Thursday, January 12, 2017

Michele Morgan


France's President Francois Hollande announced December 20th that legendary French actress Michele Morgan has passed away at the age of 96.  Her family declined to state a cause of death.

She was awarded the first Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946 for portraying a blind woman in Pastoral Symphony.  She has more than two dozen movies to her credit.

Morgan lived in Hollywood, working for RKO Pictures during WWII and it was then that she built a home at 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon.  The home was completed in 1941, by 1946 when the war had ended she returned to France.

Thanks to George Smith for this well done video.







18 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

Damn she was a hottie

Matt said...

I think her name was better before she changed it: Simone Renée Roussel


Awaitingmyescapewithlove said...

It was a lovely house.

George Stimson said...

When you think about what happened there later it's very eerie.

Robert C said...

I always thought the house and whole spread was very appealing. At least it seems to have gotten a lot of good karma before the wastrel family showed up to murder, then the weasel family after that with all their electronic gear. Kind of sad also it was bulldozed for that monstrosity there now.

Dreath said...

'Passage to Marseille' is the only movie she was in I remember. While it was an effort to recreate the magic of Casablanca (same cast) it wasn't bad for one of those during the war 'why we fight movies'.

What struck me was the lack of trees.

Sam Smith said...

another rich pig

Dreath said...

"SS" said: "another rich pig".

This may be the first time I have heard anyone justify the murders.

Matt said...

Sam Smith said...
another rich pig


Sayeth the poor pig.


orwhut said...

It's getting mighty piggish around here.

cindyfromphilly said...

Exactly

Mr. Humphrat said...

Rich people can be very generous in spirit and giving just as poor and middle class can be.

Matt said...

Mot to mention that they are real people. Not caricatures. It's just as demeaning to judge without knowing them as it is homeless people. Statements like Sam's speak to the person who spews it.


Lynn said...

And it's such an original statement

CarolMR said...

The house was beautiful and charming when Ms. Morgan lived there. It was beginning to look kind of shabby by the time Sharon and Roman moved in.

CarolMR said...

The house was beautiful and charming when Ms. Morgan lived there. It was beginning to look kind of shabby by the time Sharon and Roman moved in.

CarolMR said...

The house was beautiful and charming when Ms. Morgan lived there. It was beginning to look kind of shabby by the time Sharon and Roman moved in.

Zelda Formaldehyde said...

It's amazing how naked the house seems in those early pictures without the trees and the hedges. Hardly seems like the same place from 1969.