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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1980
Born: June 20, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Inside Story (1948) as Audrey O'Connor
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
King of the Wild Horses (1947) as Ellen Taggert
Calendar Girl (1947) as Olivia Radford
The Madonna's Secret (1946) as Ella Randolph
Claudia and David (1946) as Julia Naughton
Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Illness, accidents, and jealousy plague the young couple as they learn to weather life.
Rendezvous with Annie (1946) as Dolores Starr
Plainsman and the Lady (1946) as Cathy Arnesen
St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen (Vera Ralston), daughter of Michael Arnesen (Rheinhold Schunzel), owner of the Pony Express. Michael hires Sam Cotton (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) to protect his pony line from hostile Indians and the attacks of the gang of Peter Marquette (Joseph Schildkraut), owner of a stagecoach line who fears losing his contracts to the pony riders. Sam finds himself in a difficult position because Michael's wife, Cathy (Gail Patrick), is in love with Marquette. Sam, despite several attacks by Marquette's men, organizes the pony line. The ailing Michael is shocked to death by his wife's confession of hate, and Marquette tries to destroy the ecpress stations. Sam, with the aid of a friendly Indian tribe, finally wipes out Marquette and his gang, and returns to St. Joseph and Ann, the woman he loves.
Twice Blessed (1945) as Mary Hale
Twin sisters set a parent trap to reunite their divorced mother and father.
Brewster's Millions (1945) as Barbara Drew
A veteran has to spend $1 million in two months to inherit a fortune.
Up in Mabel's Room (1944) as Mabel Essington
Women in Bondage (1944) as Margot Bracken
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.
Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Myra Blandy
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) as Toni Jarrett
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
We Were Dancing (1942) as Linda Wayne
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Kathleen (1942) as Lorraine Bennett
A neglected daughter tries to find the right wife for her widowed father.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Ellen
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
Love Crazy (1941) as Isobel [Kimble] Grayson
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
My Favorite Wife (1940) as Bianca [Bates]
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''''s re-marriage.
Gallant Sons (1940) as Clare Pendleton
When a man is charged with murder, his son''''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Marilyn Thomas
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Grand Jury Secrets (1939) as Agnes Carren
Man of Conquest (1939) as Margaret Lea
Disbarred (1939) as Joan Carroll
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Reno (1939) as Jessie Gibbs
A divorce lawyer prospers as a gambling tycoon.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as Lucy Stowell
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
Dangerous to Know (1938) as Margaret Van Kase
Racketeer Steve Recka (Akim Tamiroff), art patron and political power-maker, rules his town and Madame Lan Ying (Anna May Wong), his beautiful Oriental friend and hostess (read:mistress), with an iron hand. He meets Margaret Van Kase (Gail Patrick), a socialite not impressed by his power nor his wealth, having no money herself, and Steve makes frantic efforts to win her and turns away from the loyal Lin Yang. Margaret ignores him as she plans to wed Philip Easton (Harvey Stephens), a penniless bond salesman. The furious Recka, poses as a friend to Easton, while planning to ruin him. His henchmen kidnap Easton when he is carrying a large assignment of bonds, and he is branded as a runaway thief. The only doubters are Margaret and Police Inspector Brandon (Lloyd Nolan), who knows Recka's methods and suspects foul play. Easton is found in an abandoned house and arrested as the gangsters have taken the bonds and tipped the police where to find him. Recka offers to clear Easton if Margaret will become his bride and, while her hatred for Recka is intense, her love for Easton is greater and she consents. Recka, however, has reckoned without Lan Ying.
Mad About Music (1938) as Gwen [Taylor]
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.
King of Alcatraz (1938) as Dale Borden
A group of prisoners break out of Alcatraz and hijack a passenger ship.
Her Husband Lies (1937) as Natalie [Thomas]
John Meade's Woman (1937) as Caroline Haig
Stage Door (1937) as Linda Shaw
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
Artists and Models (1937) as Cynthia Wentworth
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Cornelia Bullock
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
Two in the Dark (1936) as Irene Lassiter
A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder.
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936) as Claire Woodward
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Meg Archer
Early to Bed (1936) as Grace Stanton
White Hunter (1936) as Helen Varek
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Marcia [Stewart]
The Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935) as Ruth Virey
Rumba (1935) as Patsy
Two Fisted (1935) as Sue Parker
Smart Girl (1935) as Kay Raynolds
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as
A radio star''''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Mississippi (1935) as Elvira Rumford
A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceƩ's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him.
Doubting Thomas (1935) as Florence McCrickett
When a man''''s wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
No More Ladies (1935) as Theresa [German]
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
Wagon Wheels (1934) as Nancy Wellington
The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the wagon train vulnerable as it crosses a river, Murdock has the Indians make a final attack.
One Hour Late (1934) as Mrs. Eileen Barclay
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Sadie Evans
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 ?
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) as Rhoda [Fenton]
Death goes on vacation to learn about mortal life -- and love.
The Crime of Helen Stanley (1934) as Helen Stanley
Take the Stand (1934) as Cornelia Burbank
The Phantom Broadcast (1933) as Laura Hamilton
To the Last Man (1933) as Ann Hayden Stanley
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Murders in the Zoo (1933) as Jerry Evans
A crazed zoologist uses zoo animals to dispose of his wife''''s suitors.
The Mysterious Rider (1933) as Mary Foster
Cradle Song (1933) as Maria Lucia
If I Had a Million (1932) as Secretary
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.

Cast (short)

Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
Soaring Stars (1942)
In this comedic short, two autograph hounds attend an air show at the Santa Anita racetrack.

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