Its called Throw Back Thursdays Enty not Forget-Me-Not Fridays…
Nevermind, still looking
Greta Garbos sister died before she became a star. Plus she acted for years, not her but I got shit for this.
All I can guess is Louise Ranier, but that's not right.
Garbo never was married
Plus Garbo stayed here.
I so want to find a way to make this Alida Valli…
Deanba Durbin sounds pretty good for this she had a sister and hated Hollywood.
Sonja Henning. Yeah, I dunno.
Poor thing. Is she still alive?
But her sister died much later so it ain't her either.
Just saw that, her sister died in 2010.
And I thought new Hollywood was vile. These old Hollywood blinds make me sick.
Deanna Durbin never was nod
How about Norma Shearer? She quit early had a sister with mental problems? Didn't like the system.
Marlene Dietrich stayed in show business
marlène dietrich never was married with a Hollywood guy
Mary Pickford seems to fit.
This sounds familiar.
@cleocat It sounds like the Loren blind but she never quit hollywood
Kink could be an Asian actress? Was there an Asian or ethnic woman that would fulfill a kink?
Otherwise an actress who looked very young, had an accent, had a domme style?
norma shearer never divorced.her husband(a hollywood producer) died during their marriage and she continued to work in Hollywood
Marlene Dietrich doesn't EXACTLY fit, but she did have a sister in Nazi Germany who stayed there the whole time Dietrich was in Hollywood. Easy to see possibilities for blackmail there. She'd also have definite potential for johns with fetishes. But her sister lived long after the end of World War II, and Dietrich didn't exactly disappear from view.
Okay, I'm going to go for Greta Garbo.
Shearer's sister was 85 at death.
Mary Pickford's sister died of a heart attack at 43 but in Beverly Hills. Pickford did quite a few films after her sister's death
mary pickford has been married several times with Hollywood guys and her sister died because of alcohol(in 36) and she's always married with Fairbanks when died in 1939
I was thinking Anna May Wong, one of the few actual asian old hollywood actresses…but it looks like she came to the US & worked in tv in the 50's
Garbo's sister died in 1926; Garbo kept making movies through the end of the 1930s.
Alright, Garbo's older sister Alva Maria was only 23 at death. But she became an American in 1951 and lived in New York for the rest of her life. So she's out.
I read a Jaqueline Sussann book that had this same subplot/storyline. It seemed to be a very thinly disguised Greta Garbo.
Garbo lived on Sutton Place for years and walked miles everyday…not her
Anna May Wong was born in America and it's likely her six siblings lived there too. I was thinking Asian or otherwise "ethnic" though, with the kink clue.
Garbo stayed in NYC…she just didn't do movies anymore becuase she was getting older & was very vain…she couldn't deal with it
Norma, married a studio head & stayed in LA…died of very old age…
The Pickford sisters were actresses/models that were like the old hollywood version of Anna Lynned McCord & her sisters…Lesbians with each other & other hot women, but will sleeop with guys if it will help them get ahead
not lilian Gish and her sister dorothy
Did Louise Rainer have a sister? She would fit if she did.
Anna May Wong did go back to her ancestral home for a while though…she came back to the US though & still worked in entertainment
Rainer had two brothers.
What was the Loren blind?
Loren's sister is still alive and was married to a Mussolini.
Garbo – ruled out, stayed in NYCLoren – out, sister's aliveWong – out, acted until 1960Rainer – out, 2 brothersPickford – out, acted past sister's deathShearer – out, stayed in LADurbin – out, no OscarFaye – out, no found sisterValli – out, no found sisterDietrich – reunited with her sister and nephew after WW2, no mention of sister's death, most likely out
How about Miyoshi Umeki? Got a best supporting actress award and stopped working shortly thereafter. Can't find anything on a death of a sibling.
Miyoshi was on The Courtship of Eddie's Father and lived in the U.S. Died in Missouri
Umeki won in 1958 and continued to work – most notably as Mrs. Livingston in "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (TV Version)in the late '60s. I hearted Bill Bixby very much, so I remember her well.
Actually Deanna Durbin has an Oscar, Academy Juvenile Award. Don't know what happened to her sister, though. She did move to Paris and divorced her husband around the same time.
