Jill Melford

  1. Victoria Shaw, The Eddy Duchin Story, 1955.       The UK actress (evacuated to New York during WWII)  tested for the 30s/40s’ pianist-bandleader bandleader’s second wife, Chiquita Wynn. (The first Mrs Duchin died in childbirth).  The anonymous Variety critic fell for the Australian Shaw’s “particular effectiveness, showing understanding of the role and executing it with proper feeling.” Tyrone Power was an effective Duchin.

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