Monday, February 25, 2008

I Missed the Passing of Vampira

Maila Nurmi died January 10, and I missed it. The notices of her death are split in their estimation of her age: some say 85*; some say 86**. They all agree that she died in 2008, but some say she was born in 1922, others say 1923. So what do the reference books say?

Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 12: September, 1979-August 1921

Film Index International 1921

Internet Movie Database 1921

Wikipedia 1922

* Chicago Tribune, 1/20; Grand Rapid Press, 1/20
** Variety, 1/21; Boston Globe Blog Report 1/23


Chuckbert said...

Here in Southern California we never heard of Vampira. We had Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She was a hoot.

I wonder how Elvira compared to the original.

Colleen said...

Maybe somebody will rerun her show to honor her memory