Dyanne Thorne is an American actress, stage performer and vocalist. She is known for her stage work in Las Vegas and as the lead actress in the Ilsa film franchise of the 1970s. Dyanne Thorne began her career in show business as New York stage actress, she was popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums, with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley, earned her appearances on many T. V variety shows such as The Tonight Show, Red Skelton, Steve Allen, Merv Griffin, with Tim Conway at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. Filmed in New York City, Thorne's first major film role was in Norman Chaitin's Encounter, an early screen credit for Robert De Niro. Moving to Hollywood to appear on T. V.'s Star Trek, star as yet another villainess in Crown International's thriller Point of Terror, opened the door to several more movie roles. In 1975, Thorne married composer, conductor and actor Howard Maurer. Thorne and Maurer have starred in five films together thus far; the duo have co-produced and starred in several Las Vegas Strip showroom productions and their careers have taken them around the world.
As an actress, Thorne is best known for her characterisation of the heinous international dominatrix and soldier of fortune "Ilsa". After her debut as Ilsa in Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, she reprised the role in the sequels Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, the Tigress of Siberia and an unofficial entry Greta, the Mad Butcher by director Jess Franco. Contrary to some publications, Thorne did start, but she did not complete, her studies for a degree in anthropology. Instead, during 10 years of simultaneous acting, she earned a Ph. D. in Comparative religion. As church ordained, non-denominational ministers and Maurer created A Scenic Outdoor Wedding as an alternative to commercial chapel weddings. Couples worldwide travel to Las Vegas to be married by Ilsa. In 1991, Danish art rockers Sort Sol released the album Flow My Firetear. Track 9, "Dyanne Thorne", is an homage to the artist. Sin in the Suburbs, Yvette Talman Encounter, Wicked Lady Point of Terror, Andrea The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio, Fairy Godmother Blood Sabbath, Alotta Snatched Women Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, Ilsa The Swinging Barmaids Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, Ilsa Chesty Anderson, USN, Nurse Beyond Fulfillment Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia a.k.a.
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Edwina Beth "Edy" Williams is an American television and film actress, best known for her acting work in the films of Russ Meyer, to whom she was married from 1970 to 1975. Williams was raised in Southern California, she began her career as a beauty pageant contestant. After winning several local pageants, she was signed as a contract player by 20th Century Fox. Throughout the 1960s, Williams appeared in several television series and films including roles in The Beverly Hillbillies, The Twilight Zone, Adam-12, Lost in Space, The Naked Kiss, the Sonny & Cher film, Good Times. In 1970, she appeared as Ashley St. Ives in Russ Meyer's first mainstream film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, followed by his second mainstream film The Seven Minutes. Meyer and Williams married in 1970, shortly after the release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. In March 1973, she was photographed for Playboy in a full color photo spread by then-husband Russ Meyer. After her divorce from Meyer in 1977, Williams continued acting appearing in films, many of which involved nudity.
In 1982, she appeared on an episode of The People's Court as a defendant in a case titled "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay". She was sued for payment for publicity work the plaintiff had done for her, she counter-sued for half of the retainer. After this, she was sporadically active in films during early 1990s. Since the 1990s, she has traditionally appeared at both the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival in revealing and flamboyant outfits. Official site Edy Williams on IMDb
Judy Landers is an American film and television actress. Landers was raised in Rockland County, New York, she is the daughter of Ruth Landers, is the younger sister of actress Audrey Landers. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Landers has appeared in several films, including Goldie and the Boxer, The Black Marble, Doin' Time, Deadly Twins, Stewardess School and Dangerous, Ghost Writer, Club Fed, Dr. Alien, The Divine Enforcer, she appeared in several television series, including The Love Boat, Happy Days, Night Court, Charlie's Angels, Vega$, B. J. and the Bear, The Jeffersons, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Madame's Place, L. A. Law, The Fall Guy, Murder She Wrote and ALF, she appeared in two episodes of the original Knight Rider, two episodes of The A-Team. Landers has worked with her sister Audrey, including collaborating with her on the children's show The Huggabug Club, The Treehouse Club; the sisters were on the cover of the January 1983 issue of Playboy magazine and in a non-nude pictorial.
