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Also Known As: Died: September 19, 2000
Born: July 28, 1911 Cause of Death: complications after suffering a series of strokes
Birth Place: Amarillo, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Wildcats (1986)
As a daughter of a lengendary gridiron star, a young woman''s greatest desire is to coach a team of her own When the chauvinistic powers to be assign her to an inner city ghetto school, the spriited female has her own work cut out for her.
Advice to the Lovelorn (1981) as Ada Wells
Newspaper columnist Cloris Leachman finds herself able to solve everyone's problems except her own in this pilot to a prospective series. It had been scheduled to premiere nearly ten months before it finally aired. Kelly Bishop, as her assistant, and Walter Brooke, as her editor, would have joined h
All Night Long (1981) as Grandmother Gibbons
George Dupler is fed up with his life. He hates his job as the manager of an all-night drugstore, the fact that he is in debt, and he is also fairly dissatisfied with his wife Helen, so enters into an affair with one of her relatives.
First Monday in October (1981) as Storekeeper
Conflict erupts when the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court takes her seat on the bench and her conservative views are in sharp contradiction to her peers of the court.
Crazy Times (1981) as Mrs Keagan
As TV's answer to "Diner," this film follows the exploits of three teenage buddies sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, New York, during the summer of 1955. Steeped in nostalgia and cast with relatively fresh TV faces, the movie--a pilot to a prospective series--won Emmy Award nominations
Little Mo (1978) as Aunt Gert
A fact-based drama about the tennis great who, as a teenager, was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of Tennis, became world-renowned as "Little Mo," and died of cancer in 1969 at the age of thirty-four. Anne Baxter replaced Lana Turner in the part of Maureen's mother.
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977) as Grandma Lundy
An engaging saga of a teenage frontier lad who becomes a rider for the Pony Express in the Nebraska Territory shortly before the Civil War. An Emmy Award nomination went to this film as Outstanding Children's Special of 1977-78.
Flood! (1976) as Emma Fisher
Irwin Allen''s first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it''s a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie''s formal title was "Irwin Allen''s Production of ''Flood''."
Macahans, The (1976) as Grandma Macahan
A buckskin-clad mountain scout helps to move his parents, his brother and sister-in-law and their four children westward in 1860 ahead of the impending war.
Family Nobody Wanted, The (1975) as Mrs Kimberly
A drama recounting the true story of a minister and his wife who put together a family of twelve racially mixed children.
Last Angry Man, The (1974) as Nurse
An irascible Depression-era doctor who practices in a Brooklyn tenement neighborhood takes an interest in a local teenager whose hostile behavior he eventually attributes to a brain tumor. This film, a remake of the 1959 movie with Paul Muni in his last screen role, was the pilot for a series that n
Story of Pretty Boy Floyd, The (1974) as Secretary
An affecting version of the Floyd saga, telling of the Oklahoma farm boy who, to escape poverty, becomes enmeshed in a life of crime and ends up as one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 1930s. Sheen and his real-life brother, Joseph Estevez, played Pretty Boy and one of his two brothers.
Priest Killer, The (1971) as Harriet Miles
Wheelchair-bound Ironside and cop-turned-priest Sarge Swanson team up to solve a series of murders among the clergy in this second pilot to Kennedy's "Sarge" show which ran for several months in late 1971.
The Hired Hand (1971) as Mrs. Sorensen
Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties and priorities.
There Was a Crooked Man ... (1970) as
A Western crook tries to break out of prison.
The Arrangement (1969) as Nurse Costello
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969) as Lee's mother
Rosie (1967) as Old lady
Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have Rosie put away in a home and have her legally declared insane. When Daphne,(Rosie's devoted and caring grand-daughter), over hears their plan, she vows to help her grandmother win.
The Hostage (1966) as Miss Mabry
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Doris Parker
Two fliers during the Korean War compete for a beautiful Italian nurse.
Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Mrs. Geraghty
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
The Carpetbaggers (1964) as Woman reporter
A young tycoon takes Hollywood by storm to quench his thirst for power.
The Brass Bottle (1964) as Martha Kenton
Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl Ives) tends to get his master (Tony Randall) into more predicaments than he gets him out of.
Kitten With a Whip (1964) as Mavis Varden
A delinquent escapes from reform school and holds a politician hostage.
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963) as Mrs. Pyser
A World War II Army psychiatrist tries to help his battle-shocked patients.
Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959) as Bess Monahan
A psychologist tries to reform a juvenile prison run by a sadistic warden.
A Summer Place (1959) as Mrs. Talbert
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved.
Cast a Long Shadow (1959) as Ma Calvert
A hard-drinking drifter tries to claim a deceased cattle baron''''s estate.
