The Vertigo actress tells People, “I had to go to survive. “Survival was at stake” The mysterious Kim Novak, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo, left Hollywood more than 50 years ago.
The former top box office draw in the world packed up her stuff in a van and headed north, first to Carmel, California, and then, 20 years later, to Oregon, where she now lives as an artist. She tells PEOPLE, “I had to flee to survive. “Survival was at stake,”
In a rare interview for her new book, Kim Novak: Her Art and Life, released by the Butler Museum of American Art, 87-year-old Novak says, “I lost a feeling of who I genuinely was and what I stood for.”
She says, “I struggled constantly to maintain my identity back in Hollywood, so you do whatever it takes to hold on to who you are and what you stand for.”
In reference to her art book, she adds, “I’ve never written one of those tell-all books that they wanted me to do for so long, and I thought this is the type of book I’d want to do.”
“I had really started writing my autobiography, and it was almost finished, but I had a home fire, which caused the house to burn down, and I had not made any copies. After spending so much time on it, I simply couldn’t go through it again.
However, it was alright because the act itself served as a catharsis.” The Man With the Golden Arm (1955), Pal Joey (1957), and Vertigo (1955), all starring Jimmy Stewart and William Holden, respectively, put Novak at the height of her career while keeping her under the studio’s supervision.
In the opening to her book, she states: “When I saw myself being promoted as a Hollywood sex symbol, I was astounded and appalled. But I did prevail in the identity battle. I wouldn’t let Harry Cohn, the president of Columbia Pictures, take away my bohemian background by removing my family name. Novak.
My first significant conflict was won because I held my ground.” Cohn urged her to alter her name to Kit Marlowe and warned her that her Eastern European heritage would alienate viewers. She said no.
She again challenged him in the late 1950s when, against his desires, she started dating the musician Sammy Davis Jr. She battled to live her life as a free woman.
About Kim Novak
On February 13, 1933, in Chicago, Marilyn Pauline Novak was born. She holds an American citizenship. Wilbur Wright College, Farragut Career Academy, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago are where Kim Novak received her education. Sams Valley is her home. Actress from the United States, she.
Richard Johnson is the only man Kim Novak has been married to.
Actor, painter, model, and television actor are among jobs that Kim Novak has held in the past. She has received several awards, including a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an honorary Golden Bear, and the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year – Actress.
The following health issues have been present in her: dual diagnosis. Her left hand is dominant. Blond describes her hair colour. Hazel coloured, her eyes.
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Hoax about Kim Novak’s death spreads on Facebook
After a Facebook page dedicated to the actress called “R.I.P. Kim Novak” received close to one million “likes,” rumours of her apparent death gained steam on Monday. The ‘About’ page gave readers a credible narrative of the American actress’s demise:
Immediately after learning of the talented 89-year-old actress’s passing, hundreds of fans began posting condolence notes on the Facebook page. The death fake caused the Twittersphere to go crazy, as usual.
While some gullible followers trusted the message, others were instantly doubtful of the story, possibly having learned their lesson from the numerous phoney celebrity death stories that have surfaced in recent months.
As the passing of an actress of Kim Novak’s renown would be huge news across networks, some people noted that the story had not been reported on any major American networks, suggesting that it was a phoney report.
According to a recent survey done for the Celebrity Post, the vast majority of participants (74%) believe the Kim Novak death rumours are no longer amusing.
Actress Kim Novak’s Death Hoax Was Discredited Since She Is “Alive and Well.”
Kim Novak is not dead, the actress’ representatives formally said on Tuesday (January 17). “She now joins the lengthy list of famous people who have fallen for this scam. Stop believe what you read online; she is still alive and healthy, they advised.
Some admirers have voiced their outrage at the false article, claiming it was careless, upsetting, and damaging to the actress’s devoted supporters. Others claim that this demonstrates her extraordinary global appeal.