Skip to comments.Has anyone ever heard of this one-name celeb?
Posted on 01/21/2013 12:14:37 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator
I bought my first World Almanac in the last week of December 1970 (I have bought one each year since then). I was fascinatined by the miscellaneous facts and statistics. One section I enjoyed was the "celebrities" section, giving the birth place and birth years of famous people in the entertainment business. Of course, there were many listed in this section I had never heard of.
One of my major discoveries was the "one-name celebrities." I had never heard of such a thing before. But here they were--Annabella, Cantinflas, Dagmar, Fabian, Fernandel, Genevieve, Hildegarde, and Margo. Who were these people?
Since then I have learned who all these people were (they're mostly gone now). But one mysterious name is still utterly unknown to me. I can't find it in Wikipedia or the Internet Movie Database, and any name that isn't on one of those two lists must have been a very strange kind of celebrity.
The name was listed as "Lili." To the side it had in parentheses "Liliane Lewin." The only information was that she was born in France in 1925. That was all.
As I said, I can't find a "Liliane Lewin" or "Lili" in either of the two major online celebrity references. I did an Internet search and turned up plenty of hits, but they appear to be referring to currently living non-celebrities on Facebook of Linked In. So I am at a complete and total loss.
Does anyone out there recall a celebrity of any kind named Liliane Lewin, born in France in 1925, who went by the name of "Lili?"
PS: Please don't refer me to the MGM movie Lili starring Leslie Caron. That's not the subject.
Those names are from a time long ago when America itself and not indoctrinated yet into becoming entitlement minded government dependent losers.
Was that harsh?
(Google has already indexed this page!)
Well, yeah, I’ve heard of all of them. Not that I’m overly familiar with them, necessarily. Margo was a 1930s actress, who was married to Eddie Albert. Dagmar was a fixture on early-50s television, before my time. Annabella starred in the British film “Wings in the Morning,” an early Technicolor movie from 1937. Fernandel and Cantinflas were big foreign film stars.
Ah, I misread the title. I thought you were asking about the ones you named. Not “Lili.” Don’t know a one-name Lili.
Yes, I eventually learned about all of these. But who was Lili (Liliane Lewin)???
Pictures of Lili helped me sleep at night.
Dagmar with Frank Sinatra: “Mama will bark”
When everything under the sun is now on Internet and this Lili ain’t, is it possible that Lili never existed and was somebody’s inside joke when you saw the reference?
Perhaps a union between an older director and younger actress?
Albert Lewin | Liliane Montevecchi
The Living Idol 1957??
Nobody in polite society would admit to knowing who she was?
From what I was able to find out, Lilli is a fictional character, originally dreamed up by a German cartoonist in June of 1952 as a filler. The name came to represent a girl that was a lot of fun and a bit of trouble, someone that a man would hang out with, not necessarily date.
“I had never heard of such a thing before.”
ZC, you never heard of Cher? Bono?
I believe Lili was the private laundress of flatulist Le Petomane. She dies of overwork and exhaustion.
Those things will put yer eye out!
Cantinflas was in “Around the World in 80 Days”
Although he was a political Conservative, Mexican Hollywood (Mexiwood?) guilted him into pushing a liberal agenda. We have lost America because our entertainers have almost, to a man, been guilted into not standing up for what is right--a valuable lesson to be learned here.
Check this scrap out: http://www.jmberlin.de/berlin-transit/en/orte/lewin.php
Imagine the wonders of a world without Sting or Madonna.
Maybe Liliane Bettencourt, wealthiest woman in Europe circa 2010, who gave $1Bil to François-Marie Banier (French novelist, actor, gigilo, photographer, etc) with anybody named Lewin she chose???
“You’ll poke your eye out!”
Cantinflas was an actor...the only film I know of was “Around the world in eighty days”
Fabian was a teen idol in the 60s!!
(on the left)
5’ 8” figure (measuring 42”-23”-39”)
As David Niven’s valet/travel companion character “Pas Partou” the troubleshooter/causer.
Names from a more decent time, when the “play was the thing” and not the personage. People had to know how to do things... not just suck up to some political machine.
I mean really, Lady Gaga-— the queer’s number one choice is the headline at obamaomau’s white house (the male queers who really hate women— love lady gg and madonna-— sort of like the cult following of Anne Bancroft— the “tough” look-— what a peculiar psychology and then they try to dress up to look like them— sorry, day ranting about reduced culture). I didn’t live then, but surely do miss Carmen Miranda.
I used to love the Zygi comic panel. Was I guilty of schadenfreude?
“Lalaine Vergara-Paras, or simply Lalaine, is best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez, Lizzie’s (Hilary Duff’s) best friend, in the hit TV series Lizzie McGuire. “ from imdb.com
Lily - Lily - Lily ....
Lily Von Sthupp!
"God bless Lili St. Cyr...."
Looks like Liberace’s cousin or sumpthin.
First name that came to mind was Fabio.
Can’t seem to place the 1925 born Lili.
Dagmar was actually quite...ahem...memorable
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Dagmar definitely ‘made a point’.
Didn’t she ‘start’ with Jerry Lester and a running gag was with bean bags?
Then she went out on her own.
She was the type that young lads would sneak down the stairs to get a peak at and if they ‘messed up’ and she made it on ‘prime time’ the younguns would get sent to their rooms.
Remember the ‘Legion of Decency’? I never did get to see “From Here to Eternity” till in my 30’s....to young when it came out (ala Legion of Decency)....
Fabian was a teen idol from the 60s. Played in North To Alaska with John Wayne.
When I was about 10 or 11 (which would have been in the mid-60s), I had a piano teacher who must have been at least 65 at the time who claimed that she had traveled with and played in the shows put on by Hildegarde, who was a renowned concert pianist and singer back in the 20s and 30s.
Until recently, “Lili” had been dating Manti Te’o.
It’s Lilo, an actress.
She’s mentioned in the Wiki entry for the song “I Love Paris.” Sang it on Broadway.
That was one of the categories on The Jokers Wild...One Name Celebs. You would have cleaned-up!
Just checked google images. There are pics of her. Search “Lilo, Can-Can.”