Warlock (1959) as Mrs. Richardson
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
The FBI Story (1959) as Mrs. Ballard
A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
Life Begins at 17 (1958) as Virginia Peck
A spoiled rich boy makes a play for a 16-year-old whose sisters shot down his advances.
Voice in the Mirror (1958) as Mrs. Devlin
An artist turns to drink when his daughter dies suddenly.
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) as Mary Royce
A blood-sucking monster stalks the crew of a U.S. spaceship.
Step Down to Terror (1958) as Mrs. Duprez
Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to him. Ominous events and conflicting evidence leave Helen suspicious, but uncertain about her brother-in-law as tension builds...
The Female Animal (1958) as Nurse
Jaded movie star Vanessa Windsor, saved from a studio accident by handsome extra Chris Farley, pursues him, and soon he's the 'caretaker' of her beach house. Vanessa's sexy, alcoholic adult daughter Penny accidentally meets Chris, who rescues her from an 'octopus' boyfriend. Before you know it, Chris is involved with both mother and daughter, and his only way out is to take a job in a Mexican picture about man-eating orchids...
The Rawhide Trail (1958) as Mrs. Cartwright
Jess Brady (Rex Reason) and Rupe Pardee (Richard Erdman) are in jail in Gunsight, Texas, blamed for leading a wagon train into a Comanche ambush, and about to be hanged. They protest their innocence and claim that the Indians want to kill them also. The Comanches attack the jail in an effort to capture the prisoners, but are driven off the soldiers of the garrison led by the Captain (Rusty Lane). Expecting another attack, the Captain and a small detail of men move the prisoners out of town in a wagon, but they are under constant surveillance by the Comanches. The detail arrives at a way station the same time as a stage coach carrying Marsha Collins (Nancy Gates), and her fiancee, Farley Durand (Robert Knapp), a government supply officer. All are trapped in the station which is under constant attack by the Indians. Brady and Durand resume a personal battle that dates back to the Civil War when they served together. The wounded Captain decides to gamble on Brady and Pardee, their expierence being the only hope for an escape. In the escape battle, it is revealed that Durand was responisble for the attack on the wagon train, and not Brady and Pardee.
The Deep Six (1958) as Mike's wife
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
Joy Ride (1958) as Grace
Paul (Rad Fulton) and three other punks, Arnie (Nicholas King), Vince (Robert Levin) and Dirk (Jim Bridges), are admiring a parked sports car and intending to take it for a joy ride, when they are surprised by its owner, Miles (Regis Toomey) who orders them away and is met with a barrage of fifthy names. A few nights later they break into Miles' garage and he catches them and threatens to call the police. Paul tells him they want the car for a ride and they will have it sooner or later. The young hoods then launch a campaign of terror against Miles and his wife (Ann Doran). Paul realizes he has more pleasure in frightening Miles than in trying to get the car, and one day they force their way into the Miles home and brutally attack Mrs. Miles after she refuses to produce the car keys. Now thinking that Miles is in his power, Paul meets him to take delivery of the car. When Paul steps into the car, Miles pulls a gun and orders him to drive out of town at a breakneck speed. The more frightened Paul becomes, the more dangerously Miles makes him drive, until finally, in tears, Paul begs to be allowed to stop his "joy ride." Miles directs him to pull up in front of the police station and Paul's arrest is followed by that of the other three boys.
Day of the Bad Man (1958) as Mrs. Mordigan
When a judge sentences a killer to be hanged, the latter's henchmen ride into town to put a stop to it. Soon, it boils down to a showdown beteween the judge and the four bad guys.
The Badlanders (1958) as Mother
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
Violent Road (1958) as Edith Miller
Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.
The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) as Mrs. Ford
Mad scientists steal the life force from reform school girls.
Bombers B-52 (1957) as Sylvia Slater
A hard-nosed Air Force sergeant tries to keep his daughter from dating a hotshot flyer.
Young and Dangerous (1957) as Clara Clinton
Tommy Price (Mark Damon) is the leader of a gang of young thugs interested in thrills, hot rods and girls. His friends bet him he can't make it with 17-year-old Rosemary Clinton (Lili Gentle). Their date turns out badly and her parents (Dabbs Greer and Ann Doran) forbid her to see him again. They keep meeting, and the relationship changes him to the extent that he plans on going to college and changing his life, which delights his parents (Eddie Binns and Frances Mercer).
Two Grooms for a Bride (1957) as Violet Blue
Band of Angels (1957) as Mrs. Morton
A southern belle fights to survive slavery after learning her mother was black.
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) as Sarah Devlin
Army veterans are on a mission to find out who sold faulty ammunition to a cavalry troop.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as Jim's mother
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
The Desperate Hours (1955) as Mrs. Walling
Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.
