Gene Tierney

American actress Gene Tierney

Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs.
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Houston, Texas

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Anatomy of a great movie theme - Chicago Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Unlike the character portrayed by Gene Tierney, the "Laura" theme, evoking the memory of a tantalizing ghost of a woman, is easy to love. You hear it once, you fall fast, and hard. But the Raksin theme and score about which I'm even crazier takes a
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El metafísico que no quería dormir - Página 12
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... Dostoievski), el pasaje por París, el impacto del cine, tanto el neorrealismo de De Sica (el joven Simic ve hasta el infinito Ladrones de bicicletas) y la fascinación por el Hollywood de Humphrey Bogart y Gene Tierney, la obcecación en dominar el
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Masterchef contestants Ben Starr and Christine Corley watch finale at ... - Pegasus News
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Bar owner Gene Tierney estimated that nearly 500 people turned out to stand in line, meet the reality show stars, and watch the finale. "The event was supposed to start at 6 pm but we had people already lining up by 5:30," Tierney said
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Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Following a starring role in I Was an American Spy at the minor Allied Artists and a supporting one in the Glenn Ford-Gene Tierney Western drama The Secret of Convict Lake at Fox, her acting career came to an abrupt halt. Back in August 2008,
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DVD; Desert Tales, Centuries Apart
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The Egyptian It must have seemed to Michael Curtiz that he was returning to Square 1 when he was assigned to direct ''The Egyptian,'' the 1954 historical spectacular that 20th Century Fox intended as a showcase for the studio's new and improved CinemaScope process. This Hungarian director, born Mano Kertesz Kaminer, was beckoned to Hollywood by
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Desert Tales, Centuries Apart - New York Times
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... Bella Darvi), the pharaoh's power-hungry sister (Gene Tierney) and the innocent barmaid who really loves him (Jean Simmons). Which is a long way of saying that the story behind the film is in many ways more complex and resonant than the one in it
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At last! Outdoor movie weather hits Seattle - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 6 years
Indoors, Gene Tierney's lovely face will haunt the Metro Wednesday night with a screening of the classic 1944 film noir "Laura," directed by Otto Preminger. 7 and 9 pm, 4500 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com
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Kate's take on Mildred Pierce - The Australian
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As the 1946 Oscars approached, Crawford's rivals - the beloved Ingrid Bergman, Jennifer Jones and Gene Tierney - were all better liked. They had starred that year in happy, optimistic post-war films. Crawford was in a Depression-era glumfest called
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La misteriosa silla de Laura - ABC.es (blog)
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Pero alrededor de esa silla vacía de Laura uno ha jugado a figurarse a cada uno de los personajes de la “Laura” de Otto Preminger, que es la Laura suprema, es decir, Gene Tierney. ¿Detendría usted su automóvil, si sentada en esa silla se apareciese
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Sanders: Some must-see movies - Opelika Auburn News
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Gene Tierney was Laura and always will be. I love you, Gene, no matter where you are. “Out of the Past” is considered by most critics as a great movie in the film noir category, although many people don't seem to recognize it
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FILM NOIR LIVES - NewsTime
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I love film noir, because of its femme fatale anti-heroines: Barbara Stanwyck with that ankle-bracelet in “Double Indemnity”; Gene Tierney icily witnessing the drowning of her husband's crippled brother in “Leave Her To Heaven”; Mary Astor's Brigid,
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EPA Air Advisers Offer Guide To Cut Costs Of Vehicle Emissions Testing - InsideDefense (subscription)
Google News - over 6 years
In an EPA presentation at the meeting, Gene Tierney of EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality said that, “OBD allows for quick and easy I/M testing” and that the use of wireless technology “makes it even easier and less expensive to test vehicles
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THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR - Film Threat
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20th Century Fox produced “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” in 1947 as a film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. The film provided a sweetly comic story about the impossible love between a young woman and the ghost of a salty sea captain
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Exclusive Interview: Nick Redman discusses The Egyptian - Blu-ray.com
Google News - over 6 years
The Egyptian was a mammoth 1954 Fox production directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz, and starring Gene Tierney, Edmund Purdom, Jean Simmons, Michael Wilding and Peter Ustinov—among a cast of thousands, as they say. Tell me about your history with
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Hombres de a caballo - Página 12
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... no podemos dejar de referirnos a The Way of a Gaucho (El camino del gaucho, 1952), primera superproducción de un estudio como la Fox en la Argentina, con Rory Calhoun convertido en el gaucho Martin enamorando a su china Gene Tierney
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Catch fireflies and flicks - Boston Globe
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617-787-7200, mass.gov/drc - Boston Harbor Hotel begins its Movies by Moonlight on June 17 with the1944 Otto Preminger detective drama, "Laura," starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. The film greats continue through September 2
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gene Tierney
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 70
    Tierney died of emphysema on November 6, 1991 in Houston, thirteen days before her 71st birthday.
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  • 1986
    Age 65
    In 1986, Tierney was honored alongside actor Gregory Peck with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.
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  • 1981
    Age 60
    Tierney's second husband, W. Howard Lee, died on February 17, 1981 after a long illness.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 58
    Tierney's autobiography, Self-Portrait, in which she candidly discusses her life, career, and mental illness, was published in 1979.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 39
    In 1960, 20th Century Fox announced Tierney would play the lead role in Return to Peyton Place, but she dropped out of the project after becoming pregnant.
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    Lee and Lamarr divorced in 1960 after a long battle over alimony, then Lee and Tierney married in Aspen, Colorado, on July 11, 1960.
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    In 1960, Tierney sent Kennedy a note of congratulations on his victory in the presidential election. During this time, newspapers documented Tierney's other romantic relationships, including Kirk Douglas. While filming for Personal Affair in Europe, she began a romance with Prince Aly Khan. They became engaged in 1952, while Khan was going through a divorce from Rita Hayworth.
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  • 1958
    Age 37
    In 1958, Tierney met Texas oil baron W. Howard Lee, who had been married to actress Hedy Lamarr since 1953.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 25
    During their separation, Tierney met John F. Kennedy, a young World War II veteran, who was visiting the set of Dragonwyck in 1946.
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    Tierney and Cassini separated October 20, 1946, and entered into a property settlement agreement November 10, 1946. Periodicals during this period record Tierney with Charles K. Feldman, including articles related to her "twosoming" with Feldman, her "current best beau". An uncontested divorce followed in California; their final divorce decree was dated March 13, 1948.
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  • 1943
    Age 22
    In June 1943, while pregnant with Daria, Tierney contracted rubella (German measles), likely from a fan ill with the disease.
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    With difficult events in her personal life, Tierney struggled for years with episodes of manic depression. In 1943, she gave birth to a daughter, Daria, who was deaf and mentally disabled, the result of a fan breaking out of rubella quarantine and infecting the pregnant Tierney while she volunteered at the Hollywood Canteen.
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  • 1941
    Age 20
    Tierney married two men: the first was Oleg Cassini, a costume and fashion designer, on June 1, 1941, with whom she eloped.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 18
    Tierney's father set up a corporation, Belle-Tier, to fund and promote her acting career. Columbia Pictures signed her to a six-month contract in 1939.
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  • 1938
    Age 17
    Tierney's society debut occurred on September 24, 1938, when she was 17 years old.
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    Tierney spent two years in Europe, attending Brillantmont International School in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she learned to speak fluent French. She returned to the U.S. in 1938 and attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    Tierney was born on November 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavina Taylor.
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