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Jean Alexander …

Jean Alexander …

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Jean Alexander 11 October 1926 ~ 14 October 2016 (Aged  90)

Sandahl Bergman …

Sandahl Bergman …

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A warm 1951 Club welcome to American movie actress, dancer and stuntwoman, Sandahl Bergman. She was born on November 14, 1951. She is six feet tall but used to say 5’12 because “no girl should have to be six feet tall.” Raised in Kansas, she moved to New York City in her early 20s and became a professional dancer, appearing in a number of Broadway shows. Her movie career began in 1978 with a small role in the TV film How to Pick Up Girls. She followed that in 1979 with a noted appearance as a dancer in the film All That Jazz. In the 1980 movie Xanadu, she appeared alongside Olivia Newton-John as one of the nine immortal Muses.

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Her best-known role was playing “Valeria” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian. She won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her role in the film. Because no stunt women could be found to match her size, she learned to do all her own stunt work.  

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Sandahl Bergman as ‘Valeria’

In 1985, she played a different character, Queen Gedren, in another Conanesque film, Red Sonja. She was offered the title role, but asked to play the villainess instead. Her TV appearances include parts in Hart to Hart, Moonlighting, Cheers and Murder, She Wrote.

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As Queen Gedren  in Red Sonja


1951 Club Revisited … Cassandra Peterson

1951 Club Revisited … Cassandra Peterson

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Cassandra Peterson joined the 1951 Club in August 2010.

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Helen Worth

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Gail through the years.

Gail through the years.

A very warm 1 951 Club welcome to actress Helen Worth. Born in 1951, she is best known for playing the part of Gail in the much loved soap Coronation Street. She joined the cast in 1974 and celebrated her 40th year on The Street in 2014.

Gail has certainly had more than her fair share of ups-and-downs over the years and she has coped remarkably well.

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Nikki Kelly

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Nicki Kelly is an English actress born in November 1951. She is best known for her role as the lovely Yellowcoat Sylvia Garnsey in the long running British sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

She was born in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, and made an early television appearance in Dixon of Dock Green in 1975, and You’re Driving Me Crazy in 1978.