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Stephanie Griffin Profile

Stephanie Griffin
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(Stephene Griffin)
c. 34 is born in Valley City, Medina County, Ohio
? graduates from Liverpool High School
? operates an elevator at Saks in Beverly Hills when actor Alan Ladd's wife notes her and suggests an acting career
July 53 posing for photographer Andre de Dienes, she is heralded a 19-year-old actress model of Cleveland, Ohio
January 54 columnist Harrison Carroll reports from Ciro's to have met her, "with whom Look magazine is shooting a layout about a girl trying to crash the movies..."
May 54 "An ektachrome of lovely Stephanie Griffin appears on the cover of the June issue of Pageant magazine. It is her sixth pose on the magazine's cover since Pageant discovered her two years ago, running a department store elevator."
August 54 competes in the "Miss Rheingold of 1955" contest, the "second largest election in the United States. Lined up with her are Grace Brown of New York, Susan Alexander of North Hollywood, Nancy Woodruff of New York, Jean Moorehead of Santa Monica, and Barbara Wilson of Pasadena. "In a few months one of these lovely models will be $50,000 richer after the polls close."
September 54 columnist Walter Winchell knows that she, "who may win the "Miss Rheingold" contest, gets her divorce decree next month..."
3 June 55 marries theatrical agent David L. March in Santa Barbara, California
April 56 replaces Terry Moore in The Last Wagon, after her picture appeared on eighteen magazine covers in approximately twelve months
5 September 56 she and March separate
October 56 March files suit for divorce against her charging adultery. He claims she was intimate with businessman James Raskin on several occasions between last September 10 and October 12. March is 40; she's 22.
6 November 56 March drops his divorce suit against her, clearing the way for prosecution of her own divorce complaint alleging cruelty
December 56 wins a divorce from March in Los Angeles on testimony that "he said I was like an inanimate object, that I couldn't think." She waives alimony and agrees to pay all community debts up to $4,000.
? marries James Raskin, a Montana lumber millionaire
March 57 she and Raskin honeymoon in Mexico
7 October 58 her daughter Kathleen C. is born in Los Angeles
24 August 59 her daughter Jamianne L. is born in Los Angeles
August 69 her daughter Tamara C. is born in Los Angeles
04 her husband dies at age 77 in 2004 in Los Angeles
Sources:
Chronicle-Telegram, The Independent, The Bridgeport Post, Syracuse Post-Standard, The News, The Lethbridge Herald, The Coshocton Tribune, Picturegoer, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Charleston Daily Mail, The Kansas City Times, www.Ancestry.com
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