10 BEST MOVIES BY MANY:
Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Kiss Them for Me is a 1957 comedy film, directed by Stanley Donen, and released by the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. The film, an adaptation of the 1945 Broadway play of the same name..
Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
The Burglar is a 1957 crime thriller film noir released by Columbia Pictures, based on the 1953 novel of the same name by David Goodis. The picture stars Dan Duryea in the titular role and Jayne.
Jayne Mansfield, Walter Winchell
Directed by: Matt Cimber
Single Room Furnished is a 1968 drama film featuring Jayne Mansfield in her final “filmed” starring role. The film is based on the stage play of the same title by Gerald Sanford, adapted by Matt..
Jayne Mansfield, John Carradine
Directed by: Bruno Vesota
Female Jungle is a 1955 black-and-white film noir directed by Bruno VeSota, featuring Lawrence Tierney, Kathleen Crowley, John Carradine, Jayne Mansfield, and Burt Kaiser. The production is notable..
Jayne Mansfield, Eleanor Parker
Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo, George Sherman
Panic Button is 1964 low-budget Italian-produced comedy film starring, Maurice Chevalier, Eleanor Parker, Jayne Mansfield, and Mike Connors. Filmed in the summer of 1962, in Italy, and released..
Christopher Lee, Jayne Mansfield
Directed by: Terence Young, Don Schain
Too Hot to Handle is a 1960 British neo-noir gangster thriller film, starring Jayne Mansfield and Leo Genn. Directed by Terence Young, later involved with some of the early James Bond films..
Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle
Directed by: John Gilling
The Challenge, released as It Takes a Thief in the United States, is a 1960 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Jayne Mansfield and Anthony Quayle.
Lucille Ball, Jayne Mansfield
Directed by: Gene Kelly
A Guide for the Married Man is a 1967 American bedroom farce comedy film starring Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, and Inger Stevens. It was directed by Gene Kelly. It features a large number of cameos,.
Jayne Mansfield, Groucho Marx
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a 1957 American satirical comedy film starring Jayne Mansfield and Tony Randall, with Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Mickey..
Jayne Mansfield, Fats Domino
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
The Girl Can’t Help It is a 1956 musical comedy starring Jayne Mansfield in the titular role, Tom Ewell, Edmond O’Brien, Henry Jones, and Julie London. The picture was produced and directed by Frank.
A provocateur of her time, Jayne Mansfield gained fame and pin-up status during the 1950s and was offered roles in several films such as Kiss Them for Me (1957), The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958) and It Takes a Thief (1960). She experienced a career lull in the 1960s, though she did continue to act in small roles on film and stage. Mansfield died in a horrific car accident on June 29, 1967, at the age of 34.
Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Mansfield’s father Herbert was an attorney and musician while her mother Vera had previously worked as a schoolteacher. Mansfield endured a childhood tragedy at the age of 3 when her father passed away from a heart attack while driving with the family. Reflecting back on the tragedy, Mansfield later said, “Something went out of my life. … My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive.”
Mansfield’s mother returned to teaching to support herself and her daughter, and in 1939 she married a sales engineer named Harry Peers. The family moved to Dallas, Texas.
Mansfield enjoyed a middle-class upbringing and was later reported to be an above-average student under the oversight of her strict mother who enjoyed taking up languages. She was also a natural-born performer. Mansfield took voice, dance and violin lessons and would frequently stand out in her driveway playing her violin for passersby on the sidewalk.
Mansfield was 16 years old when she met a 20-year-old named Paul Mansfield at a Christmas party and immediately fell for him. They married clandestinely in January of 1950, a few months before Mansfield graduated from Highland Park High School. Later that year, she gave birth to a daughter, Jayne Marie.
Mansfield attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas in Austin, focusing on drama and appearing in local plays, including a production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. In 1954, after Paul returned from the Korean War, Mansfield convinced him to move with her to Los Angeles so she could pursue her dream of becoming a movie star.
Mansfield’s first years in Hollywood initially brought disappointment. She had unsuccessful auditions for Paramount and Warner Bros. and had to take a job selling candy at a movie theater. She also sought out modeling work, but at a professional photoshoot, an advertisement for General Electric, she was cropped out of the picture because she looked “too sexy” for 1954 audiences, according to photographer Gene Lester. Still, Mansfield was able to make her TV debut that year with an appearance in the Lux Video Theatre series.
As Mansfield struggled to break into show business, her marriage suffered, and in 1955 she and Paul split ways, though she opted to keep his last name. That same year, she made her big-screen debut via small parts in a trio of 1955 films: Pete Kelly’s Blues..
Fatal Car Crash
On June 29, 1967, on the way to a morning TV interview, Mansfield, along with Brody and a hired driver, were traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the front seats of a Buick Electra after a nightclub performance in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mansfield and Hargitay’s three children were riding in the back as well. It was sometime after 2 a.m. when the car, rounding a curve, crashed into and went under a slowed tractor-trailer believed to be obscured by pesticide spray, killing all three of the front seat passengers. Mansfield was only 34 years old at the time of her death. Her children, though suffering injuries, survived the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration subsequently regulated that all tractor-trailers have a rear under guard installed, now often known as the Mansfield bar.
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