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Also Known As: Died: September 9, 1999
Born: December 22, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Echoes (1983) as Michael'S Mother
An artist is being driven to distraction by recurring nightmares about someone trying to kill him. When a psychic tells him that a brother from a past life is appearing to him in his dreams, he must confront his past to save his current life.
Day Of The Animals (1976) as Mrs Shirley Goodwin
The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced.
Impulse (1975)
A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an attractive widow, her daughter Tina becomes suspicious of his motives. Absolute must viewing for William Shatner fans!
Punch and Jody (1974) as Lil Charny
A circus grifter finds his life suddenly complicated by the arrival of the teenage daughter he never knew he had. This pilot for a prospective series for Ford also included in its cast Ford's new wife, Cynthia Hayward, as well as his son Peter from his marriage to Eleanor Powell.
Knife For the Ladies, A (1974)
Someone is mutilating and killing victims in the small desert town of Mescal. After some work, the town's sheriff cannot solve the mystery, so a private investigator is brought in to work on case.
Killing Kind, The (1973) as Rhea
After a young man is released from jail for his participation in a gang rape, he returns to his mother's boardinghouse. His mother engages him in an unhealthy relationship with her and before long he snaps and starts lashing out in a series of violent and murderous acts.
The Baby (1973)
A social worker investigates a strange family.
Go Ask Alice (1973) as Psychiatrist
A drama based on the actual diary of a teenage girl caught in a web of drug addiction who, with the help of her family and true friends, desperately tries to fight her way back to the real world after a bad LSD trip.
Love Has Many Faces (1965) as Margot Eliot
An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves.
Look In Any Window (1961) as Jackie Fowler
A troubled teen loses his job as a aircraft mechanic and goes on a drinking binge.
Desert Desperadoes (1959) as Isthar
Bitter Victory (1958) as Jane Brand
A World War II commander jeopardizes his mission to endanger a colleague involved with his wife.
5 Steps to Danger (1957) as Ann Nicholson
A couple attempts to keep important secrets from Communist spies.
Joe MacBeth (1956) as Lily MacBeth
The classic Shakespearean tale is set inside a gangster''''s story.
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) as Nora Martin
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. Donald has escaped and wants his brother to help him across the Santa Cruz River into the Mexico-side Nogales, where his wife (Shirley Patterson as Shawn Smith)and children (Kim Charney and Sandy Deschler) are in dire straits. The straits get even dier when P.M. tells him the river is flooded and it will be days before anyone can cross. And P.M. is all a'twitter because his wife Nora (Ruth Roman), whom he married after Donald had gone to prison, doesn't know about his jail-bird brother. He introduces Donald to Nora and the rest of his Cadillac Cowboy and ranch society friends as an old friend, and is kept busy trying to make sure old Donald doesn't find anything harder that ginger ale to drink. Donald gets a telephone call telling him that his family has gone from dire straits to destitution and when P.M. won't get some money to them through his contacts in the Mexico side of Nogales, Donald knocks him down and grabs a couple of bottles of whiskey and dashes out of the house into the rain.
Rebel in Town (1956) as Nora Willoughby
A man hunts down the bank robber who accidentally killed his son.
Great Day in the Morning (1956) as Boston Grant
The Civil War triggers unrest in Colorado.
The Far Country (1955) as Ronda [Castle]
Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Rita King
Tanganyika (1954) as Peggy [Marion]
In 1903 Kenya, tough colonist John Gale is leading a safari to bring in escaped murderer Abel McCracken, who is stirring up the Nukumbi tribe and endangering Gale's holdings. En route, he picks up four survivors of Nukumbi raids: hunter Dan Harder, former teacher Peggy, and two kids. But Dan has hidden motives for coming along; and the Nukumbi are lying in wait.
Down Three Dark Streets (1954) as Kate Martel
An FBI Agent takes on the three unrelated cases of a dead agent to track down his killer.
Blowing Wild (1953) as Sal Donnelly
Mara Maru (1952)
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
Young Man With Ideas (1952) as Julie Webster
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
Invitation (1952) as Maud Redwick
A millionaire tries to buy his dying daughter a husband.
Lightning Strikes Twice (1951) as Shelley Carnes
An actress champions the cause of a man whom she believes has been falsely accused of murdering his wife.
Starlift (1951) as Herself
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) as Catherine, also known as Nikki Lewis
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released and struggles to adjust to the outside world.
Strangers on a Train (1951) as Anne Morton
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
Colt .45 (1950) as Beth Donovan
A gun salesman tracks down the outlaws who stole his sample case.
Barricade (1950) as Judith Burns
