Babe Name: Jo Morrow Profession: Actress Feature Dancer: No Ethnicity: Caucasian Country of Origin: United States Province / State: TX - Texas Place of Birth: Cuero Date of Birth: November 1, 1939 Astrological Sign: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21) Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Brown Height: 170 cm - 5 feet and 7 inches Weight: 55 kg - 121 lbs Measurements: 34-24-36 Fake boobs: No Career Status: Unknown Career Start And End 1958 - 1976 (18 Years In The Business)
Jo Morrow, is an American film actress. Through a "Be a Star" contest she won a film contract with 20th Century Fox in 1958. After only one film with 20th Century-Fox she moved to Columbia Pictures, allegedly because a producer at 20th Century Fox tried to make a pass at her. At Columbia she made some ten films and a dozen TV series episodes between 1958 and 1963, the most notable being Our Man in Havana, in which she played Alec Guinness' daughter Milly. In 1963 she married Jack Barnett, songwriter for Jimmy Durante. The 1964 birth of a deaf daughter forced her to give up movies for motherhood. She had a brief comeback in a few exploitation films and TV series episodes in the 1970s
Born in Cuero, Texas, Jo Morrow was still a baby when her parents took her to San Diego, where her father worked in aircraft manufacture and her mother encouraged Jo's acting aspirations. Entering a "Be A Star" contest which Morrow feels started out as a sham, she actually won a 20th Century-Fox contract (film-debuting in Gary Cooper'sTen North Frederick (1958), and from there moved to Columbia. The 1964 birth of a deaf daughter forced Morrow to choose between movies and motherhood; the latter won out, although she made a comeback of sorts in 1970s exploitation fare like Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973) and Terminal Island (1973). The birth of a deaf daughter forced her semi-retirement (1964) Was signed by 20th Century-Fox after winning a talent contest. (1958) Met Fidel Castro while making Our Man in Havana (1959) in Cuba. She told The Daily Mirror (London, UK) that Castro wanted to know the number of her hotel room so he could send flowers, but she never got them. (1959) In July 2005, she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Ty Hardin, Donna Douglas, Ed Nelson, Richard Anderson, Elena Verdugo, Henry Darrow and Lorna Gray. Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks" (McFarland & Co., 1998). Lives in Medford, Oregon. Converted to Judaism to marry Jack Barnett. She did not make herself too popular on the set of "The Three Worlds Of Gulliver" when she allegedly remarked that Alec Guinness and Noel Coward had recently co-starred with her in "Our Man In Havana". Peter Bull, who had a supporting part in the Gulliver film, attributed this remark (in his autobiographical book, "I Say - Look Here!") to an actress he referred to as "Marj Smith", but it was made pretty clear that he meant Morrow. (There is no "Marj Smith" in the cast-list of either film, and Morrow was the only American actress in both).
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Jo Ann Pflug is a former American motion picture and television actress, who retired in 1997. Pflug's first major role was as U.S. Army nurse Lt. Maria "Dish" Schneider in 1970's MASH, and she also appeared in Catlow with Yul Brynner, and Where Does It Hurt? starring Peter Sellers. Other notable roles include the voice of Invisible Girl in the 1967 animated version of Fantastic Four, Lt. Katherine O'Hara in the television series spin-off of Operation Petticoat, Boss Jack's wife in Traveller, and Cynthia Vaughn in 1997's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Pflug was the co-star of the made for television movie, The Night Strangler of 1973, which was a sequel to The Night Stalker of 1972, and a precursor of the TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker of 1974-1975. Pflug was also a frequent panelist on the television game shows Match Game from 1973–1981, a co-host with Allen Funt on the 1970s version of Candid Camera, and a regular on the TV series The Fall Guy in 1981-1982. In 1984, she was the first actress to play Taylor Chapin on the unsuccessful syndicated soap opera Rituals.
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Babe Name: Jil Jarmyn Profession: Actress Feature Dancer: No Ethnicity: Caucasian Country of Origin: United States Province / State: IL - Illinois Place of Birth: Batavia Date of Birth: October 8, 1926 Astrological Sign: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22) Date Deceased: January 16, 1987 (deceased at age 60) Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown Height: 165 cm - 5 feet and 5 inches Weight: 54 kg - 119 lbs Measurements: 34-24-36 Fake boobs: No Career Start And End 1952 - 1964 (12 Years In The Business)
Jil Jarmyn was born as Donna Joyce Sellers. She is an actress, known for Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958), Swamp Women (1956) and Lay That Rifle Down (1955). She was previously married to James Craig and Franklyn Fanning Powell.
