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Dagmar (American actress)

Knowledge Identifier: +Dagmar_(American_actress)


Dagmar (American actress)

American actress, model and television personality of the 1950s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (15%), New York (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mitch Miller, Milton Berle, Bob Hope

Linked to: Life, High School Confidential, Masquerade Party, Buick




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Dagmar was born in 1921 add something


"'Dagmar"' was an American actress, model and television personality of the 1950s add something


After her marriage to Angelo Lewis in 1941, she moved to New York where he was a Naval officer, stationed at Navy Ferry Command on Long Island add something


To keep busy, she became a fashion photographer's model, and in 1944, other models encouraged her to audition for comedians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson add something


With Olsen and Johnson, she performed in four sketches from December 23, 1944 to July 14, 1945 add something


As a chorus girl named Bubbles, she appeared with Bert Lahr in the Broadway comedy "Burlesque", which ran for 439 performances from December 25, 1946 until January 10, 1948 add something


After her marriage to Angelo Lewis, she was married to actor Danny Dayton through much of the 1950s, followed by a marriage to bandleader Dick Hinds add something


Dagmar became one of the leading personalities of early 1950s live television, doing sketch comedy on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater", "The Bob Hope Show" and other shows add something


In the 1950s and 1960s, a blonde female midget wrestler worked as Darling Dagmar, playing off her more statuesque inspiration add something


In the 1950s, Dagmar was a regular panelist on the NBC game show, "Who Said That-", along with H. V. Kaltenborn, Deems Taylor, Frank Conniff, Peggy Ann Garner, and Boris Karloff add something


The Dagmar bumper is a chrome bullet-point bulge on the front bumpers of Cadillacs, Buicks and Packards built during the 1950s add something


In 1951, she made a TV guest appearance with Frank Sinatra, which prompted Columbia Records producer Mitch Miller to record a novelty duet with Frank and Dagmar, "Mama Will Bark" add something


With Dagmar getting all the attention, Lester walked off his own show in May 1951, and Dagmar carried on as host add something


On June 17, 1951, she appeared on the "Colgate Comedy Hour" with host Eddie Cantor and guests Milton Berle, Phil Foster and Jack Leonard add something


On July 16, 1951, she was featured on the front cover of "Life", and the show came to an end one month later add something


That same year, she was featured in a "Life" cover story with Alfred Eisenstaedt's photo of her on the July 16, 1951 issue add something


In 1952, she hosted the short-lived, prime time "Dagmar's Canteen", in which she sang, danced, interviewed servicemen and performed comedy routines add something


She occasionally made guest appearances on such shows as "What's My Line-", "The Mike Wallace Interview" and "Masquerade Party" and during the 1960s she appeared on "Hollywood Squares", "The Mike Douglas Show" and other shows add something


She was one of a number of performers who posed for pictures in the Patrick Dennis novel "First Lady," published in 1965, as the soubrette and Presidential courtesan Gladys Goldfoil add something


In 1980, Dagmar was referenced in the controversial Canadian Top 20 hit "High School Confidential" by the popular 1980s Canadian new wave band Rough Trade add something


After years on the nightclub circuit, she moved to Ceredo, West Virginia in June 1996 to be near her family add something

Dagmar died in 2001 add something


Dagmar died in Ceredo, West Virginia on October 9, 2001 of undisclosed causes add something


There have been frequent references to this in the successful 2014-2105 TV series "Fast and Loud" in which the Dallas, USA based Gas Monkey Garage customizes old cars add something