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Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s. Mansfield was 20th Century Fox's alternative Marilyn Monroe and came to be known as the Working Man's Monroe. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts.
Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, and a leading celebrity in 1957. She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, and although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture. With the decrease of the demand for big-breasted blonde bombshells and the increase in the negative backlash against her over-publicity, she became a box-office has-been by the early 1960s.
While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe in both the 1955–1956 Broadway version, and, in the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. She showcased her comedic skills in The Girl Can't Help It, her dramatic assets in The Wayward Bus, and her sizzling presence in Too Hot to Handle. She also sang for studio recordings, including the album Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me and the single As the Clouds Drift By. Mansfield's notable television work included television dramas Follow the Sun and Burke's Law, game shows The Match Game and What's My Line?, variety shows The Jack Benny Program and The Bob Hope Show, the The Ed Sullivan Show, and a large number of talk shows.

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Jayne Mansfield is preparing for

  • Romeo and Juliet - Count Paris

    20:15, Sat 24th July 2021 - Tue 27th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Set Designer

    20:45, Sat 23rd October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at London Palladium
    20:15, Sat 30th October 2021 - Thu 4th November 2021 at London Palladium
    18:30, Sat 6th November 2021 - Thu 11th November 2021 at London Palladium

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The story…

  • The Sound of Music - Composer

    19:45, Sat 4th December 2021 - Tue 7th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Sat 11th December 2021 - Tue 14th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    11:30, Sat 18th December 2021 - Tue 21st December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Lighting Designer, Costume Designer

    19:45, Sun 20th February 2022 - Wed 23rd February 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Carl Lindner

    20:15, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Almeida Theatre

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

  • Starlight Express - Buffy the Buffet Car

    20:45, Mon 2nd May 2022 - Fri 6th May 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • The Sound of Music - Writer

    21:00, Mon 23rd May 2022 - Sat 28th May 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:45, Mon 30th May 2022 - Sat 4th June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:00, Mon 6th June 2022 - Sat 11th June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Rose

    20:15, Sun 16th October 2022 - Thu 20th October 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

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