John Cromwell.
Maj-Britt Nilsson died in Cannes, France, aged 82. Her death, which was not widely reported outside Sweden, was confirmed by Jon Asp, executive editor of the online publication Ingmar Bergman Face to Face. No cause was announced.
In 1951 she married Per Gerhard, a theater director and son of Karl Gerhard, a prominent Swedish singer, who survives her.—Wikipedia
Alekos Sakellarios (Greek: Αλέκος Σακελλάριος, 7 November 1913 in Athens – 28 August 1991 in Athens) was a Greek writer and a director.
He was born in Athens and began to learn journalism and acting at a young age. He wrote his first theatrical play in 1935 called The King of Halva. He employed himself into the film as a screenwriter and a director and wrote many plays.
He directed mainly with Christos Giannakopoulos and only wrote with that cooperation of around 140 works. The most popular include: The Germans Strike Again, Thanassakis o politevomenos, I theia ap’ to Chicago, Dikoi mas Anthropoi, Ena votsalo sti limni, Kalos ilthe to dollario, Ta kitrina gantia, Otan Leipei i Gata, I Soferina, Laterna, Ftocheia kai Filotimo, Alimono stous Neous (Woe to the Young) and more.
He wrote also the lyrics of several songs, many of which became very successful. Among them are: Garifallo st’ Afti, Ypomoni, Asta ta Malakia sou, Eho ena Mystiko and more.
He died in 1991 and is buried in the First Cemetery of Athens in a family grave. He spent his final years next to his wife Tina. He had two daughters.—Wikipedia
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António Filipe Lopes Ribeiro (Lisbon, 16 April 1908–1995) was a Portuguese film director.
Son of Manuel Henrique Correia da Silva Ribeiro and wife Ester da Nazaré Lopes, he was the older brother of actor Ribeirinho.—Wikipedia
“What a privilege to learn pieces of film by heart, as if they were music.”
Jerome Hill (2 March 1905, St. Paul, Minnesota – 21 November 1972, New York City) was an American filmmaker and artist. He was born into the family of Louis W. and Maud Van Corlandt Hill, one of the prominent families of Saint Paul and heirs to the railroad fortune of James J. Hill, the famed “Empire Builder.”
He attended St. Paul Academy where, as a student, he first demonstrated skill as an artist. He studied music at Yale University receiving a degree in music. As a student, he took many trips to New York City to see a variety of arts events. After graduation in 1927, he traveled to Europe where he began to study painting, and experiment with still photography and film. While painting Landscapes in the south of France, Hill discovered and purchased a piece of property in Cassis, a scenic port town on the Mediterranean Sea.
Hill’s film endeavors began with Ski Flight (1938), a documentary and instructional film on downhill skiing. Filmed on location at Mt. Rainier in Washington state, and starring skier Otto Lang, the film premiered at Radio City Music Hall. A second documentary film The Seeing Eye (1939-40) profiled companion animals.
His artistic career was put on hold during WWII when he joined the military serving a variety of roles. He was assigned to a Tank Destroyer Battalion in 1942, and later served as a liaison officer with French forces. He also worked on the military motion picture team creating training films for the Army.
After the war, Hill continued to travel and paint for most of the 1940s. In 1949, he returned to documentary filmmaking with his portrait of American painter Grandma Moses, produced with cinematographer Erika Anderson. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and marked Hill’s creative partnership with Anderson that would produce the feature length documentary, Albert Schweitzer. The film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature of 1957.
Hill made his first “story” film, The Sand Castle made in 1959-60. Inspired by Carl Jung and his theories of the subconscious, it was a comedy-fantasy in black and white with a dream sequence in color introducing a novel form of stop-motion animation. Jung’s ideas also motivated the full-length film Open The Door and See All the People (1964). Hill would create numerous notable films during his career that included Schweitzer and Bach, the hand-painted animation shorts: Anticorrida Merry Christmas, The Artist’s Friend, and The Canaries.
In 1971, Hill made his full-length autobiographical film, Film Portrait. An especially poignant cinematic work, Film Portrait was created after Hill had been diagnosed with an incurable cancer and was contemplating his legacy as an artist and philanthropist. The work was selected as an outstanding Film of the Year for presentation at the 1972 London Film Festival and won the Gold Dukat Prize at the 21st Annual Film Festival in Mannheim.
Jerome Hill’s life and career was largely defined by his support for the arts and humanities on an international level. In 1957 and 1958, he initiated a series of Performing Arts Festivals in Cassis. These festivals presented an array of European theatre professionals and Musicians that Hill helped support financially. In 1964, he founded a philanthropic foundation for the arts and humanities (Avon Foundation), which since 1973 has been known as the Jerome Foundation. He helped fund Film-Makers’ Cinematheque Film Culture magazine, and Cahiers du cinéma, and was involved in the Spoleto Festival in 1961 and the International Exposition of the New American Cinema.
