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Myrna Loy is of my very,very favorites, sorry ladyeve not the one this time.

 

I was very close to my mother, some might say too close.I kept my private life quiet so there was never any scandel. But when my mother passed and I was inconsolable (I was beyond middle aged), remarks were made. I made a lot of films for Fox.

 

PS- ladyeve- I did appear in a famous film with the beautiful Ms. Loy.

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And you would be absolutely Correct, Visual. Great job. Don't you just love Clifton Webb.Wish TCM would get those Fox films. A few weeks ago I took Sitting Pretty out of the library. Must have watched it 3 or 4 times before I returned it. He was so marvelous.Just watched Laura and the Razors Edge yesterday.Thank you ladyeve and visualfeast for playing this round with me.

 

visual ma dere, it's your turn.

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Thanks, Lavender...yes I think he was excellent. His high point for me was LAURA...truly a perfect performance.

 

Here goes with another...

1. Her change-of-pace film resulted in her ending her career.

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How about *Greta Garbo*...? *Two-Faced Woman* was a romantic comedy, she was in a double role, dancing and portraying a more "ordinary" (rather than "exotic") type. It was her last film - by her own choice, they say. I know *Ninotchka* was the true change, but I think that one was still within the realm of her earlier persona, just lighter.

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Sorry, guys, but my computer seems to be in need of repairs or something. I cannot post replies to the questions at this time.

 

If I have answered someone correctly, please ignore my post and continue on with your Trivia game.

 

Hope this thing clears up soon.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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I don't think this post is from *visualfeast* who posted the current question on this thread. But she hasn't posted in a few days which is unusual...

 

*visual* - if you're around, please post soon and let us know.

thx,

Ladyeve

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Sorry for the delay, my computer was in a very bad mood...

 

Neither Greta nor Jean.

 

2. The change of pace film was a noir directed by a highly regarded guy, but when after watching the rushes, he favored her co-star with more scenes, she took the hint and took off right after the film was completed.

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*Anne Shirley*...her very last film was *Murder, My Sweet* - directed by Edward Dmytryk...?

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No, not Anne (but a good guess)

 

3. I was in a forties musical in which the Busby Berkeley choreography is now considered fairly pornographic.

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I think this may be the lady - *Alice Faye* - ? The film would've been *Fallen Angel*, directed by Otto Preminger, the co-star was Linda Darnell. Only 30 yrs. old at the time.

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I'm guessing the musical was *The Gang's All Here* - but don't know what the musical number was or why it was considered pornographic. I've said before, I always learn something on these threads - I didn't know that Alice Faye's career as a star ended the way it did. She was still so young. Yet when I think about *Fallen Angel* she does seem oddly cast.

 

I'll be back soon w/new person.

 

Thanks for an enjoyable round!

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According Judy Garland, though she was shown singing ?You Made Me Love You? to Clark Gable, she was actually singing it for her real idol at the time ? me.

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I suffered from a health condition and that affected my career; I made only 20 movies in a 26 year career.

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No, I'm not Gene Tierney. Here's more about me:

 

I co-starred with some celebrated leading ladies: Marlene Dietrich, Merle Oberon, Rosalind Russell, Ingrid Bergman, Greer Garson, and Deborah Kerr. One of them insisted that our film be held up (rather than have me replaced) until I recovered from a bout of bad health.

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Are you Robert Donat?

 

The questionable scene in Gang's is the production number with a risque use of strawberries and bananas. It was quite suggestive, and boggles the mind how it got by the censors of the time (1943).

 

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You do know me, I am Robert Donat. Good and quick work once again,*visualfeast* ...

 

For anyone reading this and interested, here's a little more about me...Charles Laughton once referred to me as ?the most graceful actor of our time"...I worked some of the masters: Hitchcock, Carol Reed and King Vidor...I won the Best Actor Oscar in 1939 and my rivals for the award, all fine actors, were bigger stars than I - Clark Gable, James Stewart, Lawrence Olivier, Mickey Rooney. My health condition was athsma and it played a part in my relatively early death (53).

 

Visual, after reading what you had to say about the musical number in *The Gang's All Here*, I had to look it up on Wikipedia. Among other things, read that because of her "Tutti Frutti Hat" number, Carmen Miranda's native Portugal wouldn't show the movie when it was first released. Interesting, Portugal got it, US censors didn't...

 

It's your thread again!

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Well, here I am again...

 

I was discovered by Gene Kelly and brought to Hollywood from Broadway to play a role in a big Cole Porter Musical film. I had to compete with some of the greats of the day, but I held my own and the film was a big success.

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