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Ellen Drew (1915–2003)

Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood, she was discovered in somewhat ... See full bio »

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Isle of the Dead
Christmas in July
Christmas in July Betty Casey
The Man from Colorado
The Man from Colorado Caroline Emmet
Stars in My Crown
Stars in My Crown Harriet Gray


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 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
- The Sisters (1961) ... Kate
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Julia Webberly
- The Case of the Larcenous Lady (1960) ... Julia Webberly
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Julia Conrad
- The Julia Conrad Story (1959) ... Julia Conrad
 1957 Outlaw's Son
Ruth Sewall
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Day of the Trial (1955)
 1952-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Louise Lyndon / Grace Warren / Elaine Anderson / ...
- One Man Missing (1955) ... Louise Lyndon
- Keep It in the Family (1954) ... Grace Warren
- Gun Job (1953) ... Elaine Anderson
- Birth of a Hero (1952) ... Katherine Osgood
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Diane Turner / Helen Gunderman
- The Brain of John Emerson (1955) ... Diane Turner
- Beyond (1955) ... Helen Gunderman
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Edith Norman / Vie / Mary Varnum
- Visitor in the Night (1955) ... Edith Norman
- Go Away a Winner (1954) ... Vie
- The Governess (1953) ... Mary Varnum
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Spence
- One Foot in Heaven (1955) ... Mrs. Spence
 1953 America for Me (Short)
School Teacher
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Nan Melotte
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Crossroad (1951)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Kitty Mellar
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Harriet Gray
 1949 The Crooked Way
Nina Martin
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Caroline Emmet
 1948 The Swordsman
Barbara Glowan
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Nelle Marchettis
 1945 Man Alive
Connie McBride
 1944 That's My Baby!
Betty Moody
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Confession
 1943 Night Plane from Chungking
Ann Richards
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Ann Porter
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Teresa 'Terry' Kyser
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Ellen Drew (uncredited)
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Peggy Tobin
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
 1940 Texas Rangers Ride Again
Ellen 'Slats' Dangerfield
 1940 The Mad Doctor
Linda Boothe
 1940 Women Without Names
Joyce King
 1939 Geronimo
Alice Hamilton
 1939 The Escape
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Penelope 'Penny' Hollis
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Martha Randall
 1938 You and Me
Cashier (as Terry Ray)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Radio Station Receptionist (uncredited)
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Secretary (as Terry Ray)
 1938 Scandal Street (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer (uncredited)
 1937 This Way Please
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Music
Helen (uncredited)
 1937 Hotel Haywire
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1937 Night of Mystery
 1937 Turn Off the Moon
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
Usherette (uncredited)
 1937 Internes Can't Take Money
Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 The Crime Nobody Saw
Secretary (uncredited)
 1937 Murder Goes to College
Lil (as Terry Ray)
 1936 College Holiday
Dancer on Train (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Wife (as Terry Ray)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Mary Arnold (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Telephone Girl (as Terry Ray)
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1936 Wives Never Know (uncredited)
 1936 Lady Be Careful
Girl in Sailboat (as Terry Ray)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Terry Ray - Casting Office Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 My American Wife
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Yours for the Asking (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Secretary (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Terry Ray


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Developed an alternative to the traditional hot fudge sundae called the "Cinderella". Made with peach, strawberries, pineapple, roasted almonds, lemon sherbet, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, it is still served today. See more »



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