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Julie London is a Actor and Sound American born on 26 september 1926 at Santa Rosa (USA)

Julie London

Julie London
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Birth name Julie Peck
Nationality USA
Birth 26 september 1926 at Santa Rosa (USA)
Death 18 october 2000 (at 74 years) at Encino, Los Angeles (USA)

Julie London (born Gayle Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River," which she introduced in 1955.

London's 35-year acting career began in films in 1944 and included playing opposite Gary Cooper in Man of the West (1958) and Robert Mitchum in The Wonderful Country (1959). She achieved continuing success in the TV medical drama Emergency! (1972–1979), co-starring her real-life husband, Bobby Troup, and produced by her ex-husband, Jack Webb, in which London played the female lead role of nurse Dixie McCall.

Biography

Célèbre pour sa voix grave et sensuelle, première interprète de la chanson Cry Me a River en 1955, elle connaît la gloire durant les années 1950. Sa carrière d'actrice s'étend sur plus de 35 ans, jusqu'à son rôle de l'infirmière Dixie McCall, dans la série télévisée Emergency! (1972–1979).

Elle est la fille de Jack et Josephine Peck, un couple de danseurs et chanteurs de vaudeville. Lorsqu'elle a 14 ans, sa famille déménage à Los Angeles. En 1945, à 19 ans et après quelques apparitions au cinéma, elle obtient le diplôme de la Hollywood Professional School.

Après avoir tourné dans une vingtaine de films, dont plusieurs westerns, notamment Horizons en Flammes en 1949 avec Gary Cooper, L'homme de l'Ouest, dans lequel elle réalisait un mémorable strip-tease forcé, ou The Fat Man avec Rock Hudson en 1958, Julie London, de son vrai nom Julie Peck, avait pris ses distances avec le cinéma.

Elle avait poursuivi la comédie à la télévision où elle interpréta le rôle de l'infirmière Dixie McCall dans l'ancêtre de la série Urgences, Emergency! dans les années 70.

Parallèlement, elle avait mené une carrière de chanteuse de clubs. Sélectionnée dans le classement des meilleures chanteuses du Billboard en 1955, 56 et 57, elle avait réalisé 32 albums après son tube de 1955 «Cry Me A River».

Julie London a épousé la star Jack Webb, puis en secondes noces le compositeur, musicien de jazz et acteur Bobby Troup.

Julie London est décédée dans un hôpital de San Fernando Valley près de chez elle. Sa santé était restée fragile après un infarctus, cinq ans auparavant.

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Delmer Daves
Delmer Daves
(2 films)
Hall Bartlett
Hall Bartlett
(1 films)
Frank Tashlin
Frank Tashlin
(1 films)
José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Julie London (21 films)

