Abbott and Costello's Leading Ladies

by ACleary922 | created - 16 Mar 2014 | updated - 19 May 2014 | Public

Women who worked with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in movies...

1. Sherry Alberoni

Actress | Sisters of Death

Sherry Alberoni was born on December 4, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Sisters of Death (1976), Super Friends (1973) and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960). She has been married to Dr. Richard Van Meter since December 4, 1971. They have two children.

Dance with Me, Henry

2. Louise Allbritton

Actress | The Doolins of Oklahoma

An alumnus of the Pasadena Playhouse, Louise Allbritton's beauty and talent quickly got her jobs in the film industry, and she spent several years at Universal, where she played leads in mainly second features. She married CBS news reporter Charles Collingwood in 1946, and retired from the screen a...

Who Done It?

3. The Andrews Sisters

Soundtrack | Hollywood Canteen

The defining sister act of all time with well over 75 million records sold by which the swinging big-band era could not be better represented were the fabulous Andrews Sisters: Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne. With their precise harmonies and perfectly syncopated dance moves, the girls reached heights ...

Buck Privates In The Navy Hold That Ghost

4. Evelyn Ankers

Actress | The Wolf Man

Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal's horror films in the 1940s, was born in Chile to English parents in 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress.

She began ...

Hold That Ghost

5. Lenore Aubert

Actress | Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Lenore Aubert was born in present-day Slovenia, at the time still connected to the Austro-Hungarian Empire (her French name was pure Hollywood hokum, designed to make her background more exotic - though she did live for some time in Paris). Eleanore Maria Leisner was the daughter of an Austrian ...

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6. Lynn Baggett

Actress | D.O.A.

Tall, regal, sultry-eyed, flame-haired (later blonde) Lynn Baggett is better remembered for her turbulent, unhappy private life than for her "B" level acting roles. Born Ruth Baggett in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 10, 1923, her father, David L., was in the oil business and her mother, the former ...

The Time of Their Lives

7. Lynn Bari

Actress | The Bridge of San Luis Rey

A curvaceous, dark-haired WWII pin-up beauty (aka "The Woo Woo Girl" and "The Girl with the Million Dollar Figure"), "B" film star Lynn Bari had the requisite looks and talent but few of the lucky breaks needed to penetrate the "A" rankings during her extensive Hollywood career. Nevertheless, some ...

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8. Binnie Barnes

Actress | The Time of Their Lives

British-born actress who appeared in both British and American films, but who found her greatest success in Hollywood second leads. After a variety of jobs, including nurse, chorus girl and milkmaid, Barnes entered vaudeville. She appeared in more than a score of short comedies with comedian ...

The Time of Their Lives

9. Mari Blanchard

Actress | Destry

Petite, attractive Mari Blanchard rarely managed to get the lucky breaks. The daughter of an oil tycoon and a psychotherapist, she suffered from severe poliomyelitis from the age of nine, which denied her a hoped-for dancing career. For several years, she worked hard to rehabilitate her limbs from ...

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10. Hillary Brooke

Actress | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Hillary Brooke's image as the epitome of glacial, regal, upper-class British gentility is muted somewhat by the fact that she was born Beatrice Peterson to a middle-class American family in Long Island, NY (she was the sister of Arthur Peterson, best-known as the demented "Major" in the soap-opera ...

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11. Barbara Brown

Actress | Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm

Barbara Brown was born on October 18, 1901 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Barbara Ann Brown. She was an actress, known for Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951), You Were Never Lovelier (1942) and Reveille with Beverly (1943). She was married to William Hinshaw. She died on July 7, 1975 in ...

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12. Carol Bruce

Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Daughter of Harry and Beatrice Levy - Graduate of Erasmus High School, Brooklyn, NY. Made her Broadway debut in "Louisiana Purchase" which was especially written for her by Irving Berlin.

Keep 'Em Flying

13. Virginia Bruce

Actress | The Invisible Woman

American leading lady of the 1930s and 1940s, Virginia Bruce was born in Minnesota but grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and came to California to attend college. Her blond good looks got her an entry into films, and after a few extra roles and bit parts she began to make serious inroads as a leading...

