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Encyclopedia > Jayne Mansfield

Born April 19, 1933(1933-04-19)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died June 29, 1967
Jayne Mansfield

Playboy centerfold
appearance
February 1955
Birthplace Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Birthdate April 19, 1933(1933-04-19)
Date of death June 29, 1967 (aged 34)
Measurements 40" D - 21" - 36"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight
Preceded by Bettie Page
Succeeded by Marilyn Waltz

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One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s,[1] like Marilyn Monroe, Mansfield was a Playmate of the Month in Playboy, in February 1955. She appeared in the magazine several more times over the years. She won the Theatre World Award, Golden Globe and Golden Laurel. Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, dramatic hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes. One of the worlds most famous blondes Marilyn Monroe, who was in fact a natural brunette Blond (feminine, blonde) is a hair colour found in certain mammals characterised by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment phæomelanin, in common with red... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare meets with fans A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month (or PMOM). ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Producers Guild of America (PGA) is a trade organization representing the television and film producers in the United States. ...


Despite several box office successes, her status in the industry proved short lived, and she was quickly relegated to low-budget melodramas and comedies. Negative publicity and poor business decisions eventually forced her into regional nightclub appearances before her death in an automobile accident at the age of 34.

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Early life

See also: Jayne Mansfield biographical timeline

Jayne Mansfield, of German and English ancestry, was the only child of Herbert William and Vera (nee Jeffrey) Palmer.[2] She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, but spent her early childhood in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. When she was three years old, her father, a lawyer who was in practice with future New Jersey governor Robert B. Meyner, died of a heart attack while driving in a car with his wife and daughter. After his death her mother worked as a school teacher. In 1939, when Vera Palmer remarried, the family moved to Dallas, Texas. Jayne's desire to become an actress developed at an early age. After high school she studied drama and physics at Southern Methodist University. This is a chronology of the life and times of Jayne Mansfield, a leading American actress, model, Playboy Playmate and sex symbol. ... Bryn Mawr is in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, along U.S. Highway Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue). ... Map of Phillipsburg in Warren County Phillipsburg, known locally as Pburg, is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Robert Baumle Meyner (July 3, 1908 - May 27, 1990) of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was the Democratic Governor of New Jersey from 1954 to 1962. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Dallas redirects here. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ...


In 1950, at the age of 16, Jayne married Paul Mansfield. Her acting aspirations were temporarily put on hold with the birth of her first child, Jayne Marie Mansfield, on November 8, 1950. She juggled motherhood and classes at the University of Texas at Austin, then spent a year at Camp Gordon, Georgia during her husband's service in the United States Army. She attended UCLA during the summer of 1953 then went back to Texas for fall quarter at Southern Methodist University. In Dallas she became a student of actor Baruch Lumet, father of director Sidney Lumet and founder of the Dallas Institute of the Performing Arts. On October 22, 1953, she first appeared on stage in a production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. University of Texas redirects here. ... Camp Gordon is now known as Fort Gordon and plays a major role in training Signal Corps soldiers for the United States Army. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Baruch Lumet,(1898 - 1992) was a Jewish actor best known for his work in the Yiddish theater. ... Portrait of Sidney Lumet, May 7, 1939. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arthur Bob Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. ... Cover to the Penguin Group edition. ...


Jayne won several beauty contests while living in Texas; these included Miss Photoflash, Miss Magnesium Lamp, and Miss Fire Prevention. Frequent references have been made to her very high intelligence quotient. For the record, Mansfield advertised her I.Q. as 163 (as well as speaking five languages and was a classically trained pianist and violinist),[3] but such intellectual abilities were inconsequential. Mansfield admitted her public didn't care about her brains. "They're more interested in 40-21-35," she said. [4] Mrs. ... “IQ” redirects here. ...


Acting career

Mansfield's husband at the time, Paul Mansfield, hoped the birth of their child would discourage her interest in acting. When it did not, he agreed to move to Los Angeles in late 1954 to help further her career.[5] Between a variety of odd jobs, including a stint as a candy vendor at a movie theatre, Mansfield studied drama at UCLA. Her movie career began with bit parts at Warner Brothers. She had been signed by the studio after one of its talent scouts discovered her in a production at the Pasadena Playhouse. Mansfield had small roles in Female Jungle (1954), and in Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) which starred Jack Webb. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Warner Bros. ... The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ... Female Jungle is a 1955 black-and-white B-movie notable for being one of Jane Mansfields first films. ... Pete Kellys Blues is a 1955 film directed by Jack Webb, who also acts in it, along with Janet Leigh and Peggy Lee, who plays an alcoholic jazz singer. ... John Randolph Jack Webb (April 2, 1920 – December 23, 1982) was an American actor, television producer, director, and writer who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the radio and television series Dragnet. ...


