Faith Domergue
Faith Domergue
Faith Domergue was an American television and film actress.
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Around Town: Peter Falk, rare Rainer Werner Fassbinder and more - Los Angeles Times
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LACMA's Saturday Monster Matinee features the 1955 camp sci-fi flick "This Island Earth," with Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason. Scheduled for the Tuesday matinee is the sequel to the 1950 classic "Father of the Bride" -- the 1951 comedy
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Howard Hughes, Jean Peters, Terry Moore: Beauties and the Billionaire - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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In The Aviator, Howard Hughes is linked to four actresses: the aforementioned Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Ava Gardner, and Faith Domergue. (Hughes' 1920s marriage to socialite Ella Rice is ignored in the film.) In Beatty's project, Hughes will be
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Tim Burton: Nine monster movies that inspired him - Los Angeles Times
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... special effects for its time, the film, directed by Joseph M. Newman, stars Jeff Morrow as the intellectual alien Exeter who recruits Rex Reason as scientist Cal Meacham and Faith Domergue as Dr. Ruth Adams for a “special” research project
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Going South: American Noir in Mexico - East Bay Express
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Dr. Jeff Cameron (Robert Mitchum) and femme fatale Margo Lannington (wild-eyed Faith Domergue), protagonists of Where Danger Lives, never actually make it to Mexico, but the story of their amour fou is a genuine squirm producer
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Con Il Grinta in Dvd e Blu-ray arriva la Western Collection - Best Movie
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Duello al Rio d'argento (1952) di Don Siegel con Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot, Gerald Mohr. • La ribelle del West (1952) di Lee Gholem con Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop. • Il cavaliere della Valle Solitaria
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 10 years
Double Indemnity The simplest way of describing film noir is as a collision between the visual conventions of German Expressionism and the lurid plotting of the American pulp novel. ''Proto'' films noirs, like Joe May's 1929 ''Asphalt,'' filmed in the Babelsberg studios in Berlin, usually found social causes for their heroes' problems, but the
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THE NEW SEASON/FILM; Howard Hughes, Fat Albert and Other Luminaries
NYTimes - over 12 years
December Dec. 3 CLOSER -- Oscar bait from the director Mike Nichols, who here matches a hot play (by Patrick Marber, who also wrote the screenplay) with an ambitious cast, at least one of whom is a proven box-office draw. It's about relationships, by the way. With Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS --
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NYTimes - about 16 years
Nuclear Power Play Czechoslovakia's involuntary role as a potential nuclear power during the Cold War is the unusual theme of a play by Joe Sutton at Long Wharf in New Haven through Feb. 11. Its title, ''The Third Army,'' derives from the ''economic'' army of investors that descended on the country from America and its friends in the west, eager to
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FILM REVIEW;Of Goofy Mad Scientists And Aliens in Bad Wigs
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Couch-potato comedy can't get any lazier than "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie," but that counts for most of this film's slender charm. All that's here is "This Island Earth," a nicely lame 1954 science-fiction film featuring aliens with bad wigs and big foreheads, along with running commentary from one man and a couple of robots watching
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Faith Domergue
  • 1999
    Age 74
    Domergue spent her later years in retirement in Palo Alto, California. On April 4, 1999, Domergue died from an unspecified cancer at age 74 in Santa Barbara.
    More Details Hide Details Domergue was cremated. In the 2004 Howard Hughes biopic film The Aviator, Domergue was played by Kelli Garner.
  • 1966
    Age 41
    In 1966, she married Paolo Cossa, with whom she remained until his death in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Domergue was a practicing Roman Catholic.
  • 1961
    Age 36
    In 1961 she played murderer Conception O'Higgins in "The Case of the Guilty Clients," and in 1963 she played murder victim Cleo Grammas in "The Case of the Greek Goddess."
    More Details Hide Details By the late 1960s, Domergue had lost interest in acting as a career; her last acting appearances were mainly in low-budget 'B' horror movies. Domergue's last foray in sci-fi was Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965), an American version of a Russian film, mainly backed by Russian producers and populated with Russian actors. She began traveling to Rome, Italy, in 1952, and lived there for extended periods. She moved there permanently in 1968, and remained an expatriate in Rome, Geneva, Switzerland, and Marbella, Spain, until the death of her Roman husband, Paolo in 1991. In the late 1960s, she appeared in several Italian giallo films, including Lucio Fulci's One on Top of the Other (1969), and Alberto De Martino's The Man with Icy Eyes (1971). Her final film credit was in The House of Seven Corpses (1974), an independent horror film shot in Salt Lake City.
  • 1955
    Age 30
    Beginning in late 1955, Domergue began to appear in British and European productions: first in The Atomic Man (1955), directed by Ken Hughes, followed by a role in the British film noir Soho Incident (1956).