Pardon My Sarong

14. Shaye Cogan

Actress | Jack and the Beanstalk

Shaye Cogan was born on September 20, 1923 in Hudson, Massachusetts, USA as Helen Coggins. She was an actress, known for Jack and the Beanstalk (1952), Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) and The Vaughn Monroe Show (1950). She died on June 12, 2009 in Modesto, California, USA.

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15. Lois Collier

Actress | A Night in Casablanca

Born Madelyn Earle Jones in South Carolina in 1922, this actress' childhood dream was to be a missionary in China, but a taste of acting in school plays soon changed her mind and she decided on a career on stage. Her mother was supportive of her decision and, while Madelyn was attending college in ...

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16. Patricia Dane

Actress | Johnny Eager

Resembling Hedy Lamarr with her brunet sultry looks, beautiful second-string actress Patricia Dane possessed a rough and rowdy exterior, which worked much better for her in front of the camera than off of it. Born Thelma Patricia Ann Pippen in Jacksonville, Florida, her father died shortly after ...

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17. Joan Davis

Actress | Hold That Ghost

Widely popular comedienne appeared in some movies and on radio in the 40s and on early television. She starred in the popular television series, I Married Joan (1952), with Jim Backus as her husband and her real-life daughter, Beverly Wills as her sister.

Joan died of a sudden heart attack in 1961. ...

Hold That Ghost

18. Jacqueline deWit

Actress | Little Giant

Jacqueline deWit was born on September 26, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Wilhelmina deWit. She was an actress, known for Little Giant (1946), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Fog Island (1945). She died on January 7, 1998 in Los Angeles.

Little Giant

19. Claire Dodd

Actress | Roberta

She was born Dorothy Arlene Dodd on December 29, 1911 in Baxter, Iowa when her Little Rock, Arkansas parents were on a trip to Des Moines. Her father was a doctor who abandoned her and her mother before she was ten years old. Her mother suffered from tuberculosis and Dorothy was forced to support ...

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20. Cathy Downs

Actress | My Darling Clementine

A pleasant, attractive leading lady, Cathy Downs was an "outdoors type" who worked as a model before she became a Fox contract player in 1944. In the late 1940s she was being groomed for major success -- e.g., she played the title role in John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) -- but most of her ...

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21. Claire Du Brey

Actress | The Reward of the Faithless

Lovely brown-eyed, brunette Claire Du Brey enjoyed a rich, four-decade film career in all. Born Clara Violet Dubrey on August 31, 1892, in Bonner's Ferry Idaho, her family traveled the rugged Sierra Madre terrain by covered wagon in their move to California when she was 13.

Educated in a convent ...

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22. Margaret Dumont

Actress | A Night at the Opera

Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason...

Little Giant

23. Anita Ekberg

Actress | La dolce vita

Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the ...

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24. Ella Fitzgerald

Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...

On Saturday, June 15th, 1996, an era in jazz singing came to an end, with the death of Ella Fitzgerald at her home in California. She was the last of four great female jazz singers (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae) who defined one of the most prolific eras in jazz vocal ...

Ride 'Em Cowboy

25. Diane Florentine

Actress | The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

Diane Florentine was born on August 9, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947).

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

26. Dorothy Ford

Actress | 3 Godfathers

Dorothy Ford was born April 4, 1922, in Perris, California, and raised in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, and in Tucson, Arizona. During school she appeared in several pageants, and after graduation went into modeling. Standing 6'2" and with measurements of 38-26-38-1/2, she was a natural for ...

Jack and the Beanstalk

27. Jane Frazee

Actress | Swing in the Saddle

A professional entertainer since the age of six, blue-eyed brunette Jane Frazee and her older sister Ruth Frazee had a vaudeville sister act and appeared in nightclubs and on radio together. They journeyed to Hollywood, but the act broke up when Ruth failed her screen tests and Jane passed hers. ...