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Actress

The Helicopter Spies, 1h35
Directed by Boris Sagal
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Bradford Dillman, Carol Lynley, Lola Albright, Leo G. Carroll
Roles Laurie Sebastian
Rating58% 2.9111652.9111652.9111652.9111652.911165
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo, (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) witness the aerial destruction wrought on an African village by Dr. Kharmusi using his newly developed “thermal prism”. U.N.C.L.E. then seeks out notorious safe cracker (and former thermal prism researcher himself) Luther Sebastian to help them obtain the device from Dr. Kharmusi. Sebastian is on an island among a religious group called “The Third Way”, a mystical organization with disciples having – except for Sebastian – platinum white hair and all having a belief that when the “Old Man” in their group finally speaks after twenty years of silence The Third Way will have dominion over the world. Wanted in nearly two dozen countries Sebastian agrees to leave the island and help U.N.C.L.E. in return for world-wide immunity from prosecution.
The 3rd Voice, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Edmond O'Brien, Laraine Day, Julie London, Olga San Juan, Tom Hernández, George Eldredge
Roles Corey Scott
Rating69% 3.4974753.4974753.4974753.4974753.497475
The Man (Edmond O'Brien) is the accomplice of Marian Forbes (Laraine Day), the spurned mistress of a tycoon. She coaches The Man in impersonating the voice and appearance and habits of the intended victim and when he has been taken care of The Man begins his masquerade in a Mexican resort. Here he meets Corey Scott (Julie London) and moves on to contemplating the murder of his tutor. But things begin to go awry.
The Wonderful Country, 1h38
Directed by Robert Parrish
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Pedro Armendáriz, Gary Merrill, Jack Oakie, Albert Dekker
Roles Helen Colton
Rating61% 3.0988053.0988053.0988053.0988053.098805
Mercenary Martin Brady is employed by the Castro brothers, Marcos (Victor Manuel Mendoza), a general, and Cipriano (Pedro Armendáriz), a governor. On a business trip to the United States to arrange the sale of a wagonload of rifles and ammunition, he is delayed when he breaks his leg in an accident.
Night of the Quarter Moon, 1h36
Directed by Hugo Haas
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism
Actors Julie London, John Drew Barrymore, Anna Kashfi, Dean Jones, Agnes Moorehead, Nat King Cole
Roles Ginny O'Sullivan Nelson
Rating63% 3.188613.188613.188613.188613.18861
A young man returns home with a new bride, but his family objects when they learn she is of mixed race.
Man of the West, 1h40
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord, John Dehner
Roles Billie Ellis
Rating71% 3.5950053.5950053.5950053.5950053.595005
Link Jones (Gary Cooper) rides into Crosscut, Texas to have a bite to eat, then catch a train to Fort Worth, where he intends to use the savings of his community of Good Hope to hire a schoolteacher.
A Question of Adultery, 1h26
Directed by Don Chaffey
Origin United-kingdom
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Julie London, Anthony Steel, Basil Sydney, Donald Houston, Anton Diffring, Andrew Cruickshank
Roles Mary Loring
Rating64% 3.2065153.2065153.2065153.2065153.206515
Racing car driver Mark Loring, the heir to the Loring fortune complements his competitive spirit with jealousy of his wife Mary. Enraged by the attention shown to her by a pit crew mechanic who returns Mary's glove to her, Mark makes love to her on a beach in Spain, impregnating her.
Saddle the Wind, 1h24
Directed by Robert Parrish, John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Robert Taylor, John Cassavetes, Julie London, Donald Crisp, Royal Dano, Charles McGraw
Roles Joan Blake, Tony's fiancee
Rating65% 3.2967953.2967953.2967953.2967953.296795
Retired gunslinger and former Confederate soldier Steve Sinclair (Robert Taylor) is living as a rancher in a small western community. He collaborates with the main landowner Dennis Deneen (Donald Crisp), from whom he rents the ranch, to preserve communal stability. His quiet life is disrupted by the appearance of his emotionally unstable younger brother Tony (John Cassavetes) and Tony's beautiful girlfriend Joan (Julie London). An old rival of Steve's, gunman Larry Venables (Charles McGraw), also arrives on the scene looking for Steve. Tony confronts Venables and kills him in a shootout. His success goes to his head and he gets drunk, ignoring Joan.
Voice in the Mirror
Directed by Harry Keller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Egan, Julie London, Walter Matthau, Arthur O'Connell, Troy Donahue, Harry Bartell
Roles Ellen Burton
Rating68% 3.404243.404243.404243.404243.40424
After sinking into the depths of drunken despair due to the death of his daughter, a man is warned by a doctor that he is on the brink of terminal mental illness. He begins saving not only himself but others, steering them toward Alcoholics Anonymous.
Drango
Drango (1957)
, 1h32
Directed by Hall Bartlett
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Julie London, Donald Crisp, Ronald Howard, Milburn Stone
Roles Shelby Ransom
Rating59% 2.9576352.9576352.9576352.9576352.957635
Union officers Major Drango and Captain Banning ride into a Georgia town ravaged by the Civil War and still bitter about the lives and property lost. Drango is the new military governor, but townspeople including Judge Allen and his son Clay make it clear that these Yankees are not welcome.
The Girl Can't Help It, 1h39
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Henry Jones, Julie London, John Emery
Roles Herself
Rating68% 3.4466053.4466053.4466053.4466053.446605
A slot-machine mobster, Marty "Fats" Murdock (Edmond O'Brien), wants his blonde girlfriend, Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield), to be a singing star, despite her seeming lack of talent. He hires alcoholic press agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to promote Jordan, both because of his past success with the career of singer Julie London (a fiction of the script) and because he never makes sexual advances towards his female clients.
The Great Man, 1h38
Directed by José Ferrer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors José Ferrer, Dean Jagger, Keenan Wynn, Jim Backus, Julie London, Ed Wynn
Roles Carol Larson
Rating70% 3.534533.534533.534533.534533.53453
Joe Harris (José Ferrer) is a popular, established local radio news reporter covering Broadway entertainment with a wise-guy attitude. Herb Fuller is the network's undisputed star. When Fuller dies in an auto accident, Philip Carleton (Dean Jagger), president of the Amalgamated Broadcasting Network, assigns Harris to prepare a memorial extravaganza, including an elaborate public viewing and a special memorial show featuring interviews with Fuller's radio cast, the "Fuller Family," (based on Arthur Godfrey's cast of "Little Godfreys") and others who knew him. Carleton dangles a chance at Harris becoming Fuller's replacement if he succeeds.
Crime Against Joe, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors John Bromfield, Julie London, Henry Calvin, Patricia Blair, John M. Pickard, Rhodes Reason
Roles Frances 'Slacks' Bennett
Rating58% 2.910942.910942.910942.910942.91094
A Korean War veteran is accused of the murder of a night club singer, in Tucson Arizona. A high school pin was found on the scene of the crime, and the veteran's pin is missing. However, when the crime was committed the veteran was leading a female somnambulist to her home, but her over-protective father gives a false testimony to the district attorney. "Slacks", a female friend, gives him a false alibi, but the police soon sorts that out. The veteran thinks that one of his fellow high school students from 1945 was the murderer. He has got possible suspects on a list.
The Fat Man, 1h17
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Noir, Crime
Actors J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, John Russell, Clinton Sundberg, Jayne Meadows
Roles Pat Boyd
Rating64% 3.2424953.2424953.2424953.2424953.242495
Portly amateur detective Runyan is hired by dental nurse Adams to investigate the unexplained murder of her boss. Suspicion falls on disappeared patient Clark, who had been helped by probable gangster Gordon. Runyan finds Boyd, Clark’s former lover and briefly his wife, who reveals that Clark had done time in jail. The police tell Runyan it was for robbery of half a million unrecovered dollars. In jail, Clark had a cellmate Deets, with whom he shared everything. On release, Deets had claimed Clark’s share of the loot from Gordon and had promised to eliminate Clark, whose corpse he left in a burnt-out truck. When he realised Clark had been having dental treatment, so his teeth could be identified, he killed first the unfortunate dentist and then the nurse as well. Runyan tracks him down and in a final shoot-out he meets his end.
Return of the Frontiersman, 1h17
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Gordon MacRae, Julie London, Rory Calhoun, Jack Holt, Fred Clark, John Doucette
Roles Janie Martin
Rating58% 2.914582.914582.914582.914582.91458
After the territory of Laramie, Wyoming has had law and order restored by men known as the Frontiersman, sheriff Sam Barrett has a peaceful town. At least until a fight breaks out between his grown son, Logan, and a man named Kearney who's been wounded by one of Logan's bullets.