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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 ...
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1931:
Moved with family from Utah to Southern California
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Acted with the Long Beach Players after her family moved to California
1937:
First film as actor, "Stella Dallas"; played a bit part; credited as Laraine Johnson
1937:
Played first leading lady roles in several "B" action films, including "Doomed at Sundown" and "The Law Commands"
1939:
Joined MGM; except for several loan-outs, worked exclusively for the studio for the next three years; adopted stage name
1939:
Acted in seven of MGM's popular "Dr. Kildare" as the title hero's fiance, Nurse Mary Lamont
1940:
Earned some notice on loan to United Artists for "My Son, My Son"
1940:
Acted in "Foreign Correspondant", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
1942:
Left MGM
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Worked primarily for RKO
1944:
First film in color, "The Story of Dr. Wassell", directed by Cecil B DeMille for Paramount
1946:
Gave perhaps her best screen performance as a psychotic in "The Locket"
1949:
Last feature films for five years, "I Married a Communist/The Woman on Pier 13" and "Without Honor"
1951:
Starred in the short-lived ABC variety and interview show, "The Laraine Day Show/Daydreaming with Laraine"
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Acted in such TV dramatic anthology series as "Nash Airflyte Theater", "Lux Video Theater", "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" and "Playhouse 90"
1954:
Returned to features to play a leading role in the airplane melodrama, "The High and the Mighty"
1958:
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"
1960:
Last feature film to date, "The Third Voice"
1975:
First TV-movie, "Murder on Flight 502"
1986:
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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