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Emmy award-winning TV journalist played a major role in establishing the longrunning PBS news show, "Washington Week in Review." Davenport moderated the influential program in 1966 and 1967. He first made a name for himself in the 1960s at WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington. Davenport also worked for KABC in Los Angeles where he covered the sensational murder trials of Charles Manson and Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. He returned to his native Houston, Texas in 1970 and served as news director for both TV and radio news shows. In addition, Davenport utilized his expertise as media relations director for several universities. He also returned to public TV where he wrote and appeared in "J.D's Journal," a program featuring Texas-based public interest stories. Davenport also reviewed books for the HOUSTON CHRONICLE and lectured at many institutions.

Emmy award-winning TV journalist played a major role in establishing the longrunning PBS news show, "Washington Week in Review." Davenport moderated the influential program in 1966 and 1967. He first made a name for himself in the 1960s at WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington. Davenport also worked for KABC in Los Angeles where he covered the sensational murder trials of Charles Manson and Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. He returned to his native Houston, Texas in 1970 and served as news director for both TV and radio news shows. In addition, Davenport utilized his expertise as media relations director for several universities. He also returned to public TV where he wrote and appeared in "J.D's Journal," a program featuring Texas-based public interest stories. Davenport also reviewed books for the HOUSTON CHRONICLE and lectured at many institutions.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Human Cargo (1936) German character
2.
 The Wedding Night (1935) Grandmother
3.
 Here Comes Cookie (1935) Mrs. Flugsnort
4.
 The Defense Rests (1934) Neighbor
5.
 In Love with Life (1934) Mrs. Gootz
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 Merrily We Go to Hell (1932) Housekeeper
7.
 The Girl From Woolworth's (1929) Ma Donnelly
8.
 The Danger Rider (1928) Housekeeper
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 Hey Hey Cowboy (1927) Aunt Jane
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-01 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Married to stage actor Harry J. Davenport, Milla was a vaudeville and burlesque headliner for 15 years before joining motion pictures. She and her husband appeared in repertory across America prior to her appearing in films.

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