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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1995
Born: July 16, 1911 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Independence, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
Harlow (1965) as Mama Jean
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Mildred Turner
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Rose Gillray
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.
Teenage Rebel (1956) as Nancy Fallon
A sometimes sappy, yet effective melodrama about a woman who tries to make amends with her teenage daughter that she gave up at the end of an unhappy marriage. When Nancy Fallon's daughter, Dorothy, is sent to live with her and her new family after years of separation, the struggle to maintain some semblance of family quickly deteriorates. (Nancy's ex-husband was able to persuade the courts to let him keep the girl because the mother was seen as unfit.) Now Dorothy's father has an interest other than her and to appease his new love interest, he asks Nancy to take and raise their daughter. This begins a tumultuous time in Dorothy's life as well as her mothers.
Tight Spot (1955) as Sherry Conley
A district attorney tries to get a hardboiled woman to testify against the mob.
Black Widow (1954) as Carlotta Marin
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
Twist of Fate (1954) as [Joan] Johnny Victor
A woman is taken in by the gifts she receives from a wealthy baker, unaware of his motives or his marriage status.
Forever Female (1954) as Beatrice Page
An aspiring playwright gets an opportunity to see his play produced but is forced to make significant changes in the script so that the producer can cast his middle-aged ex-wife in the ingenue leading role.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Ramona Gladwyn
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
Dreamboat (1952) as Gloria Marlowe
A college professor faces embarrassment when his past as a silent screen heartthrob is revealed.
Monkey Business (1952) as Edwina Fulton
A scientist''''s search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) as Abigail J. [A. J.] Furnival
Storm Warning (1951) as Marsha Mitchell
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Terry Scott
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Dinah Barkley
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Victoria Stafford
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Dorthea "Dolly" Payne Madison
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Heartbeat (1946) as Arlette Lefon
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Irene Malvern, the actress
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
Tender Comrade (1944) as Jo Jones
Lady welders pool their resources to share a house during World War II.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) as Mary Marshall
A soldier meets a woman on Christmas furlough from prison and they fall in love.
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Liza Elliott
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Diane
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Susan Applegate [also known as Su-su Applegate]
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) as Katie O'Hara Von Luber also known as Katherine Butt-Smith
A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Roxie Hart
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) as Janie
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
Kitty Foyle (1940) as Kitty Foyle
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
Lucky Partners (1940) as Jean Newton
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
Primrose Path (1940) as Ellie May Adams
The youngest child in a family of prostitutes tries to go straight with a working man.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as Irene Castle
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Mary Grey
To annoy his family, a millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to pose as a gold digger.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Polly Parrish
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Francey [Morgan]
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
Carefree (1938) as Amanda Cooper
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
Having Wonderful Time (1938) as Teddy [Shaw]
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
Shall We Dance (1937) as Linda Keene
A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.
Stage Door (1937) as Jean Maitland
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
Swing Time (1936) as Penelope "Penny" Carrol
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
Follow the Fleet (1936) as Sherry Martin
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.
Top Hat (1935) as Dale Tremont
A woman thinks the man who loves her is her best friend''s husband.
Star of Midnight (1935) as Donna Mantin
A New York lawyer tries to track down a kidnapped actress.
Roberta (1935) as [Comtesse "Tanka"] Scharwenka [also known as Lizzie Gatz]
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
Romance in Manhattan (1935) as Sylvia Dennis
A New York chorus girl helps an illegal immigrant build a new life in the big city.
In Person (1935) as Carol Corliss, also known as Miss Colfax
A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) as Mimi [Glossop]
An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Peggy [Cornell]
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Finishing School (1934) as [Celeste] Pony [Ferris]
A boarding-school girl has to cope with family problems and puppy love.
Upper World (1934) as Lilly [Linder]
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
Change of Heart (1934) as Madge Rountree
Janet Gaynor and James Dunn and their close friends Charles Farrell and Ginger Rogers graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.
Broadway Bad (1933) as Flip Daly
Sitting Pretty (1933) as Dorothy
Jack Oakie and Jack Haley are songwriters are enroute from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Ginger Rogers, a lunchwagon proprieter, joins them.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) as Honey Hale
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Fay [Fortune]
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
42nd Street (1933) as Ann [Anytime Annie Lowell]
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
Don't Bet on Love (1933) as Molly Gilbert
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Glory [Eden]
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
A Shriek in the Night (1933) as Patricia Morgan
Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.
Rafter Romance (1933) as Mary [Carroll]
A salesgirl falls for a night worker without realizing they share the same apartment.
Chance at Heaven (1933) as Marjorie "Marje" Harris
A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.
The Tenderfoot (1932) as Ruth
An innocent cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play.
The Thirteenth Guest (1932) as Marie Morgan
13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up. The master of the manner has died, and left the bulk of his estate to this 13th guest, but nobody knows who that is. Now someone is murdering the remaining guests, and placing their dead bodies at the table, in the same seat they had occupied 13 years before.
Carnival Boat (1932) as Honey
A logger defies his father to court a showgirl.
You Said a Mouthful (1932) as Alice Brandon
To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.
Hat Check Girl (1932) as Jessie King
Sally Eilers is a hat-check girl in a nighclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Ben Lyon. Eilers is supported by her girlfriend Ginger Rogers.
The Tip-Off (1931) as Baby Face
A dim-witted boxer helps a naive friend romance a gangster's girl.
Honor Among Lovers (1931) as Doris Brown
Fredric March, a businessman, is in love with his secretary (Claudette Colbert) but she deserts him for another man; when she realizes her mistake, she goes back to March. Ginger Rogers is Colbert's girlfriend who is love with Charles Ruggles.
Suicide Fleet (1931) as Sally
Three Navy shipmates fight over the same girl.
The Sap From Syracuse (1930) as Ellen Saunders
Ginger Rogers plays an heiress on a cruise to Europe being pursued by a day laborer mistaken for a prominent mining engineer. During the cruise, he foils two crooks try to get rid of Ginger.
Follow the Leader (1930) as Mary Brennan
Queen High (1930) as Polly Rockwell
The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play a single poker hand: the loser to become the winner's personal manservant for a year.
Young Man of Manhattan (1930) as Puff Randolph

