Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy

1955

In Egypt Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered before they can return to America. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.

Cast:
Bud Abbott .... Peter Patterson/Bud
Lou Costello .... Freddie Franklin
Marie Windsor .... Madame Rontru
Michael Ansara .... Charlie
Dan Seymour .... Josef
Richard Deacon .... Semu
Kurt Katch .... Dr. Gustav Zoomer
Richard Karlan .... Hetsut
Mel Welles .... Iben
George Khoury .... Habid
Eddie Parker .... Klaris, the mummy
Peggy King .... Vocalist

 

Marie Windsor

Born in Marysvale, Utah, on 11 December 1919, Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and represented her state as Miss Utah in the Miss America pageant. She trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya before she began playing leading roles in B pictures in the late 1940s. After several years of radio appearances and movie bits, Windsor was moved up to feature-film roles in 1947's Song of the Thin Man. She was groomed to be a leading lady, but her height precluded her co-starring with many of Hollywood's sensitive, slightly built leading men. (She later noted with amusement that at least one major male star had a mark on his dressing room door at the 5'6" level; if an actress was any taller than that, she was out.) Persevering, Windsor found steady work in second-lead roles as dance hall queens, gun molls, floozies, and exotic villainesses. She is affectionately remembered by disciples of director Stanley Kubrick for her portrayal of Elisha Cook's cold-blooded, castrating wife in The Killing (1956) (which earned her "Look" magazine's Best Supporting Actress award). She served as a director of the Screen Actors Guild for 25-years. Died the day before her 81st birthday, 10 December 2000 in Beverly Hills, California

Measurements: 37 ½-25-39 ¼ (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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