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Also Known As: Mary Frances Gifford, Mary Frances Gifford Died: January 22, 1994
Born: December 7, 1920 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: actor

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Alan Gifford was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Gifford kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Let's Make Up" (1954), "Prize of Gold" (1955) with Richard Widmark and the Kieron Moore sci-fi picture "Satellite in the Sky" (1956). He also appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "The Iron Petticoat" (1956), "Time Lock" (1957) and "A King in New York" (1957) with Charlie Chaplin. His film career continued throughout the fifties in productions like the crime drama "Across the Bridge" (1958) with Rod Steiger, the suspenseful adaptation "Screaming Mimi" (1958) with Anita Ekberg and the Bob Hope comedy "Paris Holiday" (1958). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the dramatic adaptation "Town Without Pity" (1962) with Kirk Douglas, the Francoise Dorleac comedy adaptation "Where the Spies Are" (1965) and the comedic adaptation "Arrivederci, Baby!" (1966) with Tony Curtis. He also appeared in the Keir Dullea sci-fi feature "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and the adaptation "Isadora" (1968) with Vanessa Redgrave. Gifford last acted in "Who Dares Wins" (1982). Gifford passed away in March 1989 at the age of 78.

Alan Gifford was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Gifford kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Let's Make Up" (1954), "Prize of Gold" (1955) with Richard Widmark and the Kieron Moore sci-fi picture "Satellite in the Sky" (1956). He also appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "The Iron Petticoat" (1956), "Time Lock" (1957) and "A King in New York" (1957) with Charlie Chaplin. His film career continued throughout the fifties in productions like the crime drama "Across the Bridge" (1958) with Rod Steiger, the suspenseful adaptation "Screaming Mimi" (1958) with Anita Ekberg and the Bob Hope comedy "Paris Holiday" (1958). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the dramatic adaptation "Town Without Pity" (1962) with Kirk Douglas, the Francoise Dorleac comedy adaptation "Where the Spies Are" (1965) and the comedic adaptation "Arrivederci, Baby!" (1966) with Tony Curtis. He also appeared in the Keir Dullea sci-fi feature "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and the adaptation "Isadora" (1968) with Vanessa Redgrave. Gifford last acted in "Who Dares Wins" (1982). Gifford passed away in March 1989 at the age of 78.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sky Commando (1953) Jo McWethy
2.
 Riding High (1950) Margaret Higgins
3.
 Luxury Liner (1948) Laura Dene
4.
 The Arnelo Affair (1947) Anne Parkson
5.
 Little Mister Jim (1947) Jean Tukker
6.
 She Went to the Races (1945) Dr. Ann Wotters
7.
 Thrill of a Romance (1945) Maude Bancroft
8.
 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) Viola Johnson
9.
 Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) Sissy Mortimer
10.
 Cry 'Havoc' (1944) Helen [Domeret]
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jesseII ( 2010-12-03 )

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Jungle Queen, Gifford had her first starring role in the film serial Jungle Girl in 1941, in 1943 she costared with Johnny Weissmuler in Tarzan Triumphs as a jungle princess, who's kingdom is taken over by nazis. Gifford's natural good looks, athletic skills made her perfect for these roles, however in 1948 she was badly injured in a tragic auto accident. She recovered, but the injuries limted her work, in the early 1950's she left film work, her last film was Sky Commando, she was the sister of football great Frank Gifford, she passed away in 1994, but I will always remember her as the beautiful jungle queen.

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