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Women Who Have Helped Shape The Entertainment Industry Part III

Continuation of women who have helped shape the entertainment industry


Lauren Bacall

1. (born September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model. Known for her husky voice and sultry looks, she has continued acting to the present day.
2. is perhaps best known for being a film noir leading lady in such films as The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947), as well as a comedienne, as seen in 1953's How to Marry a Millionaire and 1957's Designing Woman
3. won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
4. In 1999, Bacall was ranked as one of the 25 greatest female stars of all time by the American Film Institute


Loretta Young

1. (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American actress.
2. Young did, however, briefly come out of retirement to star in two television films, Christmas Eve (1986), and Lady in a Corner (1989). Young won a Golden Globe Award for the former, and was nominated again for the latter.
3. has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — one for motion pictures, at 6104 Hollywood Blvd, and another for television, at 6141 Hollywood Blvd


Lucille Ball

1. (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy
2. was one of the most popular stars in America during her lifetime and had one of Hollywood's longest careers.
3. received thirteen Emmy Award nominations and four wins
4. was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989
5. On August 6, 2001, on what would have been her ninetieth birthday, the United States Postal Service honored her with a commemorative postage stamp as part of its Legends of Hollywood series


Mae West

1. (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol
2. Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in Vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry
3. One of the more controversial stars of her day, West encountered many problems including censorship
4. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform on stage, in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and recorded rock and roll albums
5.has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street in Hollywood.


Marilyn Monroe

1. (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962),was an American actress, singer, and model.
2. became one of Hollywood's most popular and glamorous performers.
3. studied at the Actors Studio and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions
4. Her dramatic performance in William Inge's Bus Stop was hailed by critics, and she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot.
5. The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide," the possibility of an accidental overdose has not been ruled out, while conspiracy theorists argue that she was murdered.
6. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute


Maureen O'Hara

1. (Born on August 17, 1920) is an Irish film actress and singer
2. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude.
3. is fluent in Irish and used this in her films The Long Gray Line, The Quiet Man, and Only the Lonely.
4. has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7004 Hollywood Blvd
5. In 1993, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was also awarded the Golden Boot Award.


Maureen O'Sullivan

1. (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress who was considered Ireland's first film star.
2. has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3. she played Jane in six Tarzan features between (1932) and (1942). She did not mind doing the first two jungle movies, but feared being typecast and grew increasingly tired of the role


Olivia de Havilland

1. (born July 1, 1916) is an actress
2. the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine
3. is one of the last surviving female stars from Hollywood of the 1930s.
4. On November 17, 2008, at the age of 92, she received the National Medal for the Arts from President George W. Bush.
5. the last living lead from the Hollywood classic Gone with the Wind


Rita Hayworth

1. (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s not only as one of the era's top stars, but also as the era's greatest sex symbol, most notably in Gilda (1946).
2. appeared in 61 films over 37 years
3. is listed as one of the American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time.
4. was a top glamor girl in the 1940s. She was a pin-up girl for military servicemen and a beauty icon for women
5. "Basically, I am a good, gentle person," Hayworth once said, "but I am attracted to mean personalities." - a quote from her about her marriages and relationships.


Sandra Dee

1. (April 23, 1942 – February 20, 2005) was an American film actress
2. began her career as a model and progressed to film
3. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's most promising newcomers, and over several years her films were popular.
4. admitted that for most of her life she battled anorexia nervosa, depression and alcoholism


Sarah Bernhardt

1. (October 22, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage actress, and has been referred to as "the most famous actress in the history of the world"
2. made her fame on the stages of Europe in the 1870s, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas
3. developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah."
4. was one of the pioneer silent movie actresses,
5. was rumored to have been bi-sexual


Shirley Temple

1. (born April 23, 1928) is an actress, singer, and tap dancer, who is best known for being an iconic American child actress of the 1930s
2. rose to fame at the age of six in Bright Eyes in 1934, and subsequently starred in a series of films which won her positive critical acclaim and saw her become the top grossing star at the American box-office during the height of the Great Depression
3. became a politician and a diplomat representing the United States, including appointments as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, but she is currently retired from public life
4. In 1935, Shirley Temple received a special miniature Academy Award Oscar "in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934.
5. also received Kennedy Center Honors in 1998, and was presented with a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2006.
6. Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1500 Vine Street


Sophia Loren

1. (born September 20, 1934) is an Italian film actress
2. is widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress of her time and is also famous for being a major international sex symbol.
3. There is a street in the city of Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario named for her
4. made headlines in 1982 when she served an 18-day prison sentence in Italy on tax evasion charges, a fact that didn't damage her career or popularity.
5. In 2009, it was revealed that Loren had written a letter in favour of the beatification of John Paul II


Susan Hayward

1. (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress
2. By the late 1940s the quality of her film roles had improved, and she achieved recognition for her dramatic abilities with the first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. Her career continued successfully through the 1950s and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of death row inmate Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958)
3. has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard.


Veronica Lake

1. (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an American film actress and pin-up model who enjoyed both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s, as well as her peek-a-boo hairstyle.
2. Her physical and mental health declined steadily and by the late 1960s Lake was in Hollywood, Florida, apparently immobilized by paranoia (which included claims she was being stalked by the FBI).
3. has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard
4. "I wasn't a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie." - quote by her
5. "You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision." - quote by her


Yvonne De Carlo

1. (September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-born American film and television actress, dancer and singer.
2. In her six decades of television, her most prolific appearances in film came in the 1940s and 1950s and included her best-known film roles, such as Salome Where She Danced and The Ten Commandments, opposite Charlton Heston
3. In the 1960s, she gained a whole new generation of fans, playing "Lily Munster" on CBS television series The Munsters, opposite Fred Gwynne.
4. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Yvonne De Carlo was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6124 Hollywood Blvd. and a second star at 6715 Hollywood Blvd. for her contribution to television.
5. throughout her long life her hobbies were golf, dancing, singing, drinking wine, and listening to music.


Carolyn Jones

1. (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983) was an American actress
2. began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising actresses of 1959.
3. in 1964 she began playing the role of Morticia Addams in the television series The Addams Family, receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work.

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