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Renee Godfrey (III) (1919–1964)

Sultry-eyed, dark-haired and exquisite-looking, New York City native Renee Godfrey certainly had the earnestness and requisite beauty to catapult herself to the top of the film industry but, in the end, fell short of her initial potential. She later put her career on the back burner to raise a family and, sadly, fell ill with cancer before she ... See full bio »

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Terror by Night
Terror by Night Vivian Vedder
Buffalo Bill, Jr.
Buffalo Bill, Jr. Linda Abbott / Linda Dobson
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind Mrs. Stebbins
Highways by Night
Highways by Night Ellen Cromwell


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 1965 Those Calloways
Sarah Mellott (uncredited)
 1961-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Palmer / Della's Mother / Mrs. Herbst / ...
- The Barnaby West Story (1963) ... Mrs. Palmer
- The Sara Proctor Story (1963) ... Della's Mother (as Rense Godfrey)
- The Caroline Casteel Story (1962) ... Mrs. Herbst
- The Daniel Clay Story (1962) ... Mrs. Brown
- The Maud Frazer Story (1961) ... Willa Mae
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Hartman's Secretary
- Captive Audience (1962) ... Hartman's Secretary
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ethel MacDougal
- Go Fight City Hall (1962) ... Ethel MacDougal
 1960-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Lady Librarian / Miss Winslow
- The Case of the Bogus Books (1962) ... Lady Librarian
- The Case of the Credulous Quarry (1960) ... Miss Winslow
 1960-1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Gloria / Wilma
- Mrs. Stone and Dr. Hyde (1962) ... Gloria
- Alex Runs the House (1960) ... Wilma
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Miss Lewis
- Hazel the Matchmaker (1962) ... Miss Lewis
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
- Mighty Like Rogues (1962) ... Stella
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Madge Barlow
- An Echo of Honor (1962) ... Madge Barlow
 1962 Tender Is the Night
Nurse (uncredited)
 1961 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
First Woman
- A Windfall for Mom (1961) ... First Woman
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Martha Newton
- Just Friends (1961) ... Martha Newton
 1960 Inherit the Wind
Mrs. Stebbins
 1960 Can-Can
Dowager (uncredited)
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Alicia - Rue Royale Dealer
- Picture of Sal (1960) ... Alicia - Rue Royale Dealer
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dorothy / Mrs. Dioso
- Death Rides the 12:15 (1957) ... Dorothy
- Contact (1957) ... Mrs. Dioso
 1955-1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- No Private Room (1957)
- Dr. Means' Surgery (1955) ... Nurse
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Andree Chartaud
- Saigon (1956) ... Andree Chartaud
 1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Linda Dobson / Linda Abbott
- Kansas City Lady (1956) ... Linda Dobson
- A Diamond for Grandpa (1956) ... Linda Abbott
 1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Miss Harrington
- The Difficult Age (1956) ... Miss Harrington
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
- Archie the Bluebeard ... Renee
 1948 The Decision of Christopher Blake
Sheila, Actress in Play (uncredited)
 1948 French Leave
 1946 Down Missouri Way
Gloria Baxter
 1946 Winter Wonderland
Phyllis Simpson
 1946 Terror by Night
Vivian Vedder
 1945 Bedside Manner
Stella Livingston
 1944 Up in Arms
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Highways by Night
Ellen Cromwell
 1942 Framing Father (Short)
Mary Adams (as Renee Haal)
 1942 Wedded Blitz (Short) (as Renee Haal)
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Carol West (as Renee Haal)
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Josephine Whitley (as Renee Haal)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 Let's Make Music
Helen, Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Shopgirl in Elevator (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(11/29/50) Guest on "Hollywood R.S.V.P." with her husband Peter Godfrey, hosted by Richard Lane and Bud Stefan on KTLA. Hugh O'Brian was also a guest.

Alternate Names:

Renee Haal Godfrey | Rense Godfrey | Renee Haal | Vera Haal

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A good friend at one time to Barbara Stanwyck and June Lang during her heyday, her Hollywood hobbies included collecting matchbook covers and photos of Joan Crawford. Stanwyck was such a close friend, in fact, that the star was made temporary guardian of Renee's three girls after Renee died and husband Peter became seriously ill. See more »


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