Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rita Gam, 1927-2016

1950s actress Rita Gam, who never really hit star level but had some interesting things about her, has died at the age of 88.

It's been ages since I've seen Night People, and I wish Fox would take that one out of the vault. She also played Herodias in King of Kings, a movie I remember more for screenwriter Philip Yordan's "Word of Mouth" piece that he did about finding producer Samuel Bronston with a script that was screwed up beyond repair.

Gam might be best known for her friendship with fellow actress Grace Kelly, which resulted in Grace asking her to be one of her bridesmaids at her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Gam had an on-and-off screen career which continued into the 1980s, mixed with time on the stage.

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