Buck Privates

28. Ann Gillis

Actress | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Ann Gillis was born Alma Mabel Conner on February 12, 1927, in Little Rock, Arkansas. At age seven, she appeared in her first film, Men in White (1934), as an extra. During the next two years, she had uncredited appearances in six more films until she received her first major role in King of Hockey...

In Society The Time of Their Lives

29. Mary Gordon

Actress | Bride of Frankenstein

Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before ...

Little Giant

30. Kathryn Grayson

Actress | Kiss Me Kate

Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, NC, on February 9, 1922. This pretty, petite brunette with a heart-shaped face was discovered by MGM talent scouts while singing on the radio. The studio quickly signed her to a contract, and she was given acting lessons ...

Rio Rita

31. Beatrice Gray

Actress | Stranger from Santa Fe

Beatrice Gray was born on March 3, 1911 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA as Beatrice Kimbrough Gray. She was an actress, known for Stranger from Santa Fe (1945), Trigger Law (1944) and The Utah Kid (1944). She died on November 25, 2009 in Topanga, California, USA.

Little Giant

32. Mitzi Green

Actress | The Marriage Playground

Mitzi Green, also known as Mitze Green, was born Elizabeth Keno in The Bronx on October 22, 1920. At age 3, she began appearing in her parents' vaudeville act. In the early 1930s, she starred in several popular films with Paramount Pictures, including Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry Finn (1931). ...

Lost in Alaska

33. Virginia Grey

Actress | Airport

Born into a show-business family--her father was a director and her mother was a film cutter--Virginia Grey made her film debut at age 10 as Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927). After a few more films as a child actress, she left the business to finish her schooling. Returning to films as an adult in ...

Mexican Hayride

34. Nancy Guild

Actress | Somewhere in the Night

Movie and television actress Nancy Guild was a contract player at 20th Century-Fox, which reminded the public that her surname "rhymes with wild" after she was signed to a seven-year contract in 1946. The studio bosses must have changed their mind how they would position her as she typically played...

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35. Anne Gwynne

Actress | House of Frankenstein

Vivid, strikingly beautiful actress Anne Gwynne arrived in Hollywood a typical starry-eyed model looking to become a big film star and ended up one of Universal Studio's favorite screamers in "B" horror films. Born in Waco, Texas, but raised in Missouri, she first modeled Catalina swimwear and ...

Ride 'Em Cowboy

36. Margaret Hamilton

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several...

Comin' Round the Mountain

37. Ruth Hampton

Actress | Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

Ruth Hampton was born on April 25, 1931 in Throop, Pennsylvania, USA as Regina Ruth Jane Hampton. She was an actress, known for Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), Johnny Dark (1954) and Law and Order (1953). She was married to Robert L. Clary, Randall A. Wood and Byron Palmer. She died on ...

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38. Lottie Harrison

Actress | Spotlight Scandals

Lottie Harrison is an actress, known for Spotlight Scandals (1943), Lost in a Harem (1944) and Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943).

Lost In A Harem

39. Victoria Horne

Actress | Harvey

Victoria Horne was born on November 1, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Harvey (1950), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) and The Crimson Key (1947). She was married to Jack Oakie. She died on October 10, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

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40. Renate Hoy

Actress | Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

Renate Anita Huy was born in Germany and originally came to the United States for the first Miss Universe contest. Thereafter, she was signed to Universal and made several films during the 1950s. She had two children, Rock Halsey and Tracy Leigh Simpson, with actor Brett Halsey. They eventually ...

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41. Marion Hutton

Soundtrack | Love Happy

Marion Hutton was born on March 10, 1919 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Marion Thornburg. She was married to Vic Schoen, Jack Douglas and Jack Philbin. She died on January 10, 1987 in Kirkland, Washington, USA.

In Society

42. Martha Hyer

Actress | The Sons of Katie Elder

Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in ...

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43. Valerie Jackson

Actress | Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

Valerie Jackson is an actress, known for Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953).

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

44. Adele Jergens

Actress | Armored Car Robbery

Fewer dames were tougher on the 40s and 50s screen than leggy (5'9") "B" star Adele Jergens, the tough-talking, plump-cheeked peroxide blonde who gave her fair share of tawdry trouble in backstage dramas, film noir, crime potboilers, and adventure yarns. She was just as headstrong at trying to bust...

