Lili Kardell Profile

Lili Kardell
Lili Kardell
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26 May 36 is born in Stockholm, Sweden. Her father, Thore Kardell, is a Swedish orchestra leader.
53 is on the Stockholm stage
54 goes to the States and is put under contract with Universal-International at age 18
July 55 meets James Dean at a Palm Springs party and zips around with him in his new white Porsche
5 September 55 as West Coasters sweltered in 100-degree-plus heat, movie starlets strolled through a shower of artificial snow that’s guaranteed not to melt—even on Hollywood’s sun-baked ground. But it doesn’t provide any relief from the heat as Dani Crayne, Mayra Hansen, Jane Howard, Gia Scala, Lili Kardell, Karen Kadler, and Leigh Snowden quickly learned; the gals are photographed walking through the “snow” in shorts.
30 September 55 it’s the saddest day in her life when Dean is killed, when his sports car crashes. She claims they were like brother and sister.
59 marries insurance broker Peter Paxton
November 60 becomes an American citizen when sworn in at the Federal Building in Los Angeles. She files for divorce immediately after being married for just one year. The divorce is granted.
? meets actor Troy Donahue while swimming in the pool of her agent and friend, Harold Gefsky, Troy’s neighbor. She’s one year his senior.
she and Troy can’t keep their engagement a secret any longer. His favorite dish has become leg of lamb á la Swedish.
December 60 accompanies Troy to Monterey for location filming for Susan Slade
January 61 when Troy gets time off from the studio, they head to Palm Springs and to the golf courses, where he proposes
June 61 is on the cover of Modern Man
July 61 is the girl Troy Donahue will marry this summer
April 87 as Lili Kardell, she dies at age 50 in New York City
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