Marie Harmon, Attrice western degli anni '40 e madre della rocker Runaways Cherie Currie, morto a 97

Marie Harmon, '40s Western actress and mother of Runaways rocker Cherie Currie, morto a 97

L'attrice Marie Harmon, who co-starred in World War II-era Western movies with cowboy icons Roy Rogers and SunsetKit” Carson, died Monday of natural causes in Los Angeles. Lei era 97.

Her passing was confirmed on Instagram by her daughter Sondra Currie, a fellow actress who appeared in all three entries of Bradley Cooper’s hitThe Hangover” franchising, as well as a string of TV series, Compreso “Saluti,” “Magnum P.I.” e “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.

Our gorgeous mother Marie Harmon Currie/Kaupish took flight today at 4:40 p.m. at 97,Sondra wrote in her social media tribute. “She really was stupendous. Safe flight, Mom.

She led an amazing life, full of grit & determinazione & lots of love & compassion!” Sondra wrote in another message. “I’m so proud of her Spirit! Shine on, Mom … I’m lucky u hatched me.

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L'attrice Marie Harmon, who co-starred in World War II-era Western movies with cowboy icons Roy Rogers and SunsetKit” Carson, died Monday of natural causes in Los Angeles. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Harmon was perhaps best known as the mother ofCherry Bombrocker Cherie Currie, the platinum blonde front-woman of the iconic glam-rock band the Runaways in the mid-1970s. Cherie also went on to earn acclaim as an actress for her performance as a troubled teen in 1980’sFoxes,” an Adrian Lyne film starring Oscar winner Jodie Foster.

Harmon was portrayed by Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal nel 2010 biopicThe Runaways,” which starred Dakota Fanning as Cherie and Kristen Stewart as bandmate Joan Jett.

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A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Harmon relocated to Hollywood at 18 with dreams of being a movie star, she once told the cult movie site Western Clippings. She worked as a cigarette girl, a car-hop at a drive-in restaurant and finally as a hostess at Lou Costello’s nightclub, dove “George Raft flirted with me one evening, to the distaste of Betty Grable.

Presto, Harmon was snagging background roles in 1940s B-movies such as 1943’sHi’Ya, Sailorand 1944’sHatcheck Honey.She graduated to more A-list fare after becoming a contract player with Republic Pictures, co-starring opposite leading men such as Robert Walker in 1945’sThe Sailor Takes a Wifeand box office heavyweight Mickey Rooney in 1947’sKiller McCoy.

Marie Harmon was perhaps best known as the mother of rocker Cherie Currie (sinistra), the platinum blonde front-woman of the iconic glam-rock band the Runaways in the mid-1970s.

Marie Harmon was perhaps best known as the mother of rocker Cherie Currie (sinistra), the platinum blonde front-woman of the iconic glam-rock band the Runaways in the mid-1970s. (Getty Images)

tuttavia, after a string of failed auditions, Harmon started to feel like… a has been. Dopotutto, ero 24 and all the young girls coming in were in their teens, just as I was when I first started. I thought it was time for me to move on to other things.

She officially retired from the movies in 1958 after an uncredited bit part in the minor cult flickI Married a Woman.

Her third husband, Dott. Wolfgang Kaupisch, to whom she was married for 35 anni, preceded her in death in 2010, secondo The Hollywood Reporter.

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Harmon is survived her son Don, daughters Sondra, Marie and Cherie; Sondra’s husband Alan J. Levi, a veteran director of TV series fromBuffy the Vampire Slayer” per “NCIS;” and four grandchildren: Tina, Trevor, Jake and Grace.

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