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Celebrity ARLENE DAHL
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UP FOR BIDS IS AN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF ACTRESS ARLENE DAHL.
A year after graduation from high school, Dahl went to Chicago, where she worked as a buyer for Marshall and Brown, and as a model. She then traveled to New York, where she successfully auditioned for a part in the play _Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston_ in 1945. This led to her getting the lead in another play, _Questionable Ladies_, which was seen by a talent scout from Hollywood.
Dahl had an uncredited bit in _Life with Father_ (1947). She was promoted to leading lady in _My Wild Irish Rose_ (1947) with Dennis Morgan, a big hit that led to an offer from MGM for a long-term contract.
Dahl went to MGM to play a supporting role in _The Bride Goes Wild_ (1948). She remained there to play the female lead in the Red Skelton comedy _A Southern Yankee_ (1948).
Eagle-Lion hired her to star as the female lead in _Reign of Terror_ (1949). Then at MGM she acted opposite Van Johnson in _Scene of the Crime_ (1949); Robert Taylor in _Ambush_ (1950); Joel McCrea in _The Outriders_ (1950); Fred Astaire and Skelton in _Three Little Words_ (1950), playing Eileen Percy); and Skelton again in _Watch the Birdie_ (1950). Except for _The Outriders_, all these movies were profitable for MGM.
MGM gave Dahl the lead in several B movies, such as _Inside Straight_ (1951) and _No Questions Asked_ (1951), both of which flopped.
Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas, by Virgil Apger, 1954
Dahl was hired by Pine-Thomas Productions to a multi-picture contract. She was cast in _Caribbean Gold_ (1952), a swashbuckler starring John Payne.
She went to Universal to co-star with Alan Ladd in a French Foreign Legion story, _Desert Legion_ (1953); then Pine-Thomas used her again in _Jamaica Run_ (1953) and _Sangaree_ (1953). The latter starred Fernando Lamas, whom Dahl would marry.
She supported Bob Hope in the comedy _Here Come the Girls_ (1953). Dahl and Lamas reunited on _The Diamond Queen_ (1953) at Warner Bros.
In 1953, Dahl played Roxanne on stage in a short-lived revival of _Cyrano de Bergerac_ opposite Jose Ferrer.
Dahl played the ambitious Carol Talbot in _Woman's World_ (1954) at Fox, and she was Rock Hudson's leading lady in Universal's adventure war film _Bengal Rifles_ (1954).
She began writing a syndicated beauty column in 1952, and opened Arlene Dahl Enterprises in 1954, marketing cosmetics and designer lingerie.
Dahl began appearing on television, including episodes of _Lux Video Theatre_ (including a 1954 adaptation of _Casablanca_, wherein she played Ilsa) and _The Ford Television Theatre_.
Dahl was both a mystery guest (April 25, 1954) and a panelist on the CBS game show _What's My Line?_. In 1953, she hosted ABC's anthology series _The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse_.
John Payne and Dahl were reunited in a film noir, _Slightly Scarlet_ (1956), alongside Rhonda Fleming, another red-haired star.
Dahl made some films in England for Columbia: _Wicked as They Come_ (1956) and _Fortune Is a Woman_ (1957). In 1957, she sued Columbia for $1 million, saying the film's advertisements for _Wicked as They Come_ were "lewd" and "degraded" her. A judge threw out the suit.
Dahl hosted the short-lived TV series _Opening Night_ (1958) and had the female lead in the adventure movie _Journey to the Center of the Earth_ (1959), opposite James Mason and Pat Boone. She was injured on set making the latter, but it turned out to be one of her most successful films.
In 1960, she played the role of Lucy Belle in "That Taylor Affair," an episode of the TV series _Riverboat_, alongside Darren McGavin. The same year, she married Texas oilman Christian Holmes and announced her retirement from acting. The marriage did not last, but Dahl increasingly diversified her work to become a lecturer and beauty consultant while she continued acting.
She had a supporting role in _Kisses for My President_ (1964) and appeared in _Land Raiders_ (1969), _The Pleasure Pit_ (1969), and the French film _Du blé en liasses_. She also appeared on TV in _Burke's Law_ and _Theatre of Stars_.
Her focus by now was on business. After closing her company in 1967, she began serving as vice president at ad agency Kenyon and Eckhardt that same year. In a 1969 interview, she said her old films were "such an embarrassment".
Dahl began working at Sears Roebuck as director of beauty products in 1970, earning nearly $750,000 annually, but she left in 1975 to found a short-lived fragrance company, Dahlia.
Dahl also returned to Broadway in the early 1970s, replacing Lauren Bacall in the role of Margo Channing in _Applause_.
On television, she had a role on the soap opera _All My Children_ and guest-starred on _Love, American Style_, _Jigsaw John_, _Fantasy Island_, and _The Love Boat_. She also made a TV movie, _The Deadly Dream_ (1971). "I like acting," she said in 1978, "but I had better like business better or I'll lose my shirt."
Dahl in 2000
In 1981, Dahl declared personal bankruptcy, with liabilities of almost $1 million and assets of only $623,970. Her chief creditor was the United States government's Small Business Administration, which guaranteed a $450,000 loan for her as an executive in a cosmetic firm. She had lost $163,000 from burglaries of jewelry and furs from her Manhattan apartment, and she earned only $11,367 in 1980 and $10,517 in 1979.
Dahl appeared on ABC's soap opera _One Life to Live_ from 1981 to 1984 as Lucinda Schenck Wilson. The character was planned as a short-term role (she guest-starred from late 1981 to early 1982 and in late 1982), but Dahl later was offered a one-year contract to appear on the series from September 1983 to October 1984. She starred in the film _A Place to Hide_ (1988).
Her last feature film role, which followed a hiatus of more than two decades, was in _Night of the Warrior_ (1991). It co-starred her son Lorenzo Lamas.
She entered the field of astrology in the 1980s, writing a syndicated column and later operating a premium phoneline company. Dahl has written more than two dozen books on the topics of beauty and astrology.
Dahl guest-starred on episodes of shows starring her son, _Renegade_ and _Air America_.
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