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Also Known As: Debralee Griffin Died:
Born: August 19, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA Profession: actor

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A sexy yet invariably sympathetic and demure leading lady of the 1950s, Debra Paget was often cast in exotic roles, such as Native American or South Seas maiden princesses, in a series of fairly routine melodramas and Westerns of the period. A lovely brunette, she had a warm, pleasant and romantic screen image, though for much of her 15 years in the movies she was used for largely decorative purposes, as the obligatory ingenue, romantic partner or second lead.

A sexy yet invariably sympathetic and demure leading lady of the 1950s, Debra Paget was often cast in exotic roles, such as Native American or South Seas maiden princesses, in a series of fairly routine melodramas and Westerns of the period. A lovely brunette, she had a warm, pleasant and romantic screen image, though for much of her 15 years in the movies she was used for largely decorative purposes, as the obligatory ingenue, romantic partner or second lead.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Haunted Palace (1963) Ann Ward
2.
 Cleopatra's Daughter (1963) Shila
3.
 Tales of Terror (1962) Helene
4.
 Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961) Linda Marlow
5.
 Why Must I Die? (1960) Dottie [Manson]
6.
 Indian Tomb, The (1959) Seetha
7.
 From the Earth to the Moon (1958) Virginia Nicholl
8.
 Omar Khayyam (1957) Sharain
9.
 The River's Edge (1957) Meg Cameron
10.
 The Last Hunt (1956) Indian girl
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Milestones close milestones

1946:
Made stage debut in a production of Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
:
Signed by 20th Century-Fox
1948:
Made feature film debut in "Cry of the City"
1950:
Played first female lead, and first role as a Native American maiden, in "Broken Arrow", which was also her first film in color
1955:
Exclusive appearances for 20th Century-Fox broken with her first film not for Fox, "White Feather"
1957:
Last film for Fox, "The River's Edge"
1959:
First film outside the United States, "The Indian Tomb/The Tiger of Eschnapur", a West German production directed by Fritz Lang
1963:
Last film to date, "The Haunted Palace"
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Education

Hollywood Professional School: Hollywood , California -

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companion:
Howard Hughes. Businessman.
companion:
Elvis Presley. Actor, singer. In a 1997 interview, Paget claimed Presley wanted to marry her.
husband:
David Street. Actor, singer. Married in 1958 for about four months before the marriage was annulled.
husband:
Budd Boetticher. Director. Married in 1960 but separated after only 22 days; divorce became official in 1961.
husband:
Louis C Kung. Oilman. Married in 1964; divorced in 1980; Chinese-American; one of his aunts was Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.
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