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Kim Novak

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  • Name Kim Novak 
    Birth 13 Feb 1933  Chicago, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Prominent People USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372605  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2019 

    Family 1 Porfirio Rubirosa,   b. 1909   d. 5 Jul 1965, Avenue de la Reine Marguerite Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F147627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2002 

    Family 2 Living 
    Family ID F147884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

    Family 3 Dr. Robert Malloy 
    Marriage 12 Mar 1976 
    Family ID F147885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

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    • the daughter of a former teacher turned transit
      clerk and his wife, also a former teacher. Throughout
      elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well
      with teachers. She even admitted that she didn't like being
      told what to do and when to do it. Her first job, after high
      school, was modeling teen fashions for a local department
      store. Kim, later, won a scholarship in a modeling school
      and continued to model part time. Kim later worked odd
      jobs as an elevator operator, sales clerk, and a dental
      assistant. The jobs never seemed to work out so she fell
      back on modeling, the one job she did well. After a stint
      on the road as a spokesperson for an appliance
      company, Kim decided to go to Los Angeles and try her
      luck at modeling there. Ultimately, her modeling landed
      her an uncredited role in the RKO production of THE
      FRENCH LINE (1954). The role encompassed nothing
      more than being seen on a set of stairs. Later a talent
      agent arranged for a screen test with Columbia Pictures
      and won a small six month contract. In truth, some of the
      studio hierarchy thought that Kim was Columbia's answer
      to Marilyn Monroe. Kim, who was still going by her own
      name of Marilyn, was originally going to be called Kit
      Marlowe. She wanted to at least keep her family name of
      Novak, so the young actress and studio personnel settled
      on Kim Novak. After taking some acting lessons, which
      the studio declined to pay for, Kim appeared in her first
      film opposite Fred MacMurray in 1954's PUSHOVER.
      Though her role as Lona McLane wasn't exactly a great
      one, it was her beautiful looks that seemed to capture the
      eyes of the critics. Later that year, Kim appeared in the
      film, PHFFFT! with Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday.
      Now more and more fans were eager to see this bright
      new star. These two films set the tone for her career with
      a lot of fan mail coming her way. Her next film was as
      Kay Greylek in 1955's FIVE AGAINST THE HOUSE.
      The film was well-received, but it was her next one for
      that year that was her best to date. The film was
      PICNIC. Although Kim did a superb job of acting in the
      film as did her costars, the film did win two Oscars for
      editing and set decoration. Kim's next film was with
      United Artist's on a loan out in THE MAN WITH THE
      GOLDEN ARM. Her performance was flawless, but it
      was was Kim's beauty that carried the day. The film was
      a big hit. In 1957, Kim played Linda English in the hit
      movie PAL JOEY with Frank Sinatra and Rita
      Hayworth. The film did very well at the box-office, but
      was crucified by the critics. Kim really didn't seem that
      interested in the role. She even said she couldn't stand
      people such as her character. In 1958, Kim appeared in
      a dual role of Judy Barton and Madeleine Elster in Alfred
      Hitchcock's, now classic, VERTIGO with Jimmy
      Stewart. This film's plot was one that thoroughly
      entertained the theater patrons wherever it played. The
      film was one in which Stewart's character, a detective, is
      hired to tail a friend's wife (Kim) and witnesses her
      "suicide". In the end Stewart finds that he has been duped
      in an elaborate scheme. Her next film was BELL, BOOK
      AND CANDLE which didn't fare as well at the
      box-office. By the early, 1960's Kim's star was beginning
      to fall especially with the rise of new stars or stars that
      were remodeling their status within the film community.
      With a few more non-descript films between 1960 and
      1964, she landed the role of Mildred Rogers in OF
      HUMAN BONDAGE. The film debuted to good
      reviews. After 1965's THE AMOROUS
      away from the cameras for a while, returning in 1968 to
      star in THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE. It flopped.
      After that, Kim, basically, was able to pick what projects
      she wanted. After THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY in
      1969, Kim was away for another four years until she was
      seen in a television movie called THE THIRD GIRL
      FROM THE LEFT. Subsequent films were not the type
      to get the critics to sit up and take notice. In 1981, Kim
      played, of all people, Kit Marlowe in the TV series
      Falcon Crest. Her last film, on the silver screen, was
      LIEBESTRAUM in 1991.

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