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Gloria DeHaven
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    (July 23, 1925-July 31, 2016)
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Appeared in the films ‘Modern Times’ (1936), ‘Keeping Company’ (1940), ‘Thousands Cheer’ (1943), ‘Two Girls and a Sailor’ (1944), ‘Step Lively’ (1944), ‘The Thin Man Goes Home’ (1945), ‘Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby’ (1949), ‘Summer Stock’ (1950), ‘Two Tickets to Broadway’ (1951), ‘So This Is Paris’ (1954), ‘Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood’ (1976) and ‘Out to Sea’ (1997)
    Portrayed Sarah Fuller in ‘As the World Turns’ (1966-67), Annie Wylie in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Bess Shelby in Ryan’s Hope
    Hosted ‘Prize Movie’ on WABC-TV in New York City (1969-71)
    Her name is sometimes spelled ‘De Haven’ in credits.
    She was married and divorced four times, including marrying and divorcing Richard Fincher twice.
    She endorsed Chesterfield cigarettes.
    Turner Classic Movies noted that she ‘never made it to the front ranks of film stardom and none of her credits can be considered a major classic.’
    A 1949 pin-up style photo of her has been misattributed to Frances Bavier and circulated around the internet, inspiring plenty of ‘Who knew Aunt Bee was such a babe?’ comments.
    In addition to her movie roles, she sang in nightclubs and with big bands, and had a Top 20 hit with ‘Because of You.’.
    She portrayed her real-life mother, a vaudeville performer, in the musical ‘Three Little Words.’
    She said about her decision not to write an autobiography, ‘I’ve been asked, twice, but the only books that sell a lot are kiss and tell.’

Credit: C. Fishel

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