Along with their mother Ruth, they produced the family film Circus Island. Landers has been married to former Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Niedenfuer since November 1987, they have two daughters: Lindsey, born 1989. Judy Landers on IMDb Judy Landers at AllMovie
Marneen Lynne Fields is an actress and former stuntwoman. She has appeared in over 150 movies and TV episodes as stuntwoman, or both, she has been noted as one of the prominent stuntwomen of the 1980s. Due to her performance as Curry in Hellhole, as well as her acting roles in other films and TV series episodes, she is said to be the first stuntwoman to be cast in a significant role as an actress, her turn from stuntwoman to actress was noted in a 1988 Star magazine article. Marneen Lynne Fields was born in Minot, North Dakota, on August 16, 1955, she is the daughter of Ruby Marie Farris. Her mother Ruby was an aspiring author and songwriter, her father Robert was a country-western square dance caller on local TV in Minot, worked as a crop dusting pilot. When Marneen was around 12 years old, the family moved from North Dakota to southern California, where her father worked as a service manager at Santa Monica Airport, he opened his own business, Bob Fields Aviation, at Van Nuys Airport. He turned his hand to invention, founded the Bob Fields Aerocessories Company.
Among other aeronautical inventions, he invented the Bob Fields Inflatable Door Seal, still in demand today. In 1972 she created and opened the first Simi Valley Parks and Recreations program in gymnastics for children and adults of all ages including the handicapped The same year she lost all the hearing in her left ear due to a throat infection. Fields continued to coach gymnastics throughout college and during her early career as a stunt woman. In 1973 she graduated with honors from Royal High School in Simi Valley, California becoming one of three women in the United States to receive a full ride athletic-academic scholarship in gymnastics to Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Fields competed as the only class one advanced all-around gymnast for USU, she was ranked third in the entire state of Utah and ranked third in floor exercise and fifth in balance beam in intercollegiate competition. She minored in Theater Arts, her college gymnastics career was cut short due to a fall off the balance beam during competition resulting in a serious injury to ligaments of her right ankle.
The injury resulted in a complete ankle reconstruction surgery in 1976 where a calf's tendon was inserted into her ankle to replace the torn ligaments. She moved home to California to heal from the ankle operation. During the summer of 1976, she was home from college in Ventura, California recovering from the ankle reconstruction surgery when she was discovered by stuntman Paul Stader. Marneen trained to become a Hollywood stuntwoman at his stunt school. By December 1976 she landed her first acting role as one of the schoolmates in The Spell. By 1977 she was a regular stunt performer on the TV series, The Man from Atlantis. For fifteen years, Fields appeared in movie; some of the film and TV shows Fields has appeared in and the actresses she did stunts for are: Jane Seymour Battlestar Galactica, Priscilla Presley The Fall Guy, Shirley Jones Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Michelle Phillips The Man with Bogart's Face, Morgan Fairchild Time Express, Belinda Montgomery The Man from Atlantis, Mary Crosby Dynasty, Samantha Doane The Gauntlet, Linda Purl Matlock, Natasha Richardson Patty Hearst, Karen Black Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop, Linda Hamilton Murder She Wrote, Melanie Griffith She's in the Army Now, Tovah Feldshuh Terror out of the Sky, Dee Wallace The Howling, Kim Cattrall The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Barbara Hershey From Here to Eternity, Heather Menzies Logan's Run.
