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Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American actress. Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first film for MGM. Despite a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), MGM did not believe she had the potential for major success, and sold her contract to RKO Studios. Often cast in film noir projects, Grahame received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Crossfire (1947), and she won this award for her work in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). She achieved her highest profile with Sudden Fear (1952), Human Desire (1953),The Big Heat (1953), and Oklahoma! (1955), but her film career began to wane soon afterwards. She returned to work on the stage, but continued to appear in films and television productions, usually in supporting roles. Diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1980, Grahame refused to accept the diagnosis and travelled to England to work in a play. Her health rapidly failed and she returned to New York City, where she died in 1981. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gloria Grahame, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Nov 28, 1923 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Blonde Fever 1944-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman 1998-01-01
Known For
Poster of Seventh Avenue
Poster of Mannix
Poster of Daniel Boone
Poster of The Fugitive
Movie Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman Self (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Mr. Griffin and Me Mara Emerson 1981-01-09
Movie The Nesting Florinda Costello 1981-05-01
Movie Melvin and Howard Mrs. Sisk 1980-09-19
Movie A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Ma 1979-01-01
Series Tales of the Unexpected Olivia 1979-03-24
Movie Chilly Scenes of Winter Clara 1979-10-19
Movie The Dancing Princesses Witch 1978-01-01
Series Seventh Avenue Moll 1977-02-10
Movie Mansion of the Doomed Katherine 1976-10-01
Movie Mama's Dirty Girls Mama Love 1974-08-17
Movie The Girl on the Late, Late Show Carolyn Porter 1974-04-01
Movie Tarot Natalie 1973-01-01
Movie The Loners Annabelle 1972-04-01
Movie Blood and Lace Mrs. Deere 1971-03-17
Movie Escape Evelyn Harrison 1971-04-06
Movie The Todd Killings Mrs. Roy 1971-10-20
Movie Chandler Selma 1971-12-01
Movie Black Noon Bethia 1971-11-05
Series Then Came Bronson Unknown 1969-09-17
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Ride Beyond Vengeance Bonnie Shelley 1966-01-01
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Harrigan and Son Unknown 1960-10-14
Movie Odds Against Tomorrow Helen 1959-10-15
Movie Ride Out for Revenge Amy Porter 1957-10-31
Movie The Man Who Never Was Lucy Sherwood 1956-04-03
Movie Not as a Stranger Harriet Lang 1955-07-01
Movie The Cobweb Karen McIver 1955-06-07
Movie Oklahoma! Ado Annie Carnes 1955-10-10
Movie The Good Die Young Denise Blaine 1954-03-02
Movie Human Desire Vicki Buckley 1954-08-05
Movie Naked Alibi Marianna 1954-10-01
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954-09-28
Movie The Glass Wall Maggie Summers 1953-03-19
Movie Man on a Tightrope Zama Cernik 1953-05-21
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Big Heat Debby Marsh 1953-10-14
Movie Prisoners of the Casbah Princess Nadja 1953-11-03
Movie The Greatest Show on Earth Angel 1952-02-16
Movie Macao Margie 1952-04-11
Movie The Bad and the Beautiful Rosemary Bartlow 1952-12-25
Movie Sudden Fear Irene Neves 1952-08-01
Movie In a Lonely Place Laurel Gray 1950-05-17
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie A Woman's Secret Susan Caldwell / Estrellita 1949-01-13
Movie Roughshod Mary Wells 1949-05-11
Movie Merton of the Movies Beulah Baxter 1947-10-11
Movie Crossfire Ginny 1947-08-15
Movie It Happened in Brooklyn Nurse 1947-03-13
Movie Song of the Thin Man Fran Page 1947-08-28
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Violet 1946-12-20
Movie Without Love Flower Vendor 1945-03-22
Movie Blonde Fever Sally Murfin 1944-12-05