Kim McGuire
Kim McGuire
Kim McGuire is a former film and stage actress who gained widespread media attention in the early 1990s following her eye-catching performance as Mona "Hatchetface" Malnorowski in John Waters' cult film Cry-Baby. She has albinism.
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'Cry-Baby' actress Kim McGuire dead at age 60
Yahoo News - 5 months
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
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Toronto's inside workers urge city council to reject downtown casino - Toronto Star
Google News - almost 4 years
Toronto Star Toronto's inside workers urge city council to reject downtown casino Toronto Star The City of Toronto's biggest union is strongly urging city council to reject calls for a downtown casino. In a statement released Monday, CUPE Local 79 president Tim Maguire said his union took the stance after a survey of its roughly 20,000 “inside worker” ... City workers union opposes Toronto casinoToronto Sun Toronto workers say no to casinoCHCH News Toronto's inside workers union speaks out against casino proposalVictoria Times Colonist CP24 Toronto's Breaking News -Torontoist -Oye! Times all 8 news articles »
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Crackdown on speeding is a success
Evening Telegraph - almost 5 years
POLICE officers have reported success in a crackdown on speeding drivers earlier this month. Officers from the Wellingborough Rural Safer Community Team stopped vehicles during the Central Show 2012 at Santa Pod Raceway on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. Action was taken following an increasing number of complaints by local residents about visitors speeding on main routes to the show around Irchester, Wollaston and Bozeat. Sgt Paul Goosey said: “Concerns had been raised by members of the public regarding motorists ignoring road safety during this event weekend. “The majority of people visiting Santa Pod showed consideration to the local community. “Our activity targeted the small percentage of drivers who failed to drive responsibly and proved to be a successful and worthwhile exercise. “Plans are in place to repeat the operation leading up to future events at the raceway this year. “The aim of this type of operation is to inform members of the public that we work cont ...
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KC Animal Shelter Making Room for More Cats - fox4kc.com
Google News - over 5 years
"We're looking at little kittens," said her grandmother, Kim McGuire. "We saw it on the news, so we thought we'd come by and see." The Kansas City Animal Shelter is holding 151 of those cats. No word on when they will be ready for adoption
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Yes, they can happen here: East Coast quake rattles nerves, aftershocks expected - Business Clarksville
Google News - over 5 years
(Kim McGuire, St. Louis Dispatch, 11/24/2008) In many ways, 21st communities post 8.0 would initially be as helpless as the pioneers of the 1800's. Infrastructure compromised. Networking tools of communication and transportation crumbled
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Tee Up for Hospice Tourney a blast - Chisago County Press
Google News - over 5 years
Women's Division (front nine)--First place (repeat winners from last year) one under: Maggie Wilcox, Ellen Wilcox, Kathy Pharmer, Jen Barie and Michelle Hanson; second place, one over: Pat Moe, Marlene Messin, Kim McGuire, Stacy Schadt and Lori Bjork
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Weekend Grab Bag: Carnivals, Clocks and Corn Boils - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Inside Info: Kim McGuire, of Plano, sells 22 different flavors of gourmet popcorn in bags, tins, crates and baskets, including Phil's Famous, named after her son. She has shipped her popcorn to more than 30 states and sells it at local events
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Creative Kernels retail shop hosts grand opening - Valley Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
YORKVILLE — From the outside looking in, it appears Kim McGuire leads a charmed life. And although it's the result of good timing and a lot of hard work, right now, she probably would agree with that
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Photo Gallery: Popping into Creative Kernels - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Creative Kernels, owned by Kim McGuire, is open at 131 E. Hydraulic St. Creative Kernels owner Kim McGuire still has a few finishing touches to put on her location inside a city-owned building near
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5 Interesting Things on Tuesday's City Council Agenda - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Creative Kernels owner Kim McGuire plans to sublet some of the space to Whitewater Custard. For more details on these and other City Council agenda items, see the full board packet posted on the city's website here. Interested in a follow-up to this
