Stephen Boyd and Susan Hayward in “Woman Obsessed”, 1959

This was a great movie Stephen Boyd and Susan Hayward were so good together they had great chemistry this movie should’ve been nominated for an Oscar I loved the little boy he was such a good actor I’ve watched this movie about seven times the more I see it the more I like it RIP Stephen Boyd and Susan Hayward gone but not forgotten 😥💔💋💜❤️

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Fullscreen capture 1082016 15123 PM.bmp.jpgStephen filmed “Woman Obsessed’ with Academy Award winning actress Susan Hayward at 20th Century Fox Studios in the early months of 1959, very soon after he had finished working on “Ben Hur” at Cinecittà Studios in Italy for MGM. It is a movie based on a novel by John Mantley called “The Snow Birch”.  It was directed by Henry Hathaway  (“Niagara” and “True Grit”).  It was more of a ‘hunky’ role for Boyd, but he definitely made the most of his time on screen. Working with an A list actress like Hayward was also a benefit.  Susan Hayward had just won the Academy Award for her role in the dramatic film “I Want to Live!” Hayward was 14 years older than Boyd.  Apparently Hayward started to pick up Boyd’s Irish accent during their scenes together.  Boyd would later say that Hayward was one of the sexiest actresses he ever worked…

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Stephen Boyd: “Hollywood Star Who Never Forgot His Roots” (an interview with Rita Millar)

He never got the credit he deserved he should’ve gotten an Oscar for Ben-Hur the death scene alone deserved a second Oscar the scene was so real RIP Massala 😥💔

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*Thanks to Emmanuel in France for sending me this article by email!  This is a fascinating interview of Stephen Boyd’s sister, Rita, recalling his life. I don’t  have a specific date on the article, but it was found by Brigitte Ivory who ran the first Stephen Boyd web tribute page and also appeared in his bio ‘The Man Who Never Was’ on BBC* 

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Stephen Boyd may have lived the life of a glamorous movie star, but he never forgot his family back home in Glengormley. According to his sister, Rita Millar, the actor who found fame on the silver screen made a point of coming home after every film and retained close links with friends in the village where he grew up.

Rita, who has returned to Newtownabbey after spending 24 years in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of five surviving members of the Millar family. The eldest son of the…

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Stephen Boyd on http://www.movieactors.com/actors/stephenboyd.htm

RIP handsome Irishman

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I really like this short mini bio! Nice screen shots from The Fall of the Roman Empire as well………(my favorite!)

Stephen Boyd – MovieActors.com

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Boyd in THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
ABOUT STEPHEN BOYD (1931 – 1977)
Stephen Boyd was born on July 4, 1931, in Glengormley, Northern Ireland.

Stephen Boyd’s birth name was William Millar.

Stephen Boyd passed away on June 2, 1977, in Granada Hills, California, from a heart attack. Boyd died shortly after completing a guest role on the popular TV series, HAWAII FIVE-O. He had a heart attack while playing golf.

In 1956, Boyd signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Stephen Boyd’s first role in a motion picture was portraying an Irish spy in the movie, THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS.

Stephen also received a nomination for his role in the movie, LISA.

Stephen Boyd is best known for his roles…

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Stephen Boyd and Dolores Hart “Romance on the Run”- Movie Mirror September, 1960

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Dolores Hart and Stephen Boyd were good friends after making “Lisa” together in 1961. They had previously worked together on an excellent World War 1 TV romance called “To the Sound of Trumpets”, which aired on February 9, 1960 on television for Playhouse 90. In Dolores’ autobiography The Ear of the Heart she describes working with Boyd on “To the Sound of Trumpets” :

Stephen Boyd was extremely attractive and very professional. We shared most of the scenes in the play, and he was such a generous actor. He was also a bit of a cutup. As we approached performance day, I confessed my habitual stage fright to him. Just before air time, a telegram was delivered to me. It was from Stephen. “Relax dear. Twenty million Chinese don’t give a damn.”

Later that same year the two actors were invited by Movie Mirror magazine to pose for a ‘fake’…

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More Stephen Boyd Clippings (including Monica Peterson)

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It was nice to find another clipping of Stephen Boyd with the beautiful African American actress/ starlet Monica Peterson recently. Monica had first met Stephen on the set of  “The Fall of the Roman Empire”. She also appeared in his BBC biography “The Man Who Never Was” in 2011. I also came across photos of Monica attending the London premiere of “Shalako” with Stephen in December of 1968, and the below new clipping seems to be around the same time, or from a little later, maybe 1970.  I also found a newspaper clipping from 1968 indicating that the pair was out on a date in mid-1968 during the time Stephen was filming “Slaves”.

For more information about Monica Peterson be sure to visit her website which includes some very interesting candid photos over the years with other celebrities at www.monicapeterson.com

TWOSOMES around town:….Monica Peterson, 20th Century Fox’s beautiful Negro starlet…

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