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What was Lora Meredith's greatest triumph as an actress?

I'd be curious to see which of these had her greatest role. She was the greatest actress ever, so it's hard to choose.

by Annie Johnsonreply 8605/10/2015

"No Greater Glory" gave Lora a meaty role that she could really sink her teeth into and shushed the critics who'd dismissed her as clotheshorse.

Also, it severed that creepy Svengali/Trilby relationship she had with that despicable Allen Loomis, leaving her more time to bond with Suzy.

by Annie Johnsonreply 103/28/2013

The flea powder commercial.

by Annie Johnsonreply 203/28/2013

Plugging Monty.

by Annie Johnsonreply 303/28/2013

Acting like she cared about Suzy!

by Annie Johnsonreply 403/28/2013


by Annie Johnsonreply 503/28/2013

OP, how could you leave out "No Man of My Own" and the holiday classic "Christmas in Cancun"?

by Annie Johnsonreply 603/28/2013

Well, I think I more than held my own against the St. Bernard dog, WOOF!

by Annie Johnsonreply 703/28/2013

1965's Love Has Many Facelifts

by Annie Johnsonreply 903/28/2013

My laptop hissed at me when I opened this thread.

by Annie Johnsonreply 1003/28/2013

Weekend At The Wyndham (starring me and every man I ever worked with, including the stagehands!)

by Annie Johnsonreply 1103/28/2013

Peyton Place. And if you disagree, you're just a Harper Valley Hypocrite!

by Annie Johnsonreply 1203/28/2013

Fellucci agreed to her TERMS!

by Annie Johnsonreply 1303/28/2013

The play where she gave the lines to Amy - and became a STAR!!!!!

by Annie Johnsonreply 1403/28/2013

R4 nailed it. Bet she never knew about Stave and Suzy and all that " horseback riding " they did. Steve was a real nice ride, too. Taught me everything I needed to know.

by Annie Johnsonreply 1503/28/2013

(R15)Oh SaraJANE! Is he a coloured boy?

by Annie Johnsonreply 1603/28/2013

Oh Momma, stop ACTING! Stop trying to shift people around as if they were pawns on a stage!

by Annie Johnsonreply 1703/28/2013

Steve: Your bones...

Lora Meredith: What about my bones?

by Annie Johnsonreply 1803/28/2013

Now, just a moment, young lady! It's only because of my ambition that you've had the best of everything. And that's a solid achievement that any mother can be proud of!

by Annie Johnsonreply 1903/28/2013

(R19) But what about a mothers LOVE???

by Annie Johnsonreply 2003/28/2013

LOVE? But you've always had that!

by Annie Johnsonreply 2103/28/2013

Yes, by telephone, by postcard, by magazine interviews... you've given me everything... everything but Steve's huge, meaty cock!

by Annie Johnsonreply 2203/29/2013

I thought she was amazing in the Polident commercial. She made me run right out and get it at the Piggly Wiggly.

by Annie Johnsonreply 2303/29/2013

Despite the "coloured angle", I had no problem working with Harry Belafonte in "No Greater Glory"...after all, he was practically white!

by Annie Johnsonreply 2403/29/2013

Have I ever denied you anything? Anything money could buy I've given you! Wait, you're not Veda...where the hell am I? Why is everything in color?

by Annie Johnsonreply 2503/29/2013

Sarah Jane: "I don't want the black one!" Annie: "I do, I do!"

by Annie Johnsonreply 2603/29/2013

What a stupid question, OP - are you not aware that Rena in No More Laughter is only the best part since Scarlett O'Hara??

by Annie Johnsonreply 2703/29/2013

That lesbo stag loop she did with Bea Pullman, hunties!

by Annie Johnsonreply 2803/29/2013

Annie: "Oh Miss Lora, you need showbiz as much as it needs you!"

Lora: "Um...that house in Connecticut isn't dusting itself, Annie."

by Annie Johnsonreply 2903/29/2013

Convincing us that Lana Turner had the stuff to make it on the stage.

by Annie Johnsonreply 3003/29/2013

(10)My laptop hissed at me when I opened this thread.