Them! (1954) as Little girl's psychiatrist
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
The High and the Mighty (1954) as Mrs. Joseph
When a commercial airliner develops engine trouble, the passengers and crew think back on the lives they could be losing soon.
The Bob Mathias Story (1954) as Mrs. Lillian Mathias
The story of the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon.
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954) as Lillian Edwards
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
City Story (1954) as Ruth Bates
Island in the Sky (1953) as Moon's wife
A WWII transport plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
So This Is Love (1953) as Mrs. Moore
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) as Mrs. Levoy
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
Here Come the Nelsons (1952) as Clara Randolph
The entire Nelson family become embroiled in confusion by the misunderstandings caused when Ozzie invites the attractive grown-up sister of a school chum to stay with the family during a centennial celebration in the community of Hillsdale. Meanwhile, Harriet unknowingly duplicates Ozzie's hospitali
Rodeo (1952) as Martha Durston
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
Paula (1952) as Welfare worker
A woman harbors a deadly secret when her husband brings home a child she injured in a hit-and-run accident.
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Addie Burke
Starlift (1951) as Mrs. Callan
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
The Painted Hills (1951) as Martha Blake
A faithful collie protects a prospector from claim jumpers.
Her First Romance (1951) as Mrs. Foster
A high school girl steals from her parents to be with the boy she loves.
Gambling House (1951) as Della
A gambler faces deportation when he gets mixed up with murder.
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as Betty Clark
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
Tomahawk (1951) as Mrs. Carrington
In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger's chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.
The Jackpot (1950) as Miss Bowen
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
Riding High (1950) as Nurse
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
Never a Dull Moment (1950) as Jean [Morrow]
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) as Louise Spears
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
Lonely Hearts Bandits (1950) as Nancy Crane
Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.
Holiday in Havana (1949) as Marge Henley
One Last Fling (1949) as Vera Thompson
A jealous wife decides working for her husband is the best way to keep tabs on him.
Rusty Saves a Life (1949) as Mrs. Ethel Mitchell
A faithful dog rescues his master from a life of delinquency.
The Kid from Cleveland (1949) as Emily Novak
Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences?
The Clay Pigeon (1949) as Nurse
A man awakens from a coma to discover he's accused of treason.
Beyond the Forest (1949) as Edith Williams
The wife of a Wisconsin doctor kills a witness to her affair with an influential man from Chicago.
The Fountainhead (1949) as Secretary
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
Big Jack (1949) as Sarah Mahoney
A pair of thieves swindle their way through the gay ''''90s.
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) as Mrs. Egan
Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam richer by a very fast race horse. But his seemingly good luck with horses and women leads him to disaster. Will he be forced into a life of crime?
The Accused (1949) as Miss Rice
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
Air Hostess (1949) as Virginia Barton
Rusty's Birthday (1949) as Ethel Mitchell
A lost dog tries to find his way back to his beloved master.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Gossip
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.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Woman dispatcher
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
The Return of the Whistler (1948) as Sybil
When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down.
No Minor Vices (1948) as Mrs. Farraday
Perry Ashwell is a self-satisfied child psychologist who takes his colleagues and wife somewhat for granted. So confident is he of his position that he introduces rich attractive painter Octavio Quaglini to his office and home. Quaglini is no respecter of convention, and April Ashwell is extremely attractive.
Pitfall (1948) as Maggie
A married insurance man falls for a criminal''s girlfriend.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Reporter
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
Rusty Leads the Way (1948) as Ethel Mitchell
A boy and his dog help a bitter blind girl adjust to life.
Hazard (1948) as Nurse
The Snake Pit (1948) as Valerie
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Ellie Blaine
Reaching from Heaven (1948) as Martha Kestner
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Mrs. Ethel Mitchell
A faithful dog helps his master's father win a mayoral race.
The Crimson Key (1947) as Paris Wood
Larry Morgan (Kent Taylor), a private detective, is hired by a woman who wants Larry to trail her husband. The husband is murdered and, shortly afterwards, the wife is also killed. Larry shuffles through a long list of suspects before revealing the killer...
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Miss Rogers
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Magic Town (1947) as Mrs. Weaver
A political pollster discovers the perfect cross-section of American tastes and fights to keep it that way.
Road to the Big House (1947) as Agnes Clark
Fear in the Night (1947) as Lil Harlan
Bank teller Vince Grayson wakes from a nightmare in which he and an unknown woman murdered a man in a strange, mirrored room. Only a dream...but Vince finds that he has physical objects and bruises from his "dream." His cop brother-in-law dismisses his story...until the family, on a picnic, takes shelter from a thunderstorm in a deserted mansion containing that mirrored room. Is doom closing in on Vince?
