Tuesday, 9 June 2009

hall of dames - tuesday weld

Born Susan Kerr Weld in New York, Tuesday's father died when she was very young and she began supporting her mother, brother and sister by working as a child model . Tuesday suffered a nervous breakdown at age 10, had become an alcoholic by the following year, and attempted suicide at 13. Fortunately, the free-spirited and highly underrated actress persevered, and went on to star opposite Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen and Gregory Peck, among others. Thrice married, once to actor Dudley Moore, her films span more than 40 years and include some truly charming performances. My favourite, of course, is her role in Wild In the Country, opposite Elvis.



5 comments:

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I haven't thought of Tuesday Weld in years! She had such a childlike beauty with huge doe eyes. Always beautiful.

Brooke Ahana said...

OK I finally got with the program and am following your wonderful blog. I love this entry and will add the Elvis/Tuesday movie to our NetFlix list.

caroline duke said...

that is one fascinating story. kind of wish i would have had a breakdown by 10. oh the stories i could tell. i love the hall of dames, by the way! the joan crawford photos were beautiful. it's nice to remember she wasn't always mommie dearest.

[Tara] said...

She is so incredibly beautiful!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

She's really lovely. I'm especially enraptured with that colorful blouse/dress she's got on in the third picture!