I'll make your laptop hiss, Signor Fellucci!t

by Annie Johnsonreply 3103/29/2013

Did she ever get to play Raina in that Fellucci pic-chah?

by Annie Johnsonreply 3203/31/2013

Ah dun fixeded y'all a mess o' crawdaddies Miz Lora, fo' you an' yo' friends!

by Annie Johnsonreply 3303/31/2013

(33) That's quite a TRICK, Sarah Jane, wherever did you learn it?

by Annie Johnsonreply 3403/31/2013

Bitch,you can always put that award where your heart ought to be. Regards, Margo Channing

by Annie Johnsonreply 3503/31/2013

Lora was très jolie in "White Widow", OP darling!

by Annie Johnsonreply 3603/31/2013

Bitch wasn't even believable taking her bows at the premiere of Summer Madness!

by Annie Johnsonreply 3703/31/2013

Who the fuck is this ho?

by Annie Johnsonreply 3803/31/2013

[quote] What was Lora Meredith's greatest triumph as an actress?

Staying almost completely anonymous and unknown to the public at large?

by Annie Johnsonreply 3903/31/2013

Once when she really ran low on dough, she did a porno quickie called "Mama And Her Cubs", a sort of threesome with some college boys. We were able to buy up all the copies and destroy them.

by Annie Johnsonreply 4003/31/2013

(38&39) Lora Meredith was the First Lady of the American Theater from 1948 onward. She recently came out of retirement to play Carlotta in a revival of Follies.

It's called "google". I'd advise you to acquaint yourselves with it.

by Annie Johnsonreply 4103/31/2013

"'First Lady of the American Stage', my ass! I'M the First Lady of the American Stage!"

by Annie Johnsonreply 4203/31/2013

Lora: "Why Annie, it never occurred to me that you had any friends..." Annie: "Miss Lora, you never asked." Lora: " CAN talk and still rub my feet, you know."

by Annie Johnsonreply 4303/31/2013

"Sarah Jane is--YOUR CHILD???

by Annie Johnsonreply 4403/31/2013

The audio commentary on Imitation of Life is hilarious. Basically Lana Turner was tricked, or maybe just encouraged, to be her regular Lana Turner-y self, which the director knew would make the audience dislike the character in a way that Turner herself would never anticipate.

Turner thought she was giving a sympathetic performance with a sympathetic character. Sirk knew otherwise, and that's exactly what he wanted.

by Annie Johnsonreply 4503/31/2013

That Lora Meredith is a fake, just like me!

by Annie Johnsonreply 4604/01/2013

"Marjorie? Oh, Marjorie!"

(shocked) "Colonel, what are YOU doing in there?"

(flinging open imaginary door) "And Mr. Obermeyer, why aren't you in Duluth?"

(despairingly) "Oh, Herbert, YOU TOO?"

by Annie Johnsonreply 4704/01/2013

"Nothing in it for me, honey but they're casting the new Tennessee Williams play, so put on your roller skates!"

Clearly Lora Meredith was Tenn's first choice to play Blanche DuBois.

by Annie Johnsonreply 4804/01/2013

Annie: "Uh-uh. That money goes into our kitty."

Lora: "Our"?

by Annie Johnsonreply 4904/01/2013

Steve: Oh, stop acting.

Lora: I'm not acting!

by Annie Johnsonreply 5004/01/2013

Is it time for my next wardrobe change yet?

by Annie Johnsonreply 5104/01/2013

Annie: "How do you explain to your child that she was born to be hurt?"

Lora: "Are we STILL talking about this?"

by Annie Johnsonreply 5204/01/2013

Like Tallulah Bankhead and Helen Hayes and Ethel Merman, her talents did not easily travel off the stage. But she was larger than life. Only Amerigo Felluci saw how beautiful that could translate onto the screen if she were given proper direction.

by Annie Johnsonreply 5304/01/2013

(53) "But she was larger than life. Only Amerigo Felluci saw how beautiful that could translate onto the screen if she were given proper direction."

Indeed! I recently caught 'No More Laughter' at the local revival house and (I swear this is true)I turned to my companion and said: "Is this film in 3-D? Because I am IN this movie, I AM Reina!"

by Annie Johnsonreply 5404/01/2013

Teacher: "But I don't have any little colored girls in my class!"

Annie: "But they said 3-B, this is 3-B, isn't it?"

Teacher: "We didn't know! We didn't know!"

by Annie Johnsonreply 5504/02/2013

Lora: "I'm sorry, Mr. Edwards. But I'm an actress, and a good one."

by Annie Johnsonreply 5604/02/2013

The only hit that comes out of a Lora Meredith show is Lora Meredith, and that's ME, baby, remember?

by Annie Johnsonreply 5704/02/2013

"Well, don't be so calm, they want me for Rena!"

by Annie Johnsonreply 5804/02/2013

Annie: "Miss Lora, we been spending an awful lot of money up here. Do you think we can really afford it?"

