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Anita Colby

Female
Born Aug 5, 1914

Anita Colby was an actress and model. Colby was born Anita Counihan, the daughter of the cartoonist, Bud Counihan, a legendary figure among New York artists and newsmen. Early in her career, at $50 an hour, she was the highest paid model at the time. She was nicknamed "The Face" and appeared on numerous billboards and ads, many of them for cigarette advertisers. She moved to Hollywood from New York in 1935 and changed her name to Colby.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1914 Birth Born in 1914.

TWENTIES

1935 21 Years Old She moved to Hollywood from New York in 1935 and changed her name to Colby. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1992 78 Years Old Died on March 27, 1992.
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