Kim Novak

Born Feb 13, 1933

Kim Novak is an American film and television actress. Novak is possibly best known for her dual role in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. She also appeared in Picnic (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Pal Joey (1957), Middle of the Night (1959), The Notorious Landlady (1962), and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). She later appeared on the prime time soap opera Falcon Crest from 1986 to 1987.… Read More

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1933 Birth Kim Novak was born Marilyn Pauline Novak in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933. … Read More


1956 23 Years Old …  She appeared as a mystery guest on the popular game show What's My Line? on February 5, 1956 to promote the film's opening at the Radio City Music Hall. … Read More
1957 24 Years Old 1 More Event
After appearing in a series of successful movies, Novak became one of the biggest box office draws in 1957 and 1958.
1958 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The film was poorly received at the time of its release in 1958 and failed at the box office, but has since been re-evaluated and is widely considered one of the director's best works. … Read More
1961 28 Years Old …  After her Hollywood house survived the big Bel Air fire of 1961, it was finally lost a few years later when it was swept away with most of her belongings in a mudslide in 1966. … Read More


1965 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Later it was rediscovered and acclaimed for its forward thinking and got rave reviews, particularly for Novak’s performance as “Polly the Pistol.” In 1965, she made The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders in England with British actor Richard Johnson.
1966 33 Years Old By the end of 1966, she was emotionally drained and no longer wanted to live the life of a Hollywood movie star, in the glare of the spotlight with the press criticizing her every move. … Read More
1968 35 Years Old In 1968, she returned to the screen for The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968), starring Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine, and directed by Robert Aldrich. … Read More


1975 42 Years Old In 1975, Novak took part in the ABC movie Satan's Triangle because she liked the story which dealt in the supernatural. … Read More
1980 47 Years Old In 1980, Novak played fictional actress Lola Brewster in the British mystery-thriller The Mirror Crack'd, based on the story by Agatha Christie. … Read More


1986 53 Years Old She appeared as the secretive "Kit Marlowe" in 19 episodes from 1986 to 1987. … Read More
1989 56 Years Old In 1989, Novak appeared along with James Stewart as a presenter at the 61st Academy Awards. … Read More


1997 - 2004 3 More Events
2010 77 Years Old In 2010, Novak was the recipient of a special tribute from the American Cinematheque in Hollywood, where her films were shown at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre. … Read More
2012 79 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2012, Novak was honored at the TCM Classic Film Festival where she introduced a screening of Vertigo. … Read More
The hour-long interview aired on TCM as Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival on March 6, 2013. … Read More
2014 81 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, she appeared as a presenter at the 86th Academy Awards. … Read More
In 2015, Novak attended the 22nd Febiofest international film festival where she received the Kristián Award for her contribution to world cinema.
2016 83 Years Old Also in 2016, Novak turned down a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Istanbul Film Festival, as she felt "the time does not seem right to venture so close to a land where genocide occurred, and which now exists in mass devastation."
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