Shirley Buchanan Profile

Shirley Buchanan
Shirley Buchanan
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(Shirley Mae Quickstad)
c. 21 is born in Hettinger, North Dakota, of Norwegian descent to Manvel P. "Quickie" Quickstad and his wife Florence M., the youngest of three children
30 resides with her family in Hettinger, North Dakota
43 goes to Hollywood
December 46 is heralded Boat Show Queen of the 1947 Los Angeles National Boat Show, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles
June 47 she and fellow models Karen Gaylord and Pat Hall promote winter facilities at Sun Valley, Idaho
August 49 is among 50 starlets hired by a camera manufacturer for the world's most beautiful assembly line
September 50 promotes diamond and pearl earrings that do not need clips or screws, but loop around the back of the ear
December 50 is queen of the Lakewood Park $10,000 Invitational and pictured demonstrating a new putting stroke with pro Joe Robinson
July 53 is crowned "Queen of the Los Angeles Home Show"
? holds over 20 beauty queen titles
November 53 emcee Harry Babbitt of TV's "Glamour Girl" show introduces her and fellow fashion model Jean Moorehead to his audience participation program
October 55 is the estranged spouse of Fleischmann's Yeast heir Bill Holmes. Holmes is frequently seen with actress Anne Francis.
February 56 will spend six weeks in Nevada to get a divorce on Holmes' behest. Holmes is expected to marry actress Nancy Valentine, former wife of the Maharajah of Cooch-Behar, as soon as he's free.
July 57 is seen frequently on NBC-TV's "Matinee Theater"
? marries Arthur E. Anderson, owner of a Studio City golf course
7 May 59 a landslide imperils the Arthur E. Andersons' $60,000 Sherman Oaks residence at 3657 Scadlock Lane. "The Andersons sent their children, Casey, 8, and Margie, 5, with nurse Mrs. Marie Schroeder to a motel as a safety precaution."
July 59 she and her husband, Art Anderson, are expecting the stork in January. He bought Joe Kirkwood's Studio City golf course recently.
6 February 60 her son, Karl M., is born in Los Angeles
June 63 promotes the Palm Springs Golf Classic in a striped blue Dupioni silk blouse and slacks of light blue silk stretch
August 69 her son attends Egremont School in Encino
she, Karl and her father are off to Norway "with the hope of locating some tangible evidence of their heritage." They plan to celebrate Quickstad's 87th birthday September 10 in Toten, Norway, hometown of his father, grandfather and great-grand-father.
? hosts a radio show that is broadcast from the world-famous Capitol Records Tower
23 October 70 is among the celebrity models at the Auto Show Premiere Night held at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium
May 73 is a commenter at a fashion show luncheon meeting of Citizens for Law Enforcement held in Pavilion of Music Center. TV actor Philip Abbot is master of ceremonies.
7 - 8 October 00 attends the Hollywood Collectors Show
4 October 01 dies of a stroke en route to Houston, Texas
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