A starlet who provided sexy window dressing, but not much more, in 50s films, one might better remember her on TV as the gushy Southern brunette alongside blonde bombshell Joi Lansing on an "I Love Lucy" episode as two models hired to pose with Ricky for publicity pictures in Hollywood.
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A fetching, full-faced American general purpose actress whose assertive two-decade career on stage, radio, TV and films did not lead to outright stardom. Born Jewell Jean Lain on August 9, 1931, in Indianapolis, Indiana, her father, a former teacher, founded the Lain Business College which had locations in Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianpolis, Indiana. She has two younger sisters and one younger brother. A one-time child model, she made her debut while quite young (age 8) in "Five Little Peppers and How They Grew" at the Civic Theater and also took ballet lessons.
Following high school, Jewell moved to New York and was accepted as a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Art and studied with Charles Jehlinger. She made ends meet as a Conover Agency model and at one point was promoted as "Miss Television Film" for the number of TV shorts she did for NBC and CBS. Besides finding radio work, she also appeared on stage. Jewell toured in the comedy "Time Out for Ginger" playingSteve McQueen's girlfriend and played Stella opposite Grant Williams and Iris Whitneyin a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". She also made an appearance on TV's "The Colgate Comedy Hour" that showcased Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
In Los Angeles from 1955, the lovely blonde first appeared on stage in "Fifth Season" with Gene Raymond and Angela Greene, which later moved to San Francisco. She also worked with Marsha Hunt in the play "Rooms". She broke into films with a bit part as a cashier in Death of a Scoundrel (1956) starring George Sanders and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Along with Barbara Eden and Fay Spain, she was further promoted as a "Wampas Baby Star of 1956". She later earned a co-star role in the lowbudget Suicide Battalion (1958) opposite Mike Connors and Bing Russell and also had a featured roles as a flight attendant in Crash Landing (1958) starring Gary Merrill and Nancy Reagan while sharing love interest scenes with Roger Smith, and in Three Blondes in His Life (1961) starringJock Mahoney and Greta Thyssen. She had an unbilled part in the film Red Line 7000(1965).
TV was also a viable medium for Jewell. She was featured on such 50s and 60s programs as "The Millionaire," "Line-Up," "The Texan," "My Sister Eileen," "Highway Patrol," "The Hathaways," "Bachelor Father," "The Rogues", "Dr. Kildare," "Ben Casey," I Dream of Jeannie," "Mannix" (reuniting with her film co-star Mike Connors), "Bewitched," and "The Bold Ones". She retired in the late 1960s and focused on her marriage to producer Berman Swarttz. They divorced a few years later but she didn't return for quite some time. Jewell recently made an effort to perform again and appeared in a couple of music videos in 2010. She is also working on her autobiography entitled "What? And Give Up Show Business!"
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Karen Morley (December 12, 1909 – March 8, 2003) was an American film actress Born Mildred Linton in Ottumwa, Iowa, Morley lived there until she was thirteen years old. When she moved to Hollywood, she attended Hollywood High School and later graduated from UCLA. After working at the Pasadena Playhouse, she came to the attention of the director Clarence Brown, at a time when he had been looking for an actress to stand-in for Greta Garbo in screen tests. This led to a contract with MGM and roles in such films as Mata Hari (1931), Scarface (1932), The Phantom of Crestwood (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Arsene Lupin (1933), Gabriel Over the White House (1933) and Dinner at Eight (1933). In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life. Her first film after leaving the studio was Our Daily Bread (1934), directed by King Vidor. She continued to work as a freelance performer, and appeared in Michael Curtiz's Black Fury, and The Littlest Rebel with Shirley Temple. Without the support of a studio, her roles became less frequent, however she did play Mr. Collins' wife Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice (1940), which was produced by MGM. The film was critically well-received, but it did not advance her career, as a result, Morley turned her attention to stage plays. In the early 1940s, she appeared in several plays on Broadway, including as Gerda in the original production of The Walrus and The Carpenter. Her career came to an end in 1947, when she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and refused to answer questions about her alleged American Communist Party membership. She maintained her political activism for the rest of her life. In 1954, she ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the American Labor Party ticket. After being blacklisted in Hollywood by the studio bosses, she was never able to rebuild her acting career. In the early 1970s, Karen Morley briefly resumed her acting career with guest roles in television series such as Kojak, Kung Fu, and Police Woman In 1993, she appeared in The Great Depression, a documentary TV series produced by Henry Hampton's Blackside Productions in association with BBC2 and WGBH. In the series, she talked about how helpless she felt as a privileged Hollywood actress in the face of all the poverty and suffering that surrounded her. She also spoke of her experience making Our Daily Bread and working for King Vidor, whom she described as a conservative who thought that people should willingly help each other without government interference. In December 1999, at the age of 90, she appeared in the magazine Vanity Fair in an article about blacklist survivors.
