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Also Known As: Erin Drew, Terry Ray, Terry Ray Died:
Born: November 23, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: actor, elevator operator, saleswoman, waitress

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Outlaw's Son (1957) Ruth Sewall
2.
 Man in the Saddle (1951) Nan Melotte
3.
 The Great Missouri Raid (1951) Bee Moore
4.
 The Baron of Arizona (1950) Sofia de Peralta-Reavis, "The Baroness"
5.
 Cargo to Capetown (1950) Kitty Mellar
6.
 Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) Frances [Oatman]
7.
 Stars in My Crown (1950) Harriet Gray
8.
 The Crooked Way (1949) Nina Martin
9.
 The Man from Colorado (1948) Caroline Emmett
10.
 Johnny O'Clock (1947) Nelle Marchettis
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Born in Kansas City, Missouri
1920:
At age four, moved to Chicago with family (date approximate)
1932:
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
1934:
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
1936:
Signed by Paramount Pictures
1936:
Film acting debut in bit roles, billed as Terry Ray
1938:
Groomed for stardom by Paramount; name originally changed to Erin Drew and then Ellen Drew
1938:
First feature as Ellen Drew, the musical "Sing You Sinners"
1938:
Had breakthough dramatic role in "If I Were King"
1940:
Appeared in "Christmas in July"
1946:
Under contract with Columbia Pictures
1997:
Awarded star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Education

Parker High School: Chicago , Illinois -

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husband:
Fred Wallace. Makeup artist. Married in 1935; divorced in 1940.
husband:
Sy Bartlett. Screenwriter. Born in 1902 in Russia; formerly married to actress Alice White; met in Palm Springs in January 1941 married on August 16, 1941 in Lake Tahoe; served in US Army Air Force in WWII; was one of first pilots to bomb Berlin; separated in January 1946; reconciled in March 1946; she filed for divorce in June 1946 but later withdrew petition; separated in May 1949; she filed for divorce on July 19, 1949.
husband:
William T Walker. Former advertising executive. Married on May 30, 1951; divorced in September 1967.
husband:
James Edward Herbert. Former businessman. Was executive with Motorola; married in 1971.
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son:
David Wallace. Born in 1936.

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