Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld

Donald Fagen mentions her in his song "New Frontier" on the album "The Nightfly": "Introduce me to that big blonde/She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld."

1958 Deb Star.

A Hollywood movie magazine reported her measurements--as a 14-year-old starlet--to be 36-23-35.

Born at 01:34 AM (EWT).

Featured on the cover of the album "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet (1991).

First cousin of ex Governor William Weld of Massachussetts and both their lineages precede the founding fathers. The Weld name is on more buildings at Harvard in honor of her family establishing the University and is one of the most important family lineages in America.

Graduated from Hollywood Professional School in 1960 and was the class valedictorian.

Had a daughter, Natasha Harz, (born August 26, 1966), with her ex-husband, Claude Harz.

In Tiny Tim's recording of George M. Cohan's song "Then I'd be Satisfied with Life" (on his 1968 album "God Bless Tiny Tim"), he changes the line "If Hettie Green would only be my wife" to "If Tuesday Weld would only be my wife".

Refused to screen test (as did Natalie Wood) for the part of "Daisy Buchanan" in the 1974 remake of The Great Gatsby (1974).

She was director Roman Polanski's first choice for the title role in Rosemary's Baby (1968) because he thought her pure, American looks would contrast well with the film's dark undertones. The studio preferred Mia Farrow, however, who had become a star on the enormously popular night-time soap opera "Peyton Place" (1964). A few years later, Polanski wanted her to star in his film version of Macbeth (1971). She lost the part when she refused to do a nude sleepwalking scene. The role was eventually played by Francesca Annis.

Singer Walter Egan recorded "Tuesday Weld", his self-penned tribute to the actress, on his 1980 album "The Last Stroll".

Sold her homes in New York in Manhattan, and beach house in Montauk and is now living in Colorado near Aspen.

Son, Patrick H. Moore (with Dudley Moore) (born February 26, 1976).

The first year she was on the set of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959) she was mobbed so much by the press that she finally cut them off entirely. After that her name was seldom mentioned when the show was written about.

Turned down the films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), True Grit (1969) and Cactus Flower (1969).

Turned down the role of Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).

Was considered for the title role in Lolita (1962).

Was considered to play Mrs. Lovett in a film version of the musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", but she passed on the role as time went on. When it was finally made in the 2000s, the role went to Helena Bonham Carter.

When asked by a reporter what drove her into seclusion in the 1970s, she answered, "I think it was a Buick."