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Penny Edwards

Penny Edwards was an american actress who had a career on stage, television, and in films. When she was twelve years old, Edwards danced in Let's Face It, and at the age of fourteen, she appeared on Broadway as a dancer in Zigfeld Follies of 1943. Her other Broadway credits include Laffing Room Only, and The Duchess Misbehaves. Edwards' film debut came in My Wild Irish Rose. She also appeared in the films Trail of Robin Hood, Spoilers of the Plains, Heart of the Rockies, In Old Amarillo, North of the Great Divide, Sunset in the West, Street Bandits and Missing Women, among others. In the late 1940s, Edwards toured the United States for fourteen months, performing in vaudeville. Public response to Edwards' appearance with Roy Rogers in Sunset in the West (1950) led to her receiving a long-term contract with Republic Pictures. In the 1950s, Edwards appeared on television in westerns and mystery programs. Edwards appeared as Nan Gable in the 1958 episode, "Two-Gun Nan," on the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days. In the story line, Nan is a woman sharpshooter affiliated with William F. Cody's Wild West Show. She sets out on a daring 180-day thoroughbred horse ride from San Francisco to New York City to prove that a woman could undertake such a task. Robert "Buzz" Henry played her husband, Frank Gable, and William O'Neal was cast as Cody. Still living in 1958, Nan Gable appeared with series host Stanley Andrews at the conclusion of the episode. In 1954, Edwards announced her retirement from acting "to do the Lord's work in whatever way He wills." However, in 1956 she appeared as Molly Crowley in the TV western series Cheyenne in the episode titled "Johnny Bravo."


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Born:
Aug 24, 1928 In Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
22
First Appeared:
In the movie That Hagen Girl 1947-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Dalton Girls 1957-12-01
Known For
Poster of Million Dollar Pursuit
Poster of Two Guys from Texas
Poster of April Showers
Poster of That Hagen Girl
Filmography
Movie The Dalton Girls Columbine Dalton 1957-12-01
Movie Ride a Violent Mile Unknown 1957-11-24
Movie Powder River Debbie Allen 1953-06-07
Movie Captive of Billy the Kid Nancy McCreary 1952-01-21
Movie Pony Soldier Emerald Neeley 1952-04-01
Movie Woman in the Dark Anna Reichardt 1952-11-15
Movie Heart of the Rockies June Willard 1951-03-29
Movie Spoilers of the Plains Frankie Manning 1951-02-02
Movie Missing Women Claudia Rankin 1951-02-23
Movie In Old Amarillo Madge Adams 1951-05-15
Movie The Wild Blue Yonder Connie Hudson 1951-12-05
Movie Million Dollar Pursuit Ronnie LaVerne 1951-05-30
Movie Street Bandits Mildred Anderson 1951-11-09
Movie Utah Wagon Train Nancy Bonner 1951-10-14
Movie Sunset in the West Dixie Osborne 1950-09-25
Movie North of the Great Divide Ann Keith 1950-11-15
Movie Trail of Robin Hood Toby Aldridge 1950-12-15
Movie Tucson Laurie Sherman 1949-04-27
Movie April Showers Chorine (uncredited) 1948-03-27
Movie Two Guys from Texas Maggie Reed 1948-08-27
Movie Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Libby Mathews 1948-06-01
Movie That Hagen Girl Christine Delaney 1947-11-01