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The Razor's... Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney bring renowned novelist W. Somerset Maugham's... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: November 6, 1991
Born: November 19, 1920 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"Unlike her other contemporaries at Fox, Gene demanded and obtained a unique contract. The terms provided that she would not be kept idle between film assignments, that she would be allowed to return to Broadway each year to appear in plays, that she would not have to alter the length or color of her hair, and that her slightly crooked teeth could remain unfixed." --James Robert Parish writing in "The RKO Girls"

"Joe Schenck [a top 20th Century-Fox executive] once said to me that he really believed I had a future, and that was because I was the only girl who could survive so many bad pictures." --Gene Tierney quoted in "The RKO Girls"

"During the 1950s, she was in and out of mental hospitals as she battled depression, which nearly made her take her own life in 1958, by jumping from a window in her mother's Sutton Place apartment. She spent some six years in institutions, and had 32 shock treatments." --Patricia O'Haire from Tierney's obituary in Daily News, November 8, 1991.

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