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Also Known As: Died: April 14, 1999
Born: June 3, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Racine, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Walton Easter, A (1997)
Set during Easter 1970, the Walton family reunites to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of John and Olivia. John-Boy, a television commentator and author, and his pregnant wife, Janet, travel from their home in New York City to join all his brothers and sisters and their families as they gather
Walton Wedding, A (1995)
John-Boy Walton gets engaged to the daughter of a U.S. ambassador, and members of the bride-to-be's sophisticated New York family find they have much in common with the down-to-earth people of Walton's Mountain. But complications threaten to cancel the wedding.
Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, A (1993)
A television movie based on the series, "The Waltons," which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1981. Set 20 years after the final series episode, the Waltons assemble for Thanksgiving in 1963 and reflect on how the assassination of President John Kennedy has affected them.
Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain, A (1982)
In the last of the Walton movies, the family is reunited for Thanksgiving circa 1946. John-Boy pays a visit from New York (here he is played by Robert Wightman, who inherited the Richard Thomas part late in the series), Jim-Bob wants to set up his own business, aspiring composer Jason talks about closing his small restaurant, and newlyweds Erin and Paul plan to move out of the Walton homestead. Grandma arrives on time, but will John get back from his hospital visit with Olivia (who is not seen in this finale)?
Wedding on Walton's Mountain, A (1982)
The first of three followup TV-movies inspired by the long- running series "The Waltons" (ironically a mainstay on the competing network from 1972 to 1980), this story, set immediately after World War II, focuses on the wedding plans of Erin Walton and Paul Northridge. Nearly all of the original cas
Story of Pretty Boy Floyd, The (1974)
An affecting version of the Floyd saga, telling of the Oklahoma farm boy who, to escape poverty, becomes enmeshed in a life of crime and ends up as one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 1930s. Sheen and his real-life brother, Joseph Estevez, played Pretty Boy and one of his two brothers.
Napoleon and Samantha (1972) as Gertrude
Two children run off with a pet lion.
Tattered Web, A (1971)
A detective discovers his son-in-law cheating on his daughter, confronts the other woman and accidentally kills her, and then attempts to pin the crime on a wino.
Homecoming, The (1971)
This was the pilot movie for "The Waltons" (which began its long run in September 1972), recounting the events of one day -- Christmas Eve, 1933 -- in the lives of a rural American mountain family. Later called "The Homecoming -- A Christmas Story," it won a Christopher Award as well as Emmy nominat
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) as Abigail [Ames]
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
Angel in My Pocket (1969) as Older woman
A minister and his family fight for acceptance when he moves to a new church.
A Fine Pair (1969) as Mrs. Walker
A detective gets involved with a beautiful jewel thief.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) as Script girl
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
The Gnome-Mobile (1967) as Etta Pettibone
An eccentric millionaire and his niece and nephew are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the niece and nephew and the gnomes have to find him and free him.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) as Miss Tremaine
To win a reporting job, a young man must spend the night in a haunted house.
The Night of the Grizzly (1966) as Hazel Squires
A man-killing grizzly is on the loose on the homestead.
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) as Anna Miller
A woman writing a scientist''''s biography is mistaken for a spy.
The Family Jewels (1965) as
A rich orphan chooses among five look-alike uncles to find a guardian.
The Strangler (1964) as Mrs. Kroll
A lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''''s secrets hidden.
The Caretakers (1963) as Irene
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
Saintly Sinners (1962) as Mrs. McKenzie
An aging priest reforms the felons in his parish.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Soho Sal
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as Mabel Mayberry
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
Macabre (1958) as Miss Kushins
A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.
All Mine to Give (1958) as Mrs. Raiden
Pioneer children fight to build a new family after their parents die.
As Young as We Are (1958) as Nettie McPherson
Vertigo (1958) as Manageress
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''''s been hired to tail.
The Seventh Sin (1957) as Sister St. Joseph
An adulteress tries to redeem herself by helping her doctor husband fight an epidemic in China.
God Is My Partner (1957) as Mrs. Dalton
A retired surgeon starts giving away money to religious causes and his family tries to file suit, claiming that he's incompetent.
Rockabilly Baby (1957) as Mrs. Wellington
The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter (Virginia Field) moves to Springfield with her two teen-age children Jimmy (Gary Vinson) and Cathy (Judy Busch). Eleanor makes friends with the town's social leader, Mrs. Wellington (Ellen Corby), who supports her idea for a town youth center, and she is aided by Tom Griffith (Douglas Kennedy), the high school principal. At the town's annual picnic, to which Eleanor has bought a band (Les Brown and His Band of Reknown), the town busy-body, Eunice (Irene Ryan), reveals what she had learned from Eleanor's past.
Night Passage (1957) as Mrs. Feeney
A disgraced railroad employee tries to prove himself by guarding the company''''s payroll against outlaws.
Stagecoach to Fury (1956) as Sarah Farrell
Slightly Scarlet (1956) as Martha
