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Cast: Stubby Kaye, Stella Stevens, Robert Strauss, Leslie Parrish, Julie Newmar, Peter Palmer, Valerie Harper, Billie Hayes, Howard St. John, Al Nesor, Joe E. Marks, William Lanteau, Bern Hoffman ...LESS
Li'l Abner is a 1959 musical film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp and the successful Broadway musical of the same name that opened in 1956. The movie was produced by Norman Panama and directed by Melvin Frank. It was the second film to be based on the comic strip,... MORE
Li'l Abner is a 1959 musical film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp and the successful Broadway musical of the same name that opened in 1956. The movie was produced by Norman Panama and directed by Melvin Frank. It was the second film to be based on the comic strip, the first being RKO's 1940 film, Li'l Abner. Several songs, with music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, were adapted directly from the Broadway production, but the original portions of the motion picture score were written and conducted by Nelson Riddle and Joseph J. Lilley, which earned them an Oscar nomination for Best Score in 1960 and earned Riddle a Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack Album. The movie was released on December 11, 1959 by Paramount Pictures. Almost every major character in the movie was portrayed by the same performer who appeared in the role on Broadway. Notable exceptions are Daisy Mae and Appassionata von Climax. Jerry Lewis has an unbilled brief cameo as Itchy McRabbit. LESS
Here is a song, performed by the contemporary American jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, chosen to illustrate the beauty of the superb Stella Stevens. Nnenna Freelon has been awarded the Eubie Blake Award and the Billie Holiday Award from the Académie du Jazz. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. Freelon had a part in the Mel Gibson movie "What Women Want". Stella Stevens (born Estelle Caro Eggleston in 1936; some sources cite 1938) is an American actress who began her acting career in 1959. She was first under contract to 20th Century Fox, then dropped after six months. After winning the role of "Appassionatta Von Climax" in "Li'l Abner" (1959), she got a contract with Paramount Studios (1959-1963) and later Columbia Pictures (1964-1968). She shared the 1960 Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer - Female", with Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson and Janet Munro. In 1960, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for January. She was listed among the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th century (#27). During the 1960's, she was one of the top ten most photographed women in the world, along with Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Ann-Margret and Raquel Welch. In 1962, she starred opposite Elvis Presley in "Girls! Girls! Girls!". Later, she portrayed Jerry Lewis's love interest in the 1962 "The Nutty Professor". In 1972, she appeared in Irwin Allen's "The Poseidon Adventure". Throughout her career, she appeared in dozens of TV shows and was a regular on the 1982-1983 ...
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