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Leora Dana (1923–1983)


Character actress Leora Dana was born on April 1, 1923. She got a late start in acting, at age 33, with Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957) as Annie Fry. Although this fine actress made only 19 films, many were plum roles. One of the films where Leora stood out was Some Came Running (1958), playing Agnes Hirsh, the social climbing wife of ... See full bio »

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3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma Mrs. Alice Evans
(1957)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora! Mrs. Kramer
(1970)
Amityville 3-D
Amityville 3-D Emma Caswell
(1983)
Kings Go Forth
Kings Go Forth Mrs. Blair
(1958)

Filmography

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 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever
Joyce
 1983 Amityville 3-D
Emma Caswell
 1983 Baby It's You
Miss Vernon - Teacher
 1982 Shoot the Moon
Charlotte DeVoe
 1980 Nurse (TV Movie)
Celia O'Brien
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gold
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74)
- Chapter VIII: John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State (1976) ... Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74)
- Chapter VI: John Adams, President (1976) ... Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74)
- Chapter V: John Adams, Vice President (1976) ... Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74)
 1974 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Susan B Anthony
- We the Women (1974) ... Susan B Anthony
 1971 Wild Rovers
Nell Buckman
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Mrs. Kramer
 1969 Change of Habit
Mother Joseph
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Frieda Elliot
- Everybody Loved Him (1969) ... Frieda Elliot
 1968 The Boston Strangler
Mary Bottomly
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Elizabeth Rossiter
- Conspiracy (1967) ... Elizabeth Rossiter
 1966 The Group
Mrs. Renfrew
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Betty Bauer
- Act of Violence: Part 2 (1965) ... Betty Bauer
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Betty Bauer
- Act of Violence (1965) ... Betty Bauer
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Mary Sanborn
- Question: What Is Truth? (1964) ... Mary Sanborn
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Sylvie Kosloff (1979-1980)
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Edith Kaine
- Operation - Actress (1964) ... Edith Kaine
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Fran
- A Claim to Immortality (1964) ... Fran
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Mrs. Evelyn Fowler
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Ellen Mundorf
- The King of the Hill (1963) ... Ellen Mundorf
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mrs. Duncan
- And Even Death Shall Die (1962) ... Mrs. Duncan
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Katherine Benson
- The Opposite Virtues (1962) ... Katherine Benson
 1956-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Abby Hill
- The Bromley Touch (1958) ... Abby Hill
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Carol Clark
- The Treadmill (1961) ... Carol Clark
 1961 The Working Mother (TV Movie)
Laura Tyler
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Doris Scott
- The Scott Machine (1961) ... Doris Scott
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Viviam
- The Margot Adventure (1961) ... Viviam
 1960 Pollyanna
Mrs. Paul Ford
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Mrs. Tawley
- Incident at a Corner (1960) ... Mrs. Tawley
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Eleanor Lambert
- A Dream of Treason (1960) ... Eleanor Lambert
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Anne Coleman
- King of the Valley (1959) ... Anne Coleman
 1956-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Naomi Shawn / Vera Brown / Irene Cole
- Your Witness (1959) ... Naomi Shawn
- John Brown's Body (1956) ... Vera Brown
- The Legacy (1956) ... Irene Cole
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Gwen Easterday
- Death of an Overlord (1959) ... Gwen Easterday
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Janet Kennedy
- High Class Type of Mongrel (1959) ... Janet Kennedy
 1958 Some Came Running
Agnes Hirsh
 1953-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Medallion (1957)
- One Way West (1956)
- Babies for Sale (1956)
- The Sears Girl (1956)
 1958 Kings Go Forth
Mrs. Blair
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Dame Van Winkle
- Rip Van Winkle (1958) ... Dame Van Winkle
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Sue Carey
- The Eye of Truth (1958) ... Sue Carey
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Ditwiter
- Neighbors (1957)
- The Traveling Corpse (1957) ... Mrs. Ditwiter
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Rose Skinner
- Tunnel of Fear (1957) ... Rose Skinner
 1957 3:10 to Yuma
Mrs. Alice Evans
 1957 Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (Short)
Anne Fry
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mother
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... Mother
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Mr. and Mrs. Browning (1956) ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 1955-1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Margaret Norton / Laura Ford
- The Arena (1956) ... Margaret Norton
- The Incredible World of Horace Ford (1955) ... Laura Ford
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Mrs. Teeling
- The Chevigny Man (1956) ... Mrs. Teeling
 1953-1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Ruth
- Man in Shadow (1956) ... Ruth
- Sudden Disaster (1955)
- Flare-Up (1954)
- A Time to Live (1953)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Priceless Cargo (1955)
 1954-1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Fear by Day (1955)
- The Safe-Cracker (1954)
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- The Forger (1955)
- Dark Victory (1954)
 1953-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Birnam's Girlfriend
- The Lost Weekend (1955) ... Birnam's Girlfriend
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- A Name for Death (1954)
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Lovely Girl (uncredited)
 1952-1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Four Meetings (1952)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Thea
- Black Chiffon (1954) ... Thea
 1950-1952 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Clarice / Emmy Blanchard
- Come Alive (1951)
- Mr. Arcularis (1951) ... Clarice
- Nocturne (1950) ... Emmy Blanchard
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
- Uncle Vanya (1950)
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(March 5 to 25, 1970) She played Ada Lester in Erskine Caldwell's adaptation of Jack Kirkland's novel, "Tobacco Road," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Christopher Murney (Dude Lester); Victor Jory (Jeeter Lester); Peggy Cowles (Ellie May); Susan Cardwell Kingsley (Grandma Lester); ... See more »
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