Morley was married to director Charles Vidor from 1932 until 1943. They met on the set of Man About Town, in which Morley played the female lead, and Vidor was co-director. Vidor and Morley had a son, Michael Karoly, who was born in August 1933. Morley and Vidor were divorced in 1943, and later that year, she married the actor Lloyd Gough. They had one child together. They were married until Gough's death in 1984. Death Morley lived in Santa Monica, California, during her later years. She died from pneumonia in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 93, and was survived by two grandsons, a great-grandson, and a great-granddaughter.
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Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an American stage and film actor who was born in Lemberg (Austro-Hungarian Empire) and grew up in Chicago. He started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the most prestigious actors at Warner Brothers studios, and was given the rare privilege of choosing which parts he wanted. His acting quality, usually playing a powerful character, such as the lead in Scarface (1932), was partly a result of his intense preparation for his parts, often immersing himself in study of the real character's traits and mannerisms. He was also highly skilled in using makeup techniques, a talent he learned from his parents, who were also actors, and from his early years on stage with the Yiddish Theater in Chicago. At the age of 12, he played the stage role of an 80-year-old man; in one of his films, Seven Faces, he played seven different characters. He made 25 films and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1936 film The Story of Louis Pasteur. He also starred in numerous Broadway plays and won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the 1955 production of Inherit the Wind.
His Hebrew name was Meshiliem; he was also called Frederich Meier Weisenfreund, born to a Jewish family in Lemberg, Galicia, a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. (It is now Lviv, Ukraine (formerly Lwów, Poland between the World Wars). His parents were Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund. He learned Yiddish as his first language. When he was seven, he emigrated with his family to the United States in 1902; they settled in Chicago. As a boy, he was known as "Moony". He started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre in Chicago with his parents, who were both actors. As a teenager, he developed a skill in creating makeup, which enabled him to play much older characters. Film historian Robert Osborne notes that Muni's makeup skills were so creative, that for most of his roles, "he transformed his appearance so completely, he was dubbed 'the New Lon Chaney.'"In his first stage role at the age of 12, Muni played the role of an 80-year-old man He was quickly recognized by Maurice Schwartz, who signed him up with his Yiddish Art Theater. Edward G. Robinson and Paul Muni were cousins to Charles M. Fritz, who was a notable actor during the Great Depression. A 1925 New York Times article singled out his and Sam Kasten's performances at the People's Theater as among the highlights of that year's Yiddish theater season, describing them as second only to Ludwig Satz. Muni began acting on Broadway in 1926. His first role was that of an elderly Jewish man in the play We Americans, written by playwrights Max Siegel and Milton Herbert Gropper. It was the first time that he ever acted in English. In 1921, he married Bella Finkel (February 8, 1898 – October 1, 1971), an actress in the Yiddish theatre. They remained married until Muni's death in 1967.
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Jennifer Warren is an American actress and film director. She was born in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, the daughter of actress Paula Bauersmith and Dr. Barnet M. Warren, a dentist. Her uncle was Yiddish theatre actor and director Jacob Ben-Ami. Warren graduated from Elisabeth Irwin High School. Warren married producer Roger Gimbel in 1976. They had 4 children, one of them, Barney, who is a writer and editor. Roger Gimbel died April 26, 2011. Warren made her Broadway debut in 1972 in 6 Rms Riv Vu, for which she won a Theatre World Award. She appeared in the short-lived P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!. Warren's film credits include Slap Shot, Night Moves, Ice Castles and The Swap. She was listed as one of the twelve "Promising New Actors of 1975" in John Willis' Screen World, Volume 27. She also played a role in Steel Cowboy. Her television credits include guest roles on The Bob Newhart Show, Kojak, Cagney and Lacey, Hotel, Hooperman, and Murder, She Wrote, among others. She had a featured role as Dinah Caswell, a former model and mother of an aspiring model in the 1982 TV movie, Paper Dolls and the 1984 television series based on the movie
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Ann Dvorak (August 2, 1911 – December 10, 1979) was an American stage and film actress. Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary Digest: "My fake name is properly pronounced vor'shack. The D remains silent. I have had quite a time with the name, having been called practically everything from Balzac to Bickelsrock. Anna McKim was born in New York City in 1911 to silent film actress Anna Lehr and actor/director Edwin McKim. While in New York, she attended St. Catherine's Convent. After moving to California, she attended Page School for Girls in Hollywood. She made her film debut when she was 5 years old in the silent film version of Ramona (1916) and was credited "Baby Anna Lehr". She continued in children's roles in The Man Hater (1917) and Five Dollar Plate (1920) ,but then stopped acting in films. Her parents separated in 1916 and divorced in 1920, and she didn't see her father again until 13 years later when she made a public plea to the press to help her find him.
