susan hayward is a hollywood great

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress .[1] After working as a fashion model, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract and played several small supporting roles over the next few years. 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 for her performance as an alcoholic in Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947). Her career continued successfully through the 1950s and she received subsequent nominations for My Foolish Heart (1949), With a Song in My Heart (1952), and I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955). She finally won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of death -row inmate Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958). After Hayward’s second marriage and subsequent move to Georgia, her film appearances became infrequent, although she continued acting in film and television until 1972. She died in 1975 of brain cancer.

tyrone power was a hollywood great

Tyrone Edmund Power III[1][2] (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film , stage and radio actor . From the 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of film s, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known film s include The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness For The Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power’s own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley

In September 1958, Power and his wife Deborah went to Madrid and Valdespartera, Spain, to film the epic Solomon and Sheba, to be directed by King Vidor, co-starring Gina Lollobrigida. Power had film ed about 75 percent of his scenes when he was stricken by a massive heart attack while film ing a dueling scene with his frequent co-star and friend, George Sanders. He was driven to the hotel Castellana Hilton at 12:45 a.m. while still dressed as King Solomon. He fainted at the reception of the hotel, and a doctor named Torroba arrived and ordered him immediately to the hospital. The doctors tried for an hour to revive Power, to no avail. Doctor Juan Olaguíbel diagnosed Power’s death as a “fulminant Angina pectoris”: the blood choking the aorta, impeding breathing. He died in Madrid on November 15, 1958, aged 44

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the princess of hollywood Grace Kelly

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956.
On September 13, 1982, Kelly was driving back to Monaco from her country home in Roc Agel when she had a stroke and died at the age of 52

lana turner hollywood great

Lana Turner  born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress . Over the course of her nearly fifty-year career, Turner would achieve notoriety as both a pin-up model and a serious dramatic actress , as well as for her highly publicized personal life. In 1951, she was named the most “glamorous woman in the history of international art.”

Turner was discovered in 1936 at the Top Hat Malt Shop in Hollywood, California. At the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Warner Bros. director Mervyn LeRoy, who took her with him when he moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1938. Turner attracted attention in her first film , LeRoy’s They Won’t Forget (1937), and she later starred in featured roles, often as an ingenue. Her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a 1939 film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

A lifelong heavy smoker,Turner was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in May 1992.At the urging of her daughter, Turner underwent radiation therapy to treat the cancer, and in February 1993, announced that she was in remission.Despite treatment, the cancer returned in July 1994.In September 1994, she made her final public appearance at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award, and was bound to a wheelchair for much of the event.Turner died nine months later at the age of 74 on June 29, 1995
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the hollywood great that was gene tierney

Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress . Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film  Laura (1944), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Tierney died of emphysema on November 6, 1991 in Houston, thirteen days before her 71st birthday.She is interred in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston

jean harlow was a hollywood great

Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s .[1]

Harlow was signed by director Howard Hughes, and her first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed by a series of critically unsuccessful film s before she signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932. Harlow became a leading lady for MGM, starring in a string of hit film s including Red Dust (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Reckless (1935), and Suzy (1936). Harlow’s popularity rivaled and soon surpassed that of her MGM colleagues Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. She had become one of the biggest movie stars in the world by the late 1930s , often nicknamed the “Blond Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde“; she was also popular for her “Laughing Vamp” movie persona.
Harlow died at age 26 during the 1937 film ing of Saratoga. The film was completed using body doubles and released a little over a month after Harlow’s death .
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hollywood greats no longer with us: bette davis

Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis was an American actress of film , television, and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actress es in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, … Wikipedia
Died6 October 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
SpouseGary Merrill (m. 1950–1960), more

This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Old age is no place for sissies.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

THE LONELY LIFE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

by Bette Davis

Originally published in 1962, The Lonely Life is legendary silver screen actress Bette Davis’s lively and riveting account of her life, loves, and marriages–now in ebook for the first time, and updated with an afterword she wrote just before her death .
As Davis says in the opening lines of her classic memoir: “I have always been driven by some distant music–a battle hymn, no doubt–for I have been at war from the beginning. I rode into the field with sword gleaming and standard flying. I was going to conquer the world.” A bold, unapologetic book by a unique and formidable woman, The Lonely Life details the first fifty-plus years of Davis’s life–her Yankee childhood, her rise to stardom in Hollywood , the birth of her beloved children, and the uncompromising choices she made along the way to succeed. The book was updated with new material in the 1980s, bringing the story up to the end of Davis’s life–all the heartbreak, all the drama, and all the love she experienced at every stage of her extraordinary life.
The Lonely Life proves conclusively that the legendary image of Bette Davis is not a fable but a marvelous reality.
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BETTY GRABLE THE RELUCTANT MOVIE QUEEN

Elizabeth Ruth “Betty” Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress , pin-up girl, dancer, and singer. Her 42 movies during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than $100 million and she set a record of 12 consecutive years in the top 10 of box office stars. The U.S. Treasury Department in 1946 and 1947 listed her as the highest-salaried American woman; she earned more than $3 million during her career
Throughout her career, Grable was a celebrated sex symbol. Her bathing suit poster made her the number-one pin-up girl of World War II, surpassing Rita Hayworth. It was later included in the Life magazine project “100 Photographs that Changed the World“. Hosiery specialists of the era often noted the ideal proportions of her legs as thigh (18.5 in (47 cm)), calf (12 in (30 cm)), and ankle (7.5 in (19 cm)).[3] Grable’s legs were famously insured by her studio for $1 million as a publicity stunt
Grable married former child actor  JACKIE COOGAN in 1937. He was under considerable stress from a lawsuit against his parents over his childhood earnings, and the couple divorced in 1939. In 1943, she married trumpeter Harry James. They had two daughters, Victoria Elizabeth (born 1944) and Jessica (born 1947). Their marriage, which lasted for 22 years, was rife with alcoholism and infidelity before they divorced in 1965. Grable entered into a relationship with dancer Bob Remick, several years her junior, with whom she remained until she died in 1973.