Nina Foch appeared in some of the most famous movies ever made

Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch-born American actress and leading lady who appeared in some of the most famous movies ever made: in the musical “An American in Paris” (1951) with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron; in “Scaramouche” (1952) as Marie Antoinette; in Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” (1956) as the Pharaoh’s sister who finds the baby Moses in the bull rushes and adopts him as her son; in “Spartacus” (1960) with Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier; and she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the boardroom drama “Executive Suite” (1954) starring William Holden. On television Foch was a regular in John Houseman’s CBS Playhouse 90 television series along with appearances in many other television movies and series. During an acting career that would span sixty four years, Nina Foch would ultimately be featured in over eighty films and hundreds of television shows.

Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) Dutch-born leading lady in many Hollywood 1940s and 1950s films.

Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008)
Dutch-born leading lady appeared in many 1940s and 1950s  Hollywood films.

Nina Foch would ultimately be featured in over eighty films and hundreds of television shows in an acting career that would span six decades.

Nina Foch would ultimately be featured in over eighty films and hundreds of television shows in an acting career that would span six decades.

Nina Foch in "Johnny Allegro" (1949)

Nina Foch in “Johnny Allegro” (1949)

Nina Foch and Gene Kelly in "An American in Paris" (1951)

Nina Foch and Gene Kelly in
“An American in Paris” (1951)

Nina Foch with Mel Ferrer in "Scaramouche" (1952)

Nina Foch with Mel Ferrer in “Scaramouche” (1952)

Nina Foch in "Spartacus" (1960)

Nina Foch in “Spartacus” (1960)

Nina Foch (holding baby Moses) with Judith Anderson in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)

Nina Foch (holding baby Moses) with Judith Anderson in
“The Ten Commandments” (1956)

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Virginia O’Brien appeared in some of MGM’s most memorable musicals

Virginia O’Brien (April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001) A popular actress, singer, and radio personality. Known for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner, Virginia O’Brien appeared mostly in comedic roles in some of MGM’s most memorable musicals including “The Big Store” (1941) with the Marx Brothers, “Lady Be Good” (1941) and “Ship Ahoy” (1942) with Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton, “Thousands Cheer” (1943) with Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson, “Du Barry Was a Lady” (1943) with Red Skelton and Lucille Ball, the film version of “Meet the People” (1944) with Dick Powell, “The Harvey Girls” (1946) with Judy Garland and the star studded “Ziegfeld Follies” in 1945.

Virginia Lee O'Brien (April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001)

Virginia Lee O’Brien
(April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001)

Virginia O'Brien known for her comedic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals of the 1940s.

Virginia O’Brien known for her comedic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals of the 1940s.

Virginia O'Brien became famous for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner.

Virginia O’Brien became famous for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner.

Virginia O'Brien

Virginia O’Brien

Virginia O'Brien in "Lady Be Good" (1941)

Virginia O’Brien in “Lady Be Good” (1941)

Virginia O'Brien in "Ziegfeld Follies" (1945)

Virginia O’Brien in “Ziegfeld Follies” (1945)

Virginia O'Brien, Judy Garland, and Cyd Charisse in "The Harvey Girls"  (1946)

Virginia O’Brien, Judy Garland, and Cyd Charisse in
“The Harvey Girls” (1946)

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Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

 

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Joi Lansing, film and television actress,
model and nightclub singer,
best known for her pin-up photos and
minor roles in B-movies during the 1940s and ’50s.

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

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Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946) Fashion, Beauty, and Style

 

Fashion, Beauty, and Style
Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

“Gilda” is a 1946 American black-and-white film noir
directed by Charles Vidor starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth
in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale.

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

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Shirley Jones starred in a number of well-known musicals

Shirley Jones (born March 31, 1934) a stage, film and television actress and singer. In her six decades of show business, Shirley Jones starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as “Oklahoma!” (1955), “Carousel” (1956), and “The Music Man” (1962). However it was for her role as a vengeful prostitute in “Elmer Gantry” (1960) that Shirley Jones won her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jones’ other movies of note include “April Love” (1957), “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” (1963), “Bedtime Story” (1964) and “Fluffy” (1965). With all her success in feature films though, Shirley Jones might be best remembered for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children in the comedy television series “The Partridge Family” (1970–74).

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones 1957

Shirley Jones (1957)

Shirley Jones (right) with co-stars (Clockwise from top) David Cassidy, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey from season one of the ABC comedy series The Partridge Family. (September, 1970)

Shirley Jones (right) with co-stars (Clockwise from top) David Cassidy, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey from season one of the ABC comedy series The Partridge Family. (September, 1970)

Shirley Jones in "Oklahoma!" (1955)

Shirley Jones in “Oklahoma!” (1955)

Shirley Jones with Robert Preston and a young Ron Howard in "The Music Man" (1962)

Shirley Jones with Robert Preston and a young Ron Howard in “The Music Man” (1962)

Shirley Jones in her Academy Award winning role as a woman corrupted by Burt Lancaster who played the title role in "Elmer Gantry" (1960)

Shirley Jones in her Academy Award winning role as a woman corrupted by Burt Lancaster who played the title role in “Elmer Gantry” (1960)

Shirley Jones with Marlon Brando in "Bedtime Story" (1964)

Shirley Jones with Marlon Brando in “Bedtime Story” (1964)

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