Category Archives: Comedies and spoofs

Spies in love

Troy Donahue (centre) and Valerie Allen (to the right of Troy) and others on set for the bikini spy caper Come Spy With Me (1967). Donahue and Allen married in Ireland after filming in October 1966, before the film was … Continue reading

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Lucienne, Dan and Katie

Bit players in Come Spy With Me (1967): French actress Lucienne Bridou (born 1943, in Hollywood 1964-68), minor actor Dan Ferrone (1937-99, on screen 1962-85), and teenager Katie Saylor (née Aldrich, born 1951).

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No chance with the bikini girl

Chance Gentry and Katie Aldrich together in a publicity photo for their only film credits – bikini spy caper Come Spy With Me (1967), starring Troy Donahue. Like Donahue (born Merle Johnson), Chance was a creation of infamous Hollywood agent … Continue reading

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Come Spy with Her!

Valerie Allen: formerly Paramount Pictures’ last contract player at twenty-three, eight years later in bikini spy caper Come Spy With Me (1967) where she met two-year husband Troy Donahue. Save

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Valerie Allen 1936 – 2013

Valerie Allen: born 10 February 1936, New York NY; died 18 June 2013 Woodland Hills CA. Daughter of Ziegfield Follies showgirl Valerie Raemer and talent agent Edgar Allen, on screen from 1957, including I Married a Monster from Outer Space … Continue reading

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Original Title Song of 20th Century Fox Motion Picture

Come Fly With Me (1967) original title song by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

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Jeremy Slate 1926 – 2006

Chris Noel and Jeremy Slate promoting The Lieutenant (TV 1963). Jeremy Slate born 17 February 1926 Atlantic City New Jersey; died 19 November 2006, Los Angeles California. Selected credits: G.I. Blues (1960), Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), I’ll Take Sweden (1965), … Continue reading

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Roddy McDowall 1928 – 1998

Roddy McDowall: born 17 September 1928, London England; died 3 October 1998, Los Angeles USA. First credit: Murder in the Family (UK 1938), moved to the US the following year, on screen until 1998. Selected credits: Lord Love a Duck … Continue reading

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Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld: born Susan Ker Weld 27 August 1943, New York City; child model turned actress. Screen debut in Rock! Rock! Rock! (1956 – songs voiced by Connie Francis); TV appearances including Sunset Strip; The Tab Hunter Show and 17 … Continue reading

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The Swedes

I’ll Take Sweden (1965): starring Frankie Avalon (born 1939), Tuesday Weld (born 1943), Jeremy Slate (1926-2006), Rosemarie Frankland (1943-2000), Bob Hope (1903-2003) and Dina Merrill (born 1923).

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