Fields was cast in more stunt actress jobs by directors like Stanley Kramer The Runner Stumbles, Irwin Allen The Swarm, Peter Medak Otherworld, James Fargo Scarecrow and Mrs. King. In the mid-80s she became the first woman to come from the pure stunt arena to land the co-star role in the Arkoff International Production of Hellhole as the religious insanity victim who receives a chemical lobotomy. Fields sang REM's "Everybody Hurts" and won the G. O. D. Award in Music, the title song for the 2013 documentary, We Can Take Some of the Hurt Away produced by cinematographer Roydon Johnson, a charity film about poverty to help fund education situations for children in Indonesia. Fields received a Best Female Vocalist of the Year nomination from the LA Music Awards for her recording of "Everybody Hurts." The instrumental track was arranged by Ben Hammer, with the song produced by Grammy winner Tom Weir of Studio City Sound. Fields "Kathryn Davis: Take 2" won Most Inspirational Song the Best of Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Fame Awards, Most Inspirational Song the Best of Hollywood from the Hollywood Fame Awards in 2017.
The song is the title track to a TV sitcom she stars in with the same name. The pilot episode of the sitcom received a Producers Choice Honor from the LA Comedy Awards. Marneen was a co-lyricist on the song, composed by South African hitmaker Rory Wolman of Shine Records. Marneen's vocals were recorded by Steve Valenzuela at Studio City Sound. Heavenly Waterfall ASCAP. Fields composed "I'm Gonna Be a Hollywood Stuntman" in 2012, the title track to a feature film she's written titled "Johnny Hawk AKA Hard Nuts to Crack," WINNER of Outstanding Comedy Script from the LA Comedy Awards 2015. Marneen produced the music video to "I'm Gonna Be a Hollywood Stuntman", nominated for Best Children's/Young Adult Film from the International Action on Film Festival 2017. "I'm Gonna Be a Hollywood Stuntman" with American Idol contestant, Christian Etter Johnson on lead vocals and Marneen on female vocals hit the NUMBER ONE spot on the Soundclick Music Internet Charts twice in the Country-Pop and Country categories beating out 50,000 other songs.
Lynn Borden was an American actress best known for her role as "Barbara Baxter" in the final season of the Shirley Booth sitcom Hazel on CBS. Born Lynn Freyse in Detroit, Michigan, to Bill and Evelyn S. Freyse, her family moved to Cleveland and Tucson, Arizona, in hopes of coping with her mother's health needs, which required a warm, dry climate, she had Steve. Lynn's father, a Detroit native, was a cartoonist who drew the classic comic strip and panel cartoon Our Boarding House from 1939 until his death thirty years later; the strip, syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association, ended its run in 1984. Lynn was enrolled by her mother in acting classes as a way to overcome the child's natural bashfulness; the training helped her to land the better parts in class plays and some small roles in Western films shot in Arizona. She won scholarships as the 1957 Miss Arizona and as a contestant in the 1958 Miss America pageant, she lost to Marilyn Van Derbur of Colorado but was a preliminary swimsuit winner and a Top 10 semi-finalist.
She enrolled at the University of Arizona–Tucson, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. During this time, she performed theater work in Tucson, garnered small parts in movies (primarily Westerns that were shot in the area, she married Chris Borden in 1958, but the couple divorced in 1963 keeping his surname professionally. In 1982, she wed Roger Brunelle, they remained married until her death. After college, she relocated to San Francisco and secured a small, credited part on the ABC series, Hawaiian Eye, her first role was uncredited as a party guest in Days of Roses. The next year she had another uncredited part as a bus passenger in David Janssen's ABC drama, The Fugitive. Following the cancelation of Hazel, after 4 seasons, in 1965 by NBC, the show was picked up by CBS for one final season. CBS made cast changes to the show and Borden was selected for the role of Barbara Baxter opposite Ray Fulmer as her television husband, Steve Baxter. Borden's role came to an end after one season when Hazel ended its run in 1966.
