Friday, May 27, 2016

#23 Martha Vickers

For a 40s babe, Martha Vickers sure was hot. I could never quite figure out why she wasn’t a bigger star – something along the lines of a Rita Hayworth or Lauren Bacall. At the same time, I’m sure having your first film credits being Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman and Captive Wild Woman probably didn’t help any.

Real Name:  Martha MacVicar (I guess they didn’t like the alliteration)

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Ann Arbor, MI

Cheesy Pageant Titles:  Miss Timber, Northeastern Retail Lumbermen's Association

Embarrassing Movies
  • Bad Boy
  • Hi’ya, Sailor
  • The Mummy’s Ghost
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman 
  • Captive Wild Woman 

Embarrassing Taglines
  • A trail of perfume ... and violence!
  • Those Hilarious "GUYS FROM MILWAUKEE"
  • Boldly it sweeps ... Across the screen!
  • Nameless! Fleshless! Deathless!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Girl
  • High school girl
  • Miss McLean, a student
  • Carmen Sternwood

Number of Marriages:  3 

Shortest Marriage:  4 months

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Mickey Rooney (she was 6 inches taller than he)

Untimely Demise:  At age 46, of cancer

Interesting Tidbits
  • Former model
  • Popular pinup during WWII
  • Had a big role in the the noir classic The Big Sleep
  • Was a big bowler

Where can I learn more?

Eye of newt ...

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