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Coleen Gray

Coleen Gray (born Doris Bernice Jensen; October 23, 1922 – August 3, 2015) was born in Staplehurst, Nebraska. After graduating from high school she studied dramatics at Hamline University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she then decided to see America and traveled to California, stopping off at La Jolla where she worked as a waitress. After several weeks there, she moved to L.A. and enrolled in a drama school. Her performances attracted a talent scout from 20th Century-Fox, with whom she signed a contract after a screen test. Although Fox put her in several good pictures (Kiss of Death (1947), Nightmare Alley (1947), The Razor's Edge (1946) in which she acquitted herself well, many of the roles they gave her were not worthy of her talent and she never became as big a star as many thought she should have. Still, she has an extensive list of credits in films, TV, radio and on the stage.  

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Oct 23, 1922 In Staplehurst, Nebraska, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Kiss of Death 1947-08-27
Latest Project:
Movie Western Legenden - Made in Hollywood 2009-03-21
Known For
Poster of Window on Main Street
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of The Killing
Poster of What's My Line?
Movie Western Legenden - Made in Hollywood Herself 2009-03-21
Movie Cry from the Mountain Marian Rissman 1985-11-01
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Series Emergency! Clair Brightweiser 1972-01-22
Movie The Late Liz Sue Webb 1971-09-01
Series Bright Promise Ann Boyd Jones 1969-09-29
Movie P.J. Betty Orbison 1968-03-06
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie Town Tamer Carol Rosser 1965-07-07
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Window on Main Street 1961-10-02
Movie The Phantom Planet Liara 1961-12-13
Movie The Leech Woman June Talbot 1960-05-01
Series Coronado 9 Unknown 1960-09-06
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Hell's Five Hours Nancy Brand 1958-04-13
Movie Johnny Rocco Lois Mayfield, Teacher 1958-12-21
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Copper Sky Nora Hayes 1957-09-01
Movie Destination 60,000 Mary Ellen 1957-05-12
Movie The Vampire Carol Butler 1957-06-01
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Killing Fay 1956-06-06
Movie The Wild Dakotas Sue 'Lucky' Duneen 1956-02-28
Movie Star in the Dust Nellie Mason 1956-06-13
Movie Frontier Gambler Sylvia Melbourne 1956-07-01
Movie Death of a Scoundrel Mrs. Edith Van Renasslear 1956-10-31
Movie The Black Whip Jeannie 1956-12-01
Movie Las Vegas Shakedown Julie Rae 1955-05-15
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Tennessee's Partner Goldie Slater 1955-09-21
Movie The Twinkle In God's Eye Laura 1955-10-13
Series Frontier Unknown 1955-09-25
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Arrow In The Dust Christella Burke 1954-04-25
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Vanquished Jane Colfax 1953-06-03
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Sabre Jet Mrs. Gil Manton nee Jane Carter 1953-09-04
Movie The Fake Mary Mason 1953-09-25
Movie Models Inc. Rusty Faraday 1952-01-01
Movie Kansas City Confidential Helen Foster / Punkin 1952-11-11
Movie I'll Get You for This Kay Wonderly 1951-01-01
Movie Apache Drums Sally 1951-04-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Father Is a Bachelor Prudence Millett 1950-02-22
Series What's My Line? Self - Panelist 1950-02-02
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Sleeping City Ann Sebastian 1950-09-20
Movie Riding High Alice 'Princess' Higgins 1950-04-12
Movie Sand Joan Hartley 1949-08-03
Movie Red River Fen 1948-08-26
Movie Fury at Furnace Creek Molly Baxter 1948-04-30
Movie Kiss of Death Nettie, and Voice of Narrator 1947-08-27
Movie Nightmare Alley Molly 1947-10-09