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On 8/1/2015 at 2:40 PM, LiamCasey said:

Please tell us that you knowingly omitted Charles Laughton and The Night of the Hunter from your previous post, TB!

Totally slipped my mind...glad you mentioned it! 

What a great film too...

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eighth category

 

Actors that directed one feature film

 

Lew Ayres...HEARTS IN BONDAGE

James Cagney..SHORT CUT TO HELL

 

Honorable Mention:

 

James Garner directed one episode of The Rockford Files in 1975 (the only time he ever directed).

 

Jack Lemmon directed "Kotch" starring Walter Matthau

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On 8/4/2015 at 9:05 AM, KarmaGirl said:

Dean Cain

Jim Brown

Sonia Henie

Vera Ralston

Esther Williams

Good examples.

Chuck Connors is another one. According to his write-up on wiki:

He was a pro basketball and pro baseball player, before he went into movies and television.

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tenth category

 

Actresses directed by their husbands

 

Rita Hayworth directed by Orson Welles 

Melina Mercouri directed by Jules Dassin

Bo Derek directed by John Derek

 

Jean Simmons directed by Richard Brooks

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thirteenth category

 

Stars who died in their 20s

 

James Dean

Tom Pittman

Jean Harlow

Carole Landis

 

 

Matthew Garber  (who played Michael in Mary Poppins)

 

Bobby Hutchins  (aka "Wheezer" in the Our Gang films)

 

Milos Milos  (known for his roles in Incubus and The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming)

 

Joan Dowling (known for her roles in The Magic Box and Hue and Cry)

 

Sharon Tate (the actress who was murdered by Charles Manson and his followers)

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Matthew Garber  (who played Michael in Mary Poppins)

 

Bobby Hutchins  (aka "Wheezer" in the Our Gang films)

 

Milos Milos  (known for his roles in Incubus and The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming)

 

Joan Dowling (known for her roles in The Magic Box and Hue and Cry)

 

Sharon Tate (the actress who was murdered by Charles Manson and his followers)

Thanks for mentioning those!

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thirteenth category

 

Stars who died in their 20s

 

James Dean

Tom Pittman

Jean Harlow

Carole Landis

 

Rebecca Schaeffer from the TV show "My Sister Sam".  She was shot by a man who was stalking her when she was 21.

 

Judy Tyler from "Jailhouse Rock"

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On 8/16/2015 at 6:36 AM, KarmaGirl said:

 

Judy Tyler from "Jailhouse Rock"

Totally forgot about her. How sad.

We should also mention actor Robert Francis who died in a plane crash at 25. And Suzann Ball who died at 21 from cancer. 

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Would that include stars who were never divorced, but were married more than once due to the fact that their first spouse died?  If that is the case, then 3 that immediately came to mind would be:

 

Bing Crosby

Fred Astaire

Fred MacMurray

 

Going with the original concept:

 

James Cagney

Spencer Tracy

Clara Bow

Jeanne Crain

Marjorie Main

Warren William

Betty Garrett

Irene Dunne

Ricardo Montalban

Virginia Weidler

Virginia Mayo

 

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