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 .


Blonde American band singer whose acerbic personality was somewhat wasted in Fox musicals of the forties. But prolonged Broadway success compensated for a film career whose highlight was a repeat of a stage role - Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Three times married. Died from pneumonia.

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Blaine was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Vivian Blaine Quotes:

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

Benny Southstreet: [about the cab that Nathan told him to take Adelaide to the Hot Box in] But who's going to pay for it?
Miss Adelaide: I am, of course!

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

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Measurements: 34 1/2-24-35 (source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

Portrayed Miss Adelaide in the original Broadway stage version of "Guys and Dolls" and reprised her role in the film version (Guys and Dolls (1955/I)).

Later in her career, she was asked to perform at the White House for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

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