Laraine Day
Actress
Laraine Day
Laraine Day was an American actress and a former MGM contract star.
Biography
Laraine Day's personal information overview.
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Aug. 15: Moving On, Drying Out - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Film critic and historian Elliott Stein discusses the 1946 noir classic "The Locket," and how Laraine Day helped establish the tradition of femme fatales in cinema. 5. See Sapphire, author of the modern classic "Push" (the basis for the award-winning
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'Roseann's Nuts,' 'Dance Moms' on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
To Kathleen's dismay, John brings home haughty Lorraine Bennett (Gail Patrick) and announces she will be Kathleen's new mother. A medical specialist advises John to have Kathleen see psychologist Dr. Angela Kent (Laraine Day), who immediately sides
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Mostras de Cinema e sessões extras - 1 a 7 de julho - Jornal do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
Com Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall. Jones, um jornalista americano, é enviado à Europa para cobrir a eventualidade de uma guerra mundial. Como primeiro trabalho, ele deve desvendar a história de um tratado secreto entre dois países europeus
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Projectionists Take Cues From Marks - San Diego Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Laraine Day & Q. Marks in John Brahm's *The Locket* I miss cue marks. No, not my third cousin twice removed, but changeover cues, or cigarette burns as they are affectionately called. Whether they are round, oval or, in the case of union butchers,
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Cary Grant classic movies | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-05-23 - Philadelphia Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
"Mr. Lucky" (1943, B&W) with Laraine Day. Directed by HC Potter. (A Gary Thompson sleeper favorite.) "Notorious" (1946, B&W) with Ingrid Bergman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. "I Was a Male War Bride" (1949, B&W) with Ann Sheridan
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Mr. Lucky - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
... 4-F identity in order to evade the draft, and then gets involved in a war-relief effort from which he plans to bilk all the group's money until, of course, he falls for society gal Laraine Day (lovely, but not an exceedingly resourceful actress)
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Films in Fraught Times - Wall Street Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
... of determined female characters—think Laraine Day in Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" (1940) and Priscilla Lane in "Saboteur" (1942). Still, Mr. Smedley does offer other, more plausible liberal insights into the workings of the Dream Factory
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Brigham Young (1940 movie) - TIME
Google News - almost 6 years
Hollywood in 1940 was no hotbed of Mormonism — its only prominent member was actress Laraine Day — but the moguls loved sagas of underdog pioneers, and 20th Century Fox boss Darryl F. Zanuck found one in Brigham
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Ready With a Song And a Story at 95
NYTimes - about 9 years
''Tony Martin? The singer? Used to be married to Cyd Charisse? I thought he was. ...'' Whatever you thought, forget it. He is alive and well, still married to Cyd Charisse and still singing; Saturday night, in fact, he is winding up a five-night engagement at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, on Park Avenue. And he's 95 -- yes, 95 -- years old. His
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Laraine Day, 'B+ Movie' Star, Dies at 87
NYTimes - over 9 years
Laraine Day, a popular actress who appeared in almost two dozen MGM movies during Hollywood's Golden Age, notably as the nurse Mary Lamont in a series of Dr. Kildare movies, died Saturday in Ivins, Utah. She was 87. Her death, at the home of her daughter, Gigi Bell, in Ivins was announced by her publicist, Dale Olson. She had moved to Utah in March
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The Listings: Jan. 20 - Jan. 26
NYTimes - about 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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CRITIC'S CHOICE: NEW DVD'S
NYTimes - over 11 years
Despite the vast, chaotically filmed battle sequences, the picture resolves itself into the strained psychodrama that underlies much of Mr. Stone's work: the uncertain son divided between a distant, authoritarian father and an eccentric, smothering mother. For purists, the original 175-minute theatrical cut is also available as a separate disc.
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Sports of The Times; These Two Arnolds Were Really There. Honest.
NYTimes - over 15 years
HE took grief from his fellow waiters, that summer of 1951. There were 12 young men in one bunk at this camp up in the Berkshires, and 10 of them were fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers, so naturally all he heard was Newcombe this and Snider that. Arnold Meistrich still had that siege mentality on Oct. 3 of that year, as his Giants were about to play the
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Metropolitan Diary
NYTimes - almost 17 years
DEAR DIARY: I live in Kittery, Me., but work in New York occasionally. Many of my friends at home think I am a nut for diving into the New York experience regularly. This incident, which seemed very un-New York and at the same time very New York, is one of the reasons I do it. I left a showroom in SoHo just before 6 p.m. and headed across Spring
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Sports of The Times; Valentine Just Needs To Manage Himself
NYTimes - over 17 years
WIN, lose or rainout, Bobby Valentine is always a lightning rod for the second-guess. And as the Mets stayed alive in the National League Championship Series with last night's 3-2 victory over the Braves after a daring double steal, their manager escaped what would have been the most controversial second-guess of his controversial career. ''It
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 17 years
A nationwide celebration of a love match, a highly personal story of a woman's spiritual struggle, a tense operatic melodrama and a Hitchcock package chock full of twists and surprises are on tap for the television viewer this week. Jane Powell and Fred Astaire play a sibling dance team visiting England as the country celebrates the nuptials of
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 18 years
Antique screen treasures lend luster to the lineup of movies on television this week: a horror classic, a Pulitzer Prize drama, a Pulitzer musical and a Hitchcock gem. As the initial horror picture filmed in Technicolor, Michael Curtiz's MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933) is most impressive now for its fascinating plot, not for its stretches of
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SPOTLIGHT; Ticktock Hitchcock
NYTimes - almost 19 years
The master of suspense provides a terrific cluster of set pieces in FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940), with Joel McCrea, Laraine Day and Herbert Marshall. Early on, his roving scribe (McCrea) witnesses a rainswept, political assignation in midtown Amsterdam amid bobbing umbrellas and clanging traffic. Moments later, a stealthy windmill episode ticks
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After a Modest Entrance, One Dodger's Leap Into History
NYTimes - almost 20 years
There was no sellout that day, just 25,623 fans. Somewhere near half were said to be black. On that chilly day in Ebbets Field 50 years ago yesterday, Jack Roosevelt Robinson made social and baseball history. But the Dodgers' rookie first baseman, breaking modern baseball's color barrier, only went 0 for 3 against the Boston Braves on opening day.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laraine Day
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 86
    Her body was taken back to California and on November 15, 2007 a memorial service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
    More Details Hide Details For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Laraine Day has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6676 Hollywood Blvd.