Two fugitives try to prove the head of a mining camp is a murderer.
Dallas (1950) as Tonia Robles
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
Three Secrets (1950) as Ann Lawrence
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
Champion (1949) as Emma [Bryce]
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top.
The Window (1949) as Jean Kellerson
A boy who always lies witnesses a murder but can't get anyone but the killer to believe him.
Beyond the Forest (1949) as Carol [Lawson]
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she can visit Chicago; her husband's patience is also tried: he tells her to go and never come back. Once there, Neil tells her he doesn't want her. Back home and pregnant, Neil shows up and now wants her. The caretaker at Neil's lodge threatens to reveal her pregnancy...
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Fay Washburn
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
Good Sam (1948) as Ruthie
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
Belle Starr's Daughter (1948) as Rose of Cimmaron
Without Reservations (1946) as Girl in negligee
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
Gilda (1946) as
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Glamour girl
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
The Affairs of Susan (1945) as Girl at Bright Dollar
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
You Came Along (1945) as Gloria Revere
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
See My Lawyer (1945) as
Jungle Queen (1945)
Universal Pictures 63rd sound-era serial (between "Mystery of the River Boat" and "The Masater Key") finds that Nazi agents are trying to arouse the tribes of the middle jungle in Africa to revolt against the British. Americans Bob Elliott (Edward Norris) and Chuck Kelly (Eddie Quillan) arrive to help the British agents. Lothel (Ruth Roman), the mysterious Queen of the Jungle, appaers and disappears always in the nick of time to save them, and also Pam Courtney (Lois Collier), niece of the explorer Alan Courtney (Boyd Irwin). Dr. Elise Bork (Tala Birell) and her henchman Lang (Douglass Dumbrille) are the Nazi chiefs, posing as scientists. Lang has great influence on some of the tribesman, especially with Maata (Napoleon Simpson) who wants to keep Kyba (Clarence Muse) from becoming judge over all the tribes. A Secret Sword is the key to the ruler of the jungles, and the holder of this secret is sought by both the British and the Nazis. Courtney is the only white man who knws the secret but is killed before he can reveal it to his niece Pamela. The forces of good finally prevail in Chapter 13, "The Secret of the Sword!", through the help of Lotel, who disappears in the same sheet of flame that has marked her coming and going.
Harmony Trail (1944) as Ann Martin
Sent to investigate a payroll robbery, Marshall Rocky meets his old friends Ken, Eddie, and Max. He has the serial numbers and when Pop puts on his medicine show they get one of the bills. This enables Ken to see through Sorrell's scheme that threw the blame on an innocent rancher and he sets out to prove it.
Storm Over Lisbon (1944) as Checkroom girl
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from immigrant dancer Maritza, but she falls in love with him. Craig becomes a special "guest" at Deresco's casino, but there you can't be sure of the occupation of everybody, as well as in their political intention...
Ladies Courageous (1944) as WAF
Song of Nevada (1944) as Cigarette girl
When John Barrabbee's plane makes an emergency landing, he wanders off and joins Roy's cattle drive. Later he learns he was killed when his plane resumed its flight and crashed. He also learns his daughter is going to sell his ranch and marry a man he dislikes. So he gives Roy a job on the ranch and sends him off to see if he can prevent both of these events while he remains in hiding.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Envious girl
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.

Cast (special)

Willow B: Women in Prison (1980) as Sergeant Pritchett
Life in the El Camino Institution for Women as seen through the eyes of Kim Cavanaugh, a socialite who finds herself behind bars (in section Willow B) when she is convicted of felony manslaughter. The pilot episode establishes how Kim came to be sentenced and depicts her first day's experiences in
Cops (1973) as Wanda Burke
The story of Sonny Miglio, a hardboiled city police captain, who struggles to adjust to a new job in a quiet suburban precinct.

Misc. Crew (special)

1992 Winter Olympics, The (1992)
Coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games from Albertville, France.
1992 Winter Olympics, The (1992) as Sports Operations (New York)
Coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games from Albertville, France.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts (1979) as Rosie
A traditional sagebrush saga based on two novels by Louis L'Amour, the foremost Western author on the contemporary scene, and the first dramatized for television of the seventy-four he has written (eleven are about the Sackett family). This four-hour movie focuses on the three Sackett brothers in Ne

Cast (short)

The Screen Director (1951)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.

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