Mary Beth Hughes


Actor

About

Birth Place
Alton, Illinois, USA
Born
November 13, 1919
Died
August 27, 1995

Biography

Actress Mary Beth Hughes appeared in a variety of films over the course of her Hollywood career. In 1939, she began appearing in MGM movies. In 1940, she joined 20th Century Fox. She began acting in high school repertory. Hughes's earliest roles were in film, including the Lana Turner drama "Dancing Co-ed" (1939), the dramatic adaptation "The Women" (1939) with Norma Shearer and the a...

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Biography

Actress Mary Beth Hughes appeared in a variety of films over the course of her Hollywood career. In 1939, she began appearing in MGM movies. In 1940, she joined 20th Century Fox. She began acting in high school repertory. Hughes's earliest roles were in film, including the Lana Turner drama "Dancing Co-ed" (1939), the dramatic adaptation "The Women" (1939) with Norma Shearer and the adventure "Fast and Furious" (1939) with Franchot Tone. She also appeared in "The Great Profile" (1940), "Four Sons" (1940) with Don Ameche and "Star Dust" (1940) with Linda Darnell. Her film career continued throughout the forties in productions like "The Great American Broadcast" (1941) with Alice Faye, "The Cowboy and the Blonde" (1941) and "Over My Dead Body" (1942). She also appeared in "Orchestra Wives" (1942). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in "Rimfire" (1949), "Young Man With a Horn" (1950) and the crime flick "Las Vegas Shakedown" (1955) with Dennis O'Keefe. She also appeared in the Sarah Kennedy comedy "The Working Girls" (1974). Hughes was most recently credited in "CEO Exchange (12/01/00)" (PBS, 2000-01). Hughes passed away in August 1995 at the age of 76.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

How's Your Love Life? (1977)
The Working Girls (1974)
Mrs Borden
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957)
Cleo Winters
Dig That Uranium (1956)
Jeannette/Saloon girl
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955)
Mabel Dooley
Loophole (1954)
Vera
Highway Dragnet (1954)
Terry Flynn
Close to My Heart (1951)
Arlene
Passage West (1951)
Nellie McBride
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Marge Martin
Holiday Rhythm (1950)
Alice
El Paso (1949)
Stagecoach Nellie
Square Dance Jubilee (1949)
Barbara Clayton
The Devil's Henchman (1949)
Silky
Rimfire (1949)
Polly
Grand Canyon (1949)
Terry Lee
Riders in the Sky (1949)
Julie Stewart
Devil's Henchmen (1949)
Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948)
Millie
Inner Sanctum (1948)
Jean [Maxwell]
Waterfront at Midnight (1948)
Ethel Novak
Last of the Wild Horses (1948)
Terry Williams
The Return of Wildfire (1948)
Judy Marlowe
Caged Fury (1948)
Lola Tremaine
The Great Flamarion (1945)
Connie Wallace
The Lady Confesses (1945)
Vicki McGuire
Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)
June McGuire
Timber Queen (1944)
Elaine Graham
Men on Her Mind (1944)
Lily Durrell
I Accuse My Parents (1944)
Kitty Reed
Take It Big (1944)
Gaye Livingstone
Over My Dead Body (1943)
Patricia Cordry
Follow the Band (1943)
Dolly O'Brien
Melody Parade (1943)
Anne O'Rourke
Good Morning, Judge (1943)
Mira Bryon
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Rose Mapen
Never a Dull Moment (1943)
Flo Parker
Orchestra Wives (1942)
Caroline Steele
The Night Before the Divorce (1942)
Lola May
Blue, White and Perfect (1942)
Merle Garland
The Great American Broadcast (1941)
Secretary
Design for Scandal (1941)
Adele Blair
Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
Joan Reynolds
Dressed to Kill (1941)
Joanne La Marr
Ride on Vaquero (1941)
Sally [Slocum]
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)
Crystal Wayne
Sleepers West (1941)
Helen Carlson
Star Dust (1940)
June Lawrence
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)
Jerry [Daily]
The Great Profile (1940)
Sylvia
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
Lola
Four Sons (1940)
Anna
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Girl at party
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
"Toddy" [Tobin]
These Glamour Girls (1939)
Ann
Fast and Furious (1939)
Jerry Lawrence
The Covered Trailer (1939)
Betty Higgins
Bridal Suite (1939)
Bride
The Women (1939)
Miss Trimmerback
Within the Law (1939)
Mamie

Life Events

1938

Film acting debut

1939

Began appearing in MGM movies

1940

Joined 20th Century Fox

Photo Collections

The Women - Scene Stills
Here are a number of scene stills from MGM's The Women (1939), starring Norman Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine.

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