|Also Known As:
Erin Drew, Terry Ray, Terry Ray
|Born: || November 23, 1915
||Cause of Death: ||
|| Kansas City, Missouri, USA
actor, elevator operator, saleswoman, waitress
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Born in Kansas City, Missouri
At age four, moved to Chicago with family (date approximate)
Following parents' separation, dropped out of high school at age 16, lied about her age and obtained a job in the accounting department at Marshall Field's
Became a sales clerk at Grant's in the costume jewelry and baby clothing departments
Won title of "Miss Englewood"; encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood
Was befriended by character actor William Demarest who eventually aided her in obtaining a contract
Signed by Paramount Pictures
Film acting debut in bit roles, billed as Terry Ray
Groomed for stardom by Paramount; name originally changed to Erin Drew and then Ellen Drew
First feature as Ellen Drew, the musical "Sing You Sinners"
Had breakthough dramatic role in "If I Were King"
Appeared in "Christmas in July"
Under contract with Columbia Pictures
Awarded star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Parker High School:
Chicago , Illinois
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