After meeting with avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas about the possibility of writing an article for one of his film publications, Mekas presented Hill with the idea of a museum devoted to the preservation and exhibition of film as art. This vision eventually became Anthology Film Archives, and would be considered Hill’s most important contribution to the cultivation of the visual arts. Realized through Hill’s financial and creative support, Anthology Film Archives opened on November 30, 1970 at Joseph Papp’s Theater. Hill was heavily involved with the organization up until his death in 1972. His work continues to be recognized for its importance to the history of cinema.
His short film La Cartomancienne (1932) was restored for the DVD collection Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941 released in October 2005.
His most famous work was Film Portrait (1972), an autobiographical piece about the artist’s own life, which won numerous awards and is one of only 450 films nominated for the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress.
Hill had a Chalet built at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and while living there, paid for and operated “The Magic Carpet”, the first aerial tramway on the west coast.—Wikipedia
“He [Eric Rohmer] understands the kind of women he wants to understand. He does not try to understand women who don’t interest him – like everyone else. He does not deal with women who suffer a lot. The social life of women is very little remarked in the films of Rohmer.”
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“The only thing I want to do in films is be Mr. Joe Average as well as I know how. Of course, anyone whose face appears often enough on the screen is bound to have bobby-soxers after him for autographs. But what I really get a kick out of is when cab drivers around New York lean out and yell ‘Hi Brooklyn’ when I walk by. They make me feel I’m putting it across O.K. when I try to be Joe Average.”
He was born Bernard Zanville in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Cornell University and St. John’s Law School (Brooklyn). When he had trouble finding work in the mid-1930s he tried boxing, baseball, construction, sales and modeling, among other jobs. From there he went into acting on Broadway (“Dead End”, “Stage Door”, “Of Mice and Men”), which finally brought him to Hollywood. He acted under his own name until 1943 when, as Dane Clark (a name he said was given him by Humphrey Bogart), he took the role of sailor Johnnie Pulaski in Warner’s Action in the North Atlantic (1943), a wartime tribute to the Merchant Marine. He was a regular in World War II movies, playing the part of a submariner in Destination Tokyo (1943), an airman in God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) and a Marine in Pride of the Marines (1945).
Though he co-starred with such luminaries as Bogart, Cary Grant, Bette Davis and Raymond Massey, it was his self-described “Joe Average” image that got him his parts: “They don’t go much for the ‘pretty boy’ type [at Warner Brothers]. An average-looking guy like me has a chance to get someplace, to portray people the way they really are, without any frills.” He was also proud of his role as Abe Saperstein, who founded the Harlem Globetrotters black basketball team, in Go Man Go (1954), a film he believed pioneered in opposing race hatred. —IMDb
“They tried to make me a star, a leading man. Well, I’m not a star even though they thought I looked like one. I’m a character actor. When I’ve had the choice I’ve always opted for the character role. I’d rather be the pillar that holds up the star than the star himself.”
Stephen Boyd was born William Millar on July 4, 1931, at Glengormley, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of Martha Boyd and Canadian truck driver James Alexander Millar, who worked for Fleming’s on Tomb Street in Belfast. He attended Glengormley & Ballyrobert primary school and then moved on to Ballyclare High School and studied bookkeeping at Hughes Commercial Academy. In Ireland he worked in an insurance office and travel agency during the day and rehearsed with a semi-professional acting company at night during the week and weekends. He would eventually manage to be on the list for professional acting companies to call him when they had a role. He joined the Ulster Theatre Group and was a leading man with that company for three years, playing all kinds of roles. He did quite a bit of radio work in between as well, but then decided it was distracting him from acting and completely surrendered to his passion. Eventually he went to London as an understudy in an Irish play that was being given there, “The Passing Day”.
In England he became very ill and was in and out of work, supplementing his acting assignments with odd jobs such as waiting in a cafeteria, doorman at the Odeon Theatre and even busking on the streets of London. Even as things turned for the worst, he would always write back to his mother that all was well and things were moving along so as not to alarm her in any way or make her worry. Sir Michael Redgrave discovered him one night at the Odeon Theatre and arranged an introduction to the Windsor Repertory Company. The Arts Council of Great Britain was looking for a leading man and part-time director for the only major repertory company that was left in England, The Arts Council Midland Theatre Company, and he got the job. During his stay in England he went into television with the BBC, and for 18 months he was in every big play on TV. One of the major roles in his early career was the one in the play “Barnett’s Folly”, which he himself ranked as one of his favorites.
