Yvonne De Carlo

Actress Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo was a Canadian-born American actress-singer of film, television, and theatre. During her six-decade career, her most prominent roles were featured in the films Salome Where She Danced, Criss Cross, and Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. De Carlo is also known for her portrayal of Lily Munster in the CBS television series The Munsters.
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Dressing the Universe: 'Star Wars' and the Power of the Costume Exhibition
Huffington Post - over 2 years
In May 1977, the first in the Star Wars film series was released and quickly became a global phenomenon. Described as an "epic space opera," the movie franchise became incredibly popular and has had an impact on modern popular culture with its storyline, filmmaking, famous lines, but also for all the costumes featured in the films. The Discovery Times Square recently opened Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition in New York City. "Craftsmanship and artistry in costume design are valued creative components in the Star Wars saga," said George Lucas. "The detailed precision of a design can be as bold a measure of storytelling as words on a page, leading to the truths at the core of a character, situation or shared history" and showcases the unique costumes made for the movies. Presenting over 70 of the most iconic, hand-crafted costumes and dozens of artifacts from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the exhibition is a partnership between the museum, the Smithsonian...
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Portia de Rossi To Play Lily Munster in Munsters Reboot!
US Magazine - over 5 years
After three years of playing Lindsay Bluth on Arrested Development, Portia de Rossi knows how to hold her own amidst a dysfunctional, on-screen family. So it makes sense that NBC had their eye on the actress for the role of Lily Munster in their Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane. On Tuesday, TVGuide.com confirmed that de Rossi, 39, has signed on to star alongside Jerry O'Connell and Eddie Izzard in a reimagining of the beloved 60s sitcom. (O'Connell will take on the role of Herman Munster, while Izzard is set to play Grandpa.) PHOTOS: Portia and Ellen's road to romance Actress Yvonne De Carlo originally played the undead housewife over the course of the show's two year, 70 episode-run. (The comedy aired new episodes on CBS from 1964 to 1966). TVGuide reports that, unlike the original, Mockingbird Lane will experiment with a new format -- instead of a half-hour sitcom, the program will be extended into an hour-long drama. PHOTOS: More stars who've played vampires T...
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Penelope Andrew: TCM Fest 2012:Liza Minnelli, Kim Novak, Robert Wagner, Debbie Reynolds Walk Red Carpet
Popeater - almost 6 years
The Fountainhead with Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper Photo: Courtesy of TCM Liza Minnelli, Kim Novak, Robert Wagner, Tippi Hedren and Debbie Reynolds in person. Black Narcissus, Vertigo, Cabaret, and The Fountainhead projected on gigantic screens at Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian Theatres. Could any classic film fan wish for more? You could. And, at this year's annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place from April 12th through the 15th, you'd get more: Kirk Douglas, Stanley Donen, Angie Dickenson, Norman Lloyd, Rhonda Fleming, and Norman Jewison appearing at special events and screenings of Two for the Road, Chinatown, Casablanca, The Longest Day, and The Thomas Crown Affair. But before going on about this year's festival, a look back is essential. Chinatown's Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson Photo: Courtesy of TCM TCM 2010 & 2011 TCM's 2010 festival featured an opening night restoration of George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954) starring Judy Garlan...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Yvonne De Carlo
  • 2007
    Age 84
    She eventually died from heart failure on January 8, 2007, and was cremated.
  • 1998
    Age 75
    De Carlo suffered a minor stroke in 1998.
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  • 1995
    Age 72
    Her final film appearance was in the 1995 television film The Barefoot Executive, a Disney Channel remake of the 1971 film of the same name.
    She had a small cameo role in a television film remake of The Munsters, Here Come the Munsters in 1995.
  • 1993
    Age 70
    DeCarlo's mother died in 1993 from a fall.
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  • 1974
    Age 51
    They divorced in June 1974.
  • 1971
    Age 48
    Her defining stage role was as "Carlotta Campion" in Stephen Sondheim's musical, Follies in 1971-1972.
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  • 1968
    Age 45
    In early 1968 she joined Donald O'Connor in a 15-week run of Little Me, staged between Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.
  • 1967
    Age 44
    After 1967, De Carlo became increasingly active in musicals, appearing in off-Broadway productions of Pal Joey and Catch Me If You Can.
  • 1964
    Age 41
    De Carlo was in debt by 1964 when she signed a contract with Universal Studios to perform the female lead role in The Munsters opposite Fred Gwynne.
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  • 1957
    Age 34
    De Carlo released an LP record of standards called Yvonne De Carlo Sings on Masterseal Records in 1957.
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  • 1955
    Age 32
    De Carlo married stuntman Robert Drew Morgan, whom she met on the set of Shotgun, on November 21, 1955.
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  • 1954
    Age 31
    In September 1954, director Cecil B. DeMille cast her as Sephora, the wife of Moses (played by Charlton Heston), in his biblical epic The Ten Commandments (1956).
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    In 1954, after the success of The Captain's Paradise, she expressed a desire to do more comedy:
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  • 1952
    Age 29
    De Carlo was also a successful character actress on television. She made her debut on a 1952 episode of Lights Out.
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  • 1951
    Age 28
    In 1951, she was cast in the role of Prince Orlovsky in a production of the opera Die Fledermaus at the Hollywood Bowl.
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    De Carlo travelled extensively to promote her films, and her appearances were widely publicised. In 1951 she became the first American star to visit Israel.
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    While in England making Hotel Sahara in early 1951, she asked Universal for a release of her contract although she still had three months to go; the studio agreed.
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  • 1949
    Age 26
    She made three movies in 1949 and 1950, The Gal Who Took the West, Buccaneer's Girl and The Desert Hawk, all directed by Frederick de Cordova.
  • 1947
    Age 24
    De Carlo's name was linked with a number of people through her career, including Howard Hughes and Robert Stack. In 1947 she announced her engagement to Howard Duff, but it did not last.
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  • 1946
    Age 23
    In 1946, exhibitors voted her the ninth-most promising "star of tomorrow."
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  • 1944
    Age 21
    De Carlo received her big break in September 1944 when she was chosen over a reported 20,000 girls to play the lead role in Salome, Where She Danced (1945), a Walter Wanger production in Technicolor.
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  • 1943
    Age 20
    She also appeared as a Native American "princess" in an independently produced version of The Deerslayer released in 1943 by Republic Pictures.
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  • 1941
    Age 18
    In December 1941, she was dancing in the revue "Glamour Over Hollywood" at Florentine Gardens.
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    In May 1941, she appeared in a revue, Hollywood Revels.
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    Seeking contract work in the movies, she abruptly quit the Florentine Gardens after less than a year, landing a role as a bathing beauty in the 1941 Harvard, Here I Come.
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    She was hired by showman Nils Granlund as a dancer at the Florentine Gardens. She had been dancing for Granlund only a short time when she was arrested by immigration officials and deported to Canada, but in January 1941, Granlund sent a telegram to immigration officials pledging his sponsorship of De Carlo in the U.S., and affirmed his offer of steady employment, both requirements to reenter the country.
  • 1940
    Age 17
    De Carlo and her mother made several trips to Los Angeles until 1940, when she was first runner-up to "Miss Venice Beach."
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  • 1922
    Yvonne De Carlo was born on September 1, 1922, in West Point Grey (now part of Vancouver), British Columbia, as Margaret Yvonne Middleton.
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