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Maxine Cooper (1924–2009)

This svelte, sultry-eyed brunette made a mark in one significant (some consider "ultimate") film noir classic helmed by Robert Aldrich in the mid-1950s -- and then, within a short time, she vanished. Another in the long line of pretty and promising actresses who traded in their career for marriage to a well-established Hollywood industry member, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly Velda Wickman
(1955)
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves Nurse Evans
(1956)
Zero Hour!
Zero Hour! Sick Plane Passenger
(1957)

Filmography

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 1980 High Ice (TV Movie)
Peggy
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Faith
- The Last Commencement (1961) ... Faith
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Lucinda St. Clair
- A Time to Run (1960) ... Lucinda St. Clair
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Sally
- The Test (1960) ... Sally
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Penelope Parker
- The Bad Spell (1960) ... Penelope Parker
 1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Kay Wiley
- The Gossip (1960) ... Kay Wiley
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Constance Howard
- The Inheritance (1960) ... Constance Howard
 1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Janet
- Murder Is a Grave Affair (1960) ... Janet
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Irene Warren
- Phantom Bribe (1960) ... Irene Warren
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Amy
- And When the Sky Was Opened (1959) ... Amy
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Edith Belden
- The Runaway (1959) ... Edith Belden
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Ina
- The Witness (1959) ... Ina
 1958-1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Edith Devoe / Gladys Strome
- The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (1959) ... Edith Devoe
- The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (1958) ... Gladys Strome
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Maria Matzi
- The Fuse (1959) ... Maria Matzi
 1957 Zero Hour!
Sick Plane Passenger
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Donna Seely
- Relic of Fort Tejon (1957) ... Donna Seely
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
- Adult Western (1957)
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
- Added Attraction (1957)
 1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Diane Graham
- The Green Trap (1957) ... Diane Graham
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Helen
- The Chess Game (1956) ... Helen
 1956 State Trooper (TV Series)
Mary Herndon
- What Price Gloria (1956) ... Mary Herndon
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Susan
- An Affair of Honour (1956) ... Susan
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Rob
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Missus (1956)
- The Big Siege (1956)
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Mrs. McBride
- The Blood Rock Mine (1956) ... Mrs. McBride
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Millie Barr / Carol
- Yellowbelly (1956) ... Millie Barr
- Watch the Sunset (1956) ... Carol
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Molly Quinlin / Jean Evans / Helen Weldon / ...
- Weapon of Courage (1956) ... Molly Quinlin
- Ordeal (1956) ... Jean Evans
- Who's the Blonde? (1955) ... Helen Weldon
- The Long Trail (1954) ... Amy Gates
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Nurse Evans
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Friday the 13th (1956)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Ruth
- Branded (1955) ... Ruth
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Louise
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Virginia Hewett
- The Jerome Wilson Story (1955) ... Virginia Hewett
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mary
- Salvage (1955) ... Mary
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- A Ring for Nell (1955)
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Velda Wickman
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Mary Rainey
- First Offense (1955) ... Mary Rainey
 1955 Indian American (TV Movie)
Miss Harris
 1954 The New Adventures of China Smith (TV Series)
Rene / Carol
- Ferry to Kowloon (1954) ... Rene
- The Paper Dragon (1954) ... Carol
 1949 Counsellor at Law (TV Movie)
Lillian Larue
 1948 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Peggy Grant
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Personal Details

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Stage: Appeared in "Peer Gynt", Los Angeles, CA.

Alternate Names:

Maxine Cooper Gomberg
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In 1946 she went to Europe to perform in shows for soldiers. She stayed for five years, appearing in BBC-TV and theatrical productions. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she appeared mainly on TV throughout the 1950s in such shows as Dragnet (1951), Perry Mason (1957) and The Twilight Zone (1959). Best known for playing the secretary, Velda, in the film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly (1955). See more »

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Taurus

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