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Deannie Best (1926–2000)

Deannie Best was born on September 25, 1926 in Altus, Oklahoma, USA as Willia Dean Doughty. She was an actress, known for Shanghai Chest (1948), The Big Sleep (1946) and Wonder Man (1945). She was married to Willis Hunt, James Neil Kennedy, Albert Pearlson and George Balzer. She died on May 16, 2000 in Costa Mesa, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Shanghai Chest
Shanghai Chest Phyllis Powers
The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep Waitress
Wonder Man
Wonder Man Goldwyn Girl
Three Little Girls in Blue


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 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Big Sleep
Waitress (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

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Acquitted in the stabbing death of her 5th husband, Willis Hunt, Carole Landis's second husband. Her daughter testified that the couple was arguing over disciplining her when Best slapped her, ripped the telephone out of the wall, then yelled at Hunt "I want to kill you!" Best's attorney claimed Hunt was "drunk and unstable", and picked up the butcher knife Best killed him with. Best and Hunt had... See more »

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