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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Yvette Vickers , John O’Dowd Narrator: Yvette Vickers Publisher: BearManor Media Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781538492185
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When Yvette, a New York model for White Rain shampoo, first appeared in Sunset Boulevard (1950), she could not have imagined that her own death would be as bizarre as Norma Desmond’s gigolo, Joe’s.

After roles in Short Cut to Hell (1957) and Reform School Girl (1957), Yvette’s fate cast her into dubious signature roles in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959).

Years passed, bit parts led to no parts, and Yvette gradually withdrew from the world. Forgotten by nearly everyone, she was last seen alive in 2010. In 2011, her mummified body was discovered in her home, and forensic scientists determined that she had been dead for as long as a year from heart disease.

John O’Dowd now reveals the secret recordings she made in her last years that reveal in her own voice the truth about her life and career. Hear her retell behind-the-scenes stories of the show business that brushed her aside, her dashed dreams, and her realized hopes. Her voice, warm-hearted and still resonating with humor, tells the inside story no one heard before her grisly death.

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About the Author

Yvette Vickers was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of jazz musician Charles Vedder. During her youth she traveled with her parents to their various performances. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied journalism. While at UCLA, she took a class in acting and discovered that she enjoyed it, so she changed her major to drama. She began making television commercials. She later moved to New York City to model for White Rain shampoo advertisements, but she eventually returned to California to pursue an acting career.