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Judy Bamber Profile

Judy Bamber
Judy Bamber
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(Judith L. Bamber)
36 is born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, of German-English and American Indian descent. Her father's a chemical engineer with the Ford Motor Company.
? attends Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan
? starts modeling while still in high school
? works as a carhop, a clerk in a laundry, a baby-sitter, and a dishwasher
55 moves to California
begins modeling and owns her own agency for a while
? models for the J.C. Penney catalog
? does live television commercials
? is discovered by Nils Thor Granlund. He sets her up with dramatic coach Joe Graham.
? attends the Warner Brothers Acting School
? her personal manager, Byron Griffith, gets her contracts with American International Pictures and Warner Brothers
February 57 is on the cover of and featured in Scan
May 57 is on the cover of Vue
July 57 is tested by Warner Brothers. She fits nicely into the blonde-bombshell niche, a lá Barbara Lang and Jayne Mansfield.
December 57 is on the cover of Glamor Parade
58 is George Fenneman’s co-host on the TV quiz show “Anybody Can Play”
c. 58 is tested by Alfred Hitchcock for his upcoming Vertigo
April 58 is on the cover of Modern Man
September 58 is featured in Scamp
60 her cat, Xerxes, is used in Monstrosity, her last film, filmed at a mansion on West Adams Boulevard in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles
Early 60s is the “Hertz Girl” for a New York ad agency
? adopts a boy, Louis I., who was born in Los Angeles on September 13, 1962
retires to raise her family
11 November 67 marries Douglas W. McClary in California. He's 36; she's 31.
18 November 71 her son Brooks S. is born in Los Angeles
4 February 04 McClary dies at age 72 in California
04 remarries
08 resides in California
January 17 her brother, George Bamber of Fallbrook, California, gets killed when a tree crushes his car
Sources:
Tom Weaver, "Judy Bamber: The Beauty Behind the Atomic Brain" by Paul Parla and Charles P. Mitchell in Scary Monsters Magazine, Modern Man, Vue, Scamp, Screen Stories, www.Ancestry.com
Recommended Books:
Fifties Blondes by Richard Koper
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