As for Pier Angeli, she was far from A list and only stopped making movies because she got herself killed with a drug overdose.
Simone signoret? If susann used this story, it likely wasn't Garbo but somebody more of her contemporary – that seems more like her other stories. There have to be one or two others who fit this blind, but I can't think who…
simone signoret never really lived in Hollywood ,she stayed with Yves Montand until her death and she worked until her death
I was looking at Bridgette Bardot, but I can't find much info on her sister.
I have no guess but this sounds like the Russians who squeeze celebs & athletes for $ now
I can also rule out Merle Oberon. Thought for sure she would be it.
Deanna Durbin is still out because her sister lived to old age (died in 2010 as Edith Durbin Heckman).
Signoret – out, two brothers and no sisters
Bardot's sister has no death date on Wikipedia, and I'd say Bardot is still actively famous as an animal rights activist. She's been in the news several times in the last few years.
There is not one single nominee or winner that fits this BV. I've also started looking at Best Supporting now.
Me too. Went through them all.
Susan Kohner (Nominated for Imitation of Life). Appeared in films from 1955 to 1964 and then stopped. By the way, I love that movie!!
I'm now going through the "Nationality" award winners and nominees.
Welp, I've gone through lists of winners and nominees and come up empty. Far as I can tell none fit the particulars.
Susan Kohner is Chris and Paul Weitz mom. I think she focused on raising her family.
According to wiki, Bardot's sister lives in LA with her husband who is an actor.
I think Bardot did quit acting. I think that's the key, who quit at the height of her career. Kim Novak quit when she was still hot, but she's not foreign born and lives in the US.
Keep researching people!
Still checking the lists of nominees but these fit some but not all of the clues
Bella DarviCorinne Calvert
Any guess Greta Garbo?
I got excited about Jocelyne LaGarde – she died in Tahiti and is the only person who has been nominated for an Oscar for her only film appearance…then, I got to the part about her 300 pound commanding appearance…(She was nominated for supporting in Hawaii)
Well it sounds like this BI has been debunked. Good job mythbusters!!
There's Colette Marchand who basically disappears after being nominated for an Oscar for Moulin Rouge and winning a Golden Globe for best new talent in the early 50s.
I can't see Hedy Lamar without thinking of Blazing Saddles
Garbo never married.
Definitely not Shearer, her sister was famously married to Howard Hawks.
I'm gonna think on this one a bit.
Hedy Llamar did quit acting and was definitey A+. Don't have time to research. I'm done for the night!
@TTM it's HEDLY! love that movie
LOL Niclee, me too: "Where the white women at?"
Which parties are your main spy, the "Amazing" Anna Kendrick (who pretends to be ppl's bff) gonna be attending??
She was an only child.
Luise Ranier. German born Jew. Two AA wins for Best Actress. Married playwright/screenwriter/director Clifford Odets. Stopped working in Hollywood in 1938 and returned to Europe, where she divorced her husband. Currently lives in England and is the oldest AA winner.
Daisy, see above – ruled out.
Oh great, I need to get outta here! This is one of these blinds that has be obsessing for days. Good luck!
Is this Vanessa Lake, the girl who Jessica Rabbit was based on?
She's one of the ones who disappeared in an instant.
Er, Veronica Lake that is.
Not Veronica Lake, born in NY. GAWD this I will obsess over!
I can find hardly any information about Colette Marchand except she was a dancer and didn't make any movie after the mid fifties. Interesting.
The McCord sisters do each other? ? Dish please???
It says winner. Nominee. Could most likely be nominee who didn't win.
It doesn't look like Colette Marchand ever recieved an academy nomination. Just a Golden Globe for "best newcomer." There were a handful of stars, back in the day, who quit Hollywood mysteriously. And as each is disproven, I am starting to think this blind is a composite description of several real people and no correct match for a single actress.
Colette Marchand received an Oscar nom for best supporting actress
Mariel and Margaux Hemingway.
Thought it might be Marisa Pavan but she was married to the same guy for years.
Merle Oberon has some real mystery in her past. Mostly passing for white when she was actually Asian.
Perhaps this is a variation of this story. Her "sister" could have been either her sisters or her own mother who like Jack Nicholson was claimed to be her sister by her grandmother.