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Inez Courtney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Inez Courtney (March 12, 1908 – April 5, 1975) was an American actress on the Broadway stage and in films. Born in New York City, New York, she came from a large Irish-American family. Her father died when she was fifteen so she decided to go onto the stage. A year later she was doing a specialty dance which earned her the nicknames of St Vitis, Mosquito and Lightning. Courtney's first role as a singer and dancer came in the musical The Wild Rose in 1926. She became well-known among New York theatrical audiences for her work in Good News (1927), a musical comedy about college life. Her other credits include Spring Is Here in 1929 and America's Sweetheart in 1931. In the early 1930s, Miss Courtney left Broadway and went to Hollywood. Courtney acted in 58 films between 1930 and 1940. She secured her first movie work by asking Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures for his assistance. The red-headed comedian made her screen debut as Cousin Betty in Loose Ankles (1930). The film co-starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Her many movie credits include The Raven (1935), Suzy (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), and Turnabout (1940), her last film. Courtney was married to an Italian nobleman, whereby she acquired the title Marchesa, but did not use it. She died at the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey in 1975 of undisclosed causes at the age of 67.

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Mar 12, 1908 In New York, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Loose Ankles 1930-02-02
Latest Project:
Movie Turnabout 1940-05-17
Known For
Poster of Clarence
Poster of The Raven
Poster of Dizzy Dames
Poster of Bright Lights
Movie Turnabout Miss Edwards 1940-05-17
Movie The Shop Around the Corner Ilona Novotny 1940-01-12
Movie The Farmer's Daughter Emily French 1940-03-29
Movie Beauty for the Asking Gwen Morrison 1939-02-24
Movie Blondie Meets the Boss Betty Lou Wood 1939-03-08
Movie Missing Evidence Nellie Conrad 1939-12-15
Movie When Tomorrow Comes Waitress (uncredited) 1939-08-11
Movie Crime Ring Kitty 1938-07-08
Movie Five of a Kind Libby Long 1938-10-14
Movie Time Out for Romance Mabel 1937-02-10
Movie The Hit Parade Tillie 1937-04-26
Movie Clarence Della 1937-02-12
Movie Armored Car Blind Date 1937-06-01
Movie The 13th Man Julie Walters 1937-06-29
Movie The Hurricane Girl on Ship (uncredited) 1937-11-09
Movie Brilliant Marriage Sally Patrick 1936-03-25
Movie The Reckless Way Laura Jones 1936-02-01
Movie Suzy Maisie 1936-07-20
Movie Let's Sing Again Marge Wilkins 1936-05-07
Movie It Couldn't Have Happened (But It Did) Linda Sands 1936-08-01
Movie Wedding Present Mary Lawson 1936-10-09
Movie Two in a Crowd Mrs. Flynn (uncredited) 1936-10-03
Movie Dizzy Dames Arlette 1935-05-29
Movie Air Hawks Second Nurse (uncredited) 1935-05-07
Movie Break of Hearts Miss Wilson 1935-05-31
Movie Sweepstake Annie Marge Moore 1935-01-29
Movie Carnival Girl 1935-02-15
Movie Another Face Mamie (uncredited) 1935-12-20
Movie The Raven Mary Burns 1935-07-08
Movie Ship Cafe Molly 1935-11-09
Movie The Girl Friend Hilda 1935-09-27
Movie The Affair of Susan Mrs. Barnes 1935-09-01
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 1934-03-02
Movie The Captain Hates the Sea Flo 1934-11-02
Movie Broadway Bill Nurse Mae (uncredited) 1934-11-30
Movie Jealousy Penny 1934-11-23
Movie Cheating Blondes Polly 1933-05-01
Movie I Love That Man Public Stenographer (scenes deleted) 1933-07-07
Movie Hold Your Man Maizie 1933-06-30
Movie Big City Blues Faun 1932-09-18
Movie The Hot Heiress Margie 1931-03-28
Movie Loose Ankles Betty 1930-02-02
Movie Spring Is Here Mary Jane Braley 1930-04-13
Movie Sunny 'Weenie' 1930-11-09
Movie Bright Lights Peggy North 1930-09-21
Movie The Song of the Flame Grusha 1930-05-24