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Vivian Blaine ACTOR




VIVIAN BLAINE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Vivian Blaine was born on November 21st, 1921 in Newark, New Jersey with the birth name Vivian Stapleton.  She began her career early on appearing on stage in 1934.  It was her agent, Manny Franks who soon became her husband who signed her to an acting contract with Twentieth Century Fox.  She moved out to Los Angeles, California and found work on such films as "Jitterbugs" (1943), "Greenwich Village" (1944), "Nob Hill" (1945) and "State Fair" (1945).
 
She also returned to working as a stage actress, making her Broadway debut on, "Goys and Dolls" (1950) followed by other stage roles in "A Hatful of Rain", "Say, Darling", "Enter Laughing" and "Zorba".    
 
She also began making a number of television appearances on such series as, "Fantasy Island", "The Love boat" and "Murder She Wrote" (1985). 
 
Along with a decent acting resume she also recorded a number of albums such as her cabaret act for AEI Records in 1983 and also made public announcements for AIDS-related causes.  She retired from acting in 1985.    
 
Blaine married a total of three times throughout her lifetime, first to Manny Franks from 1945 through 1956.  She then married Milton Rackmil from 1959 through 1961.  Her third and final marriage was to Stuart Clark from 1973 through her death at the age of seventy four on December 9th, 1995 in New York City, New York after suffering from congestive heart failure.  She never had any children of her own.
 
She earned herself a National Film Society American Classic Award and between 1973 and 1983, she appeared on many "Best Dressed Women in America" lists.  


Filmography

1985 Murder, She Wrote
1983 Amanda's
1983 I'm Going to Be Famous
1982 Parasite
1979 The Dark 
1979 Sooner or Later
1979 Fast Friends 
1979 The Cracker Factory 
1979 Vega$ 
1978 The Love Boat
1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold 
1978 Fantasy Island
1972 Richard
1963 Route 66 
1957 Public Pigeon No. One 
1957 Lux Video Theatre 
1956 General Electric Summer Originals
1955 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1955 Guys and Dolls 
1955 Damon Runyon Theater 
1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour
1954 Center Stage 
1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 
1952 Skirts Ahoy! 
1951 Those Two 
1946 Three Little Girls in Blue 
1946 If I'm Lucky
1945 Doll Face 
1945 State Fair 
1945 Nob Hill
1944 Something for the Boys 
1944 Greenwich Village 
1943 Jitterbugs 
1943 He Hired the Boss
1942 Girl Trouble 
1942 Thru Different Eyes 
1942 It Happened in Flatbush   







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