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Also Known As: Died: April 10, 1965
Born: October 16, 1923 Cause of Death: complications from burns suffered in a fire at the home of her former secretary
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Black Spurs (1965) as Sadie
The Castilian (1963) as
An exiled nobleman sneaks back into Spain to defend his country against the Moors.
Zero Hour! (1957) as Ellen Stryker
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Dakota Incident (1956) as Amy Clarke
Donne Proibite (1956)
Three Roman prostitutes suddenly find themselves on the streets when the city informs them that their brothel is to be destroyed.
This Is My Love (1954) as Vida Dove
Second Chance (1953) as Clare Sheppard, previously known as Clare Sinclair
A crooked boxer falls for a gangster's moll on the run in Mexico.
Island of Desire (1952) as Lt. Elizabeth Smythe
Night Without Sleep (1952) as Julie Bannon
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) as Edwina Mansfield
A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates.
The Lady Pays Off (1951) as Evelyn Walsh Warren
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks her to take care of his sad little daughter Diana.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Dee Shane
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
The 13th Letter (1951) as Denise [Turner]
No Way Out (1950) as Edie Johnson
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
Two Flags West (1950) as Elena Kenniston
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Lora May Finney Hollingsway
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Everybody Does It (1949) as Cecil Carver
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Aggie Hobson
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Algeria Wedge
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) as Daphne de Carter
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.
Forever Amber (1947) as Amber [St. Clair]
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Chihuahua
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
Centennial Summer (1946) as Edith Rogers
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946) as Tuptim
A young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.
Hangover Square (1945) as Netta Longdon
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
Fallen Angel (1945) as Stella
A man is accused of killing a waitress he had tried to seduce with his wife''s money.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as The Lady
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
The Great John L. (1945) as Anne Livingstone
Buffalo Bill (1944) as Dawn Starlight
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
Summer Storm (1944) as Olga
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944) as Sylvia Smith Stevens
A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future.
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) as Trudy Wilson
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to go to their next engagement when a kid steals Goodman's clarinet. Goodman and Popsie pursue him to a tenement flat where he has led them to hear his brother play the trombone. Shenanigans ensue following Goodman's offering the brother a job with the band.
City Without Men (1943) as Nancy Johnson
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as Virginia Clemm [Poe]
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
Blood and Sand (1941) as Carmen Espinosa
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Louise Murray
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
Chad Hanna (1940) as Caroline Tridd
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
Star Dust (1940) as Carolyn Sayres
When the studios reject her because she''''s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as Zina Webb
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Lolita Quintero
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Marcia Bromely
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Jane [Norton]
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.

Cast (short)

Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.

Misc. Crew (short)

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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