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.
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