Kleptomaniac Dorothy Lyons is paroled from prison in custody of her sister June, secretary to "reform" political candidate Frank Jansen. Ben Grace, associate of crime boss Sol Caspar, sees this as a way to smear Jansen's campaign. But after falling out with Caspar, Ben tries to help June, who he begins to fall for. Sexy Dorothy also has a yen for Ben. June is reluctantly forced to go along with Ben's schemes, but there may be more to these than meets the eye...
Illegal (1955) as Miss Hinkel
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
Sabrina (1954) as Miss McCardle
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
Untamed Heiress (1954) as Mrs. Flanny
Susan Slept Here (1954) as Waitress
A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) as Amelia Gravesend
The Bowery Boys battle a family of mad scientists.
About Mrs. Leslie (1954) as Mrs. Croffman
An aging woman recalls the affair that consumed her life.
The Vanquished (1953) as Townswoman
A Southern States official returns home after the Civil War and has to see that in his village the law is in the hands of a few scrupoulos people.
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Singing woman
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953) as Townswoman with mayor
Shane (1953) as Mrs. Torrey
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Monsoon (1952) as Mother, [Katie]
In a remote Indian outpost, a man falls for his fiancee''''s sister.
The Big Trees (1952) as Mrs. Blackburn
An unscrupulous lumber baron has to join forces with former enemies to keep even bigger businessmen from taking over.
Fearless Fagan (1952) as Mrs. Ardley
When a circus clown is drafted, he tries to sneak his pet lion into the service.
The Sea Hornet (1951) as Mrs. Drinkwater
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) as Miss Birdeshaw
When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame.
Angels in the Outfield (1951) as Sister Veronica
The short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Mrs. McGonigle
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as Miss Della
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
On Moonlight Bay (1951) as Miss Mary Stevens
A small-town tomboy falls for the boy-next-door in the years before World War I.
The Mating Season (1951) as Annie
A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.
Edge of Doom (1950) as Mrs. Moore
A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.
Caged (1950) as Emma
A young innocent fights to survive the harsh life in a women's prison.
Peggy (1950) as Mrs. Privet
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
Harriet Craig (1950) as Lottie
A woman''''s devotion to her home drives away friends and family.
The Gunfighter (1950) as Mrs. Devlin
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
Captain China (1950) as Miss Endicott
Stormy waves in the South China Sea wash a drunken captain, Charles Chinnough, off his ship just before it crashes on a reef. He's then rescued by a passing vessel. Two months later the former captain, now in disgrace, sails as a passenger on a ship commanded by Brendensen, the man who had been the first-mate on his last voyage. Tension quickly develops between these two, especially since both are now attracted to the same female passenger, Kim Mitchell. A typhoon forces Chinnough and Brendensen to work together to save the ship while, at the same time, new information comes to light about their previous voyage together.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Mother
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Little Women (1949) as Sophie
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.
Rusty Saves a Life (1949) as Miss Simmons
A faithful dog rescues his master from a life of delinquency.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Nurse
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
The Dark Past (1949) as Agnes
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Nurse
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
Madame Bovary (1949) as Felicite
A romantic country girl sacrifices her marriage when she thinks she's found true love.
If You Knew Susie (1948) as
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Maid
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Colpeck's secretary
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
I Remember Mama (1948) as Aunt Trina
Norwegian immigrants face the trials of family life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.
Strike It Rich (1948) as Mrs. Harkins
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Screaming woman
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
Beat the Band (1947) as Mother
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
Born to Kill (1947) as Maid
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
Forever Amber (1947) as Marge
In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Cathy
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
Railroaded! (1947) as Mrs. Wills
A two-bit hood sets out to rob his boss''''s illegal gambling operation.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
Driftwood (1947) as Excitable woman
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Nurse
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
In Old Sacramento (1946) as Scrubwoman
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
The Dark Corner (1946) as Maid
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he''''s framed for murder.
Bedlam (1946) as Queen of the Artichokes
When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Mother
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Woman in corridor
A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion.
Cuban Pete (1946) as Screaming patient
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
The Truth About Murder (1946) as Secretary
A prosecutor''''s girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Rita
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
Till the End of Time (1946) as Mrs. Sumpter
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
The Locket (1946) as First kitchen helper
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
Crack-Up (1946) as Maid
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Mrs. Davis, bldg. & loan
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Cornered (1945) as French maid
A World War II veteran hunts down the Nazi collaborators who killed his wife.
Rafter Romance (1933) as Icy Air telephone saleswoman
A salesgirl falls for a night worker without realizing they share the same apartment.