In 1956 he signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century-Fox. This led to his first film role, as an IRA member spying for the Nazis in The Man Who Never Was (1956), a job he was offered by legendary producer Alexander Korda. William Wyler was so struck by Boyd’s performance in that film that he asked Fox to loan him Boyd, resulting in his being cast in what is probably his most famous role, that of Messala in the classic Ben-Hur (1959) opposite Charlton Heston. He received a Golden Globe award for his work on that film but was surprisingly bypassed on Oscar night. Still under contract with Fox, Boyd waited around to play the role of Marc Anthony in Cleopatra (1963) opposite Elizabeth Taylor. However, Taylor became so seriously ill that the production was delayed for months, which caused Boyd and other actors to withdraw from the film and move on to other projects.
Boyd made several films under contract before going independent. One of the highlights was Fantastic Voyage (1966), a science-fiction film about a crew of scientists miniaturized and injected into the human body as if in inner space. He also received a nomination for his role of Insp. Jongman in The Inspector (1962) (aka “The Inspector”) co-starring with Dolores Hart.
Boyd’s Hollywood career began to fade by the late 1960s as he started to spend more time in Europe, where he seemed to find better roles more suited to his interests. When he went independent it was obvious that he took on roles that spoke to him rather than just taking on assignments for the money, and several of the projects he undertook were, at the time, quite controversial, such as Slaves (1969) and Carter’s Army (1970) (TV). Boyd chose his roles based solely on character development and the value of the story that was told to the public, and never based on monetary compensation or peer pressure.
Although at the height of his career he was considered one of Hollywood’s leading men, he never forgot where he came from, and always reminded everyone that he was, first and foremost, an Irishman. When the money started coming in, one of the first things he did was to ensure that his family was taken care of. He was particularly close to his mother Martha and his brother Alex.
Boyd was married twice, the first time in 1958 to Italian-born MCA executive Mariella di Sarzana, but that only lasted (officially) during the filming of “Ben Hur”. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Mills, secretary at the British Arts Council and a friend since 1955. Liz Mills followed Boyd to the US in the late 1950s and was his personal assistant and secretary for years before they married, about ten months before his death on June 2, 1977, in Northridge, California, from a massive heart attack while playing golf – one of his favorite pastimes – at the Porter Valley Country Club. He is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California. It was a terrible loss, just as he seemed to be making a comeback with his recent roles in the series “Hawaii Five-O” (1968) and the English movie The Squeeze (1977).
It is a real tragedy to see that a man who was so passionate about his work, who wanted nothing but to tell a story with character, a man who was ahead of his time in many ways ended up being overlooked by many of his peers. One fact remains about Stephen Boyd, however—his fans are still passionate about his work to this day, almost 30 years after his death, and one has to wonder if he ever realized that perhaps in some way he achieved the goal he set out for himself: to entertain the public and draw attention to the true art of acting while maintaining glamor as he defined it by remaining himself a mystery. —IMDb
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[On her role in “A Cold Wind in August” (1961)]: “To be called a sexpot at my age is just downright embarrassing. I wish I hadn’t played the part—in spite of all the new recognition it has brought me.”
Lola Jean Albright (born July 20, 1925, Akron, Ohio) is an American singer and actress.
Albright worked as a model before moving to Hollywood. She began her motion picture career with a bit part in the 1947 film The Unfinished Dance, and followed it (after several unbilled parts) with an important role in the acclaimed 1949 hit Champion. For the next ten years, she appeared in secondary roles in over twenty films, including several ‘B’ Westerns. Albright also acted in guest roles on several television series.
In 1958, she won the role of Edie Hart on Peter Gunn, a television detective series produced by Blake Edwards and directed by Robert Altman, with the theme music that made Henry Mancini famous. Albright played a nightclub singer who was the romantic interest of Peter Gunn, played by Craig Stevens. In 1959 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series. Her role required singing and led to the 1957 release of her music album Lola Wants You, as well as her album 1959 Dreamsville, in which her songs were accompanied by Henry Mancini and his orchestra.
Albright’s popularity led to several major film roles, including Elvis Presley’s 1962 film, Kid Galahad; the 1964 French film Les Felins by director René Clément; and the epic western The Way West.
Later in 1964 she appeared as Duff Daniels in the episode “Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones” with her former Peter Gunn co-star Craig Stevens in his short-lived CBS drama Mr. Broadway.
Later in 1965 she appeared in Bonanza episode The Search as Ann.
In 1966, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Lord Love a Duck.
In 1968, Albright appeared in The Impossible Years, with David Niven and Christina Ferrare, and in Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? with Doris Day. She also appeared in the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour.
Albright temporarily replaced Dorothy Malone as Constance Mackenzie on the hit primetime soap opera Peyton Place, when Malone had to undergo emergency surgery. Albright continued to perform both in films and as a television guest actor until her retirement in the early 1980s.—Wikipedia