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Karen Morley

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Karen Morley (December 12, 1909 – March 8, 2003) was an American film actress.After working at the Pasadena Playhouse, she came to the attention of the director Clarence Brown when he was looking for an actress to stand-in for Greta Garbo in screen tests. This led to a contract with MGM and roles in such films as Mata Hari (1931), Scarface (1932), The Phantom of Crestwood (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Arsene Lupin (1933) and Dinner at Eight (1933). In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life. Her first film after leaving MGM was Our Daily Bread (1934) directed by King Vidor. She continued to work as a freelance performer, and appeared in Michael Curtiz's Black Fury, and The Littlest Rebel with Shirley Temple. Without the support of a studio, her roles became less frequent, however she played a supporting role in Pride and Prejudice (1940). Description above from the Wikipedia article Karen Morley  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 12, 1909 In Ottumwa, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Inspiration 1931-01-31
Latest Project:
Movie Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Known For
Poster of Police Woman
Poster of Kojak
Poster of Kung Fu
Poster of Black Fury
Movie Complicated Women Herself - Interviewee 2003-05-06
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie Born to the Saddle Kate Daggett 1953-03-15
Movie M Mrs. Coster 1951-03-01
Movie The Thirteenth Hour Eileen Blair 1947-02-06
Movie Framed Beth 1947-05-25
Movie The Unknown Rachel Martin 1946-07-04
Movie Jealousy Dr. Monica Anderson 1945-07-23
Movie Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Collins 1940-07-26
Movie Kentucky Mrs. Goodwin - 1861 1938-12-30
Movie Outcast Margaret Stevens 1937-02-05
Movie The Last Train from Madrid Baroness Helene Rafitte 1937-06-11
Movie The Girl from Scotland Yard Linda Beech 1937-05-30
Movie Devil's Squadron Martha Dawson 1936-04-30
Movie Beloved Enemy Cathleen O'Brien 1936-12-25
Movie Black Fury Anna Novak 1935-05-18
Movie The Healer Evelyn Allen 1935-06-14
Movie Thunder in the Night Countess Madalaine 1935-09-16
Movie The Littlest Rebel Mrs. Cary 1935-12-27
Movie Straight Is the Way Bertha 1934-08-10
Movie The Crime Doctor Andra 1934-03-14
Movie Our Daily Bread Mary Sims 1934-10-02
Movie Wednesday's Child Kathryn Phillips 1934-10-26
Movie Gabriel Over the White House Pendola Molloy 1933-03-31
Movie Dinner at Eight Lucy Talbot 1933-12-22
Movie Man About Town Helena 1932-05-22
Movie Scarface Poppy 1932-04-09
Movie Arsène Lupin Sonia 1932-03-02
Movie The Washington Masquerade Consuela Fairbanks 1932-07-09
Movie Are You Listening? Alice Grimes 1932-03-21
Movie Flesh Laura 1932-12-08
Movie Downstairs Karl's New Employer (uncredited) 1932-08-06
Movie The Mask of Fu Manchu Sheila Barton 1932-11-05
Movie The Phantom of Crestwood Jenny Wren 1932-10-14
Movie Strangers May Kiss Dining Companion 1931-04-04
Movie Daybreak Emily Kessner 1931-05-02
Movie Inspiration Liane Latour 1931-01-31
Movie Never the Twain Shall Meet Maisie 1931-05-16
Movie Politics Myrtle Burns 1931-02-26
Movie The Sin of Madelon Claudet Alice 1931-10-23
Movie Mata Hari Carlotta 1931-12-26
Movie The Cuban Love Song Crystal 1931-12-05
Movie High Stakes Anne Cornwall 1931-08-18
Movie Laughing Sinners Estelle 1931-05-30