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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 10, 2007|
|Born:||October 13, 1920||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Roosevelt, Utah, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Moved with family from Utah to Southern California
Acted with the Long Beach Players after her family moved to California
First film as actor, "Stella Dallas"; played a bit part; credited as Laraine Johnson
Played first leading lady roles in several "B" action films, including "Doomed at Sundown" and "The Law Commands"
Joined MGM; except for several loan-outs, worked exclusively for the studio for the next three years; adopted stage name
Acted in seven of MGM's popular "Dr. Kildare" as the title hero's fiance, Nurse Mary Lamont
Earned some notice on loan to United Artists for "My Son, My Son"
Acted in "Foreign Correspondant", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Worked primarily for RKO
First film in color, "The Story of Dr. Wassell", directed by Cecil B DeMille for Paramount
Gave perhaps her best screen performance as a psychotic in "The Locket"
Last feature films for five years, "I Married a Communist/The Woman on Pier 13" and "Without Honor"
Starred in the short-lived ABC variety and interview show, "The Laraine Day Show/Daydreaming with Laraine"
Acted in such TV dramatic anthology series as "Nash Airflyte Theater", "Lux Video Theater", "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" and "Playhouse 90"
Returned to features to play a leading role in the airplane melodrama, "The High and the Mighty"
Played the leading female role of the mother in an NBC one-hour dramatic special, an adaptation of the adventure novel, "The Swiss Family Robinson"
Last feature film to date, "The Third Voice"
First TV-movie, "Murder on Flight 502"
Guest starred on a two-part episode, the third-season premiere, of the long-running CBS mystery series, "Murder, She Wrote"
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