Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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  1. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    Actually, belated best wishes for her 80th, which was on August 16th. Fantastically talented actress.

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  2. Melakon

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    She made a hot looking Apache babe in 1969's MacKenna's Gold. I saw that in theaters when it came out. Since I was 18 at the time, she made quite an impression. This film is why she wasn't able to appear as Catwoman on "Batman" for some episodes.

    Ted Cassidy's also in the film as an Apache bad guy, and there's a lot of big-name old stars in the film. Too bad it didn't do better box office.
     
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    She made an even bigger impression as a sexy and strong-willed Swede in The Marriage-Go-Round (1961) with James Mason, and as Rhoda the robot in the short-lived TV sitcom My Living Doll (1964-65) starring Robert Cummings.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Don't forget her playing the Devil (complete with horns) on an old episode of TWILIGHT ZONE.
     
  5. Melakon

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    And don't forget her memorable but non-speaking role as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1959), which she'd also played in the original stage production.

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  6. scotpens

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    And a very stylish Devil at that.

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    The Devil wears Chanel! :)
     
  7. Maurice

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    This really requires a video clip!
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  8. Hambone

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    I played in the pit orchestra for a performance of "L'il Abner" and it was horrible. Terrible, forgettable songs and a really thin plotline. The comic strip was pretty popular during the time and I think Broadway and Al Capp were trying to cash in. I caught part of the movie once and saw Julie Newmar's "stupefying" performance and thought, "OK, that might have saved the show."

    I drop everything whenever she's on "Batman".
     
  9. ZapBrannigan

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    There's a spectacular group dance number in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but Julie was so tall she could be matched only with the tallest of the male players, and he couldn't dance worth a damn. It was a pity because Julie had a very strong dance background to go with her statuesque physique, but her dancing in the film was limited to a tiny fraction of what she could have done. Still a great film, btw.

    Not everybody knows this, but Julie is also an inventor with some patented body-shaping women's undergarments to her name:

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  10. Maurice

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    Well, I happen to like several of the songs. "The Country's In the Very Best of Hands" is pretty funny if it's performed right. The movie sadly slices it down to bare bones.
     
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    Gotta love that Batman catsuit! :-)
     
  12. bbailey861

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    My heart still flutters when I see her as "Stupefyin' Jones". Belated Happy Birthday!!
     
  13. Hambone

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    I still have nightmares about "Jubilation T. Cornpone".
     
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    It's hard to handle her and Leslie Parrish on the same screen... :eek: :eek:

    Unshaven and shornpone! :razz:
     
  15. ToddPence

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    One of her more brilliant and memorable roles - a recurring role as Vicki Russell, the free-spirited cross country motorcycle rider on ROUTE 66.
     

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