Lora: "What's this 'we' shit?"

by Annie Johnsonreply 5904/02/2013

Susie: "Oh, Mama, look! A falling star!"

Lora: "I can only hope it's Lynn Fontanne..."

by Annie Johnsonreply 6004/02/2013

The loneliest word I've heard of is empty. Anything empty is sad. An empty purse can make a good girl bad...

by Annie Johnsonreply 6104/03/2013

Annie: "I've plenty to send Sarah Jane to college, something set aside for her, and enough for my funeral."

Lora: "Oh, Annie, that funeral again!"

by Annie Johnsonreply 6204/03/2013

Definately Catwoman in the big screen treatment of the '60s hit. She can always proudly proclaim that she was the first Catwoman on the silver screen.

by Annie Johnsonreply 6304/03/2013

1952's The Bland and the Beautiful.

by Annie Johnsonreply 6404/03/2013

"Like Tallulah Bankhead and Helen Hayes and Ethel Merman, her talents did not easily travel off the stage"

re: Hayes, it's quite odd that a woman whose talents didn't travel well off the stage ended up with two oscars.

by Annie Johnsonreply 6504/03/2013

Her greatest triumph was being so awful that even Norma Shearer bested her when she got the movie roles.

by Annie Johnsonreply 6604/03/2013

Simmer down (65), no one's saying H Hayes didn't deserve her Oscars, we're just saying she wasn't as beautiful or talented as Lora Meredith.

by Annie Johnsonreply 6704/03/2013

Oh please (66) Lora Meredith was a stage actress, Shearer was in film; two completely different mediums. That said, Lora's relatively few excursions in cinema are all well-regarded classics (there's even a course at UCLA devoted to 'No More Laughter').

by Annie Johnsonreply 6804/03/2013

(66) You aren't being 'colored'. You're being childish!

by Annie Johnsonreply 6904/03/2013

I'm probably in the minority here, but I thought her best performance was in that little play she did off Broadway, WAY off!

by Annie Johnsonreply 7004/03/2013

Now Venus, you know, was loaded with charm, and look at what happened to her: Waitin' around she's minus two arms. Could happen to me? No, sir!

by Annie Johnsonreply 7104/03/2013

Sarah Jane: "Oh, 'tain't no trick ta' totin', Miss Lora! I learned it from my mammy, an' she learned it from ol' massa, 'fo' she belonged to you..."

by Annie Johnsonreply 7204/03/2013

"She's talented, she's REALLY got it! I knew that when I kicked her outta my show."

by Annie Johnsonreply 7304/04/2013

Nothing can destroy Lora's talent...but she'll destroy herself.

by Annie Johnsonreply 7404/04/2013

Lora's gone through life on a pass 'cause of her damn classy looks!

by Annie Johnsonreply 7504/04/2013


by Annie Johnsonreply 7608/01/2013

I have to say, the first time I saw that pivotal scene in "Born to Laugh" I nearly passed out. She was transcendent. Even thinking of it now makes me a little weak. And that cameo in the second hour by Helen Lawson? God.

by Annie Johnsonreply 7708/01/2013

Indeed, [r77] I needed a cigarette after that pivotal scene!

by Annie Johnsonreply 7808/01/2013

Happy 91st birthday to Juanita Moore!

by Annie Johnsonreply 7910/19/2013

[quote]Acting like she cared about Suzy!

This remark made me spit coffee over my keyboard.

by Annie Johnsonreply 8010/25/2013

I'd like it that way... forever!

by Annie Johnsonreply 8110/25/2013

Ya'll remember that made-for-TV version of Summer Madness done in '84 with Kirstie Alley in the main role? For TV it wasn't too bad, but I thought setting it in the Victorian era was a bad call...

by Annie Johnsonreply 8210/25/2013

Her greatest triumph was "I'll Cut You, Bitch!" a film she made in the 1970s opposite Helen Lawson.

by Annie Johnsonreply 8310/25/2013

I don't even know why we needed a poll.


by Annie Johnsonreply 8403/08/2014

Bump for Mother's Day!

by Annie Johnsonreply 8505/10/2015
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