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Good weather greets men's golf season opener - Columbia Basin Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Kim McGuire, Bill Maloney, Chuck Motzkus and Terry Price finished in third. First place in the horse race went to Craig Price and Jerry Riddle. Second place was won by Terry Price and Doug Carl. Bill Parker and Bill Maloney took third place
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Creative Kernels to sell gourmet popcorn in Yorkville - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Kim McGuire is popping up some excitement with the news that she is moving her gourmet popcorn business to 131 E. Hydraulic St. at Bicentennial Riverfront Park in Yorkville. In early June, McGuire will take Creative Kernels, the popcorn business that
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City Approves Food Vendor Lease for Riverfront Park - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Creative Kernels, owned by Kim McGuire of Plano, will lease the south portion of a city-owned building at 131 E. Hydraulic St. She'll pay $200 a month, plus 5 percent of the revenue generated there. McGuire also plans to spend more than $10000
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Picket-Fence America, As Seen by John Waters
NYTimes - almost 27 years
Not content to watch old Presley movies on television, John Waters has made a brand new one, and made it in the manner of a teen-crazed Cecil B. DeMille. ''Cry-Baby,'' Mr. Waters's epic vision of mid-1950's high-school Americana, has a sweeping scale not usually associated with so dopey a subject, and for a while, almost enough exuberance to make
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kim McGuire
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 60
    Kim McGuire died on September 14, 2016, aged 60.
    More Details Hide Details She was diagnosed with pneumonia and placed in the ICU after landing in a Florida hospital some time earlier. She reportedly had an adverse reaction to treatment and suffered two cardiac arrests. In July 2005, McGuire's performance as Hatchetface in Cry-Baby was introduced to a new generation of fans when the film was released on DVD as a director's cut. The former actress was one of several original cast members (along with Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Darren E. Burrows and Stephen Mailer) who reunited for the filming of a short documentary, which was included on the disc as a special feature. Of the reunion, Waters quipped: "we found all the people today, including Hatchetface. I hadn't seen Hatchetface since we made the movie almost 20 years ago. She looked great, she looked like a regular middle-aged woman. But she looked very different to how she does in the movie, so it was kind of startling."
  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 50
    She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September 2006, and re-admitted to the California State Bar in April 2010 after a period of professional inactivity in that state.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    By November 2005, McGuire had become temporarily licensed to practice law in Alabama, and subsequently resumed her career as an attorney, specialising in family law.
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    In September 2005, McGuire and Piotrowsky were rendered homeless by Hurricane Katrina; it was reported that "they lost everything except for Gene’s Emmy, which was found broken amidst the rubble that was their home".
    More Details Hide Details On the aftermath of the disaster, Piotrowsky told a reporter: "Though they plan and equip themselves for something like this, it's never enough. We ought to know: We lived in L.A. during the 1994 earthquake, we were visiting New York on 9/11, and now we lived through this. I told a friend about all of that and he said, 'Do me a favor and tell me where you're moving to next'." The couple was temporarily accommodated in a local grade school with 300 other hurricane survivors before transferring to more permanent accommodation in Mobile, Alabama.
  • 2002
    Age 46
    While McGuire thereafter concentrated on her career as an attorney, both she and her partner maintained an interest in the performing arts. In September 2002, they became members of a local theatre group, the Mississippi Repertory Theatre Company, McGuire in the capacity of legal counsel, and Piotrowsky as director of marketing and advertising.
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  • 1997
    Age 41
    In December 1997, she was admitted to the California State Bar and began working as an attorney in Los Angeles, specialising in entertainment and appellate law.
    More Details Hide Details She and her partner, Emmy-winning television producer Gene Piotrowsky, were in New York at the time of the September 11 attacks and consequently found themselves unemployed. The couple moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, where, a few years earlier, McGuire's parents (still living in New Orleans) had purchased a seaside vacation house in the exclusive Holy Land district.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 34
    In February 1990, when Cry-Baby was first screened for its cast and crew, McGuire was already working on her next film, Charles Winkler's horror flick Disturbed, starring Malcolm McDowell as a psychotic doctor.
