Miss Beverly Hills Profile

Miss Beverly Hills
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(Beverly Montgomery)
c. late 37 is born in Glendale, California
? graduates from Van Nuys High School
? begins as a dancer in the chorus of the Tropicana and the Sands in Las Vegas at age 17
c. 57 marries Los Angeles hairdresser William “Bill” Powers
? her son is born
December 59 discovered by Chuck Landis, she takes the place of stripper Candy Barr as featured performer in Los Angeles’s Club Largo when Candy goes to prison
? as Miss Beverly Hills, she becomes a striptease artist
? has a stormy affair with mobster Mickey Cohen
May 60 the press tells: “George Andros spent over $500 in telegrams finding an exotic dancer to follow Tempest Storm, his current Fack’s II headliner, and he found her right on the Coast. Filmdom’s Miss Beverly Hills opens Monday night with Tommy Edwards whose ‘All in the Game’ was number one in the charts…”
June 60 is on the cover of Modern Man
October 60 is on the cover of Sir Knight
September 61 is featured in Dude
December 62 as Beverly Powers, she will play a straight dramatic role in the upcoming Days of Wine and Roses
March 63 works at the Largo Club on the Sunset Strip, “the high temple of stripteasing”
August 65 producer Joseph E. Levine signs her for a part in his upcoming Harlow
October 65 is on stage in Li’l Abner at the Circle Star Theater in San Carlos
May 66 after completing her current movie in the Philippines, she will debut her new nightclub singing act in Gardena, California
15 July 67 graces the “Miss California World Beauty Pageant” finals in Santa Monica
May 68 stars in a lavish floor show nightly at Chuck Landis’ Largo in Hollywood
March 70 hits the news when Beverly Hills Police Chief Joseph Paul Kimble’s contract is taken under consideration after his appearance with her on a TV talk show
87 moves from Southern California to Maui, Hawaii, and founds The Living Ministry, The Photo Ministry, and A Wedding Just For Two
? as Reverend Beverly Powers, she is a licensed Christian minister and pastor of the Sheraton-Maui Resort for five years and co-pastors at the Lahuiokalani Congregational Church in Kaanapali, Maui, for an additional six years
? serves as one of the chaplains at Maui Memorial Hospital. She has performed more than 1,600 weddings and vow renewals to date. Her first book, Passing the Baton of Light, is to be published soon.
Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood by Tom Lisanti, The Press-Courier, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Oakland Tribune, The Lima News, The Valley Independent, Van Nuys News, The Pasadena Independent, Star-News
Recommended Books:
Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood by Tom Lisanti
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