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sure...

 

I lived very fast (though I didn't die young). I'd pretty much done it all by the time I was 25: dancer, model, showgirl, actress, wife, divorcee. I even had my own trademark look. I have to admit, though, I was selfish and stubborn and burned a lot of bridges.

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Yes I am...thanks for saving me from having to reveal the more sordid aspects of my story...

 

welcome back, molo, the thread is yours again...

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Thanks,

 

Please try this one.

 

I was born in England and served in the first World War. My only marriage was very brief. I worked in the theatre and made a few films. I eventually settled in the United States and had a long career as a supporting actor playing both good guys and bad guys. In one of my most famous roles, I played a character who has been portrayed many times in films.

 

Do you know me?

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Are you Henry Daniell?

 

No that's not me.

 

Here is another clue. I worked with Alfred Hitchcock on more than one occasion.

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Are you Charles Laughton?

 

No, not him either. Here are two more clues.

 

In what is probably my most popular film, I appeared with an actress who was just beginning her career and would meet a tragic death. In another film I made near the end of my career, I appeared with an actress who was making her debut and is still working today.

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John Gielgud?

 

Are you Leo G. Carroll?

 

No, I'm not John or Leo. Let me repeat the clues:

 

I was born in England and served in the first World War. My only marriage was very brief. I worked in the theatre and made a few films. I eventually settled in the United States and had a long career as a supporting actor playing both good guys and bad guys. In one of my most famous roles, I played a character who has been portrayed many times in films.

 

Here is another clue. I worked with Alfred Hitchcock on more than one occasion.

 

In what is probably my most popular film, I appeared with an actress who was just beginning her career and would meet a tragic death. In another film I made near the end of my career, I appeared with an actress who was making her debut and is still working today.

 

*Here is a new clue.*

 

I mentioned that I played a character who has been portrayed many times in various films. Well this is probably my most popularly remembered film. In the film, a well known annual event is featured prominently, this event is still held every year.

 

Do you know me?

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Would you be Edmund Gwenn? If so, you were in *The Trouble with Harry* and *Foreign Correspondent* for Hitchcock - and your most famous role was as Kris Kringle in *Miracle on 34th Street*...

 

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> {quote:title=theladyeve wrote:}{quote}

> Would you be Edmund Gwenn? If so, you were in *The Trouble with Harry* and *Foreign Correspondent* for Hitchcock - and your most famous role was as Kris Kringle in *Miracle on 34th Street*...

>

 

Yes I am Edmund Gwenn. In *The Trouble with Harry*, I appeared with Shirley MacLaine who was making her film debut. In *Miracle on 34th Street* I appeared with young Natalie Wood in one of her first roles.

 

Nice job. Your turn now. :)

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Thanks, Molo, you do know how to construct a puzzle - very enjoyable again. I'd figured out Shirley MacLaine, but (somehow) didn't think of Natalie Wood.

 

Will be back with a new "me" - but you're a hard act to follow...

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Here we go -

 

I made my first film appearance in a 60?s sex romp and my first credited role was in an obscure film for a director who later went on to earn much acclaim. Early on, I appeared in a James Bond film.

 

I?ve worked with some of the most notable leading men of the 20th century: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sean Connery, William Holden, Marcello Mastroianni, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Nick Nolte and many others.

 

I?ve never been married but have had a busy love life...

 

...and I?m still working today.

 

Who am I?

 

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I?ve also worked with some of the great directors ? Donen ? Huston ? Lumet ? Polanski - Truffaut.

 

One of my films was the last work of one of the great Golden Age directors. This same film was the first for a young woman who went on to achieve stardom (a scandal eventually knocked her out of the top tier).

 

Another of my popular (and award winning) films is unique for its stylish period look and very talented all-star cast.

 

And?I?m godmother to one of today?s biggest stars.

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Yes, I'm Jacqueline Bisset.

 

I made an uncredited appearance in Richard Lester's *The Knack...and How to Get It* (1965), was credited in Polanski's *Cul-de-sac* in 1966. The James Bond film was *Casino Royale* (1967) with David Niven as Bond.

 

My 1981 film *Rich and Famous* was director George Cukor's last and actress Meg Ryan's first. The film with the stylish period look and all-star cast is *Murder on the Orient Express* (1974).

The film with the famous chase sequence is *Bullitt* (1968).

 

...and I'm Angelina Jolie's godmother...

 

Good work, Miles, it's yours...

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Thanks, Eve. It took me a while because the James Bond reference threw me off. The original "Casino Royale" was not an "official" Bond film, but was instead a spoof of the Bond films with at least five actors claiming to be James Bond, including Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond. OK, here we go:

 

I was a child actor, not necessarily a star, but I did work rather steadily in those early years. I did achieve stardom when I was in my late teens and early twenties. The studio that I was with featured me in a series of movies that showcased my musical talents. I sang, danced, and played musical instruments. I was very good on the drums. I was fortunate to work with some of the best up and coming talent in Hollywood. Although some of my films were light comedies, most would be classified as dramas. Since the studio was targeting a young audience, it was important that there be a moral or a lesson to be learned in each movie.

 

That's enough for now. Any guesses, or do you need more clues?

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Hi Miles - The James Bond ref. was a bit of a red herring, I knew *Casino Royale* wasn't part of the franchise and a spoof w/many bonds - but still, Bisset was in a James Bond film...hopefully I'll be back with a guess on your "you" - Eve

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Yes, I am Mickey Rooney. I was preparing more clues, but you got it quickly, so I'll save them for another time. The thread is yours.

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Thanks...here's another one...

 

I was discovered at a midwestern university drama department. I was fortunate enough to be chosen to be the lead in a very prestigious production...top drawer writer, producer, director and co-stars. Saul Bass did the graphics. It was a lavish flop, but I contunued to make films.

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