Biography

Marilyn Pauline Novak (born February 13, 1933), known professionally as Kim Novak, is an American retired film and television actress.

She began her career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures. There, she became a successful actress, starring in a string of movies, among them the critically acclaimed Picnic (1955). She later starred in such popular successes as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Pal Joey (1957). However, she is perhaps best known today for her "dual role" as both Judy Barton and Madeleine Elster in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Vertigo (1958). Novak was popular in box office popularity polls, and she starred opposite several top leading men of the era, including James Stewart, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, and Kirk Douglas.

Although still young, her career declined in the early 1960s, and after several years in a series of lackluster films, she withdrew from acting in 1966. She has only sporadically returned since. She later returned to the screen in The Mirror Crack'd (1980), and had a regular role on the prime time series Falcon Crest (1986–87).[3] After a disappointing experience during the filming of Liebestraum (1991), she has permanently retired from acting, stating she has no desire to return.

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Marilyn Pauline Novak (born February 13, 1933), known professionally as Kim Novak, is an American retired film and television actress.

She began her career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures. There, she became a successful actress, starring in a string of movies, among them the critically acclaimed Picnic (1955). She later starred in such popular successes as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Pal Joey (1957). However, she is perhaps best known today for her "dual role" as both Judy Barton and Madeleine Elster in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Vertigo (1958). Novak was popular in box office popularity polls, and she starred opposite several top leading men of the era, including James Stewart, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, and Kirk Douglas.

Although still young, her career declined in the early 1960s, and after several years in a series of lackluster films, she withdrew from acting in 1966. She has only sporadically returned since. She later returned to the screen in The Mirror Crack'd (1980), and had a regular role on the prime time series Falcon Crest (1986–87).[3] After a disappointing experience during the filming of Liebestraum (1991), she has permanently retired from acting, stating she has no desire to return.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Kim Novak, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1933-02-13

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • The Lavender Girl
  • Marilyn Pauline Novak

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1997 Obsessed with Vertigo - New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece as Herself
1991 Liebestraum as Lillian Anderson Munnsen
1990 The Children as Rose Sellars
1990 Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1983 Malibu as Billie Farnsworth
1981 Falcon Crest (18 episodes)
1980 The Mirror Crack'd as Lola Brewster
1978 Just a Gigolo as Helga von Kaiserling
1977 The White Buffalo as Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn
1975 Satan’s Triangle as Eva
1973 The Third Girl from the Left as Gloria Joyce
1973 Tales That Witness Madness as Auriol
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel (1 episode)
1969 I due Kennedy as Herself
1969 The Great Bank Robbery as Sister Lyda Kebanov (forger)
1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare as Lylah Clare / Elsa Brinkmann / Elsa Campbell
1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders as Moll Flanders
1964 Kiss Me, Stupid as Polly the Pistol
1964 Of Human Bondage as Mildred Rogers
1962 Boys' Night Out as Cathy
1962 The Notorious Landlady as Mrs. Carlyle 'Carly' Hardwicke
1960 Pepe as Herself
1960 Strangers When We Meet as Margaret 'Maggie' Gault
1959 Middle of the Night as Betty Preisser
1959 Stars in der Manege (1 episode)
1958 Bell, Book and Candle as Gil Holroyd
1958 Vertigo as Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
1957 Pal Joey as Linda English
1957 Jeanne Eagels as Jeanne Eagels
1956 The Steve Allen Show (1 episode)
1956 The Eddy Duchin Story as Marjorie Oelrichs Duchin
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)
1955 The Man with the Golden Arm as Molly
1955 Picnic as Marjorie 'Madge' Owens
1955 5 Against the House as Kay Greylek
1955 Son of Sinbad as Harem Girl
1954 Phffft! as Janis
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1954 Pushover as Lona McLane
1953 The Academy Awards (2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (2 episodes)

Costume & Make-Up

1962 Boys' Night Out Co-Costume Designer

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