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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy 75th Birthday to Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway turns 75 today. Spin that around in The Windmills of Your Mind! I wonder if Rutanya Alda sent her a birthday card.

No matter your opinion of Ms D, there's no denying she's been one of the most glamorous and enduring stars of our generation. She was so beautiful in Bonnie & Clyde and The Thomas Crown Affair.

She certainly has done more than her fair share of camp classics, most notably Mommie Dearest, but also The Eyes of Laura Mars, The Towering Inferno, Barfly, The Wicked Lady and Supergirl amongst others. Her performances started becoming more and more over-the-top starting with Chinatown and then onto Network and so on. She can chew up her scenery with the best of them.

She portrayed both Eva Perone and Aimee Semple McPherson on network mini-series. Faye was born Dorothy Faye Dunaway in Bascom, Florida. The name Dorothy doesn't suit her, does it? I mean, she seems much more like a Faye! She certainly has a large following of the Friends of Dorothy as her fans, however.

After refusing to ever discuss Mommie Dearest, she is now promising to publish a behind-the-scenes tell-all about making it.

So, Happy Birthday to Faye Dunaway, Hollywood Royalty!

1 comment:

  1. Another classic line from BB: "She now has a large following of the Friends of Dorothy as her fans, however." Laughs aplenty.