Vivian Blaine Overview:

Legendary actress, Vivian Blaine, was born Vivian Stapleton on Nov 21, 1921 in Newark, NJ. Blaine died at the age of 74 on Dec 9, 1995 in New York City, US .



Blaine was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Classic Movie Travels: ? New Jersey, New York The beautiful, talented . Whether in her days as a glamorous cherry redhead or a zany blonde, was an enthusiastic delight in many films. Harboring musical talents and excellent timing, Blaine could easily steal th... Read full article

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Vivian Blaine Quotes:

Sally Templeton: I know where I belong, and it's not on Snob Hill.

Sally Templeton: Is that so strange, that anybody should love a stupid, over-dressed, honest dope like Tony?

Nathan Detroit: I have been running the crap game since I was a juvenile delinquent.
Miss Adelaide: Speaking of chronic conditions, happy anniversary.

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Vivian Blaine Facts
Father, Lionel Stapleton, was a singing baritone who made a living as a theatrical booking agent. Her parents divorced when she was quite young.

Married three times. First husband was Manny Franks, her agent, who was 20 years older than she. Second husband was Milton Rachmil, the head of Universal Pictures and Decca Records, who wanted an at-home trophy wife; the marriage didn't last long, also ending in divorce court. Third husband was businessman Stuart Clark, who started to supervise her career and revived it on 1970s TV. He was 13 years her junior.

A prime Fox musical performer during the war and post-war years, she lagged in popularity only to Alice Faye and Betty Grable.

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