In 1955 Paul Wendkos offered her the dramatic role of Gladden in The Burglar, his film adaptation of David Goodis' novel. The film was done in film noir style, and Mansfield appeared alongside Dan Duryea and Martha Vickers. The Burglar was released two years later when Mansfield's fame was at its peak. She was successful in this straight dramatic role, though most of her subsequent film appearances would be either comedic in nature or capitalize on her sex appeal. She made two more movies with Warner Brothers, one of which gave her a minor role as Angel O'Hara, a hitman's mistress, opposite Edward G. Robinson in Illegal (1955). Paul Wendos (US) TV and film director. ... David Goodis (1917–1967) was a popular American noir writer. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Publicity photo for Duryea Dan Duryea (born January 23, 1907, in White Plains, New York; died June 7, 1968, in Hollywood, California) was a hard-working TV and movie actor. ... Martha Vickers in The Big Sleep Martha Vickers (May 28, 1925 - November 2, 1971) was a film actress who appeared in the 1946 film The Big Sleep playing Carmen Sternwood, sexy younger sister to Lauren Bacall. ... Warner Bros. ... Edward Goldenberg Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg, Yiddish: עמנואל גולדנברג; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was an American stage and film actor of Romanian origin. ... Illegal, or unlawful, is either prohibitted or not authorized by law. ...


Returning to Hollywood from a successful run with Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter, the 1955 Broadway production in New York, she starred in Frank Tashlin's camp comic film The Girl Can't Help It (1956). Mansfield's first starring role featured her as an outrageously voluptuous but tone-deaf girlfriend of a retired racketeer. He hires a talent agent to try to transform her into a movie star and in the process the pair fall in love. The film is a high energy romp and features some early rock-and-roll performances from Fats Domino, the Platters and Little Richard. [6] Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter is an original comedy play that opened on Broadway October 13, 1955, starring Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield, and Walter Matthau. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Frank Tashlin (February 19, 1913 - May 5, 1972) was an animator, screenwriter, and director. ... The Girl Cant Help It is a 1956 comedy, musical film, starring Tom Ewell, Edmund OBrien and Jayne Mansfield. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... The Platters were a very successful doo wop group, formed in 1953. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ...


On May 3, 1956, Mansfield signed a long-term contract with 20th-Century Fox. She then played a straight dramatic role (albeit as a stripper) in The Wayward Bus in 1957. With her role in this film she attempted to move away from her "dumb blonde" image and establish herself as a serious actress. This film was adapted from John Steinbeck's novel, and the cast included Dan Dailey and Joan Collins. The film enjoyed reasonable success at the box office. is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... The Wayward Bus, by John Steinbeck, is one of Steinbecks lesser novels, but its clear writing and solid character delineation testify that second-rank Steinbeck is still very good writing indeed. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... Daniel James Dailey Jr. ... Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is a Golden Globe Award winning English actress and bestselling author. ...


She won a Golden Globe in 1957 for Most Promising Newcomer - Female, beating Carroll Baker and Natalie Wood, for her performance as a "wistful derelict" in The Wayward Bus. It was "generally conceded to have been her best acting," according to The New York Times, in a fitful career hampered by her flamboyant image, squeaky voice ("a soft-voiced coo punctuated with squeals"),[7] almost comically voluptuous figure, and limited acting range. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Carroll Baker, born on May 28, 1931, is a Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the sixties, a movie sex symbol. ... Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Mansfield reprised her role of Rita Marlowe in the 1957 movie version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, co-starring Tony Randall and Joan Blondell. The Girl Can't Help It and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? were popular successes in their day and are considered classics. Her fourth starring role in a Hollywood film was Kiss Them for Me (1957) in which she received prominent billing alongside Cary Grant. However, in the film itself she is little more than comedy relief while Grant's character shows a preference for a sleek, demure redhead portrayed by fashion model Suzy Parker. Kiss Them for Me was a box-office disappointment and would prove to be her final starring role in a mainstream Hollywood studio film. She was also offered a part opposite Jack Lemmon in Bell, Book and Candle but had to turn it down due to pregnancy. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a 1957 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jayne Mansfield, with Tony Randall, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Mickey Hargitay, and a cameo by Groucho Marx. ... Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American comic actor. ... Blondell in Nightmare Alley (1947) Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 - December 25, 1979) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Cecilia Ann Renee Parker (October 28, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas - May 3, 2003 in Montecito, California) was an American supermodel and actress. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... For the religious phrase, see Bell, book, and candle. ...


