Best known as a writer for some of the biggest names in the business, he was the one and only Jack Douglas. Douglas’s third wife, Reiko, was a regular on the talk show circuit in the 60s and 70s. She capitalized on America’s attraction to anything and everything that was foreign and exotic.
Though she spoke fluent English, the Japanese-born beauty pretended to know minimal English, wearing traditional Japanese clothing. It was an interesting sight to be seen and actually made a lot of viewers in the crowd and on TV laugh in equal measure. They were a match made in heaven.
Zsa Zsa Gabor Part 2
Five years after Zsa Zsa Gabor was crowned Miss Hungary, she moved to the United States. Her European elegance and unique style would help ensure she became a sought after actress. Naturally, she became heavily typecast and would find a variety of roles working on stage, television, and of course, the big screen.
She soon became a frequent guest on late night talk shows, and of course, found her way into tabloid magazines. Gabor was known for her extravagant lifestyle and many relationships; she was married a total of nine times! That is a pretty remarkable statistic, even by Hollywood standards!
This next statistic is outstanding. With 69 songs on the Billboard Top 100 for over thirty years, Warwick is second to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female singer of all time. Along with her award-winning hits, Warwick had plenty of collaborations with big names.
When she made her appearance on "The Dean Martin Show," she decided against performing one of her songs. Instead, she showed her other talent, acting, as she performed a comedy skit alongside Dean Martin. Not many singers have been able to do it better than Dionne Warwick. If there are, there are only a select few.
In 1962 Judy Garland joined Jack Parr on stage for an interview on "The Tonight Show." The two had a very candid and humorous interview. Garland talked about her childhood and the early years of her career. The famed actress was born Frances Gumm and started off as a performer with her two sisters.
Before her iconic performance in "The Wizard of Oz," the young actress would spend time perfecting her talent alongside Mickey Rooney, Liz Taylor, and more. You have to work hard to make it in Hollywood, and boy, did Garland work! Her daughter was also a star!
Becoming an "it girl" is no joke; it's given for a good reason. Shrimpton was charming, engaging, and entertaining - the perfect it girl. She was one of the most famous females in the 1960s; the British model and actress was a sight to be seen.
When she wasn't on the runway, on-screen, or in advertisements, Shrimpton was a guest on many of the late-night talk shows. Clearly, this was one host that couldn't quite catch his breath when he experienced the looks and charisma of Jean Shrimpton. We just love the vibes going on in this photo; it looks like everyone was having such a good time.