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Also Known As: Died: January 17, 2005
Born: November 30, 1920 Cause of Death: pneumonia and heart failure
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Burt Lancaster: Daring To Reach (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Burt Lancaster.
Midnight Witness (1993)
A Los Angeles couple videotape several policemen brutally beating a Latino motorist to death. When the cops learn they have been taped, they try to pin the murder on the couple, who are forced to go on the run. On the road to Las Vegas, they pick up a hippie couple who turn out to be criminals, whil
James Cagney: Top Of The World (1992)
Michael J. Fox hosts this documentary featuring film clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage that traces superstar James Cagney''''s rise to the top.
Evil Spirits (1991)
Inspired by the story of Dorothea Montalvo Puente, a landlady begins to kill her tenants for their social security checks.
Haunted (1977)
In Arizona during the Civil War, a woman is accused of witchcraft, tied to a horse and left to die in the desert. One hundred years later, the descendants of the woman's accusers start being killed off, and the townspeople suspect the woman has come back as an evil spirit.
Fort Utah (1967) as Linda Lee
John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, James Craig, Richard Arlen, Jim Davis, Donald Barry, Harry Lauter. Tom Horn (John Ireland) accompanies a pilgrim wagon train through hostile Indian territory while fighting off white trash renegades.
Castle of Evil (1966) as Sable
Young Fury (1965) as Sara McCoy
A group of young thugs rides into the town of Dawson and take it over. When the cowardly sheriff is unable to restore control, the parents of the leader must take action. The leader's father is an infamous ex-gunfighter, and he straps his guns on one more time. But will he be forced into a showdown with his own son?
Revolt of the Mercenaries (1964) as Lady Patrizia
Westbound (1959) as Norma Putnam
A Civil War veteran fights to protect a gold shipment from a bitter Confederate officer.
Jet over the Atlantic (1959) as Jean Gurney
FBI man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy's fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds he's been taken and slips on the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire and gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board. Then the pilots succumb to the fumes, and the only available substitute is Murphy.
Fort Dobbs (1958) as Celia Gray
A frontierswoman suspects the man who rescued her from the Comanches of killing her husband.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Cleopatra
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
The Tall Stranger (1957) as Ellen
When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have rescued him.
The Big Land (1957) as Helen Jagger
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Congo Crossing (1956) as Louise Whitman
Congotanga, West Africa, has no extradition laws; the government is controlled by foreign gangsters, headed by Carl Rittner. The latest plane from Europe carries lovely Louise Whitman, fleeing a French murder charge, and Mannering, who pays resident hit man O'Connell to kill her. Through a chain of circumstances Louise, O'Connell, and heroic surveyor David Carr end up alone in the jungle on Carr's mission to determine the true border of Congotanga... in which Rittner is keenly interested.
Great Day in the Morning (1956) as Ann Alaine
The Civil War triggers unrest in Colorado.
The Proud Ones (1956) as Sally
Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson.
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Helena
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) as Rita Delaine
Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the latter's handome son, is fair game for Rita, who lands in the guise of a missionary! The inevitable conflict over the pearls brings violence and corruption to the quiet island.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as Lady Edith
King Richard''''s attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Abby Nixon
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
South Sea Woman (1953) as Ginger Martin
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
She's Back on Broadway (1953) as Catherine Terris
A fading Hollywood star returns to the stage to work with the man who discovered her.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Angela Gardner, also known as Hot Garters Gertie
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Judalon de Bornay
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
Along the Great Divide (1951) as Ann Keith
A U.S. Marshal tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Carol
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
Starlift (1951) as Herself
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) as Lady Barbara Wellesley
The famed 19th century hero defeats enemy fleets and courts an admiral's widow.
The West Point Story (1950) as Eve Dillon
A Broadway producer tries to put on a show at the legendary military academy.
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) as Anne
Roman rebels fight against invading barbarians.
Backfire (1950) as Julie Benson
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
White Heat (1949) as Verna Jarrett
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Ruth Wilson
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
Flaxy Martin (1949) as Flaxy Martin
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Nancy Egan
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
Red Light (1949) as Carla North
An embezzler's revenge on the businessman who turned him in leads to a bloody vendetta.
Colorado Territory (1949) as Colorado Carson
An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Honey Swanson
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Linda Vickers
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
Out of the Blue (1947) as Deborah Tyler
Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh (George Brent), a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae (Carole Landis); a Bohemian artist, David Galleo (Turhan Bey) and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler (Virginia Mayo); and Olive Jensen (Ann Dvorak), a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shakey, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Rosalind Van Hoorn
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Polly Pringle [Martin]
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Marie Derry
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
Wonder Man (1945) as Ellen Shanley
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
Seven Days Ashore (1944) as Carol Dean
A sailor enlists his buddies to help with an excess of girlfriends.
Up in Arms (1944) as Nurse
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as [Princess] Margaret
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
Jack London (1943) as Mamie
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.

Cast (special)

Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of former United States President Ronald Reagan.
Unscripted Hollywood (1995)
Actors, directors, producers, composers and screenwriters relate anecdotes and share reminiscences about the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Inside The Dream Factory (1995)
Faye Dunaway hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood star-making machine.
Ronald Reagan: An American Success Story (1989)
An NBC News special profiling Ronald Reagan. The program includes an interview with Reagan taped January 17, 1989, at the White House, stills and film footage tracing his career, and comments from friends and colleagues.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood (1983) as Guest
The program salutes, via clips, Bob Hope's film career.
The Men Who Made the Movies: Raoul Walsh (1973)
Film clips and an exclusive interview capture the career of the director who helped shape the Western and gangster film.
McGarry and Me (1960) as Kitty Mcgarry; Dan'S Wife
The story of Dan McGarry, a kind-hearted police officer, and his wife Kitty. In the pilot episode, Dan attempts to teach a fellow officer the evils of gambling.

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