Actress Yvonne De Carlo was born on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia. During her six-decade career, her most frequent appearances in film came in the 1940s and 1950s and included her best-known films, Where She Danced (1945); Crtiss Cross (1949); The Ten Commandments (1956); and Band of Angels (1957). In the early 1960s, De Carlo accepted the offer to play Lily Munster for the CBS television series, The Munsters. Her final appearance on the big-screen was as Aunt Rosa in the 1991 comedy, Oscar. In later years she became a resident of the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California. She died there on January 8, 2007 from natural causes. Her remains were cremated and given to family, final disposition is unknown.
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On September 1, 1981, actress Ann Harding died. She was born Dorothy Walton Gatley on August 7, 1902 in San Antonio, Texas. She began acting and made her Broadway debut in 1921. In 1929, she made her film debut in Paris Bound, opposite Fredric March. In 1931, she was nominated for a best actress Academy Award for Holiday. Her performances were often heralded by the critics, who cited her diction and stage experience as assets to the then-new medium of "talking pictures". During this period, she was generally considered to be one of cinema's most beautiful women, with her long waist-length blonde hair as one of her most noted physical attributes. Her films during her peak include The Animal Kingdom, Peter Ibbetson, When Ladies Meet, The Flame Within, and Biography of a Bachelor Girl. Harding, however, eventually became stereotyped as the innocent, self-sacrificing young woman. Following lukewarm responses by both her critics and the public to several of her later 1930s films, she eventually quit making movies when she married the conductor Werner Janssen in 1937. However, she returned in 1942 to make Eyes in the Night and to take secondary roles in other movies. On September 1, 1981, Harding died and her cremated remains are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.
On September 1, 2010, child actress Cammie King died. She was born on August 5, 1934 In Los Angeles, California. She is best known for being one of the actresses who portrayed "Bonnie Blue Butler" in Gone with the Wind (1939). She also provided the voice for the doe "Faline" in the animated Disney film, Bambi (1942). King died on September 1, 2010, at her home in Fort Bragg, California from lung cancer and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
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