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Wild Words of Wild Women Calendars
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Women's Wit
and Wisdom Calendars





BOOKS ABOUT
ACTING & ACTRESSES

Acting: The First Six Lessons
Acting:
The First Six Lessons


Charlotte : Being a True Account of an Actress's Flamboyant Adventures in Eighteenth-Century London's Wild and Wicked Theatrical World
Charlotte:
Being a True Account
of an Actress's Flamboyant Adventures in Eighteenth-Century London's Wild and Wicked Theatrical World


Three Tragic Actresses : Siddons, Rachel, Ristori
Three Tragic Actresses : Siddons, Rachel, Ristori




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Actresses of Stage & Screen Prints, & Photographs, “D...-”
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Notable actresses ~

Dorothy Dandridge
Bebe Daniels
Zena Dare
Marion Davies
Bette Davis

Delores del Rio
Ruby Dee
Marlene Dietrich
Marie Dorval

Billie Dove
Marie Dressler
Juliette Drouet
Eleanora Duse
Jeanne Duval



Dorothy Dandridge, Photo
Dorothy Dandridge, Photo


Dorothy Dandridge
b. 11-9-1922; Cleveland, Ohio
d. 9-8-1965; West Hollywood, California

Dorothy Dandridge was the first black woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award (1954, Carmen Jones). Dandridge's movie debut was in the Marx Brother's A Day at the Races; she was also in the film musical Porgy and Bess.

Everything and Nothing : The Dorothy Dandridge Tragedy


Popular Star of Both Silents and Early Talkies Bebe Daniels, Photographic Print
Bebe Daniels,
Photographic Print

Bebe Daniels, née Phyllis
b. 1-14-1901; Dallas, Texas
d. 3-16-1971; England

Bebe Daniels, a popular star of both silent movies and early talkies, was also a notable radio and television personality in England. One of her first roles was “Dorothy Gale” at age nine in a 1910 short film version of The Wizard of Oz; she also appeared in the musical “Dixiana”.


The Popular Actress Zena Dare with Her Spaniel, Photographic Print
Zena Dare
with Her Spaniel,
Photographic Print

Zena Dare, née Florence Hariette Zena Dones
b. 2-4-1887; London, England
d. 3-11-1965

Zena Dare played ‘Mrs. Higgins’ in “My Fair Lady” at Drury Lane's Theatre Royal for five and a half years, beginning in 1958.


Marion Davies, American Film Actress with a Questioning Look on Her Face, Photographic Print
Marion Davies,
Photographic Print

Marion Davies
b. 1-3-1897; Brooklyn, NY
d. 9-23-1961; Hollywood


Bette Davis, Poster Card
Bette Davis,
Poster Card

Bette Davis
b. 4-5-1908; Lowell, MA
d. 10-6-1989

Movie Star Bette Davis /LIFE® Cover, Jan. 23, 1939


Dolores Del Rio, Mexican Star, Art Print
Dolores del Rio,
Estrella Mexicana,
Art Print

Delores del Rio
née María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete
b. 8-3-1905; Durango, Mexico
d. 4-11-1983; California

Delores del Rio, beginning in silent films, starred in Hollwood and in Mexican films through the 1960s. Her last film was The Children of Sanchez, 1979.


Ruby Dee, September 25, 1962, Photographic Print
Ruby Dee,
September 25, 1962,
Photographic Print

Ruby Dee
neé Ruby Ann Wallace
b. 10-27-1924; Cleveland, OH

Ruby Dee, an actress whose career crossed all major forms of media over a span of eight decades, is also a poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist.

That Man of Mine, Musical Poster
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Marlene Dietrich, Art Print
Marlene Dietrich
Art Print

Marlene Dietrich
b. 12-28-1901; Berlin, Germany
d. 5-6-1992; Paris


Marie Dorval, in the Role of Marion Delorme by Victor Hugo Giclee Print
Marie Dorval,
Giclee Print

Marie Dorval
b. 1-6-1798; Lorient, France
d. 5-20-1849

French actress Marie Dorval and novelist George Sand were close friends; they collaborated on a play, and when Dorval died Sand supported her grandchildren. The poster is of Marie Dorval in Victor Hugo's Marion Delorme.

Marie Dorval: France's Theatrical Wonder


Billie Dove, Photo
Billie Dove,
Photo

Billie Dove
née Bertha Bohny
b. 5-14-1903; NYC
d. 12-31-1997; California

Actress Billie Dove started her show business career as a model to help support her family, became a member of the Ziegfeld Follies at age 15, then moved to Hollywood for silent film stardom in the early 1920s. She was engaged to Howard Hughes and was a pilot, poet and painter.

FYI - Dove inspired jazz singer Billie Holiday's stage name.

The Black Pirate


Marie Dressler in Dinner at Eight, Poster
Marie Dressler in
Dinner at Eight, Poster

Marie Dressler
née Leila Marie Koerber
b. 11-9-1868; Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
d. 7-28-1934; Santa Barbara, California

Marie Dressler, a plain featured woman with a robust, full-figure, became Hollywood’s number one box-office attraction after age 60, and stayed on top until her death at age 65.

She won the 1930-31 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Min and Bill, co-starring with Wallace Beery.

The Black Pirate


Portrait of Juliette Drouet (1806-83) Giclee Print
Juliette Drouet
Giclee Print


Juliette Drouet
b. 4-10-1806; Fougères, Brittany, France
d. 5-11-1883; Paris

Juliette Gauvain, orphaned at a very young age and educated in a religious boarding school, took the last name Drouet when she started acting, from the uncle who raised her. In 1833 she met Victor Hugo and became his lifelong companion.

My Beloved Toto: Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo 1833-1882


Eleanora Duse, Photographic Print
Eleanora Duse,
Photographic Print

Eleanora Duse
b. 10-3-1858; Vigevano, Italy
d. 4-21-1924; Pittsburgh, PA - touring in US (pneumonia)

Eleanora Duse was the first woman on cover of TIME Magazine.


Jeanne Duval, 1865, Charles Baudelaire, Giclee Print
Jeanne Duval,
Charles Baudelaire,
Giclee Print

Jeanne Duval
b. c. 1820, Jacmel, Haiti
d. c. 1862-1870
; Paris, France

Actress and dancer Jeanne Duval was the Creole mistress of French poet and artist Charles Baudelaire. Duval was painted by Édouard Manet in 1862.


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