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Frances Dee (I) (1909–2004)


Brunette Frances Dee was born in Los Angeles, where her Army officer father was stationed, and grew up in Chicago after her father was transferred there. In 1929, he was re-assigned to L.A., and, as a lark, Dee began working in motion pictures as an extra. Her debut was in Words and Music (1929) with Lois Moran. After her breakthrough role in ... See full bio »

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I Walked with a Zombie
I Walked with a Zombie Betsy Connell
(1943)
Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage Sally Athelny
(1934)
Little Women
(1933)
Becky Sharp
Becky Sharp Amelia Sedley
(1935)

Filmography

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 2006 Far as the Eye Can See (Short)
Grandma
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ellen Thornton
- The Unbroken Promise (1954) ... Ellen Thornton
 1954 Gypsy Colt
Em MacWade
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Louise
- Guilty Knowledge (1953) ... Louise
 1953 Mister Scoutmaster
Helen Jordan
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Rhoda Stroude
- Shadowed (1953) ... Rhoda Stroude
 1952 Because of You
Susan Arnold
 1951 Reunion in Reno
Mrs. Doris Linaker
 1951 Payment on Demand
Eileen Benson
 1950-1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Ellen Woodhart
- The Green Convertible (1950) ... Ellen Woodhart
 1948 Four Faces West
Fay Hollister
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Marie de Varenne
 1945 Patrick the Great
Lynn Andrews
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Candace Goodwin
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Marie Steiner
 1939 Coast Guard
Nancy Bliss
 1937 Wells Fargo
Justine Pryor
 1937 Souls at Sea
Margaret Tarryton
 1936 Come and Get It
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1936 Half Angel
Allison Lang
 1935 The Gay Deception
Mirabel
 1933 Blood Money
Elaine Talbart
 1933 Little Women
Meg
 1933 One Man's Journey
Joan Stockton
 1933 Headline Shooter
Jane Mallory
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Doris Brandt
 1932 If I Had a Million
Mary Wallace (uncredited)
 1932 The Night of June 13
Ginger Blake
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Mary Wodehouse
 1932 The Strange Case of Clara Deane
Nancy Deane
 1932 Sky Bride
Ruth's Friend (uncredited)
 1932 This Reckless Age
Lois Ingals
 1931 Working Girls
Louise Adams
 1931 Nice Women
Jerry Girard
 1931 Rich Man's Folly
Ann Trumbull
 1931 An American Tragedy
Sondra Finchley
 1930 Along Came Youth
Elinor Farrington
 1930 Follow Thru
Woman in Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)
 1930 Monte Carlo
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1930 Manslaughter
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1930 A Man from Wyoming
Nurse (uncredited)
 1930 True to the Navy
Girl at Table (uncredited)
 1929 Words and Music (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wanted to give up my career when I married [Joel McCrea], but he wouldn't let me. I thought marriage, a home, husband and family were all I wanted. Joel knew I was sincere in my belief but he was wise enough to realize that sooner or later I might miss my work and blame him. See more »

Trivia:

Met future husband Joel McCrea on the set of The Silver Cord (1933). He had been smitten after seeing her in the movie An American Tragedy (1931) and requested that she be cast in his movie. During the filming, however, she was seeing off-screen co-star Eric Linden. Joel and Frances began dating after the movie was completed, after her romance with Linden was over. It was her relationship with ... See more »

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