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45. Rita Johnson

Actress | The Big Clock

Rita Johnson was born on 8/13/13 in Worcester Ma. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, did summer stock, then moved on to Broadway in 1935. She was an extremely versatile actress, who played virtually every type of role. Unfortunately, her career came to a halt in 1948 when a hair ...

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46. Brenda Joyce

Actress | The Rains Came

Best remembered as the second talking-era "Jane" (following Maureen O'Sullivan) of the durable Tarzan jungle film series and the only one in the sound era to play the role opposite two different Tarzan's (Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker, lovely Brenda was born Betty Leabo in Missouri, raised in ...

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47. Nancy Kelly

Actress | The Bad Seed

Coached by her show-business mother, a former actress, brunette Nancy Kelly started her career as a one-year-old model for James Montgomery Flagg. While receiving her education at the Bentley School for Girls she also trained as an actress. From 1926, the precociously talented Nancy became one of ...

One Night In The Tropics

48. Peggy King

Soundtrack | Behind the Candelabra

In 1952, MGM signed her to a contract, which led to a singing cameo in Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) (recorded with Skip Martin for MGM Records) and a series of commercial jingles for Hunt's tomato sauce. She sang in the 1955 cult comedy Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (...

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49. Elyse Knox

Actress | A Wave, a WAC and a Marine

Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy's Tomb (1942) and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon's mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick ...

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50. Jackie Loughery

Actress | Pardners

Jackie Loughery was born on April 18, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Jacqueline V. Loughery. She is an actress, known for Pardners (1956), Burke's Law (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). She was previously married to Jack William Schwietzer, Jack Webb and Guy Mitchell.

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51. Marjorie Main

Actress | The Egg and I

Her father was a minister, and when she joined a local stock company as a youngster she changed her name to avoid embarrassing her family. She worked in vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her film debut was in A House Divided (1931). She repeated her stage role in Dead End (1937) as Baby ...

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

52. Luba Malina

Actress | Mexican Hayride

Luba Malina was born on September 18, 1909 in Dvinsk, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Mexican Hayride (1948), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Latin Rhythm (1938). She died in July 1982 in New York, New York, USA.

Mexican Hayride

53. Donna Martell

Actress | Project Moon Base

A native of Los Angeles, Donna Martell was first "spotted" at L.A. City College by a fellow student who worked for a Hollywood talent scout. Just 17, she made her motion picture debut (acting under the name Donna DeMario) in the Republic Western Apache Rose (1947) with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, ...

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54. Marion Martin

Actress | The Man in the Iron Mask

Dubbed "Hollywood's blonde menace," brassy, curvaceous Marion Martin (born Marion Suplee) was the daughter of a well-to-do Bethlehem Steel executive and reared in Main Line society. She attended exclusive schools until the family fortune was wiped out in the stock market crash of 1929. Forced to ...

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55. Marilyn Maxwell

Actress | Off Limits

The less famous, but still undeniably talented, of the "Marilyn" sex symbols of the 1940s and 1950s was born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell in Clarinda, Iowa on August 3, 1921 (she later began using her middle name professionally at the suggestion of Louis B. Mayer). As a teenager, she worked as an usher ...

Lost In A Harem

56. Grace McDonald

Actress | Behind the Eight Ball

Between 1942 and 1945 there was a pert, sweet-faced "B"-level cutie who knew how to swing with the best of them at Universal. The beautiful dancer/singer might have gone on to better things but ended her career abruptly for marriage and never looked back. Grace McDonald, who was born in New York ...

It Ain't Hay

57. Patricia Medina

Actress | The Killing of Sister George

Patricia Paz Maria Medina was born on July 19, 1919 in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and an English mother. She began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, then left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis Hayward ...

