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1962 Press Photo Mala Powers/Actress/Monte Vanton/Divorce - RSC71797

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Part Number: RSC71797

Height: 9

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. Los Angeles - Actress Mala Powers leaves a Los Angeles courtroom with a divorce from British-born Monte Vanton, a real estate man. She testified he complained she wasn't as good a housekeeper as European women and said he would run his finger over the furniture apparently looking for dust.
AP Wirephoto

Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers (December 20, 1931 - June 11, 2007) was an American film actress.

At the age of 16 she began working in radio drama, before becoming a film actress in 1950. Her first roles were in Outrage and Edge of Doom in 1950. That same year, Stanley Kramer signed Powers to star opposite Jose Ferrer in what may be her most remembered role as Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her part in this movie.

While on a USO entertainment tour in Korea in 1951, she acquired a blood disease and almost died. She was treated with chloromycetin, but a severe allergic reaction resulted in the loss of much of her bone marrow. Powers barely survived, and her recovery took nearly nine months.

She began working again in 1952, including a part in City Beneath the Sea and City That Never Sleeps, although she was still taking medication. Following her recovery, she appeared in B-movie westerns, such as Rage at Dawn (1955), and science fiction films, among them The Colossus of New York (1958), Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961), and Doomsday Machine (1972). She also had a large role in Tammy and the Bachelor (1957). She appeared on more than 100 television programs, including Appointment with Adventure, The Restless Gun, Maverick, Bonanza, Wild Wild West and Perry Mason. She co-starred opposite Anthony Quinn in the television movie The Man and the City, later a television series. (Wikipedia)Photo measures 8 x 8.5inches. Photo is dated 09-09-1962.