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DEBRA RAFFIN, of Jacqueline Suzanne's ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH fame, dead at age 59.

That film's thinly veiled incest theme, starring rapist Kirk Douglas, was such schlock.....especially Brenda Vacarro & David Janssen.

by Anonymousreply 4311/27/2012

I'm not even cold yet, and you can't spell my first name correctly?

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2012

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2012

She was strongly considered by Allan Carr to play Sandy in "Grease" but Carr said diplomatically that her career wasn't big enough.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2012

I remember her. She was a big deal at the time.


by Anonymousreply 411/21/2012

My ex went to school with her. A number of years ago we went to his high school reunion. She was there as they were in the same class. I met her. My ex is 66. There is no way this chick was 59.

Sorry Deb.

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2012

She played the gal idolized as a Golden Girl by the Harvard '44 boys in The Last Convertible.

Chris Ferris -- RIP.

by Anonymousreply 611/21/2012

She also made a really cheesy TV movie about a southern ladies prison...can't remember then name.

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2012

R5 is full of shit. I remember when Raffin got her big break in Forty Carats. She was very young, like 19 or so.

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2012

Oh, [italic]dear.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2012

Loved her in "The Other Side of the Mountain."

by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2012

R10 I don't think she was in Other Side of the Mountain.

She died of Leukemia.

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2012

She was in The Other Side of the Mountain, using the stage name of Marilyn Hassett. Or maybe Beau Bridges. I can't remember.

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2012

I loved her in "Fortune and Men's Eyes."

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2012

R6, I remember The Last Convertible. ALL those boys fawned over her and loved her, deservedly so.

I'll never forget the ending of that mini-series and the message I took from it about time marching on and putting the torches down.


by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2012

We used to have a Deborah Raffin troll who was pretty funny.

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2012

Longer obit, also from the LA Times

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2012

Wasn't she a huge sensation in China? Or am I confusing her with another blond American actress?

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2012

The last time I saw her was on 7th heaven as the dads sister.

Rest in peace

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2012

She stole the show in Singing In The Rain. Though many say it was Debbie Reynolds' movie, I truly believe it was Deborah Raffin's film and I understand Louis B. Mayer thought so too!

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2012

[quote]She also made a really cheesy TV movie about a southern ladies prison...can't remember then name.

That would be Nightmare in Badham County.

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2012

Yes, she was a huge star in Asia. She also became very wealthy with her own publishing company I recall.

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2012

They're women's prisons, not ladies' prisons. This has nothing to do with feminism; ladies do not go to prison.

by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2012

Wasn't she in one of the Scanners movies?She also did a really cheesy horror film called Dance of the Dwarves.

by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2012

She's great in "The Bridge Over the River Kwai."

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2012

[quote]ladies do not go to prison.

I beg your pardon.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2012

Through Dove, Raffin and Viner also promoted American movies in China, where the actress was a major star thanks to the popularity there of her early TV movie "Nightmare in Badham County" (1976), an exploitation flick about two coeds whose car breaks down in a small Southern town.

On a visit to the country in the early 1980s, Raffin's Chinese fans reacted to her by pointing and shouting "nightmare, nightmare, nightmare."

"It's funny now," she told the Orange County Register in 1988, "but it wasn't funny then."

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2012

Raffin played Maggie in a production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF here. I remember when she played Brooke Hayward in the TV version of the book HAYWIRE.

by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2012

Not to speak ill of the dead, but I didn't think she was a very good actress or attractive. I didn't understand why she got the parts in some major projects.

by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2012

She was terrific as Brooke Hayward in "Haywire."

by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2012

That bitch was my mother!!

by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2012


by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2012

fuck off r31

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2012

Deborah Raffin was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama and a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the movie Touched by Love in 1981.

by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2012

I don't know why I remember her in the Goldie Hawn role in the TV version of Foul Play. It probably lasted all of 4 episodes and I was about 10 years old. Of course I used to read TV Guide cover to cover, so that may explain it.

Deborah wasn't lying about her age. Her mother was an actress (Trudy Marshall) who worked throughout the 40s, then retired in '52 when she was pregnant with Deborah.

by Anonymousreply 3411/21/2012

Still sad...

by Anonymousreply 3511/22/2012

I've had a copy of Once is Not Enough onsale online for months...strangely it sold today.

by Anonymousreply 3611/22/2012

I always get her mixed up with Deborah Shelton, who of course played Sophie in "Sophie's Choice."

by Anonymousreply 3711/22/2012

No Martha @ r25, you're merely what they call a "bitch."

by Anonymousreply 3811/22/2012

She and Edward Albert made such a beautiful couple in 40 Carats.

by Anonymousreply 3911/24/2012

Larry Hagman, Hector Comacho. I logged on to Datalounge to see who the thord would be. Now we know. Celebrity Deaths Always Come In Threes. I can get a good nights sleep now.

by Anonymousreply 4011/24/2012

Marilyn Hassett is a different person.

I remember her from a TV_movie _willa_ about a woamn truck driver.

by Anonymousreply 4111/27/2012

Don't forget her brilliant turn in the shocking thriller "The Sentinel" with Christina Raines and Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles & Beverly D'Angelo!

by Anonymousreply 4211/27/2012

She was great in Logan's Run.

by Anonymousreply 4311/27/2012
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