Despite her monumental publicity and public popularity, good roles dried up for Mansfield after 1959. The actress nevertheless kept busy in a series of low-budget films, mostly in Europe. These showed off as much of her anatomy as possible, but used little of her acting or comedic talents.


Fox tried to cast Mansfield opposite Paul Newman in his ill-fated first attempt at comedy, Rally Round The Flag, Boys, but Newman's Wayward Bus co-star Joan Collins was selected for the role. In 1960 Fox lent her to appear in two independent gangster thrillers in England. These were Too Hot to Handle, which was directed by Terence Young and co-starred Karlheinz Böhm, and The Challenge, co-starring Anthony Quayle. Fox also lined up It Happened in Athens. This Olympic-themed movie was filmed in Greece and would not be released until 1962. Despite receiving top billing in It Happened in Athens, Mansfield was relegated to a colorful, scantily-clad supporting role. This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is a Golden Globe Award winning English actress and bestselling author. ... Too Hot to Handle (US Title: Playgirls After Dark, 1960) is a low budget neo-noir UK gangster thriller, directed by Terence Young, steeped in pre-swinging 60s London atmosphere. ... Terence Young in the 1960s Stewart Terence Herbert Young (June 20, 1915 – September 7, 1994) was a British film director, born in Shanghai, China, was public-school educated, and read Oriental History at St Catharines College in the University of Cambridge (like the fictional character James Bond - see below). ... Almaz and Karlheinz Böhm Karlheinz Böhm (sometimes Carl Boehm) (born March 16, 1928 in Darmstadt, Germany) is a Austrian actor. ... Anthony Quayle Sir John Anthony Quayle (7 September 1913 – 20 October 1989) was an English actor and director. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Mansfield and Tommy Noonan in the most repeated nude scene of the movie Promises! Promises!
Mansfield and Tommy Noonan in the most repeated nude scene of the movie Promises! Promises!

In 1963, the comedian turned producer-screenwriter Tommy Noonan persuaded Mansfield to become the first mainstream American actress to appear in the nude with a starring role in the film Promises! Promises!. Photographs of a naked Mansfield on the set were published in Playboy. In one notorious set of images Mansfield stares at one of her breasts, as does her male secretary and a hair stylist, then grasps it in one hand and lifts it high. The sold-out issue resulted in an obscenity charge for Hugh Hefner which was later dropped. Promises! Promises! was banned in Cleveland, but it enjoyed box-office success elsewhere. As a result of the film's success, Mansfield landed on the Top 10 list of Box Office Attractions for that year. [8] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tommy Noonan (born Thomas Noon) (29 April 1922 - 24 April 1968) was a comedy genre film performer, screenwriter and producer. ... Tommy Noonan (born Thomas Noon) (29 April 1922 - 24 April 1968) was a comedy genre film performer, screenwriter and producer. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


In 1963 Mansfield appeared in the low-budget West German movie Homesick for St. Pauli with Austrian-born schlager singer Freddy Quinn. She played Evelyne, a sexy American singer who traveling to Hamburg by ship. She is followed by an Elvis-like American pop star played by Quinn. Mansfield sang two German songs in the movie, though her speaking voice was dubbed. She remained a highly visible personality despite her film career setbacks for her publicity antics and stage performances. West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... Schlager (German Schlager, literally hitter or, more loosely translated, a hit) is a style of popular music that is prevalent in northern Europe, in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Latvia and Lithuania, but also to a lesser extent in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. ... The seafaring image typical of Quinns early career Freddy Quinn (born September 27, 1931) is an Austrian singer and actor whose popularity within the German-speaking world soared in the late 1950s and 1960s. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ...


Publicity stunts

By the late 1950s, Mansfield began to generate a great deal of negative publicity due to her repeatedly successful attempts to expose her breasts in carefully staged public "accidents" that today would be euphemistically called "wardrobe malfunctions." Her bosom was so much a part of her public persona that talk-show host Jack Paar once welcomed the actress to The Tonight Show by saying, "Here they are, Jayne Mansfield", a line was written for Paar by Dick Cavett which became the title of her biography by Raymond Strait.[9] Early in her career, the prominence of her breasts was considered problematic, leading her to be cut from her first professional assignment, an advertising campaign for General Electric, which depicted several young women in bathing suits relaxing around a pool[10]. Wardrobe malfunction is an euphemism used to describe the accidental exposure of an intimate part or parts of the body due to a defect in an article or articles of clothing. ... Jack Parr redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Richard Alva Dick Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an Emmy-winning American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues. ... “GE” redirects here. ...