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58. Ida Moore

Actress | Johnny Belinda

Ida Moore was born on March 1, 1882 in Altoona, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Johnny Belinda (1948), The Egg and I (1947) and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). She died on September 26, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Comin' Round the Mountain

59. Peggy Moran

Actress | The Mummy's Hand

Mary Jeanette Moran was born in Clinton, Iowa. The daughter of Louise Moran, a dancer with the famous Denishawn Dancers, and the celebrated artist Earl Moran, whose paintings graced many a barracks wall during World War II. One of Earl's favorite models was Norma Jean Baker, who later changed her ...

One Night In The Tropics

60. Patsy O'Connor

Actress | It Ain't Hay

Patsy O'Connor was born on January 23, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for It Ain't Hay (1943), Redheads on Parade (1935) and I Promise to Pay (1937). She died on July 4, 2017.

It Ain't Hay

61. Martha O'Driscoll

Actress | Blonde Alibi

Another gorgeous "B" movie blonde who came and went uneventfully in the 1940s, the beautiful Tulsa-born Martha O'Driscoll started off modeling as a child. Her parents were nonprofessionals. Trained in singing and dancing, Martha was discovered by choreographer Hermes Pan in a local theater ...

Here Come The Co-Eds

62. Gigi Perreau

Actress | Shadow on the Wall

A major little talent, this French-American moppet star of the late '40s and early '50s was not able to parlay her precocious popularity into a sizeable adult career, but has nevertheless maintained on the fringe for decades. Gigi Perreau was born in Los Angeles to a French father, who fled his ...

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63. Jean Porter

Actress | Cry Danger

One of MGM's more vivacious secondary stars during the 40s, petite and lovely Jean Porter was born in Texas in 1922 but left the state while young to pursue her dream as an actress. Following some vaudeville experience, she made her uncredited film debut in 1939 (age 17) and slowly graduated to ...

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64. Frances Rafferty

Actress | The Adventures of Don Coyote

A pouty-lipped glamour girl in "B" films during the 1940s, actress Frances Rafferty did a complete role reversal and turned wholesome housewife on TV into the next decade.

Born on June 16, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa, Frances Anne Rafferty and her family, during the Depression era, moved to Los Angeles...

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65. Jane Randolph

Actress | Cat People

Poised and pretty actress Jane Randolph was briefly in the limelight during the 1940s. Born in Ohio in 1919, Jane grew up in Indiana. A couple of years after graduating from high school her interest in an acting career accelerated and she decided to move to Hollywood in 1939 to try her luck. She ...

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66. Martha Raye

Actress | McMillan & Wife

Known as "The Big Mouth" and considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon in her own right.

She was born Margy Reed in Butte, Montana, to Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) and Peter Reed, Jr., vaudeville performers. She had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Raye made her ...

Keep 'Em Flying

67. Marjorie Reynolds

Actress | The Time of Their Lives

Bright, vivacious Marjorie Reynolds (née Marjorie Goodspeed) was born in Idaho on August 12, 1917 to a doctor and homemaker, and raised in Los Angeles. Making her film debut at age 6, she "retired" after only a few years in favor of a normal education. She returned in the mid-30s, as a teenager ...

The Time of Their Lives

68. Peggy Ryan

Actress | Get Hep to Love

A vastly talented musical performer, Peggy Ryan found stardom dancing alongside partner Donald O'Connor as Universal's answer to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Paired up in many a low-budget WWII-era musical, she was best known for her dancing feet, but she was no slouch in the singing department ...

Here Come The Co-Eds

69. Joan Shawlee

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Zany, extrovert, sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, sometimes red-haired character comedienne Joan Shawlee began her performing career as a fourteen-year old Powers model. At sixteen, she sang in New York night spots and was proclaimed one of "the six most beautiful girls in Manhattan". ...

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70. Dorothy Shay

Actress | The Waltons

Dorothy Shay was born on April 11, 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Dorothy Sims. She was an actress, known for The Waltons (1971), Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) and Matinee Theatre (1955). She was married to Dick Looman. She died on October 22, 1978 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Comin' Round the Mountain

71. Beverly Simmons

Actress | Little Miss Big

Beverly Simmons was born on July 17, 1938 in Alamosa, Colorado, USA. She was an actress, known for Little Miss Big (1946), Buck Privates Come Home (1947) and Cuban Pete (1946). She died on April 29, 2003.

