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Laraine Day (1920–2007)


Born into a prominent Mormon family in Utah, Laraine Day's acting career began after her parents moved to Long Beach, California, where she joined the Long Beach Players. She appeared in her first film in 1937 in a bit part, then did leads in several George O'Brien westerns. Signing a contract with MGM, she achieved popularity playing the part of ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 87) in Ivins, Utah, USA

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 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Mrs. Kupchak
- Second Offense (1985) ... Mrs. Kupchak
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Amelia Davenport
- Eruption (1985) ... Amelia Davenport
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Laura Sinclair
- Hollywood (1979) ... Laura Sinclair
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mrs. Cummings / Mrs. Grant
- The Wedding (1979) ... Mrs. Cummings
- Return to Fantasy Island (1978) ... Mrs. Grant
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Vera Simpson
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Claire Garwood
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Arelene Gillette
- Broken Image (1973) ... Arelene Gillette
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Marion Ford
- The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried (1972) ... Marion Ford
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Helen York
- Gamble with Death (1969) ... Helen York
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Grace Jellicoe
- The Taker (1968) ... Grace Jellicoe
 1967 The World: Color It Happy (TV Movie)
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Cassie Vance
- The Cassie Vance Story (1963) ... Cassie Vance
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lisa Cole
- Who Killed Billy Jo? (1963) ... Lisa Cole
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ruth
- Death and the Joyful Woman (1963) ... Ruth
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Vivian Cowley
- A Motive Named Walter (1962) ... Vivian Cowley
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Aunt Charlotte
- Not Aunt Charlotte! (1962) ... Aunt Charlotte
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Woman
- To the Best of My Recollection (1961) ... Woman
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
- Cage of Air (1960)
 1960 The 3rd Voice
Marian Forbes
 1956-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lauren Hughes / Florence Strickland
- Dark as the Night (1959) ... Lauren Hughes
- Rendezvous in Black (1956) ... Florence Strickland
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- Alone (1958)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Kathy Nelson
- Tiger on a Bicycle (1958) ... Kathy Nelson
 1958 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Movie)
Mother
 1955-1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Karen McCall / Sara Lewis / Carol Potter
- Man in a Hurry (1957) ... Karen McCall
- A Pattern of Deceit (1955) ... Sara Lewis
- Slander (1955) ... Carol Potter
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Lorenz
- Bitter Parting (1957) ... Mrs. Lorenz
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Ellen Parker
- Walk a Tightrope (1957) ... Ellen Parker
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Vicki Hollister / Margaret Allen / Marge Ramsay / ...
- Torn (1957) ... Vicki Hollister
- The Women Who Dared (1956) ... Margaret Allen
- Too Old for Dolls (1955) ... Marge Ramsay
- The Legal Beagles (1954) ... Claire Beagle
- Turn Back the Clock (1954) ... Ann Crawford
 1951-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Louise Howell / Charlotte Vale / Phyllis Dietrichson / ...
- Possessed (1957) ... Louise Howell
- Call Me Mrs. (1954) ... Lydia
- Women Who Wait (1953)
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
Sue Lorenz
 1956 The Toy Tiger
Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Taylor
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Joyce Carter
- The Final Tribute (1955) ... Joyce Carter
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Lydia Rice
 1953 Double Play (TV Series)
Co-host (1953)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Hired Mother (1953)
 1951 Daydreaming with Laraine (TV Series)
Host
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- The Crisis (1951)
 1949 Without Honor
Jane Bandle
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Nan Lowry Collins
 1947 Tycoon
Maura
 1946 The Locket
Nancy
 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
Helen Brandt
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Leigh Rand
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Madeleine
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Dorothy Bryant
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Nora Davis
 1942 Mister Gardenia Jones (Documentary short)
Joanne
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Edwina Brown
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Nurse Mary Lamont in Photo (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road
Mrs. Gail Farwood
 1941 Kathleen
Dr. Angela Martha 'Angel' Kent
 1941 Unholy Partners
Miss 'Croney' Cronin
 1940 And One Was Beautiful
Kate Lattimer
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Maeve O'Riorden
 1940 I Take This Woman
Linda Rodgers
 1939 Think First (Short)
Marjorie (Margie) Smith
 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son!
Mrs. Richard Lancing
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Eileen Daly
 1939 Arizona Legion
Letty Meade (as Laraine Johnson)
 1938 Painted Desert
Miss Carol Banning (as Laraine Johnson)
 1938 Border G-Man
Betty Holden (as Laraine Johnson)
 1938 Scandal Street
Peg Smith (as Laraine Johnson)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Girl at Soda Shop / Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Other Works:

Book: "The America We Love." See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Laraine Johnson

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I recall playing practical jokes with John Wayne. I once got a whole bunch of keys and had little tags made that said, "If lost, please return to John Wayne, RKO Studios. Reward." And I just dropped them all over town. [He got a lot of] phone calls, people showing up at the studio. He never learned who did it. See more »

Trivia:

Was a fan on the TV shows Touched by an Angel (1994) and 7th Heaven (1996). See more »

Trademark:

Her Mormon faith See more »

Nickname:

Miss Perfect Profile See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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