Writer (feature film)

Hoppy's Holiday (1947) as Original Story
Hoppy, California, and Lucky travel to Mesa City for a short vacation. California buys new clothes and carrying his old ones in a suitcase, bumps into escaping bank robbers in the dark. His suitcase gets switched with that of the robbers and he is seen with the money. Hoppy must find the money that has mysteriously disappeared and also the robbers so that he can clear California who is now in jail.
Twilight on the Trail (1941) as Screenwriter
Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus.
The Broken Coin (1936) as Original Story

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Swiss Miss (1938) as Scr clerk
When they''''re swindled, two salesmen have to work off their debts in a Swiss hotel.

Cast (special)

All the Way Home (1981) as Great Grandmother
The story, set in Tennessee in 1915, relates events in the lives of an estranged family who rediscover love after the death of a family member reunites them.
Safari (1962) as Mrs Butterworth
A proposed series based on the feature film "The African Queen." The story, set in a German-occupied colony in Africa just before World War I, relates the adventures of Charlie Allnot, a gin-soaked riverboat captain, and Rosie Sayer, a lady missionary who aids him as he attempts to thwart German ad
Marriage Broker, The (1957) as Minerva Comstock (Guest)
The story of Mae Swasey, a woman who begins a matrimonial bureau when her husband is stolen by another woman. Her attempts to pair off lonely hearts--for a fee--was to be the focal point of the unsold series. Based on the 1952 feature film, "The Model and the Marriage Broker."
Alias Mike Hercules (1956) as Birdie Hackett (Guest)
The exploits of Mike Hercules, a two-fisted private detective working out of San Francisco. In the pilot episode, Mike attempts to rescue a wealthy ex-convict from a gang of kidnappers.
On Trial (1955)
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The pilot episode dramatizes the case of a Justice Department attorney who is assigned to prosecute a seaman accused of ejecting six refugees from a lifeboat, claiming such action was necessary because the lifeboat was overcrowded and everyone would h
Meet McGraw (1954)
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The exploits of McGraw, a hood with a price on his head, who hires out his services (as a detective) to people who cannot turn to police for help. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "Four Star Playhouse," McGraw is hired by a beautiful wo

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