Mansfield appeared in about 2,500 newspaper photographs between September 1956 and May 1957, and had about 122,000 lines of newspaper copy written about her during this time. Because of the successful media blitz, Jayne Mansfield was a household name.


Mansfield's most celebrated physical attributes would alternate in size due to her pregnancies and breast-feeding five children, and indeed many photos show the actress's bosom appearing smaller than its reputed 40D measurement. The director and producer Russ Meyer said that Mansfield's reputation for being large-breasted was based on a misconception and due mainly to her visibly large ribcage and the adoption of daring decolletages. For the baseball player, see Russ Meyer (baseball player). ...

Jayne Mansfield and Sophia Loren at Romanoff's in Beverly Hills
Jayne Mansfield and Sophia Loren at Romanoff's in Beverly Hills

In April 1957, her bosom was the feature of a notorious publicity stunt intended to deflect attention from Sophia Loren during a dinner party in the Italian star's honor. Photographs of the encounter were published around the world. The most famous image showed Loren raising a contemptuous eyebrow at the American actress who, standing between Loren and her dinner companion, Clifton Webb, had leaned over the table, allowing her breasts to spill over her low neckline and exposing one nipple. Image File history File links Sophia_and_jayne. ... Image File history File links Sophia_and_jayne. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb in The Dark Corner Clifton Webb (November 19, 1889 – October 13, 1966) was an American actor. ...


A similar incident, resulting in the full exposure of both breasts, occurred during a film festival in West Berlin, when Mansfield was wearing a low-cut dress and her second husband, Mickey Hargitay, picked her up so she could bite a bunch of grapes hanging overhead at a party; the movement caused her breasts to erupt out of the dress. The photograph of that episode was a UPI sensation, appearing in newspapers and magazines with the word "censored" hiding the actress's exposed bosom. Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ...


The world media was quick to condemn Mansfield's stunts, and one editorial columnist wrote, "We are amused when Miss Mansfield strains to pull in her stomach to fill out her bikini better. But we get angry when career-seeking women, shady ladies, and certain starlets and actresses ... use every opportunity to display their anatomy unasked."[11]


Throughout her career, Mansfield was compared to the reigning sex symbol of the period, Marilyn Monroe. Of this comparison, she said, "I don't know why you people [the press] like to compare me to Marilyn or that girl, what's her name, Kim Novak. Cleavage, of course, helped me a lot to get where I am. I don't know how they got there."[12] Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After the death of Monroe it was said of Mansfield that Jayne "suffers from too much publicity and too few roles. She has become rather a caricature — like Mae West — and alienates the segment [of movie-goers] which takes sex seriously."[13] MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ...


By 1962, if the studios held her in low regard as an actress, Mansfield still commanded high prices as a live performer, though she openly yearned to establish a more sophisticated image. She announced that she wanted to study acting in New York, in apparent emulation of Marilyn Monroe's stint with the Actors' Studio. But her reliance on the racy publicity that had set her path to fame would also prove to be her downfall. Fox didn't renew its contract with her in 1962. The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in New York City. ...


Even with her film roles drying up she was widely considered to be Monroe's primary rival in a crowded field of contenders that included Mamie Van Doren (whom Mansfield considered her professional nemesis), Diana Dors, Cleo Moore, Joi Lansing, and Sheree North. Mamie Van Doren (born February 6, 1931 some sources say 1933) is an American actress and sex symbol. ... Diana Dors (October 23, 1931 – May 4, 1984) was an English actress and sex symbol. ... Cleo Moore Cleo Moore, was a blonde bombshell of 1950s Hollywood films born October 31 1928 (some sources state 1923) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... Joi Lansing was the screen name of Joyce Wassmansdoff, born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 6, 1928. ... Sheree North (born January 17, 1932, in Los Angeles, California - died November 4, 2005 in Los Angeles), was an actress and singer who appeared in numerous Broadway shows, Hollywood movies, and television series from the 1950s onwards. ...


