Claire D (aka "cdx")
·Before they were famous (or early in their career....)
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1937. Ava Gardner age 15 looking poised and glamorous in this early portrait. Of all the pre-Hollywood shots, not forgetting Larry Tarr’s image that brings her to the attention of MGM, this is the one that best captures the devastating looks that will lead MGM to tout her as “The world’s most beautiful animal”. Yet …
GENE TIERNEY- Early Life.
Gene Tierney was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavina Taylor. She had an older brother and a younger sister. Her father was a insurance broker of Irish descent, her mother a gym teacher. Tierney attended St. Margaret’s School in Waterbury, Connecticut, and the Unquowa School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She spent two years in Europe and attended the Brillantmont finishing school in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she learned to speak fluent French.
An emotional day! Kate Beckinsale sheds a tear as she unveils blue plaque in honour of her late father Richard
In happier times: Kate with her parents Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe in 1973. To die at 31 from a heart attack is so cruel. Richard was destined to become one of Britains top actors and was already adored by the public. A great talent .