In the late 1920s, Dvorak worked as a dance instructor and gradually began to appear on film as a chorus girl. Her friend Karen Morley introduced her to Howard Hughes, who groomed her as a dramatic actress. She was a success in such pre-Code films as Scarface (1932) as Paul Muni's sister; in Three on a Match (1932) with Joan Blondell and Bette Davis as the doomed, unstable Vivian, in Love Is a Racket (1932) and in Sky Devils (1932) opposite Spencer Tracy. Known for her style and elegance, she was a popular leading lady for Warner Brothers during the 1930s, and appeared in numerous contemporary romances and melodramas. At age 19, Dvorak eloped with Leslie Fenton, her English co-star from The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932), and they married March 17, 1932. They left for a year-long honeymoon without giving adequate notice to the studio and in spite of her contractual obligations. This led to a period of litigation and pay dispute during which she discovered she was making the same amount of money as the boy who played her son in Three on a Match. She completed her contract on permanent suspension and then worked as a freelancer, but although she worked regularly, the quality of her scripts declined sharply. She appeared as secretary Della Street to Donald Woods' Perry Mason in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937). She also acted on Broadway. With her then-husband, Leslie Fenton, Dvorak traveled to England where she supported the war effort by working as an ambulance driver, and appeared in several British films. She appeared as a saloon singer in Abilene Town, released in 1946. The following year she showed she could handle comedy well by giving an assured performance in Out of the Blue (1947). Dvorak's marriage to Fenton ended in divorce in 1946. In 1947, she married her second husband, Igor Dega, a Russian dancer who danced with her briefly in The Bachelor's Daughters. The marriage ended in divorce two years later. Dvorak retired from the screen in 1951, when she married her third and last husband, Nicholas Wade, to whom she remained married until his death in 1975. She had no children. In 1959, she and her husband moved to Hawaii, a place she had always loved. On December 10, 1979, Dvorak died of stomach cancer in Honolulu at the age of 68.She was cremated and her ashes scattered off Waikiki Beach. Dvorak has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for her contribution to motion pictures. It was dedicated February 8, 1960
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Jennifer Holden is an actress who appeared in films Jailhouse Rock, Buchanan Rides Alone, and Gang WarJennifer Holden
Babe Name: Jennifer Holden Profession: Actress Feature Dancer: No Ethnicity: Caucasian Country of Origin: United States Province / State: IL - Illinois Place of Birth: Chicago Date of Birth: October 24, 1936 Astrological Sign: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21) Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown Height: 170 cm - 5 feet and 7 inches Weight: 55 kg - 121 lbs Measurements: 34-24-36 Fake boobs: No Career Start And End 1957 - 1958 (1 Years In The Business)
Jennifer Holden is an actress, known for Jailhouse Rock (1957), Gang War (1958) andBuchanan Rides Alone (1958).
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Jarma Lewis was born on June 5, 1931 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Raintree County (1957), The Tender Trap (1955) and It's a Dog's Life(1955). She died on November 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jarma Lewis Profession: Actress Ethnicity: Caucasian Country of Origin: United States Province / State: AL - Alabama Place of Birth: Tuscaloosa Astrological Sign: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20) Date Deceased: November 12, 1985 (deceased at age 54) Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Brown Height: 170 cm - 5 feet and 7 inches Weight: 55 kg - 121 lbs Measurements: 34-24-36 Career Start And End 1952 - 1957 (5 Years In The Business)
Became a writer in the 1970's. Studied acting at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York. Was spotted by the director Henry Hathaway, while working as a receptionist in a Beverly Hills dental clinic, subsequently cast in a small role in "Prince Valiant". Briefly a starlet at 20th Century Fox (1954) and MGM (1955-57). In 1955, married bowling alley tycoon Benjamin Edward Bensinger III. Served for fifteen years on the executive board of the UCLA Art Council.
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