(December 11, 1919-December 10, 2000)
Born in Marysvale, Utah
Birth name was Emily Marie Bertelson
Appeared in the movies 'Song of the Thin Man' (1947), 'Force of Evil' (1948), 'The Pirate' (1948), 'The Fighting Kentuckian' (1949), 'Hellfire' (1949), 'The Sniper' (1952), 'Narrow Margin' (1952), 'Cat-Women of the Moon' (1953), 'Hell's Half Acre' (1954), 'Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy' (1955), 'Swamp Women' (1955), 'The Killing' (1956), 'The Day Mars Invaded Earth' (1963), 'Chamber of Horrors' (1966), 'Support Your Local Gunfighter' (1971) and 'Freaky Friday' (1976)
Nicknamed 'the Queen of the Bs'
Why she might be annoying
Her first marriage was annulled after 11 months.
She noted, 'At 5'9, I was too tall for most leading men.'
She got a nose job, then regretted it, speculating she might have gotten more sympathetic roles with her original nose.
She noted about the parts she played, 'A lot of people on first meeting me are surprised, if not disappointed, when I don't come on like a bitch.'
Why she might not be annoying
She modeled for Alberto Vargas.
Early in her career, she was a stand in for Bette Davis.
She toured Korea, visiting hospitalized GIs (1952).
She served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild for 25 years.
She said, 'People sometimes ask if I'm not bitter because I didn't go further in my career. How could I be bitter when I've loved every bit of what I have been doing in film?'
Credit: C. Fishel
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