Career outside film

Stage work

Mansfield acted on stage as well as in film. In 1955, she went to New York and appeared in a prominent role in the Broadway production of George Axelrod's comedy Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. The New York Times described the "commendable abandon" of her scantily clad rendition of Rita Marlowe in the play, "a platinum-pated movie siren with the wavy contours of Marilyn Monroe.[14] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... George Axelrod (June 9th, 1922 - June 21st, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter is an original comedy play that opened on Broadway October 13, 1955, starring Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield, and Walter Matthau. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ...


She also appeared in stage productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Bus Stop, which were well reviewed and co-starred Mickey Hargitay. Dissatisfied with her film roles, Mansfield and Hargitay headlined at the Dunes in Las Vegas in an act called The House of Love, for which the actress earned $35,000 a week. It proved to be such a hit that she extended her stay, and 20th-Century Fox Records subsequently recorded the show for an album called Jayne Mansfield Busts Up Las Vegas, in 1962. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes original cast album, Sony CD, 2006. ... Bus Stop is a 1955 play by William Inge. ... Vegas redirects here. ...


With her film career floundering, she still commanded a salary of $8,000-$25,000 per week for her nightclub act. She traveled all over the world with it.[15] In October 1957, Mansfield went on a 16-country tour of Europe for 20th-Century Fox. In 1967, the year she died, Mansfield's time was split between nightclub performances and the production of her last film, Single Room Furnished, a low-budget production directed by then-husband Matt Cimber. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Recordings

Album cover of Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me, 1964
Album cover of Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me, 1964

In addition to singing in English and German in a number of films, in 1964, Mansfield released a novelty album called Jayne Mansfield: Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me, on which she recited Shakespeare's sonnets and poems by Marlowe, Browning, Wordsworth, and others against a background of Tchaikovsky's music. The album cover depicted a bouffant-coiffed Mansfield with lips pursed and breasts barely covered by a fur stole, posing between busts of the Russian composer and the Bard of Avon.[16] Image File history File links ShakChaikMe. ... Image File history File links ShakChaikMe. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Christopher Marlowe (baptised February 26, 1564–May 30, 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. ... Look up Browning and browning in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wordsworth, an underground hip hop MC from Brooklyn. ... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ...


The New York Times described the album as the actress reading "30-odd poems in a husky, urban, baby voice". The paper's reviewer went on to state that "Miss Mansfield is a lady with apparent charms, but reading poetry is not one of them."[17]


Television

Though her roles were becoming increasingly marginalized, in 1964 Mansfield turned down the role of Ginger Grant in the television sitcom Gilligan's Island, claiming that the role, which eventually was given to Tina Louise, epitomized the stereotype she wished to rid herself of (but never completely managed to do). [18] This article is about a genre of comedy. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American model, singer, and film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Ginger Grant on televisions Gilligans Island. ...


Mansfield toured with Bob Hope for the USO and appeared on numerous television programs, including The Jack Benny Show (where she played the violin), The Steve Allen Show, Down You Go, The Match Game (One rare episode exists with her as a team captain), and The Jackie Gleason Show. Mansfield's television roles included appearances in Burke's Law and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. On returning from New York to Hollywood, she made several television appearances, including several spots as a featured guest star on game shows. Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... The United Service Organizations The United Service Organizations Inc. ... Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was a comedian, vaudeville performer, film actor, and one of the most prominent early stars of American radio and television. ... “Steve Allen” redirects here. ... Match Game was an American television game show where contestants tried to match a panel of six celebrities in answering fill-in-the-blank questions. ... Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ... Burkes Law was a detective series which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1966, and then again on CBS from 1994 to 1995. ... Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Quiz show redirects here. ...


Personal life

Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay
Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay

Mansfield was married three times, divorced twice, and had five children. The actress reportedly also had affairs and sexual encounters with numerous individuals, including Claude Terrail (the owner of the Paris restaurant La Tour d'Argent), Robert F. Kennedy [19] and the Brazilian playboy billionaire Jorge Guinle. Mansfield's rival Monroe had relations with Guinle and Robert's brother US President John F. Kennedy. Mansfield was accompanied, in her death, by her married divorce lawyer and lover at the time, Sam Brody. Image File history File linksMetadata Jaynemansfield4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jaynemansfield4. ... The missionary position of human sexual intercourse A pair of lions copulating in the Maasai Mara, Kenya Intercourse redirects here. ... La Tour dArgent (The Silver Tower) is a restaurant in Paris, France over 400 years old. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Sam Brody (b. ...


