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Also Known As: Died: May 22, 1961
Born: June 29, 1907 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Wisecracks (1991) as Herself (Archival Footage)
A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.
Harem Girl (1952) as Susie Skubblegrave
A wisecracking secretary saves the ruler of an Arab nation from foreign invaders.
The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) as Alice Dean
The Traveling Saleswoman (1950) as Mabel King
Love That Brute (1950) as Mamie Sage
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
Make Mine Laughs (1949) as
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Susie Parker
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as Jane Featherstone, also known as Lulu Winters
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Joan Mason
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as [June] Pilky [Pilkington]
Show Business (1944) as Joan Mason
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
Around the World (1944) as Joan Davis
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Dottie Duncan
An agent''''s secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as Polly Jasper
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
He's My Guy (1943) as Madge Donovan
Vaudeville performers Van Moore (Dick Foran) and Terry Allen (Irene Hervey) split up after a quarrel. Terry moves in with Madge Donovan (Joan Davis), a dancing comedienne friend. She gets a job as secretary to Kirk (Donald Douglas), personnel manager of a defense plant, and conceives the idea of staging a talent show from among the workers. She sends for Van to help her stage the show but he arrives and finds her with Kirk and they break up again. When the show goes on, Kirk takes bows for its success. When it comes Terry's turn to sing, she is terrified without Van. But when she hears her accompaniment, she knows it is Van playing it, and walks out on the stage to find him at the piano. Madge tells the plant president (Samuel S.Hinds) that Van, not Kirk, really produced the show and he announces that Van and Terry are now co-directors of the entertainment for all the company's plants.
Two Senoritas from Chicago (1943) as Daisy Baker
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942) as Phoebe Weyms
Yokel Boy (1942) as Molly Malone
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Joan Daley
Hold That Ghost (1941) as Camille Brewster
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
For Beauty's Sake (1941) as Dottie Nickerson
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as Miss Carstairs
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940) as Edna [Higgins]
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Myrtle
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) as Nellie
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Miss Applegate
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
Too Busy to Work (1939) as Lolly
Tail Spin (1939) as Babe Dugan
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Keep Smiling (1938) as Herself
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Irene Keene
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Kitty
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
My Lucky Star (1938) as Mary Dwight
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
Josette (1938) as May Morris
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Lizzie Olsen
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
On the Avenue (1937) as Miss Katz
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
The Holy Terror (1937) as Lil
Sing and Be Happy (1937) as Myrtle
Time Out for Romance (1937) as Midge Dooley
Life Begins in College (1937) as Inez
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Stivers
Wake Up and Live (1937) as Spanish dancer
Thin Ice (1937) as Orchestra leader
Love and Hisses (1937) as Joan
The Great Hospital Mystery (1937) as Flossie Duffy
Millions in the Air (1935) as Miss Stutter

Costume-Wardrobe (feature film)

A Cry in the Dark (1988) as Costume Maker
An Australian mother is suspected of murder when wild dogs carry off her baby.

Production Companies (feature film)

The Traveling Saleswoman (1950) as Company

Film Production - Main (feature film)

You Can't Win 'Em All (1970) as Cont
Two Army buddies sign on to help Turkish mercenaries escort the governor''''s daughters.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as Cont
When his usual intelligence sources fail, James Bond (Agent 007) enlists the aid of crime boss Draco to track down Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the evil SPECTRE organization. The trail leads to the mountains of Switzerland, where Bond goes undercover in Blofeld''s hi-tech headquarters. He encounters a bevy of seductive women, but none more beautiful than Draco''s daughter, Tracy, who wins 007 over with her fervent independence, caustic wit and love of adventure. Bond pledges his eternal devotion to her, but there are more immediate concerns: Blofeld is poised to unleash horrific germ warfare weaponry that will endanger every living thing on earth. Bond''s adventures hurl him through artillery-laden ski pursuits, and a dramatic avalanche drive
Duffy (1968) as Cont
A playboy tries to rob his father with the help of a gentleman crook.
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) as Cont
Herman''s Hermits travel to England for a high-stakes greyhound race.
Triple Cross (1967) as Script Supervisor
A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964) as Cont
A sadistic nobleman isolates his court from a world stricken with the plague.
The 7th Dawn (1964) as Cont
A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurgents.
The Third Secret (1964) as Cont
A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood for, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be both surprising and disturbing.
Tiara Tahiti (1963) as Cont
Maid for Murder (1963) as Cont
The Victors (1963) as Cont
Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Man in the Moon (1961) as Cont
Carry On Constable (1961) as Cont
A flu epidemic forces a police sergeant to take on four bumbling newcomers.
The Iron Petticoat (1956) as Cont
Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturally, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London.
Treasure Island (1950) as Cont
A young boy and a pirate clash over buried treasure.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Baffled (1973)
An American race driver has visions that are premonitions of danger and joins with a lady psychiatrist, specializing in ESP, to prevent future tragedies and sort out his unaccountable images.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.

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