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Shirley Deane (1913–1983)

Vivacious, sunny, blue-eyed Shirley Deane first trained as a dancer from the age of seven and learned to play the piano. She began her professional career on stage in San Francisco and arrived in Hollywood via winning a dancing beauty contest. Signed by 20th Century Fox primarily on the strength of her singing voice, she spent several years ... See full bio »

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 1957 You Pay Your Money
Doris Squire
 1940 Private Affairs
First Girl in Bridge Game (uncredited)
 1939 Undercover Agent
Betty Madison
 1937 On the Avenue
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1936 One in a Million
Girl in Band
 1936 The First Baby
Trudy Wells
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus
Louise Norman
 1936 King of Burlesque
Phyllis Sears
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Passenger in Boiler Room (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Dancer (uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Third choice to play "Blondie" in the long-running series at Columbia, which began in 1938 (Gloria Blondell and Una Merkel were ahead of her). She fell ill before shooting the first of what became a series of 28 films over 12 years, based on Chic Young's comic-strip.

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