She had a brief affair with Jan Cremer, a young Dutch writer who dedicated his autobiographical novel I, Jan Cremer (1965) to the actress calling the book "a wild and sexy masterpiece".[20] She also had a well-publicized relationship in 1963 with the singer Nelson Sardelli, whom she said she planned to marry once her divorce from Mickey Hargitay was finalized.[21] While she was shooting for her last film, Single Room Furnished, work on the movie was suspended when the Cimbers' marriage collapsed in the wake of the actress's alcohol abuse, open infidelities, and her claim to Cimber that she had only ever been happy with her former lover, Nelson Sardelli. Mansfield continued her nightclub appearances in the U.S., South America, England, and Asia and became romantically involved with Brody.


She secretly married Paul Mansfield on January 28, 1950. The couple had a public wedding on May 10, 1950 and were divorced on January 8, 1958. During this marriage they had one child, Jayne Marie Mansfield (born November 8, 1950). Two weeks before her mother's death, Jayne Marie, then 16, accused her mother's boyfriend, Sam Brody, of beating her mother.[22] The girl's statement to officers of the West Los Angeles police department the following morning implicated her mother in encouraging the abuse, and days later, a juvenile-court judge awarded temporary custody of Jayne Marie to a great-uncle, W.W. Pigue.[23] is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jayne Marie Mansfield (November 8, 1950—) is the eldest daughter of 1960s Hollywood sex symbol and Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield, who became the first daughter of a Playmate to be a featured model. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Abuser redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cousin (disambiguation). ...


Mansfield married Miklós Hargitay, an actor and bodybuilder, (publicly known as Mickey Hargitay, who won the Mr. Universe title in 1955) on January 13, 1958 in Portuguese Bend, California. The couple divorced in Juarez, Mexico in May 1963. The Mexican divorce was initially declared invalid in California but in August of 1964 Mansfield successfully sued to have it declared legal. She had previously filed for divorce on May 4, 1962 but told reporters "I'm sure we will make it up."[24] Their acrimonious divorce had the actress accusing Hargitay of kidnapping one of her children to force a more favorable financial settlement.[25] During this marriage she had three children—Miklós Jeffrey Palmer Hargitay (born December 21, 1958), Zoltan Anthony Hargitay (born August 1, 1960), and Mariska Magdolina Hargitay (called Maria, born January 24, 1964), who became an actress, best known for her role as Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mr. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Portuguese Bend Landslide is the largest area of natural vegetation remaining on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Ciudad Juárez (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center of north central Mexico and the fifth largest city... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mariska[1] Magdolna Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actress best known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Detective Olivia Benson is a fictional character on the TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC...

Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay with children Jayne Marie Mansfield, Miklós Jeffrey Palmer Hargitay and Zoltan Anthony Hargitay
Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay with children Jayne Marie Mansfield, Miklós Jeffrey Palmer Hargitay and Zoltan Anthony Hargitay

In November 1957 (shortly before her marriage to Hargitay), Mansfield bought a 40-room Mediterranean-style mansion formerly owned by Rudy Vallee at 10100 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Mansfield had the house painted pink, with cupids surrounded by pink fluorescent lights, pink furs in the bathrooms, a pink heart-shaped bathtub, and a fountain spurting pink champagne, and then dubbed it the Pink Palace. Hargitay, a plumber and carpenter before getting into bodybuilding, built a pink heart-shaped swimming pool. Mansfield decorated the Pink Palace by writing to furniture and building suppliers requesting free samples. She received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise while paying only $76,000 for the mansion itself.[26] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jayne Marie Mansfield (November 8, 1950—) is the eldest daughter of 1960s Hollywood sex symbol and Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield, who became the first daughter of a Playmate to be a featured model. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Cupid (holiday character) be merged into this article or section. ... Fluorescent lamps in Shinbashi, Tokyo, Japan Assorted types of fluorescent lamps. ... A bathtub A bathtub (AmE) or bath (BrE) is a plumbing fixture used for bathing. ... Champagne is often consumed as part of a celebration Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of wine to effect carbonation. ... Professional Bodybuilder Gustavo Badell posing Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Mansfield married Matt Cimber (alias Matteo Ottaviano, né Thomas Vitale Ottaviano) an Italian-born film director on September 24, 1964. The couple separated on July 11, 1965, and filed for divorce on July 20, 1966. [27] Cimber was a director with whom the actress had become involved when he directed her in a widely praised stage production of Bus Stop in Yonkers, New York, which costarred Hargitay. Cimber took over managing her career during their marriage. With him she had one son, Antonio Raphael Ottaviano (a.k.a. Tony Cimber, born October 17, 1965). Matt Cimber (b. ... Bus Stop is a 1955 play by William Inge. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Death

