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Luana Anders (1938–1996)

Born Luana Margo Anderson on May 12, 1938, Luana Anders began her show-business career as a bike messenger at MGM along with fellow thespians Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight and future film producers George Edwards and Fred Roos. She convinced Nicholson to join her in her improv acting class with legendary teacher and veteran character actor Jeff ... See full bio »

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Easy Rider
Easy Rider Lisa
Pit and the Pendulum
Pit and the Pendulum Catherine Medina
Dementia 13
Dementia 13 Louise Haloran
Heart and Souls
Heart and Souls Records Bureaucrat


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 1997 Cannes Man
Agent on Phone
 1996 American Strays
 1995 The Point of Betrayal
 1995 Wild Bill
Sanitarium Woman
 1994 Criminal Passion
 1993 Heart and Souls
Records Bureaucrat
 1993 Nowhere to Run
Town Meeting Chairwoman
 1993 Doppelganger
 1992 In My Daughter's Name (TV Movie)
Mrs. Samp
 1992 In Sickness and in Health (TV Movie)
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Movie)
Nurse Ames
 1990 The Two Jakes
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Sarah Farrell
- Second Sight (1990) ... Sarah Farrell
 1989 Limit Up
 1988 You Can't Hurry Love
Macie Hayes
 1986 Video Valentino (Short)
Mr. Glerman
 1985 Movers & Shakers
 1984 Irreconcilable Differences
Atlanta Widow
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Rona (1991-1992)
 1982 Personal Best
Rita Cahill
 1981 One from the Heart (uncredited)
 1980 Board and Care (Short)
 1979 The Suicide's Wife (TV Movie)
Ms. Robbin
 1979 Paraclete (Short)
The Paraclete
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
Harriet Jessup
- The Love Connection ... Harriet Jessup
 1978 Goin' South
Lorette Anderson
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Mrs. Gerard
- Men Who Love Women (1977) ... Mrs. Gerard
 1977 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Lottie McGinnis
- Blizzard (1977) ... Lottie McGinnis
 1976 The Missouri Breaks
Rancher's Wife
 1975 Shampoo
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Bannerman
- The Flag (1974) ... Mrs. Bannerman
 1974 Firehouse (TV Series)
- Strike, Spare, and Burn (1974) ... Dawn
 1973 The Killing Kind
 1973 The Last Detail
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Angie McCall
- Lost Sunday (1972) ... Angie McCall
 1972 When the Legends Die
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
- Forever (1972) ... Julie
 1972 Greaser's Palace
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Alice Fern
 1971 The Manipulator
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Nina Loring
- The Target (1971) ... Nina Loring
 1967-1970 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Eula Van Meter / Anna Marie Harmon / Noradelle De Leone
- Burglary: The Dognappers (1970) ... Eula Van Meter
- The Suicide Attempt (1968) ... Anna Marie Harmon
- The Big Dog (1967) ... Noradelle De Leone
 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Violet / Cashier
- Goober and the Telephone Girl (1969) ... Violet
- Emmett's Retirement (1969) ... Cashier
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series)
- Computer Murder (1969) ... Louise
 1969 Easy Rider
 1968 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Jane Tipton
- Log 111: The Boa Constrictor (1968) ... Jane Tipton
 1968 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
Agatzi Girl
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
 1967 Games
Party Guest
 1967/II The Trip
 1966-1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Beryl / Shirley McChesney
- Don't Just Do Something, Stand There (1966) ... Shirley McChesney
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Miss Clark
- Barney Comes to Mayberry (1967) ... Miss Clark
- A Visit to Barney Fife (1967) ... Miss Clark
 1966 Mondo Keyhole
Vicky (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Sybil Rockefeller
- My Lucky Penny (1966) ... Sybil Rockefeller (as Luann Anders)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Theresa 'Tess' Ames
- The Guests (1964) ... Theresa 'Tess' Ames
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
- The Wrecker (1963) ... Margaret
 1962-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Ann Bentley / Lorraine Walenchek
- And Eve Wore a Veil of Tears (1962) ... Lorraine Walenchek
 1963 Dementia 13
Louise Haloran
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Cathy Lewis
- Try to Keep Alive Until Next Tuesday (1963) ... Cathy Lewis
 1963 The Young Racers
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum
Catherine Medina
 1961 Night Tide
Ellen Sands
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Maddy Trager
- Incident of the Running Man (1961) ... Maddy Trager
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
- To Bell a Cat (1961) ... Trina
 1959-1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Joan Goss / Alice Denning
- The Voice (1960) ... Joan Goss
- The Burning Girl (1959) ... Alice Denning
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Ellie Phelan
- The Swamper (1960) ... Ellie Phelan
 1959 The FBI Story
Mrs. Graham (uncredited)
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- The Avengers (1959) ... Princess
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Lola Green
- The Harpies (1959) ... Lola Green
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Lisabeth Bishop
- Shivaree (1959) ... Lisabeth Bishop
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Nancy Tucker
- Child of Fear (1959) ... Nancy Tucker
 1958 Life Begins at 17
Carol Peck
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Judy Carson
- Golden Grapes (1958) ... Judy Carson
 1958 The Man Who Died Twice
Young Girl Addict
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Time of Decision (1958) ... Ellen
 1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks
Gilda Hadley
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Lucy Anne
- Jody (1957) ... Lucy Anne
 1957 Reform School Girl
Josie Brigg
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
Anna Marie Harmon
- The Big No Suicide (1956) ... Anna Marie Harmon
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Dangerous Mayhem (1955)
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Stage: Appeared [her Broadway debut] in "The Reluctant Debutante" on Broadway. Also in cast: Rex Harrison. Directed by Peter Brook.

Alternate Names:

Luann Anders | Lu Anders | Margo Blue


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