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7.  As a chorus girl in the 1934 Ziegfeld Follies, she was told to change her name.  She studied the cosmetic jars on her dressing table, then "stole my first name from Evening in Paris, and the second from Elizabeth Arden."

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8.  Despite her expertise at playing droll, cynical characters, Arden was uncomfortable with their distance from her real-life personality, and ultimately felt limited by being relentlessly cast in such roles. In 1952 she was quoted as saying: "I just don't like that dame. She is hard-boiled, unsentimental, and not me."

(Note: there was no number 3, so Terrence got us back on track by having two number 7's.)  🙂

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9. She appeared in one of the eponymous roles in the very enjoyable late 1960s sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. (Kaye ballard was her co-star.)

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6.  She prepared intensively for her roles, attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous for her work in "Days of Wine and Roses" and spending a month of blindfolded mornings at New York's Lighthouse for the Blind before starring in "Wait Until Dark."

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7.  Lee  Remick   won  a  Golden  Globe  for  the  tv  film  The  Blue  Knight  1973  (  William  Holden)   Best  Actress  Television  Series  Drama.

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9.  Remick became lifelong friends with composer Stephen Sondheim after appearing in his ill-fated 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle, which ran on Broadway for only a week.  She later sang in the all-star 1985 concert version of his musical Follies.

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2.  He was originally signed to play the the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz but when Ray Bolger was cast instead, Ebsen was switched to the Tin Woodman.  After weeks of rehearsal, Ebsen was forced to quit after an aluminum-based makeup powder poisoned him.

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3. Buddy  Ebsen   and   Fess  Parker   were  in   the  Davy  Crockett  films   for  Disney.  Davy  Crockett:  King  of  Wild  Frontier  1955  and  Davy  Crockett  and  the  River  Pirates 1956.

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5. Buddy Ebsen and his sister, Vilma Ebsen, were a dance team of vaudeville and Broadway before appearing in their first (and Vilma's only) film together Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935).

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6.  In World War II, he served in the Coast Guard as the executive officer on the Pocatello, a submarine chaser in the North Pacific. 

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