Gravestone, picture taken in 2007
Gravestone, picture taken in 2007

After a June 28, 1967 evening engagement at the Gus Stevens Supper Club in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mansfield, Brody, and their driver, Ronnie Harrison, along with the actress's children Miklós, Zoltan, and Mariska, set out in Stevens' 1966 Buick Electra 225 for New Orleans, where Mansfield was to appear in an early morning television interview. On June 29 at approximately 2:25 a.m., on U.S. Highway 90, the car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down because of a truck spraying mosquito fogger. The automobile struck the rear of the semi tractor and underrode it. Riding in the front seat, the adults were killed instantly; the children riding in the rear survived with minor injuries.[28] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 468 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (578 × 740 pixel, file size: 179 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 468 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (578 × 740 pixel, file size: 179 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Biloxi redirects here. ... Mariska[1] Magdolna Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actress best known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. ... The Buick Electra and the Buick Electra 225 were full-size premium automobiles built by the Buick division of General Motors. ... NOLA redirects here. ... U.S. Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... It has been suggested that ovicide be merged into this article or section. ...


Rumors that Mansfield was decapitated are untrue, though she did suffer severe head trauma. This urban legend was spawned by the appearance in police photographs of a crashed automobile with its top virtually sheared off, and what resembles a blonde haired head tangled in the car's smashed windshield. It is believed that this was either a wig that Mansfield was wearing or was her actual hair and scalp.[29] The death certificate stated that the immediate cause of Mansfield's death was a "crushed skull with avulsion of cranium and brain."[30] Decapitation (from Latin, caput, capitis, meaning head), or beheading, is the removal of a living organisms head. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... the loss or seperation of a bodypart. ...


Mansfield's funeral was held on July 3, in Pen Argyl. The ceremony was officiated by a Methodist minister, though Mansfield, who long tried to convert to Catholicism, had become interested in Judaism at the end of her life, through her relationship with Sam Brody (though she apparently had not officially converted).[31] She is interred in Fairview Cemetery, southeast of Pen Argyl. Her gravestone reads "We Live to Love You More Each Day". A memorial cenotaph, showing an incorrect birth year, was erected in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California. The cenotaph was placed by The Jayne Mansfield Fan Club and has the incorrect birth year because Mansfield herself tended to provide incorrect information about her age. Pen Argyl is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      As a... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Cenotaph, London A ceremony at the Cenotaph, London, on Sunday 12th June 2005, remembering Irish war dead Memorial Cenotaph, Hiroshima, Japan A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere. ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue...


Shortly after Mansfield's funeral, Mickey Hargitay sued his former wife's estate for more than $275,000 to support the children, whom he and his third and last wife, Ellen Siano, would raise. Mansfield's youngest child, Tony, was raised by his father, Matt Cimber, whose divorce from the actress was pending when she was killed. In 1968, wrongful-death lawsuits were filed on behalf of Jayne Marie Mansfield and Matt Cimber, the former for $4.8 million and the latter for $2.7 million.[32] The Pink Palace was sold and its subsequent owners have included Ringo Starr, Cass Elliot, and Engelbert Humperdinck. [33] In 2002, Humperdinck sold it to developers, and the house was demolished in November of that year. Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... For the member of the Texas House of Representatives, see Ellen Cohen. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Recognition

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Filmography

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Discography

Albums

  • Jayne Mansfield Busts up Las Vegas (20th Century Fox, 1962)
  • Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky and Me (MGM, 1964)
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You (Golden Options, 2000)
  • Dyed Blondes (Recall Records, 2002)
  • Too Hot to Handle (Blue Moon, France, 2003)

Singles

  • That Makes It (The Las Vegas Hillbillys)
  • Too Hot to Handle (Too Hot to Handle)
  • Little Things Mean a Lot
  • As The Clouds Drift By
  • Suey
  • You Were Made for Me
  • Wo Ist Der Mann (Homesick for St. Pauli)
  • Snicksnack-Snucklchen (Homesick for St. Pauli)
  • It's a Living

Notable theater performances

Cover to the Penguin Group edition. ... Bus Stop is a 1955 play by William Inge. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes original cast album, Sony CD, 2006. ... Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter is an original comedy play that opened on Broadway October 13, 1955, starring Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield, and Walter Matthau. ...

