Vivian Blaine

Actor, Singer
This strawberry blonde musical performer put in years in variety acts and as a bland screen cutie before proving her talent on Broadway. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Blaine was trouping in vaudeville and nightclubs while ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1921 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Going Hollywood: The War Years 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parasite 1982 (Movie)

Miss Daley (Actor)

I'm Going to Be Famous 1981 (Movie)

Laura Lowell (Actor)

Sooner or Later 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dark 1978 (Movie)

Courtney Floyd (Actor)

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Hereafter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard 1972 (Movie)

Washington Doctor (Actor)

Public Pigeon No. 1 1957 (Movie)

Rita DeLacey (Actor)

Guys and Dolls 1955 (Movie)

Miss Adelaide (Actor)

Doll Face (Movie)

Doll Face (Actor)

Fast Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Greenwich Village (Movie)

Bonnie Watson (Actor)

It Happened in Flatbush (Movie)

(Actor)

Jitterbugs (Movie)

Susan Cowan (Actor)

Nob Hill (Movie)

Sally Templeton (Actor)

Skirts Ahoy! (Movie)

Una Yancy (Actor)

Something for the Boys (Movie)

Blossom Hart (Actor)

State Fair (Movie)

Emily Joyce (Actor)

The Cracker Factory (TV Show)

Actor

Three Little Girls in Blue (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

Biography

This strawberry blonde musical performer put in years in variety acts and as a bland screen cutie before proving her talent on Broadway. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Blaine was trouping in vaudeville and nightclubs while still in grade school. From 1935 through 1941 Blaine worked as a band singer; spotted by a 20th Century-Fox agent, she was signed by the studio in 1942.

Relationships

Wilhelmina Stapleton

Mother

Stuart Clark

Husband
divorced

Manuel Frank

Husband
married on January 10, 1945 divorced

Milton Rackmil

Husband
served as president of both Universal Pictures and Decca Records married in 1959 divorced in 1961

Lionel Stapleton

Father

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Southside High School

Milestones

1955

Recreated Broadway role opposite Frank Sinatra in film version of "Guys and Dolls"

1951

TV debut, regular on the NBC variety show "Those Two"

1950

Broadway debut as Miss Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls"

1947

London debut in variety acts at Casino Theatre

1941

Film debut "Through Different Eyes"

1941

Signed contract with 20th Century-Fox (through 1946)

Began performing in vaudeville at age 3

Bonus Trivia

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Blaine was voted the Best Dressed Woman Award by the Fashion Academy in 1952

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