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Also Known As: Gloria Mildred Dehaven, Gloria De Haven Died:
Born: July 23, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Gloria DeHaven never made it to the front ranks of film stardom and none of her credits can be considered a major classic, but she was in her own modest way one of the signature perky soubrettes of the 1940s, a hometown sweetheart for many GIs. A good singer and a highly vivacious screen presence, her career has had its ups and downs, but TV and stage work and the very occasional film have nonetheless kept her busy for over half a century.

Gloria DeHaven never made it to the front ranks of film stardom and none of her credits can be considered a major classic, but she was in her own modest way one of the signature perky soubrettes of the 1940s, a hometown sweetheart for many GIs. A good singer and a highly vivacious screen presence, her career has had its ups and downs, but TV and stage work and the very occasional film have nonetheless kept her busy for over half a century.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Out to Sea (1997) Vivian
3.
 That's Entertainment! III (1994) Song Performer
4.
5.
 Off Sides (Pigs Vs. Freaks) (1980) Maureen Brockmeyer
6.
 Bog (1978) Adrianna; Ginny Glen
7.
 Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress (1977) Mrs Blake
8.
 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (1976) Lady Jane Gray
9.
 Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975) Police Matron
10.
 Call Her Mom (1972) Helen Hardgrove
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1936:
First film appearance (as an extra) in Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times"; her father worked as an assistant director on the film
1940:
Appeared in a second Chaplin film, "The Great Dictator"
1940:
Signed by MGM; first film there, "Susan and God"
:
Sang as a vocalist for bands led by Jon Savitt and Bob Crosby
1943:
Played most prominent feature film role to date as one of the second leads in "Best Foot Forward", an adaptation of the Broadway musical
1944:
Played first leading roles in two popular breakthrough films: "Two Girls and a Sailor" and "Step Lively"
1945:
Last film in release for several years, "Between Two Woman" (shot in 1944)
1948:
Returned to features in "Summer Holiday"
1950:
Last films at MGM, "Summer Stock" and "Three Little Words"; played the role of her own real-life mother, Mrs. Carter DeHaven, in the latter
1953:
Made first of many guest appearances on Bob Hope's variety specials over the years
1953:
Hosted the 15-minute ABC variety program, "The Gloria DeHaven Show"
1955:
Last feature film for over two decades, "The Girl Rush"
1955:
Served as a panelist on the short-lived NBC game show, "Make the Connection"
1969:
Hosted part of a season of the long-running (1963-70) syndicated TV talk show, "Girl Talk", after Virginia Graham left the show and before Betsy Palmer took over hosting duties
1972:
First TV-movie, "Call Her Mom"
1974:
First fictional TV series role as cast regular: played Deputy Irene James on the ABC crime drama, "Nakia"
1978:
Returned to features to act in the horror film, "Bog"
1979:
Played recurring role of Marion Wormer on the ABC sitcom, "Delta House"
:
Played role of Bess Shelby on the ABC daytime drama, "Ryan's Hope" during the 1980s; was not on the program when it debuted in 1975
1990:
Played one of the two leading roles in the ABC TV mystery pilot, "Ladies of Sweet Street"
1995:
Again returned to features to act a role in "The Legend of O.B. Taggert"
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husband:
John Payne. Actor, singer. Married in 1944; divorced in 1950.
husband:
Martin Kimmel. Second husband.
husband:
Richard Fincher. Businessman.

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father:
Carter DeHaven. Entertainer. Noted vaudevillian; also acted in, produced, directed or assistant directed a number of stage plays and silent and sound films; born in Chicago on October 5, 1886; died in Woodland Hills, California on July 20, 1977.
mother:
Flora Parker DeHaven. Entertainer, actor. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on September 1, 1883; died in Hollywood on September 9, 1950; part of famous vaudeville and legitimate stage team with her husband; they later made a number of films together in the silent period.
brother:
Carter DeHaven Jr. Producer, actor, director. Born in NYC on December 23, 1910; died in Encino, California on March 1, 1979.
brother:
David DeHaven.
daughter:
Clancy Payne. Actor. Father, John Payne.
nephew:
Carter DeHaven III. Producer. Began working as a production assistant on TV in the 1950s; became an assistant director and later a producer, with credits including "Ulzana's Raid" (1972), "Carbon Copy" (1981) and "Hoosiers" (1986).
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