Music (feature film)

Me and Orson Welles (2009)
A high-schooler lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, and rehearsals: he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles.

Cast (special)

65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1993)
Broadcast of the 65th annual Academy Awards presentation.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (1993)
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1992) as Award Recipient
Broadcast of the fifteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: actor and dancer Ginger Rogers, jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropo
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
Irving Berlin's America (1986)
A musical salute to composer Irving Berlin, whose music has captured the American spirit for more than fifty years. Included in the program are vintage television performances, archival news footage, and fifty years of film clips. In addition, interviews with performers associated with Berlin's musi
Texas 150: A Celebration Special (1986)
The largest, most impressive gathering of Texas superstars in history perform in a two-hour special presentation broadcast from the state capital of Austin. Featured are celebrities from the movies, TV, music, broadcast journalism and sports. The program celebrates the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversa
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Herself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
Legends of the Screen (1983) as Guest
The program recalls screen legends via film clips and live interviews with the stars themselves.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day, The (1981)
Celebrity guests perform in honor of their mothers and mothers eveywhere.
Accent On Love (1959) as Guest
A musical revue based on the theme of love.
Tonight at 8:30 (1954) as Lily Pepper (Story 1); Laura Jesson (Story 2); Victoria Gayforth (Story 3)
The overall title for three one-act plays by Noel Coward. The first story, "Red Peppers," relates incidents in the life of Lily Pepper, a petulant, caustic-tongued housewife. In the second story, "Still Life," Laura Jesson, a respected English housewife, faces a crisis when she finds herself in lov

Cast (short)

Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.
A Night in a Dormatory (1929)
In this short film, a schoolgirl relates to her dormitory sisters her adventures in a nightclub.

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