Anita Colby
Anita Colby
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.
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Bronx News Roundup, Thursday, May 19 - Bronx News Network
Google News - almost 6 years
A decade ago, a trio of young Bronx musicians and music lovers -- Dave Rose, Anita Colby and Adam Fachler -- made a simple observation about their borough's music scene: It sucked. So they decided to build one themselves, creating Bronx Underground to
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Underground in the Bronx - New York Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Bronx Underground is the brainchild of Dave Rose, Anita Colby and Adam Fachler—three people with deep roots in the Bronx, who bonded over their love of music. Colby and Rose met when they were both 4 years old, attending pre-school in the same church
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HOLIDAY MOVIES; The Moguls Who Put the Holly in Hollywood
NYTimes - over 14 years
WHEN you come to a strange land, what must you do if you wish to be master of ceremonies and king at the box office? Co-opt the sentiments and the ritual occasions of the natives. Case in point, Christmas: act as if you've always owned it. Little wonder, then, that as Jewish businessmen slipped from the garment industry into the movies in the early
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Fashion World Discovers The Net Is Not a Snood
NYTimes - about 21 years
ANITA COLBY, a 16-year-old honors student at Lehman High School in the Bronx, is good at math, blows a mean saxophone and stars in her school's coming playhouse production. But fashion, she says, is her greatest passion. Miss Colby, who considers herself a trend setter, favors jeans and skimpy T-shirts, fitted flannel shirts and little baby hair
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Anita Colby, 77, a 'Supermodel' Who Also Wrote on Beauty, Dies
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Anita Colby, perhaps the nation's first "supermodel" and known as "The Face" after her picture appeared on the cover of Time magazine, died yesterday at her home in Oyster Bay, L.I. She was 77 years old. Miss Colby died of lung disease, her sister, Francine Okie of East Greenwich, R.I., said. Although her career was launched and revolved around her
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THE EVENING HOURS
NYTimes - over 31 years
GREGORY MOSHER, director of the Lincoln Center Theater Company, studied the crowd having cocktails on the portico of Avery Fisher Hall and said, ''Tout le monde is here, that is all of our little world of Lincoln Center.'' And indeed, the moguls of culture at Lincoln Center had turned out in force for the opening night celebration of the 19th
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PALEN FLAGLER
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Palen Flagler, a former advertising executive with J. P. Stevens & Company, died of cancer Friday at Community Hospital in Glen Cove, L.I. He was 72 years old and lived in Brookville, L.I. Mr. Flagler graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor's degree in history. He became the advertising manager of Nestle Company Inc. in 1950, but left in
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Future Events Every Night of the Week
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Tickets to the following may be obtained from the beneficiaries unless otherwise indicated. Good Neighbors May 27 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau has accepted an invitation to the ''Salute to Canada'' dinner dance sponsored by the Women's Committee of the American Cancer Society. The Canadian Prime Minister will feel right at home in the Waldorf-Astoria's
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 77
    Died on March 27, 1992.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 20
    She moved to Hollywood from New York in 1935 and changed her name to Colby.
    More Details Hide Details She had a bit part in Mary of Scotland (1936) and other B movies but her acting career never took off. After two years, she returned to New York and became an ad salesperson for Harper's Bazaar. She made her name in Hollywood almost ten years after leaving films when she worked on a nationwide advertising campaign for the film Cover Girl (1944), which she also appeared in. She began acting in films again in the 1940s, including Brute Force (1947). The model was hired by David O. Selznick in the 1940s to teach contract actresses, such as Jennifer Jones, about beauty, poise, and publicity. Her job title was Feminine Director of the Selznick Studios. She worked closely with Selznick's top actresses, such as Jennifer Jones, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Temple, Dorothy McGuire, and Joan Fontaine. Colby later hosted the television program The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse in 1954. Colby also invented a chair convertible to inclined bed (U.S. patent 2690209), which was filed in 1952 and issued in 1954. She was a devout Roman Catholic. She died of lung disease, aged 77.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born in 1914.
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