    She died at the home of her daughter, Gigi Bell, in Ivins, Utah, from undisclosed causes, on November 10, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details She was 87 years old.
    Day had moved back to her native Utah in March 2007 following the death of her third husband.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1968
    Age 47
    Day was, as she described herself, "very much a Republican". She was a vocal supporter of Richard Nixon, with whom she later met at the 1968 Republican National Convention, citing him to be the type who would "go out of his way to help the American people".
    More Details Hide Details In October 1960, Day appeared in the Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Motorcade Campaign in Los Angeles along with Ginger Rogers, Cesar Romero, Irene Dunne, Dick Powell, Mary Pickford and John Payne. In the 1970s she was the spokesperson for the Make America Better campaign and traveled across the country sharing her views on environmental issues. In that same period of time she was active in establishing a playhouse in Los Angeles for Mormon actors and she helped bring Ray Bradbury's work to the attention of the public.
  • 1961
    Age 40
    In 1961 she appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their production of Let Freedom Ring, which was an inspirational one-hour program dedicated to the spirit of American Freedom.
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    On March 7, 1961, Day married television producer Michael Grilikhes.
    More Details Hide Details She and Grilikhes had two daughters, Dana Laraine (born November 13, 1962) and Gigi (born October 6, 1964). After their births, Day rarely appeared in films, and only occasionally appeared on TV, usually portraying matronly types. Day was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Throughout her life she never swore, smoked, or drank any kind of alcohol, coffee or tea.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 39
    Day and Durocher divorced in June 1960.
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  • 1952
    Age 31
    In 1952, she wrote and published another book entitled The America We Love.
    More Details Hide Details She was also the host of Day With the Giants, a 15-minute television interview program broadcast before New York Giants home games.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1948
    Age 27
    After waiting approximately one year, Day and Durocher remarried on February 16, 1948, in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details During her marriage to Durocher, Day was often referred to as "The First Lady of Baseball". While Durocher was managing the New York Giants, she wrote the book Day With the Giants (1952).
  • 1947
    Age 26
    On January 21, 1947, Day traveled to Juarez, Mexico where she received a second divorce decree.
    More Details Hide Details Later that day, she traveled to El Paso, Texas, where she married baseball manager Leo Durocher. Upon returning to California, the judge who granted Day's interlocutory divorce from Hendricks stated that the Mexican divorce she received was not legal and, since she failed to wait the one-year period for her divorce to become final, deemed her Texas marriage illegal as well.
    Day was granted an interlocutory divorce from Hendricks on January 20, 1947, which required her to wait one year before remarrying.
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  • 1946
    Age 25
    Day filed for divorce from Hendricks in December 1946.
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  • 1942
    Age 21
    Day's first marriage was to singer turned airport executive, James Ray Hendricks in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details The couple adopted three children: Christopher, Angela and Michelle.
  • 1941
    Age 20
    In 1941 she was voted the number one "star of tomorrow" in Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details She was paired opposite major film stars, including Lana Turner, Cary Grant, and John Wayne, and hosted a TV show alternately called Daydreaming With Laraine or The Laraine Day Show (1951). During a time when she had a break in her film career she made her stage debut opposite Gregory Peck in the national theatre tour of Angel Street. She also made other stage appearances in Lost Horizon, the 1973 revival of The Women, and a revival of The Time of the Cuckoo. In the 1940s she made guest appearances on radio in both Lux Radio Theatre and The Screen Guild Theater.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 18
    In 1939 she signed with MGM, and became popular and well-known (billed as Laraine Day) as "Nurse Mary Lamont", the title character's fiancee in a string of seven "Dr. Kildare" movies beginning with Calling Dr. Kildare (1939), with Lew Ayres in the title role.
    More Details Hide Details Her roles for other studios were often far more stimulating than those MGM gave her, including a prominent supporting part in the Irish melodrama My Son, My Son! (1940). She also starred in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940) with Joel McCrea, and the psychological mystery The Locket (1946) with Robert Mitchum, Brian Aherne, and Gene Raymond.
  • 1937
    Age 16
    In 1937, Day debuted onscreen in a bit part in Stella Dallas.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly afterwards, she won lead roles in several George O'Brien westerns at RKO, in which she was billed as "Laraine Hays" and then "Laraine Johnson".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    Born on October 13, 1920.
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