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Gene Tierney

Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best-remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).  Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951) and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955).  Personal life Tierney married twice, first to costume and fashion designer Oleg Cassini on June 1, 1941. She and Cassini had two daughters, Antoinette Daria Cassini (born October 15, 1943) and Christina "Tina" Cassini (born November 19, 1948). In June 1943, while pregnant with Daria, Tierney contracted rubella during her only appearance at the Hollywood Canteen. Daria was born prematurely in Washington, D.C., weighing only three pounds, two ounces (1.42 kg) and requiring a total blood transfusion. Because of Tierney's illness, Daria was also deaf, partially blind with cataracts and had severe mental retardation. Tierney's grief over the tragedy led to many years of depression and may have begun her bipolar disorder. Some time after the tragedy surrounding her daughter Daria's birth, Tierney learned from a fan who approached her for an autograph at a tennis party that the woman (who was then a member of the women's branch of the Marine Corps) had sneaked out of quarantine while sick with rubella to meet Tierney at her only Hollywood Canteen appearance. In her autobiography, Tierney related that after the woman had recounted her story, she just stared at her silently, then turned and walked away. She wrote, "After that I didn't care whether ever again I was anyone's favorite actress." Biographers have theorized that Agatha Christie used this real-life tragedy as the basis of her plot for The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side. The incident, as well as the circumstances under which the information was imparted to the actress, is repeated almost verbatim in the story. Tierney's tragedy had been well-publicized for years previously. During this time, Howard Hughes, an old friend, saw to it that Daria received the best medical care available, paying for all of her medical expenses. Tierney never forgot Hughes' acts of kindness. Tierney separated from Cassini, challenged by the marital stress of Daria's condition, but they later reconciled and had a second daughter, Tina. During her separation, during the filming of Dragonwyck, she met a young John F. Kennedy, who was visiting the set. They began a romance that ended the following year, when Kennedy told her he could never marry her because of his political ambitions. Tierney then reconciled with Cassini, but they divorced on February 28, 1952. In 1960, Tierney sent Kennedy a note of congratulations on his election victory; she later admitted that she had voted for Richard Nixon, saying, "I thought that he would make a better president." In 1958, Tierney met Texas oil baron W. Howard Lee, who was married to Hedy Lamarr from 1953 to 1960. Tierney and Lee married in Aspen, Colorado on July 11, 1960, and lived in Houston, Texas. She loved life in Texas with Lee and became an expert contract bridge player. In 1962, 20th Century Fox announced Tierney would play the lead role in Return to Peyton Place, but she became pregnant and dropped out of the project. She later miscarried. Tierney's autobiography, Self-Portrait, in which she candidly discussed her life, career and mental illness, was published in 1979. On February 17, 1981, Tierney was widowed when Lee died after a long illness. Gene Tierney died in 1991, shortly before her 71st birthday, of emphysema in Houston, Texas. She had started smoking after a screening of her first movie to lower her voice because "I sound like an angry Minnie Mouse." She became a heavy smoker, which contributed to her death. She is interred next to Lee in the Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas. In 1986, Tierney was honored alongside actor Gregory Peck with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival Spain for their body of work. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Tierney has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.


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Родился:
Nov 19, 1920 в Brooklyn, New York, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
42
Впервые появился:
на movie The Return of Frank James 1940-08-16
Последний проект:
Series Scruples 1980-02-25
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Daughter of the Mind
Poster of The Left Hand of God
Poster of On the Riviera
Poster of Бог ей судья
Фильмография
Series Scruples Harriet Toppingham 1980-02-25
Кино Daughter of the Mind Lenore Constable 1969-12-09
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Кино The Pleasure Seekers Jane Barton 1964-12-25
Кино Toys in the Attic Albertine Prine 1963-07-31
Кино Advise & Consent Dolly Harrison 1962-06-06
Кино The Left Hand of God Anne 'Scotty' Scott 1955-09-02
Кино Египтянин Baketamon 1954-08-25
Кино Black Widow Iris Denver 1954-10-28
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Personal Affair Kay Barlow 1953-10-20
Кино Never Let Me Go Marya Lamarkina 1953-05-01
Кино Way of a Gaucho Teresa Chavez 1952-10-16
Кино Plymouth Adventure Dorothy Bradford 1952-11-28
Кино The Mating Season Maggie Carleton 1951-01-12
Кино On the Riviera Lili Duran 1951-04-20
Кино Close to My Heart Midge Sheridan 1951-10-01
Кино The Secret of Convict Lake Marcia Stoddard 1951-08-03
Кино Night and the City Mary Bristol 1950-04-01
Кино Where the Sidewalk Ends Morgan Taylor 1950-07-07
Кино Whirlpool Ann Sutton 1949-11-28
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино The Iron Curtain Anna Gouzenko 1948-06-16
Кино That Wonderful Urge Sara Farley 1948-11-20
Кино The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Lucy Muir 1947-06-26
Кино Dragonwyck Miranda Wells 1946-04-10
Кино The Razor's Edge Isabel Bradley 1946-11-19
Кино A Bell for Adano Tina Tomasino 1945-06-21
Кино Бог ей судья Ellen Berent Harland 1945-12-19
Кино Лора Laura Hunt 1944-10-11
Кино Heaven Can Wait Martha Strabel Van Cleve 1943-08-11
Кино История Бенджамина Блэйка Eve 1942-01-29
Кино Rings on Her Fingers Susan Miller / Linda Worthington 1942-03-20
Кино China Girl Haoli Young 1942-12-09
Кино Thunder Birds Kay Saunders 1942-10-19
Кино Hudson's Bay Barbara Hall 1941-01-03
Кино Tobacco Road Ellie May Lester 1941-02-20
Кино The Shanghai Gesture Victoria Charteris 1941-12-25
Кино Belle Starr Belle Starr 1941-09-12
Кино Sundown Graham 'Zia' Fletcher 1941-10-31
Кино The Return of Frank James Eleanor Stone 1940-08-16