Mandy Rice-Davies
British actress
Mandy Rice-Davies
Mandy Rice-Davies is a British former model and showgirl best known for her role in the Profumo affair and her association with Christine Keeler, which discredited the Conservative government of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963.
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TThomson to pay £22,500 to tourist who fell ill at Egyptian resort
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Mandy Davis, from Darlington, County Durham, said her 10-day stay at the Tropicana Rosetta & Jasmine Club in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was ruined by gastric illness.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber Gets Sexy With 'Stephen Ward'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LONDON -- He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex – as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a sensational real-life scandal, the 1963 revelation that Britain's war secretary, John Profumo, was involved with model Christine Keeler, who was also sleeping with a Soviet naval attache. If, as poet Philip Larkin once said, sex began in 1963, the "Profumo affair" was the Big Bang. With its collision of sex, wealth and national security, the Profumo affair rattled Britain's Establishment, came close to toppling the government, and fascinated the nation. But Lloyd Webber says his musical, which opens in London in December, is about more than the scandal – it's a portrait of a "febrile time" of tumultuous social change. "The Profumo affair takes up three minutes of stage time," the composer told The Associated Press on Monday at a preview of songs f ...
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A Less-Than-Alarming Airport Evacuation
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the beeping sound coming from a suspicious baggage at a West Palm Beach airport that prompted a brief evacuation was an alarm clock. Authorities say the sound was coming from a bag at the Silver Airlines ticket counter at the Palm Beach International Airport. The bag was unattended, prompting officials to evacuate the area on Saturday. Airport spokeswoman Sandy Davis told the Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/12Py8TC0 ) that explosive experts were called to the scene because officials "deemed it needed more investigation." Officials later determined the bag had an alarm clock inside that was making the beeping sound. Some flights were delayed during the investigation. The Palm Beach Post reports that the Transportation Safety Administration has found guns in baggage eight times this year at the airport. Airport spokeswoman Sandy Davis told the Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/12Py8TC0) ...
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Randy Davis to Perform at Halfway Cafe this Saturday
Canton Patch - over 4 years
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Horse and carriage rides coming to Ocean City
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Ask Randy Davis how he got into the business of offering carriage rides and he'll tell you it was by accident.
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Day of Silence honors victims
The Agora - almost 5 years
Mandi Davis Students took a vow of silence to draw attention to the bullying of people based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. The event, known as the Day of Silence, was Friday, April 20, and members of the
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Have Arsenal turned the corner? - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
... thinks the draw with Borussia Dortmund following a scratchy win over Swansea, the trouncing by Manchester United and high-profile departures represents a turning point for the club. In the words of Mandy Rice-Davies during the Profumo scandal
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THE CURSE OF CLIVEDEN - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
When he denied having an affair with Mandy Rice-Davies, another call girl who'd swum naked in his pool, she retorted: “Well he would, wouldn't he?” The phrase entered the language for a while. Astor's son, the 4th Viscount, is today an elected
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Why 17 Big Banks Are Being Sued - Motley Fool UK
Google News - over 5 years
RBS has said that it will vigorously defend itself but to paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, they would say that wouldn't they! I'd imagine that these cases will be settled out of court. It's going to be very difficult for the banks to argue that they did
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Clean towns don't just happen by accident - Meath Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Of course, as Mandy Rice Davies once said, "they would say that, wouldn't they?" (for those too young to remember Ms Davies, try googling Profumo). IBAL certainly got one thing right about Dublin. The first thing tourists encounter as they leave Dublin
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Amazon UK's Soaring Baseball Bat Sales - Forbes
Google News - over 5 years
Yes, I realise that some small (very small indeed I would point out) portion of your purchase price would end up in my pockets but this is a burden I'm willing to bear for your increased safety. Something of a Mandy Rice Davies moment, for of course
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Whatever happened to...those involved in the Profumo Affaier - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
Mandy Rice-Davies: Keeler's friend gave evidence at Stephen Ward's trial. The prosecution alleged she had received money from Lord Astor in return for sex and, when told Lord Astor denied ever sleeping with her, she uttered the immortal line: "He would
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One company, but with different voices - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
For those who embrace the Murdoch-the-manipulator mindset the response to these assertions is straight out of the Mandy Rice-Davies manual: They would say that, wouldn't they? The argument goes that the editors don't have to be told what to say because
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Flypast: Short-lived attraction - Skyport Heathrow
Google News - over 5 years
Step forward John Profumo, yes the same John Profumo who, a decade later as Secretary of State for War, was up to his neck in mire during the Christine Keeler/Mandy Rice-Davies scandal which rocked the nation and undoubtedly contributed to the eventual
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Bill Gates on Renewable Energy - Forbes (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Multi-junction solar cells say, fuel cells or, possibly, new aluminium alloys for windmill blades so they can work in higher speed winds. But then I would say that last as they'll be made out of the scandium I sell. A bit Mandy Rice Davies of me there
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As scandals go, this one's a shocker - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Astor - heir to a newspaper fortune - was himself accused of shagging a topless dancer, Mandy Rice-Davies. His furious denials prompted Mandy's memorable remark in court: ''he would, wouldn't he'', later widely misquoted as ''he would say that,
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Allan Massie: Murdoch has a Macmillan moment - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
Miss Keeler's friend and fellow call girl, the brighter if less gorgeous Mandy Rice-Davies, on being told that Lord Astor denied everything, memorably responded: "Well, he would, wouldn't he." Which was just what might have been said of Mrs Brooks and
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Tall Stories - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The News of the World phone hacking scandal lacks the image of a topless Keeler frolicking in a swimming pool, or the cheeky riposte of her friend, Mandy Rice-Davies (''He would, wouldn't he?'' she famously told a court when prosecuting counsel said
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What about Bob? - Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It would seem churlish to paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies at this point. “Well they would say that, wouldn't they?” But there is no evading the difficulty of the selling job the Greens have ahead of them. While Brown brings a refreshing,
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Book review: City of Sin: London and Its Vices by Catharine Arnold - Pocklington Post (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In later years, her Victorian counterparts would cruise Piccadilly and the Ratcliffe Highway, telegraph boys would blackmail their rich homosexual lovers in the Cleveland Street scandal and party girls Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies would cause
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mandy Rice-Davies
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 69
    On Radio 4's Midweek on 5 February 2014 Rice-Davies said of Stephen Ward, "I didn't fall for him, but I did have an affair with him."
