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Vivian Austin

Vivian Austin was an American actress who appeared in a number of films in the late 1930s and early 1940s, although most were B movies. Austin was born Irene Vivian Coe in Hollywood, California, and attended Hollywood High School. She was named Miss Hollywood in 1939. Austin played a variety of bit parts (as well as extra and stunt work) in movies before being cast as the female romantic lead in The Adventures of Red Ryder. She was signed to a stock contract in 1943 by Universal and as Vivian Austin (for Universal) or Terry Austin (under contract to Eagle-Lion Films) appeared in movies such as Destiny, Trigger Trail, Born To Speed and Philo Vance Returns. Her career was cut short in the late 1940s by kidney failure and resultant blindness. On August 1, 2004, Austin died from natural causes in a hospital in Los Angeles, California. Because her second husband had served in the United States Army, they are interred at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.

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Feb 23, 1920 In Hollywood, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Adventures of Red Ryder 1940-06-28
Latest Project:
Movie Philo Vance Returns 1947-04-14
Known For
Poster of Trigger Trail
Poster of Hi, Good Lookin'!
Poster of Moonlight in Vermont
Poster of Adventures of Red Ryder
Movie Philo Vance Returns Lorena Blendon Simms (as Terry Austin) 1947-04-14
Movie Born to Speed Toni Bradley (as Terry Austin) 1947-01-12
Movie Philo Vance's Gamble Laurian March (as Terry Austin) 1947-04-12
Movie Night Club Girl Eleanor Kendall 1945-01-05
Movie She Gets Her Man Maybelle Clark 1945-01-12
Movie Honeymoon Ahead Rosita 1945-05-11
Movie Men in Her Diary Linda 1945-09-14
Movie Moon Over Las Vegas Grace Towers 1944-04-01
Movie Hi, Good Lookin'! Phyllis 1944-03-22
Movie Twilight on the Prairie Sally Barton 1944-04-30
Movie Trigger Trail Ann Cattlet 1944-07-07
Movie Cobra Woman Unknown 1944-05-12
Movie Destiny Phyllis 1944-12-22
Movie Boss of Boomtown Dale Starr 1944-05-20
Movie Fired Wife Divorcee 1943-09-04
Movie Moonlight in Vermont Brenda Allenby 1943-12-24
Movie Adventures of Red Ryder Beth Andrews 1940-06-28