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10 Favorite Actresses

by HollywoodComet created on May 3, 2013 (a list of 10 people )
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A list of my favorite pre-1969 actresses
1. Doris Day
Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1924) is an American actress, singer and, since her retirement from show business, an animal rights activist. With an entertainment career that spanned through almost 50 years, Day started her career as a big band singer in 1939, but only began to ... read more...
2. Esther Williams
Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 June 6, 2013) is a retired American competitive swimmer and MGM movie star.Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because o... read more...
3. Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert (/koʊlˈbɛər/; 1903-1996) was a French-born American stage and film actress.Born in Saint-Mandé, France and raised in New York City, Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent of talking pictures. She established a suc... read more...
4. Laraine Day
Laraine Day (October 13, 1920 - November 10, 2007) was an American actress and a former MGM contract star.Born La Raine Johnson in Roosevelt, Utah, to an affluent Mormon family, she later moved to California where she began her acting career with the Long Beach Players. She was a 1938 graduate of Po... read more...
5. Bette Davis
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical... read more...
6. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 - May 10, 1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American actress in film, television and theatre.Starting as a dancer in travelling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. Initi... read more...
7. Constance Bennett
Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 - July 24, 1965) was an American actress.She was born in New York City, the daughter of actor Richard Bennett and actress Adrienne Morrison, whose father was the stage actor Lewis Morrison (Morris W. Morris), a wealthy performer of English and Spanish anc... read more...
8. Irene Dunne
Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) an... read more...
9. Loretta Young
Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 - August 12, 2000) was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for he... read more...
10. Norma Shearer
Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 - June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door but for most of the Pre-Code film era beginning with the 193... read more...