Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

Late great actress, Gloria Grahame, born this day in 1923 in Los Angeles. She's most famous for playing femme fatales in a variety of excellent film noir classics from the 40's and 50's, but she later went on to star in many entertaining cult horror movies of the 70's like Blood and Lace, Black Noon, Autopsy, Mansion of the Doomed and more. R.I.P.

"I don't want others to remember the details, just the image."

---Gloria Grahame

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh god I LOVE Gloria Grahame, thank you for this bit of news! I would say though of all her films she's actually probably most mainstreamly famous for her role as Violet Bick in Capra's It's a Wonderful Life.

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!! I NEED TO SEE HER MOVIES NOW. I NOTICED ON IMDB THAT SHE'S BURIED IN CHATSWORTH...... SINCE I LIVE IN NORTHRIDGE I NEED TO PAY HER A VISIT

Ford MF said...

Oh man I love Gloria Grahame. I've never actually seen any of her horror movies.

Karswell said...

>SHE'S BURIED IN CHATSWORTH

Yes. I visited her grave a few years ago when I still lived in the Tarzana... it's a quaint little cemetery up in the hilly section of the north valley (and not far from where the Manson Family ranch was.) If anyone in that area also wishes to pay Gloria their respects here is her final address:

Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen, Chatsworth, California. Pioneer Section Lot 242, Space 8.

Anonymous said...

super fox meets pure elegance!

Anonymous said...

How sad that she died enroute to some destination on an airplane. Couldn't you just see the befuddled stewardess, 'Coffee, tea...BODYBAG?'!!!

Anonymous said...

Imdb says she was also in The Nesting, I saw that one years ago but not sure if I remember her. She probably was pretty old by then.

Lily Strange said...

So much class, compared to today's sluts du jour with their plastic boobs and fish lips.

Anonymous said...

Wow, whatta looker!

Anon E. Mouse