23 May 2010

• Burlesque 60 's

Born Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins, knockout Liz Renay's personal life often overshadowed her film career. She became a showgirl and, later, a stripper after running away from home in the 1940s. In the 1950s, Renay made an effort toward acting and landed a starring role in Date with Death (1959; with Gerald Mohr and Robert Clarke) and was considered for other big roles. But when she was sentenced to three years in Terminal Island Prison after refusing to fink on her lover, mobster Mickey Cohen, her hopes for screen stardom vanished. However, after her release from prision, Renay published her famous autobiography My Face for the World to See (1971) and found work as an actress in low-budget films.

• Liz Renay ( Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins ) • US 1960