Kim Novak

Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television actress.wikipedia
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The Man with the Golden Arm

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She later starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Pal Joey (1957).
The film stars Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang and Darren McGavin.

Vertigo (film)

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She is widely known for her performance as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo (1958) with James Stewart. Director Alfred Hitchcock was working on his next film, Vertigo (1958), when his leading actress, Vera Miles, became pregnant and had to withdraw from the complex role of Judy Barton.
Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin's wife Madeleine (Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely.

Picnic (1955 film)

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Novak began her film career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures, starring in numerous movies, including Picnic (1955).
Joshua Logan, director of the original Broadway stage production, directed the film version, which stars William Holden, Kim Novak, and Rosalind Russell, with Susan Strasberg and Cliff Robertson in supporting roles.

Pal Joey (film)

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She later starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Pal Joey (1957).
Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name, and starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak.

The Mirror Crack'd

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She appeared in The Mirror Crack'd (1980), and had a regular role on the primetime series Falcon Crest (1986–1987).
It stars Angela Lansbury, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson and Pierce Brosnan.

Columbia Pictures

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Novak began her film career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures, starring in numerous movies, including Picnic (1955).
Columbia maintained a long list of contractees well into the 1950s: Glenn Ford, Penny Singleton, William Holden, Judy Holliday, The Three Stooges, Ann Miller, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Doran, Jack Lemmon, Cleo Moore, Barbara Hale, Adele Jergens, Larry Parks, Arthur Lake, Lucille Ball, Kerwin Mathews, and Kim Novak.

The French Line

While there, she and two other models stood in line to be extras in two RKO films: The French Line (1954), starring Jane Russell and Son of Sinbad (filmed in 1953, not released until 1955).
Gilbert Roland co-stars and Kim Novak makes her first film appearance.

Laurence Harvey

Novak enjoyed box-office success and starred opposite several prominent leading men of the era, including Fred MacMurray, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Kirk Douglas, and Laurence Harvey.
Harvey and Kim Novak took an almost instant dislike to each other when they first met to work on a remake of W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage (1964).

Falcon Crest

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She appeared in The Mirror Crack'd (1980), and had a regular role on the primetime series Falcon Crest (1986–1987).
Falcon Crest was a top ten series from 1982 to 1985 (peaking at #7 in the 1983–84 season), airing after Dallas on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. The series also frequently cast former Hollywood royalty in guest roles: Lana Turner, Gina Lollobrigida, Cesar Romero, Robert Stack, Cliff Robertson, Celeste Holm, and Kim Novak all appeared on Falcon Crest.

Phffft

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She then co-starred in the romantic comedy Phffft (1954) as Janis, a character who finds Robert Tracey (Jack Lemmon) "real cute".
Phffft is a 1954 black-and-white romantic comedy film starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, and Jack Carson, and features Kim Novak in a small but significant role.

5 Against the House

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In her third feature film, 5 Against the House (1955), a gritty crime drama, she received equal billing with Guy Madison.
5 Against the House is a 1955 American heist film and noir directed by Phil Karlson and starring Guy Madison, Brian Keith, and Kim Novak.

Pushover (film)

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Novak's first role for the studio was in the film noir Pushover (1954), in which she received third billing below Fred MacMurray and Philip Carey.
Pushover is a 1954 American film noir crime film directed by Richard Quine starring Fred MacMurray, Phil Carey and Kim Novak in her first credited role.

William Holden

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Novak enjoyed box-office success and starred opposite several prominent leading men of the era, including Fred MacMurray, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Kirk Douglas, and Laurence Harvey.
The golden run at the box office continued with Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), from a best-selling novel, with Jennifer Jones, and Picnic (1955), as a drifter, in an adaptation of the William Inge play with Kim Novak.

The Eddy Duchin Story

Novak's next project, The Eddy Duchin Story (1956), cast her as Marjorie Oelrichs, the wife of pianist Eddy Duchin, played by Tyrone Power.
It was directed by George Sidney, written by Samuel A. Taylor, and starred Tyrone Power and Kim Novak.

Alfred Hitchcock

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She is widely known for her performance as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo (1958) with James Stewart. Director Alfred Hitchcock was working on his next film, Vertigo (1958), when his leading actress, Vera Miles, became pregnant and had to withdraw from the complex role of Judy Barton.
Hitchcock's next film, Vertigo (1958) again starred James Stewart, this time with Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes.

The Notorious Landlady

Instead, during the last film that Quine and she made together, The Notorious Landlady (1962) with Jack Lemmon, she discovered and purchased her future home by the sea near Big Sur, California.
The Notorious Landlady is a 1962 comedy/mystery American film starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, and Fred Astaire.

Bell, Book and Candle

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Novak again worked with Stewart in Richard Quine's Bell, Book and Candle (also 1958), a comedy tale of modern-day witchcraft, that proved to be a box-office success.
It stars Kim Novak as a witch who casts a spell on her neighbor, played by James Stewart.

James Stewart

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She is widely known for her performance as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo (1958) with James Stewart.
Stewart's collaboration with Hitchcock ended the following year with Vertigo (1958), in which he starred as an acrophobic former policeman who becomes obsessed with a woman (Kim Novak) he is shadowing.

Jack Lemmon

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She then co-starred in the romantic comedy Phffft (1954) as Janis, a character who finds Robert Tracey (Jack Lemmon) "real cute". Instead, during the last film that Quine and she made together, The Notorious Landlady (1962) with Jack Lemmon, she discovered and purchased her future home by the sea near Big Sur, California.
Kim Novak had a secondary role as a brief love interest for Lemmon's character.

Boys' Night Out (film)

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Their first endeavor, Boys' Night Out (1962), was unsuccessful.
Boys' Night Out is a 1962 American romantic comedy film starring Kim Novak, James Garner, and Tony Randall, and featuring Janet Blair, Patti Page, Jessie Royce Landis, Oscar Homolka, Howard Duff and Howard Morris.

Liebestraum (film)

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After a disappointing experience during the filming of Liebestraum (1991), she permanently retired from acting, saying she had no desire to return.
Liebestraum (German for "dream of love") is a 1991 American mystery film written and directed by Mike Figgis and starring Kevin Anderson, Pamela Gidley, Bill Pullman, Zach Grenier, Alicia Witt and Taina Elg, with Kim Novak in her last film role.

Kiss Me, Stupid

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) followed for director Billy Wilder.
Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American sex comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston.

Vera Miles

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Director Alfred Hitchcock was working on his next film, Vertigo (1958), when his leading actress, Vera Miles, became pregnant and had to withdraw from the complex role of Judy Barton.
Miles' subsequent pregnancy would cost her the lead role, which eventually went to Kim Novak, with whom Hitchcock clashed.

Jeanne Eagels (film)

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Offered a choice for her next project, she selected the biopic Jeanne Eagels (1957), in which she portrayed the stage and silent-screen actress who was addicted to heroin.
The film stars Kim Novak in the title role.

Frank Sinatra

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Novak enjoyed box-office success and starred opposite several prominent leading men of the era, including Fred MacMurray, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Kirk Douglas, and Laurence Harvey.
He starred opposite Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak in George Sidney's Pal Joey (1957), Sinatra, for which he won for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.