Posts tagged: Arlene Francis

Arlene Francis, Accidental Killer

“Actor and game show panelist Arlene Francis took the blame for one of the stranger accidental deaths on record,
when an exercise dumbbell fell from her eighth-story Manhattan apartment
and killed a man who had just emerged from the popular Le Pavilli

Claudette Colbert’s Birthday

On this day in 1903 film star Claudette Colbert was born. Colbert is best remembered for her role opposite Clark Gable in the 1934 movie It Happened One Night.
Claudette Colbert won an Oscar for that performance, and was nominated twice more after that, 1935’s Private Worlds and 1944’s Since You Went Away.
She also famously didn’t want the right side of her face photographed, and for publicity stills and in the movies went to great lengths to avoid it.