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Gloria Grahame (1923–1981)


Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was auspicious, but her first public recognition came on ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

It's a Wonderful Life
(1946)
Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! Ado Annie Carnes
(1955)
In a Lonely Place
In a Lonely Place Laurel Gray
(1950)
The Big Heat
The Big Heat Debby Marsh
(1953)

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 1981 The Nesting
Florinda Costello
 1980 Melvin and Howard
Mrs. Sisk
 1976 Mansion of the Doomed
Katherine
 1974 Mama's Dirty Girls
Mama Love
 1973 Tarot
Natalie
 1972 The Loners
Annabelle
 1971 Chandler
Selma
 1971 The Todd Killings
Mrs. Roy
 1971 Blood and Lace
Mrs. Deere
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Bonnie Shelley
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
Helen
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge
Amy Porter
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Lucy Sherwood
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Harriet Lang
 1955 The Cobweb
Karen McIver
 1954 Naked Alibi
Marianna
 1954 Human Desire
Vicki Buckley
 1953 Prisoners of the Casbah
Princess Nadja / Yasmin
 1953 Man on a Tightrope
Zama Cernik
 1953 The Glass Wall
Maggie Summers
 1952 Macao
Margie
 1949 Roughshod
Mary Wells
 1949 A Woman's Secret
Susan Caldwell
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Fran Ledue Page
 1947 Crossfire
Ginny
 1945 Without Love
Flower Girl
 1944 Blonde Fever
Sally Murfin
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Other Works:

Understudy to Miriam Hopkins in "The Skin of Our Teeth" See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

There's always a race against time. I don't think for one moment that life gets better. How can it? One's body starts to fall apart. See more »

Trivia:

After the critical acclaim she received for "Crossfire," RKO purchased her contract from MGM. See more »

Trademark:

She often played floozies with a heart of gold See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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