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Where Are They Now - Friday, March 23, 2018

Hello fans,

I've always been a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock's films. Psycho is my favorite. I also love Suspicion, Saboteur, Rope, Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, just to name a few.

The other night, I watched Vertigo for the first time in a long time. It was fantastic! A true masterpiece!

The biggest revelation this time around was just how captivating, mesmerizing and amazing Kim Novak is in the movie. She was perfectly cast and her performance is legendary. Vertigo is a masterpiece and Novak is definitely one of the reasons why.

Novak has been out of the spotlight for many years, but now we're going to see how Kim Novak has been keeping busy.

Take care,

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Amanda Blake: Played Miss Kitty on the TV series "Gunsmoke"

Lauren Chapin: Played Kathy Anderson, known as Kitten, in the TV series "Father Knows Best"

Gina Lollobrigida: Italian actress, "Solomon and Sheba", "Come September", later became a successful photographer

(Answer at the bottom)


Kim Novak

Learn More About Kim Novak on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: February 13, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

BIRTH NAME: Marilyn Pauline Novak

NICKNAME: The Lavender Girl

CLAIM TO FAME: Kim Novak is a retired American film and television actress, most remembered for her appearances in the films Bell Book and Candle, Kiss Me, Stupid, and Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo.

FAMILY LIFE: Novak married English actor Richard Johnson in March of 1965. The marriage only lasted 13 months. Ten years later, Novak married equine veterinarian Dr. Robert Malloy in March of 1976. The two have been together for over 40 years.

INFO: As an avid painter, Novak won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago, but ended up going to Wright Junior College instead.

Kim is also an accomplished artist who expresses herself in oil paintings and sculptures.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960.

Revealed in a 2012 interview that she is bipolar.

Appearing at public events more frequently as of late, and engages with fans on Facebook.

TRIVIA: Raises horses and llamas in Oregon and California.

Went on a personal strike in 1957 protesting her current salary of $1,250 per week.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

She arrived in Hollywood as The Lavendar Girl. When she became a star at Columbia Pictures, the studio had her blonde hair tinted with lavender highlights.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Kim Novak retired from acting in 1992. Since then she has enjoyed a rather private life, with only rare public appearances.

In 2014, after Novak's one of the aforementioned rare public appearance at the 86th Academy Awards, there was media and social commentary about her appearance being almost unrecognizable.



1991 Liebestraum...Lillian Anderson Munnsen

1990 The Children...Rose Sellars

1986-1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)...Kit Marlowe
- Desperation (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Chain Reaction (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Nowhere to Run (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Hat Trick (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- When the Bough Breaks (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Dark Passion (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Missed Connections (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- False Front (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Hot Spots (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Maggie (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Slow Seduction (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Nepotism (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Double Jeopardy (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Flash Point (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Perilous Charm (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Fatal Attraction (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- The Stranger Within (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Living Nightmare (1986) ... Kit Marlowe
- Aftershocks (1986) ... Kit Marlowe

1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)...Rosa (segment "Man from the South")
- Pilot (1985) ... Rosa (segment "Man from the South")

1983 Malibu (TV Movie)...Billie Farnsworth

1980 The Mirror Crack'd...Lola Brewster

1978 Just a Gigolo...Helga von Kaiserling

1977 The White Buffalo...Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn

1975 Satan's Triangle (TV Movie)...Eva

1973 Tales That Witness Madness...Auriol (segment 4 "Luau")

1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie)...Gloria Joyce

1969 The Great Bank Robbery...Sister Lyda Kebanov - Forger

1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare...Lylah Clare / Elsa Brinkmann / Elsa Campbell

1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders...Moll Flanders

1964 Kiss Me, Stupid...Polly the Pistol

1964 Of Human Bondage...Mildred Rogers

1962 Boys' Night Out...Cathy

1962 The Notorious Landlady...Mrs. Carlyle 'Carly' Hardwicke

1960 Pepe...Kim Novak

1960 Strangers When We Meet...Margaret 'Maggie' Gault

1959 Middle of the Night...Betty Preisser

1958 Bell Book and Candle...Gillian 'Gil' Holroyd

1958 Vertigo...Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton

1957 Pal Joey...Linda English

1957 Jeanne Eagels...Jeanne Eagels

1956 The Eddy Duchin Story...Marjorie Oelrichs

1956 Picnic...Madge Owens

1955 The Man with the Golden Arm...Molly

1955 Son of Sinbad...Harem Girl (uncredited)

1955 5 Against the House...Kay Greylek

1954 Phffft...Janis

1954 Pushover...Lona McLane

1953 The French Line...Model (uncredited)

To see Then & Now pictures of Kim Novak, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Amanda Blake - DEAD (AIDS)
Born: 02/20/1929 Died: 08/16/1989

Lauren Chapin - ALIVE
Born: 05/23/1945

Gina Lollobrigida - ALIVE
Born: 07/04/1927



John Bacon, 83, British news reader (ITV Anglia, BBC).

