Famous People from Scurry County Texas
Charlene Holt
Actress Charlene Holt in El Dorado

Actress Charlene Holt in El Dorado

Charlene Holt was born Verna Charlene Stavely in Snyder Texas April 28, 1928. She was a famous beauty pageant winner, actress and model. After she graduated from high school in Hagerman, New Mexico, she attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

Holt was crowned Miss Maryland in 1956 and in July, 1956 participated in the Miss USA pageant where she was a semi-finalist. She had a successful modeling career when she reportedly caught the attention of director Howard Hawk after he saw her in a Revlon lipstick commercial who later cast her in several of his films.

After her debut appearance in the Sandra Dee-Bobby Darin comedy, If a Man Answers in 1962, Holt went on to appear in such films as Days of Wine and Roses, Man's Favorite Sport?, Red Line 7000 , Zigzag, and the TV movie Wonder Woman.

Charlene Holt died April 5, 1996 at age 67

 
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Books about Scurry County Texas People and Places

Starting from Pyron: the history and people of Pyron in Scurry County

Scurry County Style: Stories From Below the Cap Rock and Beyond

The Johnson-Sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style

The Coming West - True Stories of Trails Grown Dim

Historical Markers in Scurry County

Jane Gilmore Rushing: A West Texas Writer and Her Work

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