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Who Are These Actresses Quiz ?

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  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Suzan Ball ( originally Susan ) is the answer to GG. The image shown was from Yankee Buccaneer ( 1952 ), in which she starred with Jeff Chandler and Scott Brady, pictured with her in the lobby card above. She was a second cousin of Lucille Ball seen above with her. This up and coming actress with Universal studios in the early 1950's had an accident while filming a dance number for the film East Of Sumatra ( 1953 ). In 1954, due to results of a tumor that had spread to her lungs and the accident that she had, here right leg was amputated. After the amputation, and later that year in April, she married fellow actor Richard Long, who she had become engaged to in December 1953. Suzan Ball died in August 5, 1955 an the age of only 21. A promising career cut short . She had been proclaimed  one of the most important  ''New Stars of 1953'' by Hedda Hopper. She was also a singer and sang with the Mel Baker Orchestra from 1948-1953, finishing up with them when her career at Universal was taking off.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    II and  JJ. Two more to test your knowledge. 
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 3,661 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    II Judy Davis in Celebrity 1998  ( I tried to post this yesterday, but it didn't work for some reason)

    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    jayn_j said:
    II Judy Davis in Celebrity 1998  ( I tried to post this yesterday, but it didn't work for some reason)

    Correct Jay. Kenneth Branagh on the above left and Joe Mantegna on the right.

    JJ clue is this actress was an old friend of a famous producer who used her in almost all of his most well known films.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    JJ clue is this is the famous producer friend of the actress in question.
    Lawrence
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    JJ - Virginia Grey
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    jayn_j said:
    JJ - Virginia Grey
    Correct and excellent work Jay. The producer friend mentioned and pictured is Ross Hunter.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    KK and LL. These two actresses both had something in common regarding their acting careers.
    Lawrence
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    KK is Janet Leigh in If Winter Comes - 1947
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    jayn_j said:
    KK is Janet Leigh in If Winter Comes - 1947
    Correct again Jay and seen here of course with Walter pigeon.

    A clue for the remaining unsolved  LL is -  one of 18,000.



    Lawrence
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,855 admin
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Matt said:
    LL Jean Seberg
    Correct Matt and well done. The clue of ''one of 18,000'' refers to the number of women who auditioned for the title role of Joan Of Arc in the film Saint Joan ( 1957 ), with Jean Seberg being the one who ended up securing the role.



    Jean Seberg as she appeared in Lilith ( 1964 ) and a nice image of her from her first film role in Saint Joan ( 1957 )


    More actresses coming your way soon. Not these two beauties though as they are too recognisable.



    Lawrence
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,855 admin

    Actually it wasn't the clue. My first guess was Shirlee Eaton but being an Eastwood fan. That nailed it. I'm no good at clues, but I got in the end.

  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    MM and NN. A connection here but unfortunately not a favourable one.
    Lawrence
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    MM is Jill Ireland from Hell Drivers (1957).  She played the truck stop waitress (a young Sean Connery with her here)

    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
                                                                                                                                                                                              Jay's MM answer is correct.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    NN. A further image for this actress, and time will tell if this new image will make an impact.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    NN answer is Helen Walker, shown above left in a scene from Nightmare Alley ( 1947 ) with Tyrone Power, and above right is a publicity shot from Impact ( 1949 ). She also appeared in many other films including Call Northside 777 ( 1948 ), Her Adventurous Night ( 1946 ) & Murder, He Says ( 1945 ).  Helen Walker died at the  age 47 from cancer in 1968. 

     

    The connection I had originally mentioned between Helen Walker and Jill Ireland, the earlier answered MM question, is that they both died from cancer. As previously mentioned Helen Walker at age 47 and Jill Ireland at age 54. My ''and time will tell if this image above will make on impact'' clue given regarding the black and white Impact publicity image wasn't picked up on.
    Lawrence
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