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Born: August 8, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Inglewood, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Busby Berkeley: Going Through The Roof (1998) as Interviewee
Choreographer Busby Berkeley revolutionized the film musical by teaching the camera to dance.
2.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Host; 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.
3.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
4.
The Big Show (1961) as Hillary Allen
5.
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) as "Sheila Brooks" from Andy Hardy's Double Life
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
6.
Raw Wind in Eden (1958) as Laura
On a small Mediterranean island live Costanza, her father Urbano, and beachcomber Moore, whom she plans to marry. Into this Eden come two plane crash survivors, supermodel Laura and her playboy friend Wally. The shapely, worldly Laura becomes a bad influence, especially when triangles start to develop. But beyond this, little mysteries lead Laura and Wally to wonder what's going on and who Moore really is.
7.
The Unguarded Moment (1956) as Lois Conway
When a high-school teacher is attacked, evidence implicates a troubled student.
8.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Amytis
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
9.
Easy to Love (1953) as Julie Hallerton
Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star.
10.
Dangerous When Wet (1953) as Katy [Higgins]
A family of fitness freaks sets out to swim the English Channel.
11.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Whitney Young
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
12.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Annette Kellerman
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world's first great swimming star.
13.
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
14.
Texas Carnival (1951) as Debbie Telford
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
15.
Pagan Love Song (1950) as Mimi Bennett
An American tourist romances a Tahitian beauty.
16.
Duchess of Idaho (1950) as Christine Riverton Duncan
During a Sun Valley vacation, a woman tries to solve her roommate's romantic problems only to get caught in a love triangle of her own.
17.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) as K. C. Higgins
A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team.
18.
Neptune's Daughter (1949) as Eve Barrett
Mistaken identity complicates a polo player's romance with a bathing suit designer.
19.
On an Island with You (1948) as Rosalind Rennolds
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
20.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) as Movie star
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
21.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Leonora "Nora" Cambaretti
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
22.
Fiesta (1947) as Maria Morales
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
23.
Easy to Wed (1946) as Connie Allenbury
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
24.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Kay Lorrison
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
25.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Dancer in "A Water Ballet"
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
26.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as Cynthia Glenn
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
27.
Bathing Beauty (1944) as Caroline Brooks
A songwriter enrolls in an all-girl school to court a pretty gym teacher.
28.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as Ellen Bright
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
29.
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) as Sheila Brooks
A new college student lets romance get in the way of his studies.

Cast (special)

30.
Glorious Technicolor (1998) as Interviewee
Narrator Angela Lansbury shows how the rise of color film revolutionized Hollywood.
31.
Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1994)
A special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. Features interviews with past winners and current celebrities, live performances and highlights from past ceremonies.
32.
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991)
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
33.
Thalians, The (1991)
A special for American Movie Classics, chronicling the history of "The Thalians," Hollywood's long-standing fundraising group.
34.
48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1991) as Presenter
A live telecast of the forty-eighth annual Golden Globe Awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for achievement in film and television.
35.
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.
36.
Esther Williams at Cypress Gardens (1960) as Host
A musical showcase that spotlights Esther Williams as she performs in water and on dry land. Taped at Cypress Gardens in Florida.

Cast (short)

37.
M-G-M's 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (In the Greatness of Cinemascope) (1955)
This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.
38.
Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) (1955)
This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.
39.
Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
40.
INFLATION (1943) as Mrs. Smith
Propaganda short from 1943 depicting the devil conspiring with Adolph Hitler by phone to economically sabatage the US. He tries to prey on people's fear and greed, to get them to hoard food, sell war bonds for quick cash, buy scarce items on the black market and beat the government rationing and price ceilings.
41.
Personalities (1942)
This short film showcases new studio talents for MGM.

Misc. Crew (short)

42.
The Costume Designer (1950)
This short film focuses on the job of the costume designer in the production of motion pictures.

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