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Joan Lucille Olander (Van Doren, Mamie)

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Entertainers

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1931 - Mamie Van Doren or  Joan Lucille Olander, born on the 6th of February in Rowena, South Dakota, the daughter of Warner Carl Olander and Lucille Harriet Bennett. She is an American actress and sex symbol.

1950 - Known as "sex bomb", she could act, but reviewers seldom got any farther than commenting on her torpedo bras and skin-tight capri pants.

1953 - She made her professional bow as a band singer, acting in stock companies before signing a contract with Universal Pictures.

1958 - There would be a few A pictures in her future, notably her film, the Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy Teacher's Pet.

1959 - 1960  - Her films, The Big Operator, The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, and her signature film, Sex Kittens Go To College.

1964 - She also showed up in the "musical j.d." epic Born Reckless (singing five songs) and as a neurotic striptease artist in director Tommy Noonan's tickle-and-tease farce Three Nuts in Search of a Bolt.

1970 - She continued popping up at important Hollywood social functions and awards presentations, as zaftig and exhibitionist as ever, much to the delight of her ever-growing fan club.

1987 - She wrote her memoirs, Playing the Field, in which she claims she slept with practically every male star in the entertainment industry.


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