Saturday, June 13, 2020

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

I have been asked who the brunette in the B&W and grainy color photos with the distinct "sixties look" was/is I posted earlier in the week under the title "Vintage Heat".







Quentin Dean (1967) : vgb

Her name was Quentin Dean (Cederq thought I was pulling his leg when I told him that). I do not know and cannot find out very much about her. She was born July 27th, 1944 in Los Angeles County, CA as Corinne Ida Margolin.  She died of cancer at the age of 58. She never married. Her acting career began in 1967 playing the role of nymphet Delores Purdy in the film In The Heat Of The Night. Her character was sixteen years old and Dean was 23 at that time. She played in three other films, including Stay Away Joe with Elvis Presley. Dean also made seven television film appearances. Her acting career ended abruptly in 1969. I have not been able to find out why. In 2014 Steve Hart and the Cadillac Angels recorded a song titled The Ballad of Quentin Dean. There are a few subtle hints as to what might have happened to Dean. If anyone knows or comes across anything, please post in the comments. 



Below are a couple of Dean and Presley from Stay Away Joe

QUENTIN DEAN TRIBUTE - YouTube

13 comments:

  1. I'm just seeing hints as well, but those hints say she became a Yogananda follower and stayed there for the rest of her life.

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  2. Why are you and Phil picking on me? Am I low hanging fruit or something? I feel so persecuted... ya'll ganged up on me. Next will be Irish and Kenny.

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    1. No, no, Cederq. I wasn't picking on you at all, but you did sound like my son for a minute there. The way that works is, if I am not in agreement with him, then I am against him! LOL!

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    2. Cederq - uou must be one of them fragile white folks that Always Off Course was recently whining about..................

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    3. Anon, if ya knew me I am not by any definition a fragile white folk, or whining. I was being facetious (should I define that for you?) You can call me anything, but not late for dinner. I was the class clown growing up with a wicked uppercut.

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  3. As toxic as Hollywood and the Southern California lifestyle is, it is not hard to imagine why she left the movies so suddenly. Hollywood is a cesspit of abuse.

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    1. Maybe she went to work for Joe Biden about that time?

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  4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85167090/corinne-ida-margolin

    She switched back to real name and decided to give up holliweird and become spiritual advisor.

    Exile1981

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  5. Says she became disenchanted with acting and went back to her original name. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85167090/corinne-ida-margolin

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  6. Damn my eyes are getting bad. I thought it was Barbie Benton and scrolled on by!

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