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Also Known As: Died: December 31, 1964
Born: June 1, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Talladega, Alabama, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Twist All Night (1961) as Miss Clunker
Women's Prison (1955) as Matron Sturgess
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women''''s prison.
No Escape (1953) as Olga [Valerie] Lewis
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) as May
Old enemies stationed together at an Army post vie for the same woman.
Darling, How Could You! (1951) as Mrs. Rossiter
Based on James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York, a young girl who believes she's learned "the seamy side of life" from a risque play takes it upon herself to rescue her estranged mother from what appears to be a steamy love affair.
Caged (1950) as Georgia Harrison
A young innocent fights to survive the harsh life in a women's prison.
Flamingo Road (1949) as Millie
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Mrs. Whitson
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
Club Havana (1945) as Hetty
Allotment Wives (1945) as Gladys Smith
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
Three's a Crowd (1945) as Sophie Whipple
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Nora Brooks
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Nell Wilson
Women in Bondage (1944) as Gertrude Schneider
Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented from marrying her sweetheart. Both women speak out against the terrorist reign and are imprisoned. Pagan baptisms, "mercy" killings, sterilizations, government-encouraged vice and the cruelties of the Gestapo are only a few of the practices they see or endure.
Behind Prison Walls (1943) as Elinor Cantwell
Prisoner of Japan (1942) as Toni Chase
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Duchess
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
The Farmer's Daughter (1940) as Clarice Sheldon
Parole Fixer (1940) as Colette Menthe
I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby (1940) as Magda Delys
When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann (Broderick Crawford) meets composer Bob Gunther (Johnny Downs), he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. Somewhere between kidnapping and gentle persuasion, Sonny takes Bob and his girlfriend Linda Carroll (Peggy Moran) to his penthouse hideout and orders Bob to write the music. After completion, Sonny and his mob use some strong-arm persuasion to get it on "The Hit Parade." Bob tries to trick Sonny saying he can't write any more music because of his unrequited love for music comedy star Magda Delys (Gertrude Michael). Sonny's solution is to have his men bring Magda and a minister with a marriage license to the penthouse. Bob is forced to begin the ceremony but Public Enemy No. 2, Big Foot Louie (Warren Hymer), barges in and reveals that his own hobby is writing music. And Sonny recognizes Magda as his long-lost love Sadie McGlonsky. He and Big Foot decide to quit the rackets and surrender to the District Attorney so they can collaborate on writing hit songs "in the pen."
Hidden Power (1939) as Virginia Garfield
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) as Jessica Stafford
A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937) as Sophie Lang
Till We Meet Again (1936) as Elsa Daranyi
Forgotten Faces (1936) as Cleo Ashton
In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners. Elsa, now a spy in the service of the Fatherland, is in Monte Carlo, where Allied officers on leave can be tempted into revealing war secrets. In Germany, Alan, posing as Teller, is listed as unfit for service, contacts Carl Schrottle (Rod LaRocque), another British agent. They are to locate the German "Big Bertha," the long-range gun bombarding Paris. They are successful and the gun is destroyed. Elsa is recalled and given the assignment of locating the British spy organization and its members. Through her surveillance of Carl, she meets Hans Teller and recognizes him as Alan, but doesn't let on. Alone, she agrees to flee to Holland with him but her superior officer, Ludwig (Lionel Atwill), is not fooled and is in pursuit.
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) as Sophie Lang [also known as Ethel Thomas]
Make Way for a Lady (1936) as Eleanor Emerson
A widower's daughter plays matchmaker for her father.
Second Wife (1936) as Virginia Howard Carpenter
Woman Trap (1936) as Barbara ["Buff"] Andrews
It Happened in New York (1935) as Vania Nardi
Four Hours to Kill! (1935) as Mrs. [Sylvia] Temple
The Last Outpost (1935) as Rosemary [Haydon]
Menace (1934) as Helen Chalmers
The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934) as Sophie Lang
Cleopatra (1934) as Calpurnia
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
Bolero (1934) as Lady D'Argon
This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing partner named Helen. (The highlight of the film is a dance performed atop a circular stage to a truncated version of Ravel's "Bolero.")
George White's Scandals (1934) as Miss Lee
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
Search for Beauty (1934) as Jean Strange
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
Hold That Girl (1934) as Dorothy Lamont
I Believed in You (1934) as Pamela Banks
Murder on the Blackboard (1934) as Jane Davis
A schoolteacher matches wits with a police detective when they both try to solve a pretty music teacher's murder.
The Witching Hour (1934) as Margaret Price
Father Brown, Detective (1934) as Evelyn Fischer
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Rita Ross
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
Cradle Song (1933) as Marcella
I'm No Angel (1933) as Alicia Hatton
A carnival dancer evades the law and invades high society.
Sailor Be Good! (1933) as Kay Whitney
Night of Terror (1933) as [Aunt] Sarah Rinehart
A Bedtime Story (1933) as Louise
Ann Vickers (1933) as Mona Dolphin
A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.
Wayward (1932) as Mary Morton
Unashamed (1932) as Marjorie
A society girl''''s brother goes on trial for killing her lover.

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