Nina Shipman

  1. Anjanette Comer, The Loved One, 1964.   “The motion picture,” yelled the posters,” with something to offend everyone.”  Comer, 25, won the young embalmer, Aimee Thanatogenous (“death by bleeding” in Greek) from such unlikely candidates (and ages) as Carroll Baker and  Claire Bloom, 33; Diane Cilento, 32;  Joy Harmon (Cool Hand Luke’s car-washer!), 24; Julie Harris, 39; Shirley MacLaine, 30; Nina Shipman, 26; and Elizabeth Taylor, 32, when Richard Burton was up for the British  poet hero. Based, badly, on Evelyn Waugh’s 1948 satire of the American funeral home business, this is the only Hollywood movie that Jayne Mansfield was cut out of.

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