    More Details Hide Details She once described her life as "one slow descent into respectability".
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 44
    In the 1989 film Scandal about the Profumo affair, Bridget Fonda portrayed Rice-Davies, alongside Joanne Whalley as Keeler.
    More Details Hide Details She was closely involved in the development of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Stephen Ward the Musical about society osteopath Ward's involvement in the Profumo affair in which she is portrayed by Charlotte Blackledge. The musical opened on 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre.
    In 1989, she wrote a novel titled The Scarlet Thread.
    More Details Hide Details The Ottoman Empire provided the backdrop and the novel was described as a stirring wartime saga in the spirit of Gone with the Wind. Subsequently, journalist Libby Purves, who had met Rice-Davies when Mandy was published, invited her to join a female re-creation on the River Thames of Jerome K. Jerome's comic novel Three Men in a Boat. This expedition was commissioned by Alan Coren for the magazine Punch, the other members of the party being cartoonist Merrily Harpur and a toy Alsatian to represent Montmorency, the dog in the original story. Purves recounted how she "immediately spotted that this Rice-Davies was a woman to go up the Amazon with" and, among other things, that "only Mandy's foxy charm saved us from being evicted from a lock for being drunk on pink Champagne." Rice-Davies appeared in a number of television and film productions including Absolutely Fabulous and episode 6 of the first series of Chance in a Million. Her film career included roles in Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1982), and Absolute Beginners (1986) as Colin's mother.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 35
    In 1980, with Shirley Flack, Rice-Davies wrote her autobiography, Mandy.
    More Details Hide Details A year later she appeared in the Tom Stoppard play, Dirty Linen.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 21
    Rice-Davies traded on the notoriety the trial brought her, comparing herself to Nelson's mistress, Lady Hamilton. In 1966 she married the Israeli businessman, Rafi Shauli and moved to Israel.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had one daughter together and Rice-Davies converted to Judaism. She also opened nightclubs and restaurants in Tel Aviv. They were called Mandy's, Mandy's Candies and Mandy's Singing Bamboo.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 19
    Rice-Davies released a 45 EP on the Ember label (EMB EP 4537) in May 1964 entitled Introducing Mandy, which included cover versions of songs such as "All I Do Is Dream of You" and "You Got What It Takes".
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  • 1962
    Age 17
    On 14 December 1962 while Keeler was visiting Rice-Davies at Wimpole Mews, one of Keeler's boyfriends, John Edgecombe, attempted to enter and fired a gun several times at the door. His trial brought attention to the girls' involvement with Ward's social set, and intimacy with many powerful people, including the then Viscount Astor at whose stately home of Cliveden Keeler met the War Minister John Profumo. Profumo's brief relationship with Keeler was at the centre of the affair that caused him to resign from the government in June 1963, though Rice-Davies herself never met him.
    More Details Hide Details At the height of the scandal, the first prime minister of independent Malaya (now Malaysia) Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived in London for a visit. At a reception at Heathrow Airport when asked what he wanted to do first, he replied "I want Mandi" which shocked the reception party because they did not know that "Mandi" means "take a bath" in Malay. While giving evidence at the trial of Stephen Ward, charged with living off the immoral earnings of Keeler and Rice-Davies, the latter made a famous riposte. When James Burge, the defence counsel, pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her, she replied, "Well (giggle) he would, wouldn’t he?" (often misquoted "Well he would say that, wouldn't he?"). By 1979, this phrase had entered the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and is occasionally abbreviated as MRDA ("Mandy Rice-Davies applies").
    Rice-Davies often visited Keeler at the house she shared with Ward at Wimpole Mews, Marylebone, and, after Keeler had moved elsewhere, lived there herself, between September and December 1962.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on October 21, 1944.
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