Dilbar Abdurahmonova, 81, Uzbekistani conductor, violinist and teacher, People's Artist of the USSR (1977).
Ann-Charlotte Alverfors, 71, Swedish author.
Scott Ambler, 57, British dancer and choreographer.
Katie Boyle, 91, Italian-born British actress, television personality and game-show panelist.
Dejan Bravnicar, 80, Slovene violinist.
João Calvão da Silva, 66, Portuguese politician, MP for Coimbra (1995-1999), Minister of Internal Administration (2015).
Kak Channthy, 38, Cambodian space rock singer, traffic collison.
John Donaldson, 92, American football player (Chicago Hornets, Los Angeles Dons).
Siringan Gubat, 68, Malaysian politician, MP for Ranau (2004-2008), MLA (1990-2004, 2013-2018), heart attack.
C. K. Mann, 81/82, Ghanaian highlife musician.
Dylan Mika, 45, New Zealand rugby union player (Samoa national team, New Zealand national team, Auckland), heart attack.
Peter George Peterson, 91, American financier (Lehman Brothers, co-founder The Blackstone Group), Secretary of Commerce (1972-1973).
Yuri Shatalov, 72, Russian ice hockey player (Krylya Sovetov Moscow).
William Smith, 89, American wrestler, Olympic champion (1952).
Ayaz Soomro, 59, Pakistani politician, MNA (since 2013), MPA for Larkana (2002-2013), heart disease.

Irina Beglyakova, 85, Russian athlete, Olympic silver medalist (1956).
Julio Garrett Ayllón, 92, Bolivian politician, lawyer and ambassador, Foreign Minister (1979-1980) and Vice President (1985-1989).
Hasan Celal Güzel, 73, Turkish journalist and politician.
Fahed Fanek, 83, Jordanian economist.
Luo Fu, 89, Taiwanese poet.
Andrei Gheorghe (ro), 56, Romanian journalist, cardiac arrest.
Sir Andrew Gilbart, 68, British High Court judge, cancer.
Irwin Hoffman, 93, American conductor.
Nicolás Kingman Riofrío, 99, Ecuadorian journalist, writer and politician.
Chaim Samuel Honig, 92, Brazilian mathematician.
Jürg Laederach, 72, Swiss writer.
Aghasi Manukyan, 51, Armenian wrestler, world champion (1993).
George Meek, 84, Scottish footballer (Leeds United, Walsall).
Keith O'Brien, 80, Scottish Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (1985-2013), complications from a fall.
Les Payne, 76, American journalist (Newsday), Pulitzer Prize (1974).
Moishe Postone, 75, Canadian Western Marxist historian, philosopher and political economist, cancer.
Shavey, Kenyan dancehall singer, traffic collision.
Kedarnath Singh, 83, Indian poet.
Sudan, 45, Kenyan northern white rhinoceros, last known male of his subspecies, euthanized.
Thunder Gulch, 26, American racehorse, Kentucky Derby winner (1995), euthanized.
Vladyslav Voloshyn (ru), 29, Ukrainian pilot, suicide by gunshot.
Viktor Yerin, 74, Russian military officer, Minister of Internal Affairs (1992-1995).

Michel Adama-Tamboux, 89, Central African politician, President of the National Assembly (1960-1966).
Karen Anderson, 85, American writer.
Chuck Arrobio, 73, American football player (Minnesota Vikings).
Cloria Brown, 75, American politician, member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2011-2013, since 2015), cancer.
Arnold Burden, 96, Canadian doctor, helped rescue survivors in the 1956 and 1958 Springhill mining disasters.
David Cooper, 69, Australian immunologist and medical researcher (HIV), President of the International AIDS Society (1994-1998).
Karamjit Singh Dhuri, 80, Indian singer, traffic collision.
Barkat Gourad Hamadou, 88, Djiboutian politician, Prime Minister (1978-2001).
Robert Z. Haas, 90, American vintner (Tablas Creek Vineyard).
Harley Higbie, American ski executive and investor, co-founder of Vail Ski Resort.
Michal Horský, 74, Slovak political scientist and politician, member of the House of the People (1990-1992).
Killjoy, 48, American singer (Necrophagia).
Li Ao, 82, Chinese-Taiwanese writer and politician, MLY (2005-2008), brain tumour.
Georgi Mosolov, 91, Russian test pilot.
Jean-Baptiste Natama, 53, Burkinabé politician and diplomat.
Stefano Pellegrini, 64, Italian footballer (Roma, Bari).
Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, 85, British politician and diplomat, Lord Privy Seal (1997-1998), ambassador to UN (1974-1979), MP for Barons Court (1964-1974).
Michael Rutschky, 74, German author.
Hazel Smith, 83, American country music journalist, publicist (Kinky Friedman) and songwriter.
John F. Wright, 72, American state judge, member of the Nebraska Supreme Court (since 1994) and Court of Appeals (1991-1994).