Borden appeared in the low-budget horror film Frogs. Other film appearances include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Black Mama White Mama, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Savannah Smiles and Hellhole, she has made guest appearances on such television series as My Three Sons, The F. B. I. Family Affair, Get Smart, The Mod Squad, Petrocelli, McMillan and Wife and Hutch, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy and CSI: NY. In her years, Borden worked in commercials and plays. Borden was a collector of elephant figurines; the interest in frogs came from her 1972 film role, when fans gave her frog figures after the premiere of Frogs at the Rialto Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. She stated, "I love frogs. They're cute, they won't harm you, they're good luck. You know, kiss the frog and marry a prince, that kind of thing. If I see a frog, real or otherwise, I'll always stop to look at it...."Her father drew elephants in his cartoon strip. Some of her elephant figurines were a gift from her friend, actress Mala Powers, who had a recurring role as the next-door neighbor on Hazel.
Borden recalls that Powers was "admiring the elephants my father had left me and said,'You're collecting elephants!'" Borden replied, "No I'm not", but Powers insisted, "Oh, yes you are!" On March 3, 2015, Lynn Borden died in Encino, three weeks before her 78th birthday, following an extended illness. Lynn Borden on IMDb
Mary Woronov is an American actress, published author and figurative painter. She is known as a "cult star" because of her work with Andy Warhol and her roles in Roger Corman's cult films. Woronov has appeared in over 80 movies and on stage at Lincoln Center and off-Broadway productions as well as numerous times in mainstream American TV series, such as Charlie's Angels and Knight Rider, she co-starred with friend Paul Bartel. The Charlie's Angels TV series paid tribute to her in the "Hellride" episode; the evil race car driver named "Bloody Mary" is a tribute to her role in Death Race 2000. Woronov was born to Carol Eschholz in the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, when it served as the Ream General Hospital during World War II, her stepfather, who adopted her, Victor D. Woronov, was a cancer surgeon in Brooklyn, she attended Packer Collegiate Institute in Cornell University. She first made headlines in the early 1960s as a Warhol superstar, she danced with Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Warhol's multimedia presentation of the Velvet Underground.
She played Hanoi Hannah in Chelsea Girls, the 1966 experimental underground film directed by Andy Warhol. The film was Warhol's first major commercial success after a long line of avant-garde art films. Of this time she has said, Of all the girls at Andy Warhol's Factory, I was the butch one. Put me in his Screen Test and I spent my nights at Max's Kansas City.... I was the strong girl at the Factory, she became a fan of the L. A. punk music scene, made an appearance with actors Jack Nance and John Hullette in the Suicidal Tendencies music video "Institutionalized". She appeared in the band's music video for the song "Possessed To Skate". Woronov's notable appearances include the 1975 cult film Death Race 2000 and 1979's Rock'n' Roll High School, but her breakthrough role was in the 1982 cult film Eating Raoul, she has since had roles in numerous films including Blood Theatre, Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall and Nomads, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Dick Tracy, Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and All About Evil.
She has made guest appearances on TV shows such as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Charlie's Angels, Mr. Belvedere, She Wrote, Amazing Stories, St. Elsewhere, Babylon 5, Family Matters, Highlander: The Series, she has written such books as Snake. She appeared in Barneys New York fall 2014 advertising campaign, "L. A. Stories," shot by Bruce Weber. Mary Woronov on IMDb Mary Woronov at AllMovie Mary Woronov paintings website
Terry Moore (actress)
Helen Luella Koford, better known as Terry Moore, is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Come Back, Little Sheba, she is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Born January 7, 1929, in Glendale, California, as Helen Luella Koford, Moore grew up in a Mormon family in Los Angeles, California, she worked as a child model before making her film debut in Maryland. Moore was billed as Judy Ford, Jan Ford, January Ford before taking Terry Moore as her name in 1948, she could be glimpsed in The Howards of Virginia, On the Sunny Side, My Gal Sal, A-Haunting We Will Go, True to Life, Since You Went Away and Low-Down, The Clock. As Helen Koford, she had a supporting role in Son of Shadowed; as "Jan Ford" she was billed third in The Devil on Wheels at Monogram. She was uncredited in Heartaches and Summer Holiday. Moore worked in radio in the 1940s, most memorably as Bumps Smith on The Smiths of Hollywood.
