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Happy 100th Birthday to Gloria Grahame!

She would have been 100 years old today - amazing to think that she could still possibly have been living. What a great actress. Any gossip about her?

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by Anonymousreply 36December 1, 2023 9:25 PM

It always bugged me that she wore her lipstick about a half an inch above where her upper lip actually stopped.

by Anonymousreply 1November 28, 2023 3:31 PM

My all time favourite town slut!

by Anonymousreply 2November 28, 2023 3:32 PM

She wore her lipstick like that because she was very self-conscious about her lips. She even stuffed cotton in her mouth to make her upper lip appear larger. She would’ve loved the injectable’s of today.

by Anonymousreply 3November 28, 2023 3:40 PM

R3 It just made her look like she didn't know how to put on lipstick.

by Anonymousreply 4November 28, 2023 3:41 PM

You can see how far over over upper lip she painted. It's like she just ate a popsicle or something. .

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by Anonymousreply 5November 28, 2023 3:44 PM

You guys stop picking on Gloria on her birthday!

by Anonymousreply 6November 28, 2023 3:53 PM

She had sex with her stepson.

by Anonymousreply 7November 28, 2023 4:04 PM

She didn’t really have an upper lip and as R3 said was extremely self conscious.

RKO really screwed around with her career, forced her to give up what could have been classic performances, made her do crap, and then she won an Oscar for a nine minute performance in The Bad and the Beautiful!

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by Anonymousreply 8November 28, 2023 4:07 PM

R8 She looks much more attractive and natural in that picture.

by Anonymousreply 9November 28, 2023 4:10 PM

The fact that I never got her appeal endears her to me. Don't find her attractive, didn't respond positively to any of her performances, and that lip thing. A star who made it on pluck alone. Didn't she end up married to her stepson? She was more attractive later in life than she was as a young woman.

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by Anonymousreply 10November 28, 2023 4:50 PM

I didn't even know she was alive to celebrate!

by Anonymousreply 11November 28, 2023 4:50 PM

she's not

by Anonymousreply 12November 28, 2023 4:56 PM

Annette Bening played a late-in-life GG in a biopic a few years ago and thought she was going to win an Oscar for it. She didn’t even get nominated.

by Anonymousreply 13November 28, 2023 5:33 PM

R13 She died at 57. She didn't exactly make it to "late-in-life."

by Anonymousreply 14November 28, 2023 6:05 PM

Can you celebrate a birthday when you're dead? I always thought the clock stopped. I mean, if I'm going to be 150 and look it, I think it's only fair I should be alive.

by Anonymousreply 15November 28, 2023 6:38 PM

I have always wanted to see a picture of the stepson, to see if she was a whore, or had taste.

by Anonymousreply 16November 28, 2023 6:47 PM

57=Late in life

by Anonymousreply 17November 28, 2023 6:54 PM

The stepson was 13 when she started fucking him. She was a pedophile.

by Anonymousreply 18November 28, 2023 6:57 PM

[quote]The stepson was 13 when she started fucking him.

When the kid was in his early 20s they married and had two children together.

by Anonymousreply 19November 28, 2023 7:00 PM

A BIG lush.

by Anonymousreply 20November 28, 2023 7:00 PM

She also had a plastic surgeon pick away at her lip from what I’ve heard.

by Anonymousreply 21November 28, 2023 7:20 PM

R21 Why would she have a surgeon pick away at her lip if she wanted it to be bigger?

by Anonymousreply 22November 28, 2023 7:29 PM

He meant the OTHER lip.

by Anonymousreply 23November 28, 2023 7:31 PM

She'll have my love for ever, if only for Violet Bick

by Anonymousreply 24November 28, 2023 7:34 PM

The surgeon made the indentation in the upper lip deeper. Grahame didn’t like the way it stuck out in photos.

by Anonymousreply 25November 28, 2023 7:49 PM

Her over over the hill Hollywood actress horror movie phase.

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by Anonymousreply 26December 1, 2023 6:20 PM

The over the lip lipstick was common practice. Lucille did it...Dorothy Malone did it...etc.

by Anonymousreply 27December 1, 2023 6:23 PM

The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film declared Blood and Lace (1970) was the sickest film to ever get a PG rating. It's grimy.

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by Anonymousreply 28December 1, 2023 6:45 PM

[quote]Can you celebrate a birthday when you're dead?

I went to her grave site and left a bottle of Jean Nate and a nice blouse.

by Anonymousreply 29December 1, 2023 6:50 PM

I never miss a Milton Selzer performance, r28.

by Anonymousreply 30December 1, 2023 6:53 PM

Annette Benning played Grahame who died at the age of 57 in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool. Benning was 59 when the movie was released.

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by Anonymousreply 31December 1, 2023 7:02 PM

[Quote] I never miss a Milton Selzer performance

then you must have seen Robert Adrich's indescribable The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

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by Anonymousreply 32December 1, 2023 7:14 PM

She had something done to her upper lip and I think damaged the nerves or something so she couldn’t move it, which is why she talked with kind of lisp. She was obsessed about it.

by Anonymousreply 33December 1, 2023 7:30 PM

Grahame is at her best in Sudden Fear

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by Anonymousreply 34December 1, 2023 7:46 PM

Gloria Grahame winning Best Supporting Actress...what a touching speech!

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by Anonymousreply 35December 1, 2023 9:09 PM

LOL, R35, she barely even slowed down at the podium!

I always thought she was a little weird looking but cute, and I appreciate her special niche of playing the girls who were some combination of naughty, bad, slutty, or stupid.

by Anonymousreply 36December 1, 2023 9:25 PM
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