Somehow I missed recognizing the birthday of one of the most beautiful and talented actresses to ever grace the silver screen...Gene Tierney. I am so sorry and I apologize to all her fans and followers, which I am one of also. Yesterday was a busy day but I still should have posted something. So here it is now, A Happy Birthday to Gene Tierney, who would have been 90 years young today.
Gene was an American film and stage actress, born on November 19th, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best-remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her To Heaven (1945). Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951) and Anne Scott in The Left Hand Of God (1955). Certain of her film-related material and personal papers are contained in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives, to which scholars and media experts from around the world may have full access. Gene died in 1991 of emphysema at the age of 70.