Marie Windsor


Actor
Marie Windsor

About

Also Known As
Emily Marie Bertelsen
Birth Place
Marysvale, Utah, USA
Born
December 11, 1919
Died
December 10, 2000

Biography

Though she spent much of her early career mired in low-budget and mediocre B-movies, Marie Windsor's memorable portrayal of a manipulative femme fatale in "Force of Evil" led to steady film and TV work. After appearing in the classic noir film, which was praised for its extensive use of on-location photography and a well-written script, Windsor, a former beauty pageant queen and telephon...

Family & Companions

Ted Steele
Husband
Bandleader. Married on April 20, 1946; marriage annulled.
Jack Rodney Hupp
Husband
Real estate broker. Son of silent screen star Earl Rodney; married on November 30, 1954.

Biography

Though she spent much of her early career mired in low-budget and mediocre B-movies, Marie Windsor's memorable portrayal of a manipulative femme fatale in "Force of Evil" led to steady film and TV work. After appearing in the classic noir film, which was praised for its extensive use of on-location photography and a well-written script, Windsor, a former beauty pageant queen and telephone operator, traded campy roles in films like the science-fiction fantasy "Cat-Women of the Moon" for more serious fare. She landed a major role as a scheming racetrack window teller in the Stanley Kubrick heist film "The Killing," about a veteran criminal's attempt to pull off one last score, and also appeared in such melodramas as the Chicago-set "City that Never Sleeps" and the Oscar-nominated "The Narrow Margin." By the early '60s, Windsor had transitioned from film to television, landing recurring roles on the sketch comedy series "The Red Skelton Hour" and the long-running western "Rawhide." Windsor, who married former Olympic basketball player Jack Hupp in 1954, kept a steady TV presence through the '70s and '80s on popular series like "Charlie's Angels," about three beautiful, intelligentl private investigators, and "Lou Grant," a "Mary Tyler Moore Show" spin-off centered on Ed Asner's gruff but sympathetic newspaper editor. After health problems slowed down her acting career in the '90s, Windsor took up painting and sculpting.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Commando Squad (1987)
J.O.E. and the Colonel (1985)
Mrs Roth
Lovely But Deadly (1983)
Freaky Friday (1976)
Mrs Murphy
Stranded (1976)
Hearts of the West (1975)
Woman At Nevada Hotel
Manhunter (1974)
The Outfit (1974)
Cahill, U.S. Marshal (1973)
One More Train to Rob (1971)
Louella
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
Goldie
Wild Women (1970)
Lottie Clampett
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
Polly
Chamber of Horrors (1966)
Madame Corona
Bedtime Story (1964)
Mrs. Sutton
Mail Order Bride (1964)
Hanna
Critic's Choice (1963)
Sally Orr
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)
Claire Fielding
Paradise Alley (1962)
Island Women (1958)
Elizabeth
Day of the Bad Man (1958)
Cora Johnson
The Unholy Wife (1957)
Gwen
The Parson and the Outlaw (1957)
Tonya
The Story of Mankind (1957)
Josephine Bonaparte
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)
Julia Parry
Swamp Women (1956)
Josie
The Killing (1956)
Sherry Peatty
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
Madame Rontru
The Silver Star (1955)
Karen [Childress]
No Man's Woman (1955)
Carolyn Grant
Two-Gun Lady (1955)
Bess
Hell's Half Acre (1954)
Rose
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
Cleo Abbott
The Bounty Hunter (1954)
Alice
City That Never Sleeps (1953)
Lydia Biddel
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Anne McCormick
So This Is Love (1953)
Marilyn Montgomery
The Tall Texan (1953)
Laura Niblett
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
Helen Salinger
The Sniper (1952)
Jean Darr
Japanese War Bride (1952)
Fran Sterling
The Narrow Margin (1952)
Mrs. Neall, alias of Sarah Meggs
Outlaw Women (1952)
Iron Mae McLeod
The Jungle (1952)
Princess Mari
Frenchie (1951)
Diane [Gorman]
Hurricane Island (1951)
Jane Bolton
Little Big Horn (1951)
Celie Donlin
Two Dollar Bettor (1951)
Mary Slate
Double Deal (1950)
Terry Miller
The Showdown (1950)
Adelaide Gilbert
Dakota Lil (1950)
Dakota Lil
Hellfire (1949)
Doll Brown, previously known as Mary Carson, also known as Julie Gaye
Outpost in Morocco (1949)
Cara
Force of Evil (1949)
Edna Tucker
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Ann Logan
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
La Belle Bergere
The Pirate (1948)
Madame Lucia
On an Island with You (1948)
Jane
The Three Musketeers (1948)
Dark-eyed woman
Living in a Big Way (1947)
Jane
The Unfinished Dance (1947)
Saleslady
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Helen Amboy
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Baggett daughter
The Hucksters (1947)
Let's Face It (1943)
Marie
Chatterbox (1943)
Hostess dancer
Pilot #5 (1943)
Party girl
Three Hearts for Julia (1942)
Orchestra member
The Big Street (1942)
Girl
Call Out the Marines (1942)
Pretty girl
Smart Alecks (1942)
Nurse
Parachute Nurse (1942)
Company "C" girl

