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Born: February 12, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) as
Classic sci-fi epic about a mysterious monolith that seems to play a key role in human evolution.
Big Town After Dark (1947) as Susan Peabody
When Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody (Ann Gillis), to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.
The Time of Their Lives (1946) as Nora O'Leary
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
Gay Blades (1946) as Helen Dowell
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
Janie Gets Married (1946) as Paula
A war bride helps her husband adjust to civilian life.
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946) as Sue
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" in 1945 are still wondering what it was all about.
The Cheaters (1945) as Angela Pidgeon
An unemployed actor tries to save a young innocent from greedy relations.
Janie (1944) as Paula Rainey
A small-town girl defies her father by falling for a soldier.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Becky Anderson
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine (1944) as Judy Blake
Henny (Henny Youngman), talent scout for the Margaret Ames (Sally Eilers) Film Agency in Hollywood, mistakes Judy (Anne Gillis) and Marian (Elyse Knox), the understudies, for Eileen (Marjorie Woodworth) and Betty (Ramsay Ames), the real stars of a Broadway show and signs them up for movies. Margaret, furious with Henny for the blunder, fires him---but only temporarily. Another agent, Marty Allen (Richard Lane), once married to and still in love with Margaret, signs Betty and Eileen. Henny arrives with Judy and Marian, and the nightclub manager asks Henny to emcee the show. Though he is not sure himself what they can do, Henny introduces the girls and they make a hit in a dramatic sketch. (Simmer down, it's just a Monogram movie, and their nightclub attendees can react anyway director Phil Karlstein/Karlson wants them to.) Big-time movie producer R. J. (Alan Dinehart) signs them to a film contract. So, what does this have to do with the title, "A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine"? Because Judy joins the WAVES, Marian the WACS and Marty the Marines and all have two weeks before induction, and that is more than long enough to shoot a Monogram musical-within-a-Monogram musical and have a few days to spare.
In Society (1944) as Gloria [Winthrop]
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
The Man from Music Mountain (1943) as Penny Winters
Roy returns home to fine a range feud between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. When his friend is killed he finds the rifle had a defective pin. He learns the rifle belongs to a ranch hand named Barker and that a third party has caused the feud. When he captures outlaws trying to blow up a dam, he claims Barker was the killer. But Barker has switched rifles and the outlaws now accuse Roy and Roy finds himself in trouble.
Meet the Stewarts (1942) as Jane Goodwin
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband''''s salary.
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942) as Sylvia
The Bowery Boys come to the rescue of a young murder suspect.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Frankie [Taylor]
Bambi (1942) as Voice of older Faline
The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety.
Little Men (1941) as Nan
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Joey [also known as Abigail]
Glamour Boy (1941) as Brenda Lee
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Nancy Dana
A professor''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
My Love Came Back (1940) as Valerie Malette
A millionaire helps a pretty lady violinist with her career.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) as Emily Schuyler
A French nobleman falls in love with his children's governess.
Edison, the Man (1940) as Nancy Grey
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
The Underpup (1939) as Letty Lou
Beau Geste (1939) as Isobel Rivers as a child
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
Little Orphan Annie (1938) as Little Orphan Annie
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Becky Thatcher
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) as Fleurette De Cava
You Can't Buy Luck (1937) as Peggy
A racehorse owner tries to buy victory by performing good deeds, but gets mixed up in murder instead.
The Californian (1937) as Rosalia, as a child
Native son returns from school in Spain to California in 1855 and finds corrupt politicians stealing land from old California families. He becomes a sort of Robin Hood in order to fight them.
Off to the Races (1937) as Winnie Mae Baxter
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) as Mary Lou, as a child
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
Postal Inspector (1936) as Little girl
King of Hockey (1936) as Peggy O'Rourke
A hockey star goes blind and has to fight for a new life.
The Garden of Allah (1936) as Second child in convent
A monk deserts his calling to marry a beautiful woman he meets in the Sahara.
The Singing Cowboy (1936) as Lou Ann
When Gene's boss is murdered, the bosses daughter is seriously injured. To raise money for her operation, Gene and the ranch hands enter the new medium of television as singers. When they do well the bank agrees to lend them the needed money. Martin is after the ranch and he was the murderer. Now he has to make sure the daughter doesn't get the operation so he sends his henchmen out to wreck Gene's equipment.
The Man I Marry (1936) as Child
Men in White (1934) as Flower girl
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.

Producer (feature film)

Letter from Death Row, A (1998) as Producer
An innocent man on death row fascinates a screenwriter with his letters.

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