Tuesday, February 26, 2019

RIP Lisa Seagram

American film and TV actress Lisa Seagram died on February 1, 2019 in Burbank, California, she was 82. Seagram born Ruth Browser in Brooklyn, New York on July 7, 1936 was the daughter of a New York City police detective worked as a graphic artist and as a model in New York's garment district before studying acting with Paul Mann, Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Bill Hickey, then landed a small role in John Cassavetes' Faces (1959). Seagram walked into the office of Paramount studio head Martin Rackin without an appointment and left with a role as a college coed in Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961), starring Tommy Sands and Fabian. She then played Bob Hope's French secretary in Bachelor in Paradise (1961) and a party guest in Come Blow Your Horn (1963), starring Frank Sinatra. Her film résumé also included The Thrill of It All (1963), The Carpetbaggers (1964), A House Is Not a Home (1964), Caprice (1967), 2000 Years Later (1969) and several films made in Italy. Later, she worked in commercial real estate in Los Angeles and as an acting teacher in Hawaii. Lisa married actor Marco Fiorini and had two daughters Chela and Alisa. Seagram appeared as the saloon owner in 1969’s “El Puro” starring Robert Woods.

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