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Dora Bryan was certainly somewhat homely for a famous actress, with a female assistant prettier than herself. And surely anyone who names their parakeet "Cecil Gibson" must've been a few caravans shy of a trailer park.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 19, 2017
     Category: Motor Vehicles | 1950s | Actors

Married for 54 years to the same man, whom she cared for until his death - not too common in the entertainment business.
Posted by RobK on 10/19/17 at 11:08 AM
Oh, but her loyalty doesn't matter, RobK. How well she could act seems not to matter, either. The awards she got for her work? The fact that she once played 9 different parts in one play? The BAFTA award for A Taste of Honey? Her own show on BBC? Entertaining the troops during WWII?

Nope, all irrelevant, apparently. The only thing to judge her on was that she was "homely for a famous actress". Oh, and her choice of pet names.

Not Cool.
Posted by Wilson on 10/19/17 at 11:38 AM
Being really attractive can be a death sentence for a career. Bit parts when you're starting out can be few and far between because big stars don't want the hired help upstaging them in the looks department.

Someone (I forget who) said you're better off being plain because stars come and go, but a character actor can make a decent living forever in Hollywood.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/19/17 at 01:15 PM
Not as popular as a Westfalia / VW camper. Although the Westfalia didn't offer a bathtub.
Posted by KDP on 10/19/17 at 04:25 PM
She ain't Marilyn Monroe, but she looks fine to me. And Cecil Gibson is a creative name for a parakeet.

The camper is pretty cool if you're not claustrophobic. Wonder what the equivalent would be today?
Posted by Brian on 10/21/17 at 10:23 PM
Cecil Gibson was the author of "History of British Dinky Toys 1934- 1964". Who doesn't know that?!
Posted by ScoutC on 10/23/17 at 06:40 PM
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