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Film, stage and TV actress Julie Newmar played Catwoman in the 1960’s TV series Batman. She was also in the musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
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Following a 13-year absence, Newmar returned to film acting in 1983 with a supporting role in failed horror spoof Hysterical. Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, the majority of her work consisted of unremarkable films. However, the 1995 bizarre comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!
Newmar has one child from her marriage to John Holt Smith. The couple divorced in 1986. Currently she devotes most of her time to a successful real estate business, while occasionally modeling for fashion designer Thierry Mugler.
Julie Newmarmade her famous to a new generation of theatergoers. The film featured Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, and Wesley Snipes as drag queens who are inspired by Newmar. Newmar made a cameo appearance in the film as an award presenter in a cross-dressing contest.
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