Karen Steele


Karen Steele

Biography

Actress Karen Steele was widely known for her presence on the silver screen. Steele began her acting career with roles in such films as the Red Skelton drama "The Clown" (1953), the Ernest Borgnine dramatic adaptation "Marty" (1955) and "Toward the Unknown" (1956). She also appeared in the Randolph Scott western "Decision at Sundown" (1957). Her passion for acting continued to her ro...

Biography

Actress Karen Steele was widely known for her presence on the silver screen. Steele began her acting career with roles in such films as the Red Skelton drama "The Clown" (1953), the Ernest Borgnine dramatic adaptation "Marty" (1955) and "Toward the Unknown" (1956). She also appeared in the Randolph Scott western "Decision at Sundown" (1957). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "Ride Lonesome" (1959), the action flick "Westbound" (1959) with Randolph Scott and "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" (1960). She also appeared in the dramedy "40 Pounds of Trouble" (1963) with Tony Curtis. She also was featured in the TV movie "Death of a Salesman" (CBS, 1965-66). She held additional roles in television including a part on "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). Steele more recently acted in "The Trap on Cougar Mountain" (1972).

Life Events

Photo Collections

Ride Lonesome - Movie Poster
Ride Lonesome - Movie Poster

Videos

Movie Clip

Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, The (1960) - He Didn't Use His Head Pacey and crisp opening from director Budd Boetticher, introducing Ray Danton in his signature performance in the title role, Warren Oates his tagalong brother, Karen Steele a fascinated dance instructor, in the loose bio-pic The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, 1960.
Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, The (1960) - Do You Actually Have A Sick Brother? Leaving a movie, Alice (Karen Steele) has no idea Jack (Ray Danton) is using her as an alibi for a robbery, and to absolve himself, he introduces brother Eddie (Warren Oates), in The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, 1960, directed by Budd Boetticher.
Ride Lonesome (1959) - Something Pure Awful Brigade (Randolph Scott) with prisoner Billy (James Best) arrives at the station, meeting Boone (Pernell Roberts), Wid (James Coburn) and the master's wife Carrie (Karen Steele), plot thickening in Budd Boetticher's Ride Lonesome, 1959.
Ride Lonesome (1959) - I Thought You Didn't Scare! Setting out to find the missing station-master husband of Mrs. Lane (Karen Steele), bounty hunter Brigade (Randolph Scott), with prisoner (James Best) and two semi-allies (Pernell Roberts, James Coburn), are confronted by Indians, strategy ensuing, in Budd Boetticher’s Ride Lonesome, 1959.
Toward The Unknown (1956) - A General's Girlfriend Bill Holden is veteran flier "Linc," rejoining his old crew at the officer's club at Edwards AFB, pre-Maverick Jim Garner and Karen Steele married friends, also Charles McGraw, and Lloyd Nolan as the general now friendly with Holden's ex (Virginia Leith), in Mervyn LeRoy's aviation drama Toward The Unknwon, 1956.
Decision at Sundown - We Are Not Strangers Allison (Randolph Scott) reveals his intentions at gunpoint during the wedding of Kimbrough (John Carroll) and Lucy (Karen Steele) in a key scene from director Budd Boetticher's Decision at Sundown, 1957.
Decision at Sundown - Opening Credits Opening title sequence for Budd Boetticher's Decision at Sundown, 1957, starring Randolph Scott, John Carroll and Karen Steele, from a novel by Vernon Fluharty, produced by Harry Joe Brown.

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