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  • Kim Novak

    Born on February 13, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois

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Picnic (1955)

Kim Novak as "Madge Owens"

Charming Hal Carter (William Holden) turned to wandering after a failed acting career left him loose in the wind. Interested in reuniting with an old college friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), Carter bums a train ride to a tranquil Kansas town. Alan greets him warmly, and together they join the community in a picnic celebration of Labor Day. However, his welcome quickly sours when sparks ignite between him and Alan's girlfriend, Madge Owens (Kim Novak).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956) Nominated Foreign Actress

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