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Myrna Dell (1924–2011)

Marilyn Adele Dunlap was born on March 5, 1924 (for her stage name she took her nickname, Myrna, and shortened her middle name, Adele, to "Dell", which she used as her last name). She started her career as a showgirl in the famous Earl Carroll Revue in New York, and made her film debut in A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940). Signed by MGM, she ... See full bio »

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 1981 Buddy Buddy
 1978 The One Man Jury
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
- Walk the Straight and Narrow (1966) ... Pedestrian
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
- The Retiring Milkman (1963) ... Receptionist
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
- A Touch of Glamour (1963) ... Saleswoman
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Mrs. Wingfield
- The Insurance Faker (1961) ... Mrs. Wingfield
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Miss Delly
- Rough Track to Payday (1959) ... Miss Delly
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
- The Seventh Hand (1958) ... Anita
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Helen Harris
- The Lottery (1957) ... Helen Harris
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Carol Smith
- No Fancy Cowboys (1957) ... Carol Smith
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mae Holmes
- The Wedding Present (1957) ... Mae Holmes
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
- The Betty Perkins Story (1956) ... Helen
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
 1956 The Naked Hills
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- The Visitors (1956) ... Julie
 1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Mickey Worth
- Safari Into Danger (1956) ... Mickey Worth
 1955 The Toughest Man Alive
 1955 Last of the Desperados
Clara Wightman
 1955 Night Freight
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Pick of the Litter (1954) ... Cynthia
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Fifi LaMer
- The Doll House (1953) ... Fifi LaMer
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
'Empress' Shira
- Devil-in-the-Godown (1952) ... 'Empress' Shira
- High Sea (1952) ... 'Empress' Shira
- Jungle Dragon ... 'Empress' Shira
- Year of the Phoenix ... 'Empress' Shira
- The Phantom Sampan ... 'Empress' Shira
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Lulu Mae
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Norma Breighlee / Undetermined Role / Officer Jone Perlie
- The Norma Breighlee Case, Part 1 (1952) ... Norma Breighlee
- The Norma Breighlee Case, Part 2 (1952) ... Norma Breighlee
- Bailat-Fiaschetti (1952) ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
- The Blonde Tigress ... Officer Jone Perlie
 1951 Reunion in Reno
Mrs. Virginia Mason
 1951 The Bushwhackers
Norah Taylor
 1951 Secrets of Beauty
Kay Joyce
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Dolores Alden
 1950 The Furies
Dallas Hart
 1950 Destination Murder
Alice Wentworth
 1950 Radar Secret Service
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Lorraine Scott
 1949 Lust for Gold
Lucille (uncredited)
 1949 Roughshod
Helen Carter
 1949 Search for Danger
Wilma Rogers
 1949 Rose of the Yukon
Rose Flambeau
 1948 The Uninvited Blonde (Short)
Lulu, The Uninvited Blonde
 1948 Guns of Hate
Dixie Merritt
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Paula Hendricks
 1947 The Judge Steps Out
Mrs. Joan Winthrop
 1946 The Locket
 1946 The Falcon's Adventure
Doris Blanding
 1946 Vacation in Reno
Madeleine Dumont
 1946 Nocturne
 1946 Lady Luck
Mabel (uncredited)
 1946 Step by Step
 1946 I'll Take Milk (Short)
 1946 Twin Husbands (Short)
Miss Ward
 1946 Ding Dong Williams
Club Creon Blonde (uncredited)
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi
Falcon's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
 1946 Oh, Professor, Behave (Short)
 1946 Maid Trouble (Short)
 1945 The Spiral Staircase
Murder Victim (uncredited)
 1945 Man Alive
River Boat Captain's Daughter (uncredited)
 1945 Beware of Redheads (Short)
Gloria Richards, the Redhead
 1945 It's Your Move (Short)
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1945 Double Honeymoon (Short)
Newlywed Wife
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade
Phil's Secretary (uncredited)
 1945 The Falcon in San Francisco
Beautiful Girl in Hotel Hall (uncredited)
 1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Gambler's Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
Chorine (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Girl in Officers' Club (uncredited)
 1944 Show Business
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1944 Arizona Whirlwind
Ruth Hampton
 1944 Up in Arms
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Jive Junction
Senior Hostess (uncredited)
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Blonde (uncredited)
 1943 Raiders of Red Gap
Jane Roberts
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
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[about Lon Chaney Jr., with whom she worked in The Bushwhackers (1951)] In the movie, he taught me to ride and shoot; personally, he was horrible. That son of a bitch wouldn't read off camera for my close-ups. He was an alcoholic--or a recovering one. He had a mean manner, like alkys often have. On the close-up shots, I read my lines offstage for him. When it was my turn the dialogue director ... See more »


"B" cheesecake blonde and glamour girl of the 40s and early 50s. See more »

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