Classic Beauty: Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame never thought she was as beautiful as everyone else thought of her, which was a shame.  She was also more talented than studio people thought she was — her only Academy Award came from a nine-minute screen appearance in The Bad and the Beautiful  (1952).  However, when she married the son of her second husband (i.e. stepson), the resulting uproar pretty much ended her career, which was a shame.

She died at age 57, of cancer.


  1. With Hump in: “In A Lonely Place”, 1950.

    Quote: “I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.”

    Her lispy voice, don’t miss it.

  2. I like Ghostsniper was bewitched by that voice. Then thought … how many of these lovely ladies had unique voices ?

    Glynis Johns
    Lizabeth Scott
    Lauren Bacall
    Gloria Grahame
    Marilyn Monroe

    Those come to mind on an early Sunday morning. Must be more….

  3. She certainly filled a negligee appropriately.
    Stunning in “The Man Who Never Was”.

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