Born Aug. 26th, 1928 – Died 2010
As movie fans, especially when you are fans of the older black and white classics, we know that time catches up with the stars of these titles a lot sooner than we expect. A lot of the talent from those films in the ’50s and ’60s have long gone the way of becoming ghosts of Hollywood. But we know fans like us keep them alive in spirt, as well as in film. But there are some deaths that are so tragic, that it is just terrible. Yvette Vickers is one of them.
She started her career in the famous 1950’s film Sunset Boulevard, as “giggling girl on phone at party”. She would in little bit parts here and there, such as Reform School Girls (1957) and Short Cut to Hell (1957), which was James Cagney’s only film as a director. But her career never took off big, even after appearing in Playboy as a Playmate in 1959. Director Russ Meyer was actually the photographer for that layout. Her real claim to movie fame is for appearing in two horror classics, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959).