Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Off Topic Post: Whatever Became of...


There have been actresses and actors who seemed to be here one day and gone the next. Not dead, but just away from the movie business. I don't want to impose on anyone's privacy, but I've often wondered what ever happened to the actresses Joy Bang and Jenny Wright. Joy Bang was great in Roger Vadim's Pretty Maids All in a Row and countless other films from the early 1970s. Then she's gone. I would love to interview her about her experiences in the movies back in the day. Then there is the blond beauty Jenny Wright: Garp, The Executioner's Song and of course Near Dark...then she vanishes. She sure had a mysterious quality to her. I guess I miss her screen presence for selfish reasons.

Where ever those ladies are, I hope they are happy and "thanks for what you left us on screen!"

How about you. Who do you miss...or wonder where they went?

UPDATE: Thought I'd post Arbogast's comment here and add a picture of the lovely Traci Lind.

ARBOGAST: There was a busy young actress in the late 80s to mid-90s named Traci Lind who appeared in Survival Quest, Fright Night 2, and Wim Wenders' The End of Violence, among other films... and then (seemingly) vanished. Knowing how the Industry grinds up pretty young things, I'm not surprised when one of the more successful ones opts out of the sausage factory and into something like a normal life. But I would love to know how all these gals are. Wright is another favorite of mine.

1 comment:

ARBOGAST said...

There was a busy young actress in the late 80s to mid-90s named Jenni Lind who appeared in Survival Quest, Fright Night 2, and Wim Wenders' The End of Violence, among other films... and then (seemingly) vanished. Knowing how the Industry grinds up pretty young things, I'm not surprised when one of the more successful ones opts out of the sausage factory and into something like a normal life. But I would love to know how all these gals are. Wright is another favorite of mine.