Lizabeth Scott


We always loved her, but had no idea she sang. Of course, we also had no idea she was still alive! And now she isn't. May she rest in peace.

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  1. I found her album on CD many, many years ago in a shop in San Francisco. This was probably the most upbeat song on it.

    Of course we loved her in The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers but Desert Fury was so bad it was wonderful. The tag line for the movie, "Two men wanted her love - the third wanted her life!" That third man would be Wendell Corey who wanted John Hodiak for himself.

    BrianB

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  2. Another sad loss of another feisty lady. Anyone who started her career understudying for Tallulah Bankhead, could hold her own against La Stanwick, and then turn her back on all that for the quiet life has to have had some balls! I could never understand why, when she had a rather good voice, she was always dubbed for her movies. RIP. Jx

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    1. I looked at the "always dubbed" clip on your site and unfortunately the only clip I could access was "It's So Nice to have a Man Around the house, which I listened to this afternoon on Lizabeth"s album.

      My feeling is that her singing voice was too distinctive and too good for the movies. Earl Wilsons liner notes on the album make it sound like she never had an idea she could even sing to begin with but she took lessons and made something of it. He does say that he and his son Slugger knew she had a voice the whole time!

      Bottom line is she will not be forgotten by me!

      BrianB

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    2. I spotted that the " I Walk Alone" clip had gone from YouTube, so replaced it [Random thought: where do these clips go? Someone must still have them...].

      She did have a good voice (her album is indeed fabulous), and yes, probably the studios chose Trudy Stevens to do the over-dubs because her voice was more "generic Hollywood". Jx

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    3. Jon, your theory sounds right. And I just downloaded Lizabeth's album - it IS fabulous!

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  3. Thanks Jon! YouTube is a pothole ridden road these days.

    Lizabeth smoldered for far longer than most in Hollywood. One of her gowns was on tour in a museum in Lancaster, Ohio last summer (Edith Head designs from Paramount's collection - what a show!). Lizabeth was the real deal.

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  4. If Edith designed that gown she should roll in her grave. Get a tailor! Otherwise, perfection (except for the lighting on her teeth). The working man's Julie London.

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    1. Not that dress!! Too much fabric for such a lithe frame.

      The exhibited dress was a cream columnar dress with beadwork mid-abdomen. Quite striking in simplicity and elegance.

      Edith also designed the blouse Lizabeth wore on her self-titled album. The blouse was, by then, several years old. Edith could style, and Lizabeth could wear.

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