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|Also Known As:||Vivienne S Stapleton||Died:||December 9, 1995|
|Born:||November 21, 1921||Cause of Death:||congestive heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Newark, New Jersey, USA||Profession:||Cast ... 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 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.
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Source: Colin Briggs article in Classic Images;
Correction: Vivian Blaine was not divorced from her last husband Stuart Clark. He survived her at her death.
Additional information: Vivian Blaine also appeared on Broadway in Hatful of Rain with Steve McQueen, Company and briefly, Zorba. She appeared in Guys and Dolls in London including a command performance for Queen Elizabeth and she did a revival of Guys and Dolls at Lincoln Center Theater.
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