Monday, February 05, 2018

Blind Item #13

The actress I consider to the best to ever be a primetime soap actress recently told me a story. She said her very first role many decades ago almost made her quit. It wasn't even really a role. It was more of a stand in thing for the female lead. A body double if you will. Well, it turns out the then 16 year old caught the eye of the then A+ list mostly movie actor who was starring in the lead role. He is still a permanent A lister and all of you know him. He cornered the actress multiple times and kissed her and groped her and a day where she had to wear a dress for a scene tried to do more. Our actress didn't work again for three years. 

41 comments:

sandybrook said...

Joan Collins?

ladybugmo1 said...

She is pushing 85. It would have to be someone mid 90’s or older. How many still A list actors in that range are around? Kirk Douglas?

Trina said...

Morgan Fairchild and Warren Beatty?

Do Tell said...

Stephanie Beacham? Linda Gray?

Do Tell said...

why does it have to be someone in their 90's? I don't see anything indicating when this happened.

MontanaMarriott said...

Donna Mills?

AListDiva said...

Melody Thomas Scott. She was in the original "The Beguiled" with Clint Eastwood, in 1971, and her IMDB page says she didn't work again until 1975.

sandybrook said...

It might be Linda Evans but Alexis Carrington may be the best bitch ever on a night time soap opera. Linda would have been 17 in 1957 but her imdb has nothing listed before 1960.

AListDiva said...

Opps neglected to see it said Primetime, well almost fits!

MontanaMarriott said...

Diahann Carroll?

Krusty Demon said...

"...many decades ago..."

Darkmyst said...

Linda Evans and John Forsythe

ladybugmo1 said...

It said when the actress was 16. I assumed the actor had to be older than that because he was A+ at the time of the incident. My comment was only based off the Joan Collins guess. I’m not sure if I specifically replied to that comment though.

Do Tell said...

Many decades ago could be 30, 40 or 50 years ago, which means it could just as easily be someone younger than 80 or 90.

Tricia13 said...

Sela Ward/Burt Reynolds-The Man Who Loves Women

Trina said...

From MF's Wikipedia entry: "Fairchild's first acting job was as a double for Faye Dunaway during filming for the film Bonnie and Clyde (1967), particularly in scenes where Bonnie is supposed to be driving a car, because Dunaway couldn’t drive a stick shift."

She was born in 1950, so she would have been about 16.

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CityGirl said...

Trina - I think you're right. Morgan Fairchild. I kind of remember her saying she had a close call or something (I forget how she worded it) early in her acting career too.

ladybugmo1 said...

I really like this answer

Don Kieballs said...

If Morgan Fairchild (which does fit), then the lead actor is Warren Beaty

Don Kieballs said...

And Beatty exec produced The Pick-up Artist, with RDJ...

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Newbomb said...

Morgan's first credit she was 19 or 20 which fits with not working for 3 years after being 16.

TerriB said...

Heather Locklear - Knots Landing?

aanjheni said...

Morgan Fairchild FTW. I don't think Enty has EVER written anything about her...except for maybe thinking she was a hottie.

themomica said...

2nd Heather Locklear

Brayson87 said...

+1
Trina

Maude Labowski said...

Kudos to the detective work in this comments section today!

lucy said...

Morgan Fairchild really fits but what nighttime soap was she on? only thing I can think of is Flamingo Road as Fielding Carlisle's lady. I was young but remember it being FANTASTIC however I never watched Dallas or dynasty which seems to garner all that era's acclaim

Even if no one's sitting on it I still won't move it to vacuum said...

Ahhh, good piggyback, Don!!!

Stephie said...

Mia Farrow who starred in Peyton Place. Her first role, in which she was uncredited, was in a movie called John Paul Jones starring Robert Stack in 1959. Her next IMDB entry is 1963.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Excellent job tracking down Morgan Fairchild. As for the Prime Time soapers:

2 seasons of Falcon Crest
2 seasons of Flamingo Road
1 season of Paper Dolls

Sara, Making It Work said...

Color me SHOCKED that Warren Beatty would force himself on a teenager. Shocked, I tell you.

AngelWatcher said...

Linda Grey was the leg model for the Graduate

MovieBuff said...

Family doesn’t mean much because we all have misbehaving relatives but Shirley MacLaine is like a no nonsense kind of woman from how it seems and she’s got this punk brother.

But maybe they don’t kick it like that because of how he was because I only found out later in life that they were siblings.

Jon said...
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Jon said...

Pamela Sue Martin was the best primetime soap actress. But she doesn't fit.

AVG said...

Linda Grey could certainly fit, depending on if the ages and credits add up. Especially with what we're hearing about Hoffman lately.

AVG said...

Oh, I guess LG was in her 20s at the time of the Graduate. OK, I'll throw my vote to Fairchild!

MissyPab said...

New here but reading for some time. I think Linda Evans and John Forsythe. When Linda was a young actress, she was also a sometime actress in his early series, Batchlor

Father.

Silkprint said...

Heather Locklear was very young when she started on Dynasty and was a classic witch in Melrose

katsm0711 said...

Love her! Guys wanted to do her and girls wanted to be her.

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