- Sex appeal
- Well-Regarded in Private Life
- Comedic Ability
- Singing Ability (If applicable)
- Dancing Ability (If applicable)
- Risk-taker or Innovator
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Talented and troubled
- Richard Koper
For my new book I'm researching the live and career of actress Barbara Nichols. Raised in a conservative family on Long Island, she was the only child of Julia and George Nickerauer. Barbara loved to dance and act and soon was modelling for the nearby department store. She won several beauty titles and was soon working in Burlesque with local comedians. Small parts on TV and a pin up layout in Esquire magazine landed her a part in the stage play "Pal Joey" in 1952. More television followed and finally Hollywood called. She played several magnificent cameo parts and showed she was a talented actress in "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957). A car accident ended her promising start in Hollywood. One year later she returned, playing small parts in quality films. Barbara never got the career she wanted, envied Marilyn and Jayne Mansfield for their success. In my book I give an insight in the live and career of Barbara, I spoke with friends, colleagues and directors she worked with. I hope to publish the book within a year.
- Oliver Cutshaw
A talented character actress. She could be funny as in Pal Joey as the abrasive tough chorine. Or vulnerable in dramatic roles for example Sweet Smell of Success. Did not really get as much screen time as she deserved but always made an impression.