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Charlene Holt
American actress

Charlene Holt

Charlene Holt
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Intro American actress
A.K.A. Verna Charlene Staveley, Verna Tishman
Was Actor Television actor Model Film actor
From United States of America
Field Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 28 April 1928, Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, USA
Death 5 April 1996, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA (aged 67 years)
Star sign Taurus
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Biography

Verna Charlene Stavely, professionally known as Charlene Holt, was an American actress known for her supporting roles in television and film.

Early life

Holt was born on April 28, 1928, in Snyder, Texas, to Malcolm C. and Verna Vesta Stavely, née Chandler. After she graduated from high school in Hagerman, New Mexico, she attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She was a model in Houston, Texas.

In 1956, Holt was crowned Miss Maryland and in July, 1956 participated in the Miss USA pageant in Long Beach, California where she was a semi-finalist. In August, 1957 she was among nine models sent to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Rose Marie Reid Swim Suits of Los Angeles and the Eileen Ford Agency in New York City.

Holt appeared in various TV commercials in 1958 and reportedly signed a $50,000-a-year modeling contract in New York at age 29. She was in a Revlon lipstick commercial, in which she was reportedly spotted by director Howard Hawks who later cast her in several of his films including Man's Favorite Sport. She was subsequently named "Miss Sweater Girl" in October, 1958 by the Wool Bureau. The contest was held in the Crystal Suite of the Savoy Hilton Hotel in New York.

Career

Holt's first credited role was as Lisa, a model, in If a Man Answers, a 1962 comedy film directed by Henry Levin and starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee.

Personal life

Holt married William A. Tishman, a millionaire builder in Los Angeles on October 7, 1966. They resided in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates until their divorce in June 1972.

Holt died on April 5, 1996, in Williamson County, Tennessee. She was 67.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0392392/
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http://isni.org/isni/0000000046755178
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002021847
https://viaf.org/viaf/49424022
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2002021847
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