More Movie Trivia!

kate

– Katherine Hepburn was maid of honor at Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier’s wedding.

– She was a direct descendant of Britain’s King John (through one of his illegitimate children)!

– Some of Hepburn’s favorite actors are: Jeremy Irons, John Lithgow, and Vanessa Redgrave.

– She was tall among her peers, standing over 5’7″ tall.

 

 

 lauren

– Lauren Bacall’s real name is Betty Joan Perske.

– Bacall is over 5’8″ tall; she started out as a model.

– After the death of long-time husband/co-star Humphery Bogart, Bacall married respected character actor Jason Robards.   

 

 

bette 

– When Bette Davis arrived in Hollywood, the studio representative who went to meet her train left without her because he could find no one who looked like a movie star.  (LOL!!!)

– Davis was married 4 times; she admitted that her work always came first.

– She was Welsh and Scottish.

 

 

judi 

– Judi Dench is only 5’1″ tall!

– She and Vanessa Redgrave were in the same class (year) in drama school. 

– Dench is a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (just like close friend Maggie Smith).

 

 

claudette 

– Claudette Colbert’s real name was Emilie Claudette Chauchoin; she was born in France and moved to the US as a 3 year-old child.

– She worked in a dress shop to afford drama classes.

– Colbert’s salary for It Happened One Night was $50,000.   (Not bad!)

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