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by Man in the Shadow (1957; released in the United States as Violent Stranger), and the Italian-produced The Sky Burns (1958). In the late 1950s and 1960s she made many appearances on popular television series, including Sugarfoot, Have Gun Will Travel, Bonanza, and The Rifleman. She appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.
    In 1955, Domergue appeared in another Western, Santa Fe Passage, playing an ammunition retailer opposite John Payne and George Keymas.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, Domergue appeared in a series of sci-fi monster and horror films, first Cult of the Cobra (1955), a film released by Universal Pictures focusing on six American Air Officers who witness a Lamian cult of snake worshippers. This was followed with a role in Columbia Pictures's It Came from Beneath the Sea, a sci-fi monster movie which was a major commercial success, grossing $1.7 million at the box office. The following year, Domergue starred in This Island Earth (1955), Universal's first color sci-fi film. The film received moderate critical praise for its performances and writing, as well as its inventive special effects. Domergue's tenure in horror pictures in the mid-1950s earned her a reputation as an early scream queen.
  • 1954
    Age 29
    Her final credit for RKO was the 1954 drama This Is My Love; prior, she filmed Duel at Silver Creek (1952) with Universal, opposite Audie Murphy.
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  • 1953
    Age 28
    In 1953, after having lived briefly in England with her husband, Domergue returned to the United States, where she signed a contract with Universal Pictures.
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  • 1950
    Age 25
    By the time of Vendettas premiere in 1950, Domergue was pregnant with her second child, and was residing in Palm Springs, having left Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details The film was criticized by The New York Times, with a review calling the film "a garrulous, slow and obvious period piece, weighed down by a profusion of exotic accents, undistinguished dialogue and unconvincing play acting. Mr. Hughes' troupe, however, has been set against a background of the wild, Corsican countryside, which does give the picture an atmosphere of suspenseful authenticity." In spite of the critical review of the film, Domergue's performance was given praise: "Faith Domergue, the heralded newcomer, is less than a fiery heroine. But despite the flamboyant lines that are her lot, the attractive Miss Domergue does occasionally contribute genuine emotional acting to the proceedings." Following Vendetta, Domergue freelanced in the film noir Where Danger Lives (1950), playing a femme fatale opposite Robert Mitchum and Claude Rains. The film received a negative review by Bosley Crowther in The New York Times, and Domergue's performance was criticized for "manifesting nothing more than a comparatively sultry appearance and an ability to recite simple lines."
    After the 1950 release of Vendetta, Domergue separated from Hughes. "I was told he spent five million dollars publicizing me," she said, "but the film wasproperly released.
    More Details Hide Details It was all wasted."
  • 1946
    Age 21
    In 1946, Domergue married bandleader Teddy Stauffer. The marriage lasted six months, ending in 1947. That same year, she married director Hugo Fregonese with whom she had two children, Diana Maria (b. 1949) and John Anthony (b. 1951). The couple divorced in 1958.
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    Domergue was cast as a lead in the thriller Vendetta (1950), which had a long and troubled production history, exacerbated by reshoots and multiple changes in director, as well as producer Hughes's health problems following a near-fatal plane crash he endured in July 1946.
    More Details Hide Details The production lasted over four years, and cost $3.5 million.
  • 1943
    Age 18
    After she discovered that Hughes was also seeing Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Lana Turner, the couple broke up in 1943.
    More Details Hide Details She later wrote a book about her relationship with Hughes entitled My Life with Howard Hughes (1972).
  • 1942
    Age 17
    After graduating in 1942, Domergue continued to pursue a career in acting, but after sustaining injuries in a near-fatal car accident, her plans were put on hold.
    More Details Hide Details While recuperating from the accident, she attended a party aboard Howard Hughes' yacht. Hughes was enamored with her, buying out her contract with Warner Brothers, and signed her to a three-picture deal with RKO.
  • 1941
    Age 16
    In 1941, Domergue began an on-off relationship with Howard Hughes.
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  • 1928
    Age 3
    The family moved to California in 1928 where Domergue attended Beverly Hills Catholic School and St. Monica's Convent School.
    More Details Hide Details While a sophomore at University High School, she was signed to a Warner Brothers contract, and made her first on-screen appearance with an uncredited walk-on role in Blues in the Night (1941). The same year, she appeared on the cover of Photoplay as Faith Dorn; the name change, she later claimed, was "because Jack Warner was too stupid to pronounce Domergue."
  • 1924
    Domergue was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 16, 1924 or 1925 (sources differ).
    More Details Hide Details Domergue was of part-Creole descent. She was adopted by Adabelle Wemet when she was six weeks old. When Faith was 18 months old, Adabelle married Leo Domergue.
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