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Mara Corday

The actress was born Marilyn Watts in Santa Monica, California, 17 years before she put her foot on the bottom step of the show biz ladder, dancing in the back row of the chorus in "Earl Carroll's Revue" at the famed showman's theater-restaurant in Hollywood. Modeling for photographers led to wider exposure and ultimately to TV roles and bit parts... See full bio »
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 1990 The Rookie
Interrogator #2
 1983 Sudden Impact
Loretta - Coffee Shop Waitress
 1977 The Gauntlet
Jail Matron
 1961 Cabana 54 (TV Movie)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Bonnie Scott
- An Overdose of Justice (1961) ... Bonnie Scott
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
- A Sound of Bells (1960) ... Rose
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Lucinda Lorenz
- Death Divided by Three (1960) ... Lucinda Lorenz
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
- Walk Through the Night (1960) ... Angel
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
- Contraband Cargo (1959) ... Annabel
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
- The Train Robbery (1959) ... Ruby
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Emily - Blackmailer
- Keep Smiling (1959) ... Emily - Blackmailer
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
- Shadow of a Gunfighter (1959) ... Della
 1958 Girls on the Loose
Vera Parkinson
 1957 The Black Scorpion
Teresa Alvarez
 1957 Undersea Girl
Valerie Hudson
 1957 The Giant Claw
Sally Caldwell
 1957 The Quiet Gun
 1956 Naked Gun
Louisa Jackson / Morales
 1956 Combat Sergeant (TV Series)
- Dark Alleys of Algiers (1956) ... Nono
 1956 A Day of Fury
Sharman Fulton
 1956 Raw Edge
 1955 Tarantula
Stephanie 'Steve' Clayton
 1955 Foxfire
Maria - Hugh's Nurse
 1955 The Man from Bitter Ridge
Holly Kenton
 1955 Man Without a Star
Moccasin Mary
 1954 So This Is Paris
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Letty Diamond
 1954 Drums Across the River
Sue Randolph
 1954 Playgirl
 1954 Yankee Pasha
Harem Girl (uncredited)
 1953 Money from Home
Waitress (uncredited)
 1953 Sweethearts on Parade
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
Locopo Woman (uncredited)
 1953 Problem Girls
Dorothy Childers
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Cynthia Stone
- The Third Eye (1953) ... Cynthia Stone
 1951-1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Mrs. Drake / Juanita / Janet Cronin / ...
- Ventura Feud (1953) ... Mrs. Drake
- Border Corsairs (1952) ... Juanita
- Feud in San Filipe (1951) ... Janet Cronin
- Fury at Red Gulch (1951) ... Lola La Vada
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba
Girl on Balcony (uncredited)
 1952 Sea Tiger
Lola, Hotel Proprietress
 1952 Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (TV Series)
Lucille Merrill / Mae Gibson / Greta Varden
- The Vanisher ... Lucille Merrill
- The Mystery Bullet ... Mae Gibson
- Tall, Dark and Dead ... Greta Varden
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Showgirl / Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (in chorus line) of "Earl Carroll's Revue", Hollywood, CA.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maria Corda


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on Kirk Douglas, with whom she worked in Man Without a Star (1955)] My option had just been picked up. Kirk Douglas has mellowed extremely since then. Early on in the film I played a whore--there were two scenes at a dance hall. All the guys were leaning on the bar. All of us girls took a poll as to which butt was best. We picked Richard Boone's. We told him, "We pick you" and Kirk heard. It ... See more »


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