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Yvette Vickers

Little-known 60's B-movie actress who later died alone and forgotten in her Beverly Hills home.

Her body was found mummified; it had been years before being found. There was a giant pile of mail behind her front door because the deliveryman was still delivering through the slot.

Old timers of DL, what do you know about her?

by Anonymousreply 31June 9, 2024 8:48 PM

I don't know her

by Anonymousreply 1April 18, 2022 7:50 PM

She played a total slut in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

Good riddance.

by Anonymousreply 2April 18, 2022 7:52 PM

Forgot to post a pic.

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by Anonymousreply 3April 18, 2022 7:53 PM

Hopefully, a painless death. That would be ideal...

by Anonymousreply 4April 18, 2022 8:43 PM

She was about 80, R4. Most likely she just died of natural causes in her sleep.

by Anonymousreply 5April 18, 2022 8:46 PM

She died of heart disease, so it was probably a quick death. It was likely she died in August 2011, 8 months before her remains were found. That was when she last made a phone call. She became a heavy drinker and paranoid late in her life. It sounded like she really made the rounds on the casting couch for even bit parts. Sad.

A good article about her life from Los Angeles Magazine.

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by Anonymousreply 6April 18, 2022 10:20 PM

My favorite grotesque and lurid Hollywood death. Even better than Susan Cabot’s grim ending.

by Anonymousreply 7April 18, 2022 11:17 PM

Here's a pic from inside her messy house. Years ago we were trying to figure out on DL what the huge black thing was but no one had any clue.

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by Anonymousreply 8April 18, 2022 11:31 PM

R8 bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 9April 19, 2022 7:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 10April 19, 2022 7:44 PM

Can I have her things?

by Anonymousreply 11April 19, 2022 7:48 PM

Whoever got her things could've probably fetched a decent amount for items related to her career. She had enough of a cult following.

She supposedly slept with or dating the following guys: Don Prell, Scott Brady, Ben Cooper, Edd Byrnes, Rory Calhoun, Steve Cochran, Lee Marvin, Ralph Meeker, Cary Grant, and Jim Hutton. And that probably is only a partial list.

by Anonymousreply 12April 19, 2022 8:06 PM

She played a total slut in Attack of the Giant Leeches.

by Anonymousreply 13April 19, 2022 8:12 PM

R10 I meant postman.

by Anonymousreply 14April 19, 2022 8:12 PM

She lived like a queen!

by Anonymousreply 15April 19, 2022 8:21 PM

Does anyone have r8’s image?

by Anonymousreply 16June 9, 2024 12:34 PM

It looks like the satellite in “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”!

by Anonymousreply 17June 9, 2024 12:35 PM

It says that when she was found a space heater was on and a computer. They lasted for 8 months running continuously?

by Anonymousreply 18June 9, 2024 12:38 PM

The big round thing is an aquarium.

by Anonymousreply 19June 9, 2024 12:43 PM

[quote]They lasted for 8 months running continuously?

Some space heaters are connected to thermostats and will only kick on as needed, and the computer could've been in energy conservation mode. Barring a power outage, they would've kept running. And the heater would've kicked back on after an outage, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 20June 9, 2024 12:52 PM

OP is was ONE YEAR that her corpse was in the house. NOT "years".

by Anonymousreply 21June 9, 2024 12:52 PM

Love this line from the LA Mag article:

"Whereas classic studio beauties like Gene Tierney and Rita Hayworth could cast refined come-hither glances, the Vickers look shouted “Come and get it!”

by Anonymousreply 22June 9, 2024 12:55 PM
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by Anonymousreply 23June 9, 2024 1:13 PM

Unless you have married a responsible person who will care for you who does not die first, or you have family who care, your demise will not be different.

Either this way or in a hospital occasionally looked at by under-educated and indifferent hospital staff, who are paid quite a lot for their work but not enough to deal with the likes of you.

by Anonymousreply 24June 9, 2024 1:33 PM

And that's today's smile.

by Anonymousreply 25June 9, 2024 1:44 PM

My smile says “eat me”.

by Anonymousreply 26June 9, 2024 2:38 PM

She was in a lit of MST3k episodes.

by Anonymousreply 27June 9, 2024 2:49 PM

She was the laughing girl on the phone that Joe Gillis needed to use in the New Year's Eve party scene from Sunset Blvd.

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by Anonymousreply 28June 9, 2024 2:52 PM

What was on her iPod?

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by Anonymousreply 29June 9, 2024 4:17 PM

Fascinating story and somebody on YouTube was in the house filming it before it was sold and remodeled/demoed.

by Anonymousreply 30June 9, 2024 8:43 PM

R16 What are you asking? The image is in r8 - so everyone here, including you, has the image.

by Anonymousreply 31June 9, 2024 8:48 PM
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