Cast (Special)

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
An Apartment in Rome (1964)
Johnny Come Lately (1960)
Angela Talbot
Alias Mike Hercules (1956)
Lydia Tremaine (Guest)
Tom and Jerry (1955)
Lola

Cast (Short)

I Love My Wife BUT! (1946)
I Love My Husband BUT! (1946)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Salem's Lot (1979)

Life Events

1939

"Unofficially" named Miss Utah by Chamber of Commerce

1947

Feature film acting debut

Photo Collections

The Narrow Margin - Publicity Still
Here is a Publicity Still from The Narrow Margin (1952), starring Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Sniper, The (1952) - Open, Law Enforcement Is Helpless Journalistic and inflammatory, the dramatized quasi-factual prologue, and the introduction of Arthur Franz as the title character, in producer Stanley Kramer and director Edward Dmytryk’s first collaboration, The Sniper, 1952, also starring Adolphe Menjou and Richard Kiley, shot largely in San Francisco.
Killing, The (1956) - These Two Other Guys Ex-con Johnny (Sterling Hayden) briefing his cohorts, Joe Sawyer as Mike, Ted de Corsia as cop Randy, Jay C. Flippen as Marvin and Elisha Cook as racetrack employee George, whose wife Sherry (Marie Windsor) turns out to be listening-in, in Stanley Kubrick’s heist drama The Killing, 1956.
Killing, The (1956) - Meatball With Gravy Sherry (Marie Windsor), having just heard from her milquetoast husband about the plan to rob the racetrack, visits Val (Vince Edwards) whom we learn is her lover, wondering after a fade to black how they might profit, in Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing, 1956, starring Sterling Hayden.
Sniper, The (1952) - I Think It's Brandy After burning himself on the stove in a bid for attention, and mostly failing, we join Eddie (Arthur Franz, title character) at work for the first time, a delivery man (working on location) in San Francisco, Marie Windsor his benevolent and alluring customer, in Edward Dmytryk’s The Sniper, 1952.
Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955) - Madame Rontru Bumbling adventurers in Egypt Pete and Freddie (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) frighten a shopkeeper, meet the alluring Madame Rontru (Marie Windsor) and do a snake charming gag, early in Universal's Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, 1955.
Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955) - Hole In The Rock Big comedy piece as Pete and Freddie (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) have finally reached the tomb of the evil mummy prince Klaris, accidentally gaining entry, in Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, 1955.
City That Never Sleeps (1953) - Take The Service Elevator Continuing the omniscient narration, by the “voice of the city,” (Chicago), we meet William Talman as thief Stewart, Ron Hagerthy his sidekick, Edward Arnold as lawyer Biddell, Marie Windsor his wife, Gig Young again as Johnny, whom we didn’t know was a cop, and Paula Raymond as the wife we know he’s thinking of leaving, early in City That Never Sleeps, 1953.
Narrow Margin, The (1952) - After You Detectives Brown (Charles McGraw) and Forbes (Don Beddoe) meet their feisty witness (Marie Windsor) before the train ride, in an early scene from Richard Fleischer's The Narrow Margin, 1952.
Narrow Margin, The (1952) - He's Dead And You're Alive Detective Brown (Charles McGraw) controls fury toward Mrs. Neall (Marie Windsor) the whiny witness he's guarding, then gets steely toward Kemp (David Clarke) who invades their sleeper, in Richard Fleischer's The Narrow Margin, 1952.
Narrow Margin, The (1952) - Steadier Nerves Cold then warm meeting with Ann (Jacqueline White) before Brown (Charles McGraw) sees reason to panic as Kemp (David Clarke) pursues his witness aboard the train in Richard Fleischer's The Narrow Margin, 1952.
Cahill, United States Marshal (1973) - Austin To El Paso Widower John Wayne (title character) appoints Mrs. Green (Marie Windsor) to care for his younger son (Clay O’Brien), then takes his deputized older boy (Gary Grimes), who’s already in thrall to murderous bandit George Kennedy, to hire tracker Lightfoot (Neville Brand), in Cahill, United States Marshal, 1973.
Bounty Hunter, The (1954) - I Usually Get Champagne Obscuring his true profession, Kipp (Randolph Scott) makes friends with saloon showgirl Alice (Marie Windsor) and by proxy her ally, dealer George (Robert Keys), early in the Andre De Toth Western The Bounty Hunter, 1954.

Family

Lane Bertelsen
Father
Etta Bertelsen
Mother
Jerry Bertelsen
Brother
Born c. 1933.
Lousie Bertelsen
Sister
Born c. 1939.
Chris Hupp
Step-Son
Richard Rodney Hupp
Son
Born on January 11, 1963.

Companions

Ted Steele
Husband
Bandleader. Married on April 20, 1946; marriage annulled.
Jack Rodney Hupp
Husband
Real estate broker. Son of silent screen star Earl Rodney; married on November 30, 1954.

Bibliography