Kim Novak

Kim Novak was born in Water Rooster - Kuei Yu Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Born on February 13, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois Marilyn Pauline Novak later known as Kim Novak was the daughter of a transit clerk and Blanche Novak a teacher. Her first job was modeling teen fashions for a local department store. Kim was also an avid painter and won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. She went to Wright Junior College instead. In 1954 Kim and friends traveled to Los Angeles to try out as extras in a movie called The French Line (1954). An agent noticed Kim?s beauty and arranged for a screen test. She was signed to a contract with Columbia Pictures and was given acting lessons. Her film debut was in Pushover in 1954, and the comedy Phffft also in 1954. 1955 provided Kim with a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. She appeared as Kay Greylek in 5 Against the House in 1955, The Man with the Golden Arm in 1955 and Picnic in 1955. She played Linda English in Pal Joey in 1957 with Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth. Kim acted in Alfred Hitchcock?s? film Vertigo in 1958, Bell Book and Candle in 1958 and Middle of the Night in 1959. Her career stalled in the 1960s, but she did act in the remake of Human Bondage in 1964. She also co-starred in Kiss Me, Stupid with Dean Mart but the film received hostile reviews. She played the starring role in The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders in 1965 and married her co-star Richard Johnson. Kim continued her career in the 1970s by filming many unsuccessful movies. She did gain critical attend for her part in the Mirror Crack?d in 1980, but nothing more came along. She played Kit Marlowe in 19 episodes of Falcon Crest in 1981 and in 1990 starred in The Children. The last film with Kim Novak credits was 1991s Liebestraum. The film was a major disappointment and Kim retired from acting. Kim Novak has been married to Dr. Robert Malloy since 1976. They live on a ranch in Oregon where they raise horses and llamas. Kim paints in oils and sculpts.
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