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Yvonne De Carlo Was Already a Star When She Met Howard Hughes

The future Lily Munster’s career didn’t depend on a relationship with a rich man.

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The future Lily Munster became a star when producer Walter Wanger cast her in Salome, Where She Danced (1945). A curvaceous brunette in her early 20s, De Carlo fit the mold of Howard Hughes’ midcentury girlfriends to a T. But that relationship would be brief, and De Carlo would go on to distinguish herself in movies and television and as a star of the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.


Podcast production by Olivia Natt.