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Also Known As: Died: March 18, 1969
Born: August 6, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Apache Territory (1958) as Jennifer Fair
A cowboy sets out to try to stop an Indian war.
Town on Trial (1957) as Elizabeth Fenner
When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50's,
Rhapsody (1954) as Effie Cahill
A wealthy socialite is torn between the classical violinist who excites her and the pianist who needs her.
The Caddy (1953) as Lisa Anthony
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''s taught everything.
All Ashore (1953) as Jane Stanton
Three sailors on shore leave sing and dance their way to love.
Belles on Their Toes (1952) as Ernestine Gilbreth
The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Piney Wilson
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) as Jenny Brock
A Methodist minister and his wife are called to a small mountain community to help its residents.
Let's Make It Legal (1951) as Barbara Denham
The divorce of Hugh and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight...
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) as Barbara Purcell
Jim Canfield, convicted of a crime he did not commit, escapes a Nevada prison with several hardened criminals. He leads them to the small farming community home of the man who not only framed him, but committed the crime. But Jim's plans for revenge are put on hold when he discovers that the local men have all joined the posse in the convict's pursuit, leaving their women behind. He soon becomes attracted to the beautiful and resourceful Marcia, who turns out to be the fiance of the man who framed him. Can Jim protect the women from his less-civilized comrades, fall under Marcia's humanizing influence and still maintain his murderous resolve?
Quicksand (1950) as Helen [Calder]
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
All About Eve (1950) as Phoebe
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Ernestine Gilbreth
A pioneering efficiency expert tests his theories on his large family.
Adventures of Don Juan (1949) as Innkeeper's daughter
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
The House Across the Street (1949) as Beth Roberts
Mob pressure sends a crusading reporter from the front page to the advice column.
One Last Fling (1949) as June Payton
A jealous wife decides working for her husband is the best way to keep tabs on him.
The Inspector General (1949) as Leza
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
Johnny Belinda (1948) as Gracie Anderson
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
April Showers (1948) as Secretary
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
June Bride (1948) as Jeanne Brinker
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Stewardess on plane
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
Always Together (1948) as Ticket seller
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Debbie Terkel
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
A Night in Paradise (1946) as Palace maiden
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Lady on a Train (1945) as Hat check girl
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
This Love of Ours (1945) as Mrs. Dailey
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Salome girl
The Crimson Canary (1945) as Girl
Strange Holiday (1945) as Peggy Lee [Stevenson]
Businessman John Stevenson returns from a camping holiday in the mountains to discover the whole of America has been taken over by foreign invaders. His family has been taken away and he is thrown into prison and must come to terms with the new USA.

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