Look Who's Talking about Texas History

Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

Amazing People from Scurry County Texas
Charlene Holt
Actress Charlene Holt in El Dorado

Actress Charlene Holt in El Dorado

Charlene Holt was born Verna Charlene Stavely in Snyder Texas April 28, 1928. She was a famous beauty pageant winner, actress and model. After she graduated from high school in Hagerman, New Mexico, she attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

Holt was crowned Miss Maryland in 1956 and in July, 1956 participated in the Miss USA pageant where she was a semi-finalist. She had a successful modeling career when she reportedly caught the attention of director Howard Hawk after he saw her in a Revlon lipstick commercial who later cast her in several of his films.

After her debut appearance in the Sandra Dee-Bobby Darin comedy, If a Man Answers in 1962, Holt went on to appear in such films as Days of Wine and Roses, Man's Favorite Sport?, Red Line 7000 , Zigzag, and the TV movie Wonder Woman.

Charlene Holt died April 5, 1996 at age 67

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas
Amazing People from Scurry County Texas

Amazing People from Scurry County TexasPeople from from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna Pyron and Ira Texas

Life in Scurry County 1850-1950

Life in Scurry County TexasLife in Scurry County

Scurry County Unclaimed EstatesScurry County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Snyder, Hermleigh and Fluvana Texas Left a total $92,665 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please share this with your friends and family.There is a link in the article to the Texas comptroller's page where you can make a claim . . . see the list

Books about Scurry County People and Places

Books about Scurry County People and PlacesBooks about Scurry County 2

Scurry County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and Historic Records from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna and Ira, Texas. See Scurry County Treasures (eBay)
 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County