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us: Holt, Charlene, 1928-1996


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    • us: Stavely, Verna Charlene, 1928-1996
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    • found: El Dorado, c1967: title frame (Charlene Holt; actress)
    • found: Internet Movie Database (b. 28 April 1928, Snyder, Texas; d. 5 April 1996, Williamson, Tenn.)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 3, 2016 (Charlene Holt; Verna Charlene Stavely, professionally known as Charlene Holt, was an American actress known for her supporting roles in television and film; Holt was born on April 28, 1928, in Snyder, Texas; after she graduated from high school in Hagerman, New Mexico, she attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas; she was a model in Houston, Texas; in 1956, Holt was crowned Miss Maryland and in July, 1956 participated in the Miss USA pageant in Long Beach, California where she was a semi-finalist; in August, 1957 she was among nine models sent to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Rose Marie Reid Swim Suits of Los Angeles and the Eileen Ford Agency in New York; Holt appeared in various TV commercials in 1958 and reportedly signed a $50,000-a-year model contract in New York at age 29; she was in a Revlon lipstick commercial, in which she was reportedly spotted by director Howard Hawks who later cast her in several of his films; Holt's first credited role was as Lisa, a model, in If a Man Answers, a 1962 comedy film directed by Henry Levin and starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee; in 1965 she appeared on Perry Mason as Helen Cadmus in "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla;" in 1966, she co-starred in El Dorado opposite John Wayne; in all, she performed in over 20 TV and film productions between 1962 and 1980; Holt married William A. Tishman, a millionaire builder in Los Angeles on October 7, 1966; they resided in Beverly Hill's Trousdale Estates until their divorce in June 1972; Holt died on April 5, 1996 in Williamson County, Tennessee)
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