Sir William Aldous, 82, British jurist, Lord Justice of Appeal (1995-2003).
Yann Arnaud, 38, French Cirque du Soleil acrobat (Totem, Volta), fall.
Fred Bills, 76, Australian Hall of Fame SANFL football player (West Torrens).
Ned Bonnie, 88, American attorney (Dancer's Image) and horse racing advisor, wrote federal law establishing Simulcasting.
Mitchell Bush, 82, American Onondaga tribal executive, heart complications.
Peter H. Dailey, 87, American advertising executive and diplomat, ambassador to Ireland (1982-1984).
Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell, 84, British politician, Secretary of State for Wales (1979-1987).
Geneviève Fontanel, 81, French actress.
Benny Fredriksson, 58, Swedish actor, suicide.
Mike MacDonald, 63, Canadian comedian and actor (The Ripping Friends, Screwballs II), heart complications.
Zdenek Mahler, 89, Czech pedagogue, writer, publicist and musicologist.
Aidan Maloney, 97, Canadian politician, MHA for Ferryland (1966-1971).
Thom Moore, 74, American singer and songwriter.
Phan Van Kh?i, 84, Vietnamese politician, Prime Minister (1997-2006).
Greg Polis, 67, Canadian ice hockey player (Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals), cancer.
Sushil Siddharth, 59, Indian writer.
Greg Sill, 63, American television music supervisor (Justified, Falcon Crest, ER), pneumonia as a complication of multiple organ failure.
Ali Wakili, 58, Nigerian politician, member of the Senate for Bauchi.
Sammy Williams, 69, American actor (A Chorus Line), Tony winner (1976).

Betty Ann Bowser, 73, American journalist (PBS NewsHour), pneumonia.
Laurence Cleary, 61, British musician (The Blades).
Leslie Gonda, 98, Hungarian-born American aircraft leasing executive (International Lease Finance Corporation).
Mordechai Hager, 95, Romanian-born American rabbi, liver failure.
Boyukagha Hajiyev, 59, Azerbaijani football player and manager (Araz-Naxçivan, Neftçi), complications from a heart attack.
Hank Hollingsworth, 78, American broadcaster (KBOR).
Tankmar Horn, 93, Finnish diplomat and business executive (Wärtsilä).
Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson, 74, Icelandic politician, MP (1999-2009), cancer.
Otomar Kvech, 67, Czech composer.
Arnie Lerma, 67, American writer and Scientology whistleblower, suicide by gunshot.
Adrian Lillebekk Ovlien, 20, Norwegian footballer (Kongsvinger), sepsis.
Aleš Lowák, 81, Czech documentarist.
Milán Matos, 68, Cuban long jumper.
Jane Moffet, 87, American baseball player (AAGPBL).
Buell Neidlinger, 82, American cellist and bassist, heart attack.
Ezequiel Orozco, 29, Mexican footballer, lung cancer.
Lisa Garcia Quiroz, 56, American media executive (Time Warner), pancreatic cancer.
Louise Slaughter, 88, American politician, member of the US House of Representatives for New York's 25th district (since 1987), complications from a fall.
Raymond Wilson, 89, British physicist.
Charles Yanofsky, 92, American geneticist.
Abu Zarin Hussin, 33, Malaysian snake handler and firefighter, cobra bite.

Francis M. Bator, 92, American economist and educator.
Tom Benson, 90, American automobile dealer, philanthropist and sports franchise owner (New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans), Super Bowl winner (2010), influenza.
Karin Caves, 63, American political consultant.
Ed Charles, 84, American baseball player (New York Mets, Kansas City Athletics).
Ellis Daw, 89, British zoo executive, founder of Dartmoor Zoological Park.
David Delvin, 79, British physician, author and medical presenter (About Anglia), cancer.
Bev Desjarlais, 62, Canadian politician, MP for Churchill (1997-2004), multiple system atrophy as a complication of Parkinson's disease.
Augie Garrido, 79, American college baseball coach (Cal State Fullerton, Texas), stroke.
Carlton Gary, 67, American serial killer and rapist, executed by lethal injection.
Michael Getler, 82, American journalist (The Washington Post, The New York Times International Edition, PBS), complications from bile duct cancer.
Robert Grossman, 78, American painter, sculptor, filmmaker and author.
Jørgen Hansen, 74, Danish boxer.
Huang Wenpan, 22, Chinese swimmer, Paralympic champion (2016), traffic collision.
Alfréd Kocáb (cs), 92, Czech Protestant preacher, Charter 77 signatory, Medal of Merit recipient.
Larry Kwong, 94, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Rangers), first player to break NHL's colour barrier.
Bronson La Follette, 82, American politician, Wisconsin Attorney General (1965-1969, 1975-1987).
Ling Yun, 100, Chinese politician.
Zbyšek Necas-Pemberton, 97, RAF radio operator of Czechoslovak origin, Medal of Heroism recipient.
Gene Pearson, 71, Jamaican ceramic artist, heart attack.
Bob Phibbs, 90, Canadian basketball player.
Mohamed Sayah, 84, Tunisian politician.
Bernard Verheyden (nl), 79, Belgian actor.