    More Details Hide Details Soon afterwards, and without even having yet acquired an agent, McGuire signed to appear opposite James Caan in Rob Reiner's film adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Misery. However, her lead role as the psychopathic nurse Annie Wilkes was subsequently taken by Kathy Bates, who went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Nevertheless, McGuire continued to work in films over the next few years, with appearances in a TV movie, Acting on Impulse (1993); and an uncredited cameo in John Waters' next project, Serial Mom (1994). Her unusual appearance was also put to memorable use in two off-beat television series, each featuring odd characters in quirky scenarios: the HBO series Dream On (1990) and David Lynch's short-lived On the Air (1992), which was cancelled after only three episodes. Like Cry-Baby, the latter series was set in the 1950s; McGuire played the role of Nicole Thorne, a "shrewish publicist" to a television executive. Notwithstanding the quirkiness of the series, she grasped the opportunity to break away from her Hatchetface image. In one interview, she said: "After Cry-Baby, when I went on job interviews producers expected to see this big, ugly six-foot-tall actress whereas I'm just five feet high. This series, I hope, will make people forget me as Hatchetface." She added, "I always wanted to meet David Lynch, so I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be working on the show.
  • 1989
    Age 33
    After principal production of Cry-Baby was completed in July 1989, a series of test screenings was held during which McGuire's performance as Hatchetface was so well-received that Waters decided to insert some additional sequences involving the character.
    More Details Hide Details An additional fortnight of shooting took place in November, after which two new Hatchetface scenes found their way into the final cut. Writing in New York Magazine, David Denby noted the presence of "a startlingly ugly baby tramp, Hatchetface, played, with makeup spread all over her face, by the masochistically courageous Kim McGuire." Another observer wrote of McGuire, "whose screwed-up face is an object of much bad-taste-flouting hilarity." Other critics were no less descriptive, and variously described her as "a hideously contorted floozy" (New York Times), "gorgeously grotesque" (Newsweek), "a character with a mug like silly putty with eyes" (The Advocate), and "a sort of junior Margaret Hamilton" (Atlanta Journal Constitution). The Boston Globe reported that "Divine's kind of generous outrageousness comes from Kim McGuire as a tough-talking tough-looking character called Hatchet Face". Another critic stated that "Divine's rubber-faced antics find a new home in the actress Kim McGuire's Hatchet Face", while yet another simply noted that "the closest thing to an old-time Waters' face is Mona 'Hatchet Face' Malnorowski, as played, with twisted face, by someone named Kim McGuire". Waters himself described McGuire as "a definite starlet on the rise" and, in another interview, wistfully stated that "she should have been in Dick Tracy". For many months after the release of Cry-Baby, McGuire remained a prominent feature on the Hollywood social circuit, being photographed at film premieres (including Postcards from the Edge and David Lynch's Wild at Heart), parties, benefits and other A-list events.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In early 1985, John Waters announced that he was working on a script for a new film entitled Hatchet-Face, which was "about a woman and her multilevel beauty problems".
    More Details Hide Details Although this film was never realized, a similar character of the same name was subsequently incorporated into the project that became Cry-Baby. It has been posited that Malnorowski, a grotesque, loud-mouthed member of the teenage delinquent gang headed by Johnny Depp's Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker, had originally been conceived by John Waters with Divine in mind. The overweight female impersonator, who had been a distinctive presence in Waters' films for almost two decades, died suddenly in March 1988, before production of Cry-Baby began. When Waters came to cast the role of Hatchetface in March 1989, the character was described thus: "She's got the body of Jayne Mansfield and the face of Margaret Hamilton... and nobody, but nobody, gives her grief." To find a suitable actress, Waters placed a print advertisement that simply requested: "Wanted: Girl with a good body and an alarming face who is proud of it". Prospective candidates were invited to send a recent photograph to "Cry-Baby Productions, 222 St. Paul Pl., Baltimore, MD, 21201."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on December 1, 1955.
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