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Also Known As: Died: September 8, 1965
Born: November 9, 1923 Cause of Death: embolism
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Malaga (1962) as Gianna
When his partners double-cross him, a jewel thief plots revenge.
2.
Murder Men (1961) as Norma Sherman
3.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Bess
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
4.
Tamango (1959) as Aiche
A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown.
5.
The Decks Ran Red (1958) as Mahia
Dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny.
6.
Island in the Sun (1957) as Margot Seaton
Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.
7.
Carmen Jones (1955) as Carmen Jones
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
8.
Remains to Be Seen (1953) as Herself
A girl vocalist and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
9.
Bright Road (1953) as Jane Richards
Teachers at an all-black school fight to save a problem child.
10.
The Harlem Globetrotters (1951) as Ann Carpenter
A college student drops out of school to join a famous basketball team.
11.
Tarzan's Peril (1951) as Melmendi
The jungle king tries to catch gunrunners.
12.
Pillow to Post (1945) as Herself
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
13.
Since You Went Away (1944) as His wife
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
14.
Atlantic City (1944) as
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
15.
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) as
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
16.
Drums of the Congo (1942) as [Princess] Malimi
17.
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Maid at Hollyhock School
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he's drafted.
18.
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Sal, Shadrach's girl
19.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as Specialty
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
20.
Four Shall Die (1941) as Helen Fielding
21.
Lady from Louisiana (1941) as Felice
Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try and clean up the local crime syndicate based around a lottery. Although he meets Julie Mirbeau and they are attracted to each other, the fact that her father heads the lottery means they end up on opposite sides. When her father is killed, Julie becomes more and more involved in the shady activities and in blocking Reynolds' attempts at prosecution.
22.
Bahama Passage (1941) as Thalia
23.
Sundown (1941) as Kipsang's bride
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
24.
A Day at the Races (1937) as
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.

Cast (special)

25.
You're the Top (1956) as Guest
A panoramic celebration of Cole Porter's career.

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