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Also Known As: Died: August 1, 1970
Born: September 19, 1913 Cause of Death: cancer of the esophagus
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Party Crashers (1958) as Mrs. Bickford
Son of Fury (1942) as Isabel [Blake]
A young adventurer seeks his fortune in the South Seas so he can return to England and reclaim his birthright.
Badlands of Dakota (1941) as [Calamity] Jane
World Premiere (1941) as Kitty Carr
Among the Living (1941) as Elaine Raden
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
South of Pago Pago (1940) as Ruby Taylor
Flowing Gold (1940) as Linda Chalmers
A fugitive from justice tries to get work in a western oil field.
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938) as Trina
The Toast of New York (1937) as Josie Mansfield
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Ebb Tide (1937) as Faith Wishart
Exclusive (1937) as Vina Swain
Come and Get It (1936) as Lotta Morgan/Lotta Bostrom
Years after deserting his true love, a lumber tycoon vies with his son for her daughter''''s hand.
Border Flight (1936) as Anne Blane
Too Many Parents (1936) as Sally Colman
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Doris Halloway
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her heart, but without success, until she is endangered by gangsters.

Writer (feature film)

Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983) as From Autobiography
This version of Frances Farmer's tragic story appears to be more accurate than the feature film "Frances" (1982), being adapted by Dalene Young directly from Farmer's autobiography. It traces her life from childhood in Seattle through her college years, her flirtation with radical politics, her succ

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