Category Archives: Quick Pix

February 24, 2018

Quick Pix: Nanette Fabray w/Video

Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) was an American actress, singer and dancer. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child and became a musical theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, winning a Tony Award in 1949 for her performance in Love Life. In the mid-1950s, she served as Sid Caesar’s comedic partner on Caesar’s Hour, for which she won three Emmy Awards, as well as co-starring with Fred Astaire in the film musical The Band Wagon. From 1979 to 1984, she appeared as Katherine Romano on the TV series One Day at a Time.

February 18, 2018

Quick Pix: Gloria Grahame in ‘The Big Heat’ w/Video

The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Jocelyn Brando, and featuring Lee Marvin. It centers on a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city, after the murder of his wife. The film was written by former crime reporter Sydney Boehm, based on a serial by William P. McGivern, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and was published as a novel in 1953.

February 16, 2018

Quick Pix: Marie Windsor w/Video

Marie Windsor (born Emily Marie Bertelsen; December 11, 1919 – December 10, 2000) was an actress known as “The Queen of the Bs” because she appeared in so many B-movies and film noirs.

  • Quick Pix: Abbe Lane w/Video

    Abbe Lane (born Abigail Francine Lassman; December 14, 1932) is an American singer and actress. Lane began her career as a child actress on radio, and from there she progressed to singing and dancing on Broadway. Married to Xavier Cugat from 1952 until their divorce in 1964, Lane achieved her greatest success as a nightclub singer, and was described in a 1963 magazine article as “the swingingest sexpot in show business.”

    January 20, 2018

    Quick Pix: Shirley Eaton w/Video

    Shirley Eaton (born 12 January 1937) is an English actress. She was a sex symbol in the 1960s. Eaton appeared regularly in British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and achieved notability for her performance as Bond Girl Jill Masterson in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. Eaton also had notable roles in the early Carry On films. Preferring to devote herself to bringing up a family, Eaton retired from acting in 1969.

    November 30, 2017

    Quick Pix: Jim Nabors w/Video

    James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and comedian. Nabors was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, but he moved to southern California because of his asthma. He was discovered by Andy Griffith while working at the Santa Monica nightclub The Horn, and he later joined The Andy Griffith Show as Gomer Pyle. The character proved popular, and Nabors was given his own spin-off show Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..

    November 8, 2017

    Quick Pix: Gordon Ramsay w/Video

    Gordon James Ramsay Jr., OBE (born 8 November 1966) is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three Michelin stars since 2001. As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanour, and use of expletives. He often makes blunt and controversial comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their cooking abilities.

    September 23, 2017

    Quick Pix: Anna May Wong w/Video

    Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) was an American actress. She is considered to be the first Chinese American movie star, and also the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage and radio.

    September 6, 2017

    Quick Pix: Patrick Wayne w/Video

    Patrick John Morrison (born July 15, 1939), better known by his stage name Patrick Wayne, is an American actor, the second son of movie star John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz. He made over 40 films, including eleven with his father.

    August 31, 2017

    Quick Pix: Carole Landis w/Video

    Carole Landis (January 1, 1919 – July 5, 1948) was an American film and stage actress, who worked as a contract-player for Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s. Her breakthrough role was as the female lead in the 1940 film One Million B.C., with United Artists. Landis was known as “The Ping Girl” and “The Chest” because of her curvy figure.