Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Blind Item #12

I sometimes wish this former A- list mostly movie actress was still alive. She didn't make a movie the last two decades of her life but everyone still loved her. I think she would have called out that A list actor in the movie that made her famous. She always told those close to her about his assault on her and the constant harassment from the director who wanted her to get as close to naked as possible. She was underage so couldn't get naked on camera, but he pressured her all day every day to take off her clothes and would be rude when she refused and then wrote away some of her part to the actress who was willing to get naked for the director and the movie.

42 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

She didn't make a movie in 20 years prior to her death?!?! Damnnn who is this?!?!

Tricia13 said...

Amanda Peterson/Can’t Buy Me Love-Patrick Dempsey?

canroadrunner said...

I think you got it Tricia. There are plenty of articles about how she was raped when she was 15. She died in 2015 and her last movie was in 1994.

Tricia13 said...

The Director could be Jon Hess..
She worked on “ The Lawless Land” with him

Newbomb said...

I had a crush on Amanda but never remembered her as A list. Sad story.

Lucy said...
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Tricia13 said...

Haha I agree -too many times and I think I had a crush on her with the world... couldn’t decipher if it was the same film or a subsequent one(The Lawless Land”.... there was definitely no real nudity in CBML(those were the days:)

wade-o-potatoface said...

To be different, Liz Taylor and Mickey Rooney.

PapayaSF said...

Nobody would ever describe Liz Taylor as "A-."

Newbomb said...

Liz Taylor was last underage around 1949. Was there nudity in 1949? She did Little Women that year.

Now I once saw a movie called Little Women with a ton of nudity but that was a midget porn.

wade-o-potatoface said...

Fair enough, but I was thinking of National Velvet; she was 14....

TerriB said...

Mickey Rooney was a disgusting perv. His autobiography is the only one I've ever read that made me want to take a shower. He couldn't help bragging about everyone and everything he had done. Yuck!

roxy said...

Is this suggesting that Patrick Dempsey raped her?

Barbotus said...

I can't make all of the pieces fit for Amanda Peterson. The movie would have to be Can't Buy Me Love, and I'm struggling to remember setup where the director could push for nudity or close to nudity. Also, Peterson's family indicated that her assaulter in ~1985 was age 27. Which puts his birth date in ~1958-1959. None of her co-stars in any movies around that time fit the profile. Not saying that it isn't her (whee - double negative) just that I can't make all the pieces fit.

FrenchGirl said...
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Carolyn said...

Hm. Not sure I'd say Amanda Peterson is A- list...if someone hadn't said "Can't Buy Me Love" I wouldn't remember her at all, and that's the only movie I know her in.

I was thinking more along the lines maybe of Shirley Temple? Although I guess she was A+ in her time. Hm.

Jon said...

She was never anywhere near A list.

Natasha said...

Debbie Reynolds?

overit122 said...

Not A list

overit122 said...

Liz was still acting 1996-2002, died 2011

wade-o-potatoface said...

Oooh. I like this guess. Everyone loved her, for sure. But did she do anything underage?

overit122 said...

Debbie R did films (for tv) & voice overs up till 2013

Fairylights said...

Debbie Reynolds started working when she was 16, so she would have been underage for up to 4 movies: June Bride, 1948; The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady 1950; Three LIttle Words, 1950; Two Weeks with Love, 1950. She turned 18 in 1950, but I'm assuming the movies released that year were filmed the year before. I didn't realize she was only 20 when Singing in the Rain was released.

BCC said...

Ha! My margarita just went everywhere.

Unknown said...

Grace Kelly?

cheesy said...

There is nudity in the movie that she worked on. It doesn't work for the old-timers.

AIP said...

@ unknown, I had a comment written earlier that mustn’t have taken. I said that if it wasn’t for the underage clue and the nudity, I’d’ve suggested Grace Kelly/ Mogambo/ Clark Gable/ John Ford/ Ava Gardner.

lutefisk said...

Sounds like it would be a late 70's/80's movie when nudity was more prevalent. The A list actor also may have been older, it doesn't say they were the same age.

Pilot Gal said...

Natalie Wood? She just came to mind while I was reading this. Not sure why.

bunnyzenpeace said...

Amanda Peterson was A- in the 80's, her family said her rapist was 27 years older. So the person would have been born 1945-46? Dennis Dugan fits, was in CBML & he was in a lot of stuff and a very recognizable face in the 80's. Don't know of anything about him personally.

Sara, Making It Work said...

I want to say Carrie Fisher. She was 17 when she made her first movie, SHAMPOO with Warren Beatty. It was a very sexual movie. Her part wasn't much, but that makes sense if her part was cut. (Julie Christie getting her scenes?)
BUT Carrie Fisher obviously did work im her final two decades, so alas, this can't be her.
I'm just not getting how Amanda Petersen fits. It sounds like someone more "beloved". But I don't have anyone else, so...

Jon said...

Debralee Scott? Dirty Harry or American Graffiti?

Appalachian Mothersauce said...

Snort!

Unknown said...

According to Wikipedia Amanda was raped at 15.

"In a September 2015 interview with talk show The Doctors, Peterson's family revealed that she was raped at age 15 and had not disclosed it at the time."

GingerGirl said...

Amanda was definitely not A list. What a tragic life though!

Jojo said...

The timeline isn't a perfect fit, but I think it's worth mentioning Amanda was in the movie "Listen to Me" ( began filming May 1988 which would have made her 16) with non other than 22 year old Dan Schneider.

Numerous rumors about Dan Schneider and underage actresses on his many nickelodeon shows.

Freckles said...

Amanda grew up and lived around here. She had substance issues as an adult so I figured something had happened. When she left to do the movie she was known as a really kind kid. For this blind I say Debbie Reynolds

MovieBuff said...

Didn’t we see the boobs of the one friend who dated Ronnie? I think she was in the station wagon I thinks she’s the girl who first made me know one boobie could be bigger than the other boobie.

buddytesla said...

What may be tripping people up here is that they’re looking for someone who had left the business. The blind says only that she hadn’t been in a MOVIE for 20 years. Still I have to say this one has me stumped. I was a fan of Amanda’s and I hold to what others say that description doesn’t fit.

Haylor4ever said...
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Perfectly Peckish said...

Carrie Fisher?

La-Juice said...

has to be Debbie Reynolds.

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