See also

  • Jayne Mansfield in popular culture
  • List of people in Playboy 1953-1959

Main article: Jayne Mansfield Over the time there has been numerous references made to the 1960s Hollywood sex symbol and Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield in films, music, books, books and other media. ... This list of people in Playboy 1953–1959 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1953 through 1959. ...

References

  • Strait, Raymond (July 1992). Here They Are Jayne Mansfield. USA: S.P.I. Books. ISBN 1-56171-146-2. 
  • Saxton, Martha (1976). Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties. USA: Bantam. ISBN 0-553-02556-2. 
  • Luijters, Guus (June 1988). Sexbomb: The Life and Death of Jayne Mansfield. USA: Kensington. ISBN 0-8065-1049-8. 
  • Faris, Jocelyn (November 1994). Jayne Mansfield: A Bio-Bibliography. UK: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-28544-6. 
  • "Jayne Mansfield: Blonde Ambition", a documentary broadcast on the A&E Network in 2004.

Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Heroes and Icons: Marilyn Monroe, TIME Magazine; Retrieved: 2007-09-21
  2. ^ Heller & More: PA, NJ, New England, Cornwall, NW Europe., worldconnect.rootsweb.com (4 January 2004). Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0543790/bio
  4. ^ Jayne Mansfield indexed
  5. ^ Official Jayne Mansfield website, sanctioned by CMG Worldwide, official representatives of Jayne Mansfield estate. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  6. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/girl_cant_help_it/about.php
  7. ^ "Jayne Mansfield Dies in New Orleans Car Crash," The New York Times, 30 June 1967, p. 33
  8. ^ Jayne Mansfield: A Bio-bibliography by Jocelyn Faris, p. 10
  9. ^ "Country Boy", Time, 28 January 1966
  10. ^ Strait, p. 116
  11. ^ Strait, p. 116
  12. ^ Strait, p. ??
  13. ^ Glenn, Larry. "Hollywood Lacks a New 'Goddess'", The New York Times, 14 December 1962, p. 5
  14. ^ Atkinson, Brooks. "Theatre: Axelrod's Second Comedy," The New York Times, 14 October 1955, p. 22
  15. ^ JM's Bio, IMDb
  16. ^ Welcome to Raymondo's Dance-o-rama. triad.rr.com Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  17. ^ Lask, Thomas, "Poetry: Revised Editions", The New York Times, 30 August 1964, page X21
  18. ^ http://www.loti.com/jayne_mansfield.htm
  19. ^ Strait, pp. 177-190, 153 - 157
  20. ^ "Books of the Times", The New York Times, 1 November 1965, p. 39
  21. ^ Strait, pp. 167-168, 170, 173-174, 195, 197, 202, 203, 207, 208, and 224-225
  22. ^ "Jayne Mansfield Dies in New Orleans Car Crash", The New York Times, 30 June 1967, p. 33
  23. ^ Strait, pp. 288-289
  24. ^ "Miss Mansfield Asks Divorce", The New York Times, 4 May 1962, p. 25
  25. ^ Strait, p. 224
  26. ^ The Pink Palace
  27. ^ "Jayne Mansfield Asks Divorce", The New York Times, 21 July 1966, p. 20
  28. ^ THE NIGHT JAYNE MANSFIELD DIED, June 29, 1967. walkerpub.com Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  29. ^ Jayne Mansfield. snopes.com (3 January 2001). Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  30. ^ Findadeath.com Mansfield death certificate
  31. ^ Strait, p. 11
  32. ^ "Jayne Mansfield Suit Filed", The New York Times, 23 June 1968, p. 22
  33. ^ Web Bio from fansite
  34. ^ Jayne Mansfield Bios, Miss February 1955, Playboy Playmate Pic and Data Sheet. playboy.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  35. ^ http://www.aeolia.net/playboy/pb-m.htm
  36. ^ From IMDb
  37. ^ Hollywood Walk of Fame
  38. ^ "A Pair of More Recent Place Names", Yosemite 47(19):9 by Jim Snyder

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Jayne Mansfield (363 words)
ayne Mansfield (1933-1967), motion picture actress, daughter of Herbert W. and Vera (Jeffrey) Palmer, was born at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 1933.
Jayne divorced Mansfield in 1956 and married Miklos (Mickey) Hargitay, a former Mr.
On June 29, 1967, Jayne Mansfield was killed in a motor accident near New Orleans, Louisiana, on the way to a television engagement.
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