Her career received a boost. She had the lead in The Return of October with Glenn Ford, playing a character called Terry Moore and that became her stage name. Moore was borrowed by RKO to star in Mighty Joe Young. George Pal cast her in The Great Rupert with Jimmy Durante. At Columbia she co starred with Mickey Rooney in He's a Cockeyed Wonder she did Gambling House with Victor Mature at RKO. At Columbia Moore did Two of a Kind, Sunny Side of the Street, The Barefoot Mailman, she had an excellent part in Come Back, Little Sheba, produced by Hal Wallis, with Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth. Moore was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, she began appearing on television shows like The Ford Television Theatre and appeared on the cover of Life magazine for July 6, 1953, as "Hollywood's sexy tomboy". Moore's photo was used on the cover of the second issue of the My Diary romance comic book. Elia Kazan cast Moore in the female lead for Man on a Tightrope; that was made by 20th Century Fox.
They gave her the female lead in Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, the second film in CinemaScope and a big hit. Popular was King of the Khyber Rifles with Tyrone Power. Moore supported Fred Astaire in Daddy Long Legs and had the lead in some thrillers: Shack Out on 101 and Portrait of Alison. Between Heaven and Hell reunited her with Robert Wagner, the leading man in Reef, she guest starred on TV shows like The 20th Century-Fox Hour, General Electric Theater, Playhouse 90, Climax!, Studio One in Hollywood, Rawhide. Fox used her in Bernardine with Peyton Place with Lana Turner, they put her in the less popular A Private's Affair. She was Audie Murphy's leading lady in Cast a Long Shadow. Moore had the lead in Platinum High School and Why Must I Die?, producing the latter. She guest starred on Checkmate and The Rebel and had a regular role as a rancher's daughter in the NBC Western Empire, she appeared on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood. She could be seen in Black Spurs, Town Tamer, City of Fear, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, A Man Called Dagger as well as episodes of The Virginian, Batman.
Moore's 1970s appearances included Quarantined, The Daredevil, Smash-Up on Interstate 5, Death Dimension. In the 1980s Moore was seen in Double Exposure, Death Blow: A Cry for Justice, Father's Day, Going Overboard, American Boyfriends, Jake Spanner, Private Eye and episodes of Matt Houston, Knight Rider, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, True Confessions, Wiseguy. At age 55, Moore posed nude in the August 1984 issue of Playboy magazine, photographed by Ken Marcus, she appeared in theatre. She did the story for Beverly Hills Brats. Moore was in Murder, She Wrote, Marilyn and Me, American Southern, Second Chances, Mighty Joe Young, Final Voyage, she did not appear in America's Funniest Home Videos and Nandi. Moore was in Stageghost, Kill Your Darlings, The Still Life, Dewitt & Maria and Margarine Wars. In 2014, she guest-starred in the role of Lilly Hill on the crime series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey. Recent appearances include Looking for Mr. Right,Mansion of Blood, Aimy in a Cage, Ray Donovan, Saving Flora, Silent Life.
Moore's first marriage, in 1951 to American football player and Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis, lasted one year. A subsequent marriage to Eugene McGarth, in 1956, lasted three years. One year after this marriage ended, Moore married Stuart Cramer after his divorce from Jean Peters. Following the dissolution of this marriage in 1972, Moore did not remarry for 20 years, her 1992 marriage to Jerry Rivers lasted until his death in 2001. Moore became the subject of public attention as a result of her relationship with Howard Hughes. According to Moore and Hughes were married in 1949 in a ceremony performed by a ship captain in international waters. Moore has said that Hughes destroyed the ship's log that recorded the marriag