That film's thinly veiled incest theme, starring rapist Kirk Douglas, was such schlock.....especially Brenda Vacarro & David Janssen.
DEBRA RAFFIN, of Jacqueline Suzanne's ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH fame, dead at age 59.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/27/2012|
I'm not even cold yet, and you can't spell my first name correctly?
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She was strongly considered by Allan Carr to play Sandy in "Grease" but Carr said diplomatically that her career wasn't big enough.
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I remember her. She was a big deal at the time.
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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.
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She played the gal idolized as a Golden Girl by the Harvard '44 boys in The Last Convertible.
Chris Ferris -- RIP.
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She also made a really cheesy TV movie about a southern ladies prison...can't remember then name.
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R5 is full of shit. I remember when Raffin got her big break in Forty Carats. She was very young, like 19 or so.
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Loved her in "The Other Side of the Mountain."
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R10 I don't think she was in Other Side of the Mountain.
She died of Leukemia.
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She was in The Other Side of the Mountain, using the stage name of Marilyn Hassett. Or maybe Beau Bridges. I can't remember.
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I loved her in "Fortune and Men's Eyes."
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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.
RIP, DEBORAH RAFFIN.
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We used to have a Deborah Raffin troll who was pretty funny.
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Longer obit, also from the LA Times
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/21/2012|
Wasn't she a huge sensation in China? Or am I confusing her with another blond American actress?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/21/2012|
The last time I saw her was on 7th heaven as the dads sister.
Rest in peace
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/21/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||11/21/2012|
[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.
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Yes, she was a huge star in Asia. She also became very wealthy with her own publishing company I recall.
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They're women's prisons, not ladies' prisons. This has nothing to do with feminism; ladies do not go to prison.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/21/2012|
Wasn't she in one of the Scanners movies?She also did a really cheesy horror film called Dance of the Dwarves.
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She's great in "The Bridge Over the River Kwai."
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[quote]ladies do not go to prison.
I beg your pardon.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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She was terrific as Brooke Hayward in "Haywire."
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That bitch was my mother!!
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fuck off r31
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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.
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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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/22/2012|
I've had a copy of Once is Not Enough onsale online for months...strangely it sold today.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/22/2012|
I always get her mixed up with Deborah Shelton, who of course played Sophie in "Sophie's Choice."
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No Martha @ r25, you're merely what they call a "bitch."
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/22/2012|
She and Edward Albert made such a beautiful couple in 40 Carats.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/24/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||11/24/2012|
Marilyn Hassett is a different person.
I remember her from a TV_movie _willa_ about a woamn truck driver.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/27/2012|
Don't forget her brilliant turn in the shocking thriller "The Sentinel" with Christina Raines and Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles & Beverly D'Angelo!
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She was great in Logan's Run.
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