Wanda Hendrix
American actress
Wanda Hendrix
Wanda Hendrix was an American film and television actress. Born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida, Hendrix was performing in her local amateur theater when she was seen by a talent agent who signed her to a Hollywood contract. She made her first film, Confidential Agent, in 1945 and for the first few years of her career was consistently cast in "B" pictures.
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Rex Bell Jr Dead at 76: Son of Clara Bow and Rex Bell - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
At that time, Paramount producer Lyles used faded stars — and children of faded stars — in his series of B Westerns: Stage to Thunder Rock features Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell, Lon Chaney Jr, Wanda Hendrix, and John Agar; in addition to Chaney
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The Talkies
NYTimes - almost 19 years
''You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet'' The American Talking Film: History & Memory, 1927-1949. By Andrew Sarris. 573 pp. New York: Oxford University Press. $35. AS Groucho Marx, in ''Duck Soup,'' leaves the august and matronly Margaret Dumont's bedroom, Chico Marx enters, disguised as Groucho: long nightgown, floppy nightcap, round glasses, absurdly false
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MOVIE THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 21 years
Italy, Middle America and Broadway provide background for some colorful screen offerings on television this week. Indeed, PRINCE OF FOXES (1949), Henry King's drama of Borgia intrigue, brims with such opulence -- landscapes, villas, palaces, costumes, battles -- that it's a shame the picture wasn't shot in color. It brims anyway -- and moves, as
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John Lund, Actor, Is Dead at 81; Leading Man in 1940's and 50's
NYTimes - almost 25 years
John Lund, a leading man who appeared in films opposite Olivia de Havilland, Marlene Dietrich and Grace Kelly in the 1940's and 50's, was found dead on Sunday in his home in Los Angeles. He was 81 years old. The cause of death was not imediately known, but the police said the actor had a history of heart trouble, and Allan Dixon, a friend, said Mr.
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A RETROSPECTIVE OF WELLES FILMS AT THE REGENCY
NYTimes - almost 31 years
''Citizen Kane'' and ''The Magnificent Ambersons,'' two masterpieces of American film, form a double bill that opens an important Orson Welles retrospective Sunday at the Regency Theater. The series, believed to be the most complete showing of Welles's work since his death at the age of 70 last October, includes 24 films and will run through June
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Wanda Hendrix, Actress Of 40's and 50's, Dead
NYTimes - about 36 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wanda Hendrix, the diminutive actress who achieved stardom in her teens and played in about 20 movies in the late 1940's and 1950's, died of pneumonia in Burbank, Calif., on Feb. 1. The 52-year-old Florida-born Miss Hendrix began her acting career as a child and moved to Hollywood at 16, after talent scouts discovered her in the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Wanda Hendrix
    FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 52
    She died in 1981, in Burbank, California from pleural pneumonia at the age of 52, and was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
    More Details Hide Details This is only a partial list of her film work. Some of her films have been released for Home Media, or are available on-line, such as The Admiral Was a Lady.
  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 40
    She married Italian financier and oil company executive Steven LaMonte (born 14 August 1942) on June 7, 1969. They divorced on November 17, 1980.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 25
    Hendrix resumed her career but found it difficult to obtain good roles. On June 26, 1954, she married wealthy sportsman James Langford Stack, Jr., the brother of actor Robert Stack, and essentially retired from films, though she worked in live television dramatic anthology shows such as Pulitzer Prize Playhouse, Robert Montgomery Presents, The Plymouth Playhouse, The Ford Television Theatre, The Revlon Mirror Theater, and Schlitz Playhouse, and occasionally appeared in later series such as Bat Masterson, My Three Sons, Wagon Train and Bewitched. The couple divorced on November 3, 1958.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1946
    Age 17
    In 1946, Audie Murphy saw Hendrix on the cover of Coronet magazine and arranged to meet her. The two were married on February 8, 1949, making the film Sierra (1950) together, but the marriage was short-lived; they divorced on April 14, 1950.
    More Details Hide Details Hendrix later said that Murphy had wanted her to give up her career, but more significantly, he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from his service in World War II and during "flashback" episodes he would turn on her, once holding her at gunpoint. In her later years, Hendrix spoke of Murphy's condition with sympathy.
  • 1945
    Age 16
    Born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida, Hendrix was performing in her local amateur theater when she was seen by a talent agent who signed her to a Hollywood contract. She made her first film, Confidential Agent, in 1945 and for the first few years of her career was consistently cast in "B" pictures.
    More Details Hide Details By the late 1940s, she was being included in more prestigious films, such as Ride the Pink Horse (1947) and Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948). She starred with Tyrone Power in Prince of Foxes.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on November 3, 1928.
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