Variety Girl (1947) as Hairdresser
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
The Son of Rusty (1947) as Mrs. Ethel Mitchell
When they are separated, a boy and his dog fight to find each other.
Seven Were Saved (1947) as Mrs. Rollin Hartley
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Secretary
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Second Chance (1947) as Doris Greene
For the Love of Rusty (1947) as Ethel Mitchell
A dog helps a boy and his father sort out their differences.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Monica Lonsdale
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) as Secretary
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as Ella May Merchant
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Alice Abbott
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Helen Martin
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Jenny Butler
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Nursemaid
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
Here Come the Waves (1944) as Ruth
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Praying woman
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Old Acquaintance (1943) as Saleslady
Two writers, friends since childhood, fight over their books and lives.
Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) as Matilda Brown
On a trip to New York, a small-town blowhard gets caught between a wealthy widow and a gold digger.
The Hard Way (1943) as Dorshka
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Salesgirl
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
True to Life (1943) as Radio Kitty
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
Air Force (1943) as Mary Quincannon
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
The More the Merrier (1943) as Miss Bilby
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Lieut. Betty Peterson
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
Street of Chance (1942) as Miss Peabody
Mr. Wise Guy (1942) as Dorothy Melton
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster''''s murder.
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942) as Margaret Chase
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Receptionist
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Miss Hoffman
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Maid
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
My Sister Eileen (1942) as Receptionist
Two sisters - one smart, one pretty - move to New York to build careers.
Buy Me That Town (1941) as
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
New York Town (1941) as Demonstrator in department store
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941) as Sheila Cobb
The Kid from Kansas (1941) as Julie "Smitty" Smith
Penny Serenade (1941) as Dotty
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Mrs. Hansen
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Nurse
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
Sing Another Chorus (1941) as Bronx dame
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as Waitress
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Helen
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
Criminals Within (1941) as Linda
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940) as Shop girl's friend
Untamed (1940) as First nurse
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) as Nurse
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
Girls of the Road (1940) as Jerry
The governor''''s daughter tries to win fair treatment for female vagrants by joining them on the road.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Paine's secretary
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Let Us Live (1939) as Secretary juror
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Coast Guard (1939) as Nurse
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Betty Crawford
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
A Woman Is the Judge (1939) as Luella
Blind Alley (1939) as Agnes
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
City Streets (1938) as Nurse
Start Cheering (1938) as Secretary
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
Penitentiary (1938) as Blanche Williams
The Lady Objects (1938) as Miss Hollins
Blondie (1938) as Elsie Hazlip
On the eve of their fifth wedding anniversary, Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead are in financial trouble.
Highway Patrol (1938) as Estelle
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as Girl
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
Smashing the Spy Ring (1938) as Madelon Martin
Women in Prison (1938) as Maggie
Rio Grande (1938) as Jean Andrews
Barker is after the Andrews ranch and kills Bart Andrews. But Bart had sent for Cliff and Cliff now arrives and takes over the fight against Barker. To get the necessary hands to drive Andrews' herd to market, Cliff makes a deal with Barker saying hew will give him half the money collected. Both Cliff and Barker then make plans to double-cross the other when the cattle are sold.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as Maggie O'Neill
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
The Main Event (1938) as Telegraph clerk
Girls' School (1938) as Miss Smith
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
Extortion (1938) as Margie Blake
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Telephone girl
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
When You're in Love (1937) as Secretary
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
I'll Take Romance (1937) as
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
It's All Yours (1937) as Stewardess
The Shadow (1937) as Miss Shaw
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
Paid to Dance (1937) as Rose Tervor
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
She Married an Artist (1937) as Reporter
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) as Miss Cameron
A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity but loses his memory during the operation.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Alibi for Murder (1936) as Secretary
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Floor nurse
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
Lady of Secrets (1936) as Reporter
Palm Springs (1936) as School girl
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obies, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.
The Little Red Schoolhouse (1936) as Mary Burke
Ring Around the Moon (1936) as Kay Duncan
Missing Girls (1936) as Ann Jason
Let's Sing Again (1936) as Alice Alba
Way Down East (1935) as Hired girl
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Woman reporter
Bad Boy (1935) as Telegraph clerk
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Girl in swimming pool
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
Servants' Entrance (1934) as Maid

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Handy Andy (1934) as Double for Peggy Wood
A druggist lets his socially ambitious wife convince him to pursue the high life.
Charlie Chan in London (1934) as Stand in
Pursued (1934) as Stand in

Cast (special)

All the Way Home (1981) as Aunt Sadie
The story, set in Tennessee in 1915, relates events in the lives of an estranged family who rediscover love after the death of a family member reunites them.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Backstairs at the White House (1979) as Miss Clare
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario

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