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Actress, Novelist

Mary Astor (born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke; May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress. Best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941), Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the...Wikipedia

Age: 81 (age at death)
Born: 3rd May, 1906, Quincy, Illinois
Died: 25th September, 1987, Woodland Hills, California
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Maltese Falcon (1941), WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926

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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Don't Tell Anyone What Happened In The Summer House!

The arrival of a lost relative, engulfs terror upon an aging southern belle, forever plagued by a horrifying family secret.

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[On her early Hollywood roles] "I was as two-dimensional as the screen itself: cool, indifferent, looking lovely in close ups. Period. Period. Period. When was I ever going to learn to act? You can`t learn if you can`t experiment and find out what works and doesn`t work. But the hours are long, the schedule rigid, so I did what I was told and saved time and money for the front office. And got a lot of jobs that way."

 

At Metro, you practically had to go to the front office if you wanted something as real as having your hair mussed. . . All automobiles were shiny, a picture never hung crooked, a door never squeaked, stocking seams were always straight and no actress ever had a shiny nose.

 

WAMPAS Baby of 1926

 

In 1959 she penned her frank autobiography, "My Story," which was a best seller, a tell-all in which she openly discussed her battle with alcohol and her failed marriages, but, interestingly, avoided the subject of her film career. She also wrote five novels and came out with a memoir, "A Life on Film", in 1971, in which she DID discuss her film career. This was also a best seller.

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mrbubi - she was such a great femme fatale in The Maltese Falcon! (2 years ago)
Bohemian_Sweetie - I love "The Maltese Falcon"! :-D (6 years ago)

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