Osa Massen

  1. Lynn Bari, China Girl, 1942.  A media photographer planning on being a film editor when discovered for the Danish film, Kidnapped,1934,   Copenhagnen’s Massen was rushed to Fox after her second film in 1935.  She became Captain Fifi in this WWII thriller (Marlene Dietrich had passed) but was replaced after 17 days, Osa was replaced by Bari and co-star George Montgomery told her: “I like you because you’re everything a girl should be…115 pounds of lies, venom and kisses.” Massen remained in Hollywood for  screen roles and became a a dialogue coach –  teaching John Wayne his Swedish accent, for example, in The Long Voyage  Home.

 Birth year: 1914Death year: 2006Other name: Casting Calls:  1