Buck Privates Come Home

72. Ginny Simms

Actress | Night and Day

War-era songstress Ginny Simms was born Virginia Simms on May 23, 1913, in Texas but was raised in California, which accounts for her lack of a Southern accent in her speaking/singing voice. Though she studied piano as a child, it was her vocal gifts that launched her career, which started when she...

Hit The Ice

73. Gale Sondergaard

Actress | The Mark of Zorro

Sly, manipulative, dangerously cunning and sinister were the key words that best described the roles that Gale Sondergaard played in motion pictures, making her one of the most talented character actresses ever seen on the screen. She was educated at the University of Minnesota and later married ...

The Time of Their Lives

74. Minerva Urecal

Actress | The Ape Man

A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "...

Lost in Alaska

75. Elena Verdugo

Actress | Marcus Welby, M.D.

Most baby-boomers remember actress Elena Verdugo from her pleasant, plain but rather dowdy Emmy-nominated role as "Consuelo Lopez", the altruistic assistant and sometime aide-de-camp to Robert Young's general practitioner for several seasons on the popular Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) dramatic series....

Little Giant

76. June Vincent

Actress | Black Angel

June Vincent was born on July 17, 1920 in Harrods, Ohio, USA as Dorothy June Smith. She was an actress, known for Black Angel (1946), Shed No Tears (1948) and The Creeper (1948). She was married to William M. Sterling. She died on November 20, 2008 in Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Here Come The Co-Eds

77. Nella Walker

Actress | Sabrina

Nella Walker was born on March 6, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Sabrina (1954), Three Smart Girls (1936) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). She was married to Wilbur Mack. She died on March 22, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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78. Fran Warren

Actress | Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Fran Warren was born on March 4, 1926 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Frances Wolfe. She was an actress, known for Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952), Toys Are Not for Children (1972) and All Star Revue (1950). She was married to Harry Steinman and Woody Witt. She died on March 4, 2013 in ...

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79. Pamela Wells

Actress | The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

Pamela Wells is an actress, known for The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947).

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

80. Helen Westcott

Actress | Adventures of Don Juan

Born January 1, 1928, to acting parents, Helen Westcott's show biz career began at the ripe old age of 4 when she performed on stage with her vaudevillian mother who played piano and drums. Her father was handsome Warner Bros. actor Gordon Westcott who appeared in second leads opposite a number of ...

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81. Mary Wickes

Actress | Sister Act

From the grand old school of wisecracking, loud and lanky Mary Wickes had few peers while forging a career as a salty scene-stealer. Her abrupt, tell-it-like-it-is demeanor made her a consistent audience favorite on every medium for over six decades. She was particularly adroit in film parts that ...

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82. Jean Willes

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Jean Willes is best known for her roles in a number of B movies in the 1950s and 1960s as well as on the small screen. Lovely and curvaceous, she often played hard-boiled gold-diggers, party girls, gun molls, and saloon girls. She came off as a wily, smarter version of Barbara Nichols or Iris Adrian...

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83. Marie Windsor

Actress | The Killing

Marie Windsor (born Emily Marie Bertelsen) was born in Marysvale, Utah, and attended Brigham Young University. She trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya before she began playing leading roles in B pictures in the late 1940s. So many B films in fact, that she garnered the title of 'Queen of ...

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84. Nan Wynn

Actress | A Shot in the Dark

Nan Wynn was born on May 8, 1918 in York, Pennsylvania, USA as Masha Vatz. She was an actress, known for A Shot in the Dark (1941), Pardon My Sarong (1942) and Princess O'Rourke (1943). She was married to John Pius Small, Dr. Thomas Wolfe Baylek and Cy Howard. She died on March 23, 1971 in Santa ...

Pardon My Sarong

85. Audrey Young

Actress | Easy Living

Audrey Young was born on October 30, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Easy Living (1949), Love Me or Leave Me (1955) and Follow That Woman (1945). She was married to Billy Wilder. She died on June 1, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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