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ONA MUNSON (American actress, b. 1903, d. 1955) Ona Munson was an improbable choice to play the whiskey-voiced prostitute with a heart of gold, Belle Watling, in "Gone With the Wind." Born Ona Wolcott in Portland, Oregon in 1903, she first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of "No, No, Nanette." She had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930’s in New York. She introduced the song "You're the Cream In My Coffee," to New York audiences. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York.
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She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York. Only Top Ten hits from the Billboard Hot 100 are included in this list. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. Her niece is singer and entertainer Tottie Goldsmith. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Her maternal grandfather was Max Born, a German Nobel prize-winning physicist. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt. She actively promotes public awareness of the importance of early detection of the disease.
The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. In 1992, she underwent breast-cancer surgery from which she recovered. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. Since 1996, she has been with boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, a cameraman. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. There is one child from this marriage, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, born in 1986. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build. She was married to Matt Lattanzi from 1984 to 1995.
She introduced the song "You're the Cream In My Coffee," to New York audiences. However, Newton-John and Farrar have licensed the brand name for a line of Australian produced wines, confectionery and other items. 1955) Ona Munson was an improbable choice to play the whiskey-voiced prostitute with a heart of gold, Belle Watling, in "Gone With the Wind." Born Ona Wolcott in Portland, Oregon in 1903, she first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of "No, No, Nanette." She had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930’s in New York. The chain was successful for some time but eventually went out of business. 1903, d. In 1983, Newton-John and Pat Farrar, a longtime friend, founded Koala Blue, a chain of clothing boutiques for women with the designs of the apparel based on the unique style and colors of Australia. ONA MUNSON (American actress, b. She had a small role in the independent film Sordid Lives.
Olivia has also occasionally appeared in made-for-television movies and series episodes. She starred in the television movie "A Mom For Christmas" and appeared in an episode of the CBS series Murphy Brown. Olivia also starred in Two of a Kind which received little acclaim but garnered hit songs. The soundtrack of Xanadu was a collaborative effort with Electric Light Orchestra and its singles were very successful. This was followed by the lead with Gene Kelly in the cult film, Xanadu.
"You're The One That I Want" and "Summer Nights" went to number one on international charts and stood at the number one position for 9 and 7 weeks respectively on the UK charts. John Travolta had desperately wanted Olivia to be his co-star in the film and had let his wishes be known to Alan Carr and Randal Kleiser before either of them had yet to meet Olivia. Olivia's film breakthrough came when she was offered the female lead in the highly successful movie Grease, after a chance meeting with producer Alan Carr at a party at Helen Reddy's house in Los Angeles. In 1981 Newton-John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her outstanding career.
She has also received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II in 1979. She has earned many awards and received four Grammys. She had five #1 hits, including the song Physical, which stayed on the pop charts for ten weeks. In 1975, encouraged by expatriate Australian singer Helen Reddy, Olivia left England and moved to the USA where she became a hugely popular singer in both country and popular music.
She represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and came in at 4th place. Later in the year, the single I Honestly Love You was released in the United States and became her first single to chart at #1 across the Atlantic. Olivia's first international hit, "If Not For You" was produced by her then fiance Bruce Welch and John Farrar. The public soon took notice of Olivia's talents and she quickly became one of Britain's most poppular singers, hence she was voted 'Best British Female Vocalist' two years in a row by the magazine 'Record Mirror'. She made appearances on Cliff Richard's weekly show "It's Cliff Richard" and starred with him in the tele-film The Case.
In 1968 Olivia met Shadows' guitarist, Bruce Welch whom she became engaged to until 1972. Although the band and film were commercially unsuccessful, Newton-John's solo career started to take off with her first solo album titled Olivia Newton-John which was released in the UK on Pye Records. They starred in the movie Toomorrow. Olivia's first album was titled Toomorrow [sic], which was also the name of the group of which Olivia was a member; it the brainchild of American producer Don Kirschner, creator of The Monkees.
Olivia cut her first two singles, "Till You Say You'll Be Mine" and "For Ever" for Decca Records in England in 1966. Olivia returned to live in England, with her mother, when she was 16 years old, working as a duo with her friend, singer Pat Carroll (who subsequently married Olivia's producer, John Farrar). She won a talent contest on the television program Sing, Sing, Sing-- the prize was a trip to England. By 1963, she was a regular on local television and radio shows in Australia.
By the age of 15, she had formed an all-girl band called Sol Four. Her parents divorced when Olivia was 11 years old. Olivia and her parents, Brin and Irene Newton-John and her older siblings, Hugh and Rona relocated to Melbourne, Australia in the 1954 when her father was offered a job as the Dean of a College. Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, and lived there until she was 5 1/2 years old.
Olivia Newton-John (born September 26, 1948) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. The Wilde Girls (2001). Sordid Lives (2000). The Christmas Angel (1998).
Its My Party (1996). A Christmas Romance (1994). A Mom for Christmas (1990). Two of a Kind (1983).
Xanadu (1980). Grease (1978). The Case (1972). Toomorrow (1970).
Funny Things Happen Down Under (1965). Toomorrow (1970). If Not For You (1971). Olivia Newton-John (1971).
Olivia (1972). Let Me Be There (1973). Long Live Love (1974). Have You Never Been Mellow (1975).
Clearly Love (1975). Come On Over (1976). Don't Stop Believin' (1976). Making A Good Thing Better (1977).
Grease (Soundtrack) (1978). Totally Hot (1978). Xanadu (Soundtrack) (1980). Love Perfomance In Japan (1981).
Physical (1981). Two Of A Kind (Soundtrack) (1983). Soul Kiss (1985). The Rumour (1988).
Warm And Tender (1990). Back To Basics (1992). Gaia: One Woman's Journey (1994). Heathcliff (Cliff Richard) (1995).
Back With A Heart (1998). The Main Event (1998). One Woman's Journey (2000). Tis The Season (Christmas) (2000).
Sordid Lives (Soundtrack) (2001). The Christmas Collection (2001). '2' (Duet album) (2002). Indigo: Women of Song (2004).
"Twist Of Fate" - (1983) - (# 5). "Heart Attack" - (1982) - (# 3). "Make A Move On Me" - (1982) - (# 5). "Physical" - (1981) - (# 1, 10 Weeks).
"Xanadu" - (1980) - (# 8). "Magic" - (1980) - (# 1, 4 Weeks). "A Little More Love" - (1978) - (# 3). "Summer Nights" - (1978; duet with John Travolta) - (# 5).
"Hopelessly Devoted To You" - (1978) - (# 3). "You're The One That I Want" - (1978; duet with John Travolta) - (# 1, 1 Week). Please" - (1975) - (# 3). "Please Mr.
"Have You Never Been Mellow" - (1975) - (# 1, 1 Week). "I Honestly Love You" - (1974) - (# 1, 2 Weeks). "If You Love (Let Me Know)" - (1974) - (# 5). "Let Me Be There" - (1973) - (# 6).