Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld

American actress
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  • The first year she was on the set of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", she was mobbed so much by the press that she finally cut them off entirely. The press then mutually decided to never mention her name again.
  • Turned down the role in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969).
  • As a 14 year old starlet, A Hollywood movie mag reported her measurements to be 36-19-35
  • In Tiny Tim's recording of George M. Cohan's song "Then I'd be Satisfied with Life" (on his 1968 album "God Bless Tiny Tim"), he changes the line "If Hettie Green would only be my wife" to "If Tuesday Weld would only be my wife".
  • The first year she was on the set of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959) she was mobbed so much by the press that she finally cut them off entirely. After that her name was seldom mentioned when the show was written about.
  • 1958 Deb Star.
  • Turned down the lead role in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
  • Refused to screen test (as did Natalie Wood) for the part of "Daisy Buchanan" in the 1974 remake of The Great Gatsby (1974).
  • Donald Fagen mentions her in his song "New Frontier" on the album "The Nightfly": "Introduce me to that big blonde/She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld."
  • Singer Walter Egan recorded "Tuesday Weld", his self-penned tribute to the actress, on his 1980 album "The Last Stroll".
  • Graduated from Hollywood Professional School in 1960 and was the class valedictorian.
  • Had a daughter, Natasha, born in 1966, with her screenwriter/husband, Claude Harz.
  • Son, Patrick (with Dudley Moore), born in 1976.
  • Turned down the films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), True Grit (1969) and Cactus Flower (1969).
  • A Hollywood movie magazine reported her measurements--as a 14-year-old starlet--to be 36-19-35.
  • When asked by a reporter what drove her into seclusion in the 1970s, she answered, "I think it was a Buick."
  • She was director Roman Polanski's first choice for the title role in Rosemary's Baby (1968) because he thought her pure, American looks would contrast well with the film's dark undertones. The studio preferred Mia Farrow, however, who had become a star on the enormously popular night-time soap opera "Peyton Place" (1964). A few years later, Polanski wanted her to star in his film version of The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971). She lost the part when she refused to do a nude sleepwalking scene. The role was eventually played by Francesca Annis.
  • Turned down the role of Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
  • Was considered for the title role in Lolita (1962).
  • Featured on the cover of the album "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet (1991).
  • Spouse: Pinchas Zukerman (18 October 1985 - 1998) (divorced) 1 child; Dudley Moore (20 September 1975 - 1980) (divorced) 1 son ; Claude Harz (23 October 1965 - 1970) (divorced) 1 child
  • Born in NYC
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