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Adele Jergens (1917–2002)


Fewer dames were tougher on the 40s and 50s screen than leggy (5'9") "B" star Adele Jergens, the tough-talking, plump-cheeked peroxide blonde who gave her fair share of tawdry trouble in backstage dramas, film noir, crime potboilers, and adventure yarns. She was just as headstrong at trying to bust out of the chorus lines and cheesecake parts to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ladies of the Chorus
(1948)
Armored Car Robbery
Armored Car Robbery Yvonne LeDoux
(1950)

Filmography

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 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Craig
- The Girl Behind the Perfume Counter (1956) ... Mrs. Craig
 1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Mitzi Danger
- The Danger Sisters (1956) ... Mitzi Danger
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- Mimsel's Man (1956)
 1956 Runaway Daughters
Dixie Jackson
 1956 Fighting Trouble
Mae Randle
 1956 Girls in Prison
Jenny
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Judy 'The Jinx' Jensen / Bo-Peep
- Judy the Jinx (1955) ... Judy 'The Jinx' Jensen
- Teacher's Pet (1955) ... Bo-Peep
 1955 Day the World Ended
Ruby
 1955 My Favorite Husband (TV Series)
Dotty Brown
- The Painting (1955) ... Dotty Brown
 1955 The Lonesome Trail
Mae
 1955 The Cobweb
Miss Cobb
 1955 Outlaw Treasure
Rita Starr
 1955 Strange Lady in Town
Bella Brown
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Helen Cavanaugh
- Clothes Budget (1954) ... Helen Cavanaugh (uncredited)
- Home of the Week (1954) ... Helen Cavanaugh
 1954 The Big Chase
Doris Grayson
 1954 The Miami Story
Gwen Abbott
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Harry's Wife
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Patricia Murray
- Lost Cause (1954) ... Patricia Murray
 1954 Overland Pacific
Jessie Loraine
 1954 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Irva Kruger
- Margaret's Jealousy (1954) ... Irva Kruger
 1953 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Woman Saved by George-Dreamer Sketch / Ruth - McPugg's wife-McPugg Skit
- Appleby the Dreamer (1953) ... Woman Saved by George-Dreamer Sketch
- Hobo's Dilemma (1953) ... Ruth - McPugg's wife-McPugg Skit
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Pauline Carver
- The People Versus Johnston (1953) ... Pauline Carver
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Marta
- Seven Sacred Rubies (1953) ... Marta
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Maxine
- Amnesia (1953) ... Maxine
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Nola Beach
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Marilyn
- The Art Treasure Story (1952) ... Marilyn
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Virginia Christy
- The Case of the Hearse Chaser (1952) ... Virginia Christy
 1951 Show Boat
Cameo McQueen (uncredited)
 1951 Sugarfoot
Reva Cairn
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
 1950 The Sound of Fury
Velma
 1950 Blues Busters
Lola Stanton
 1950 Edge of Doom
Irene
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
Adele Jergens
 1950 Radar Secret Service
Lila
 1949 Side Street
Lucille 'Lucky' Colner
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
Adele Jergens (uncredited)
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
Inez Gray
 1949 Slightly French
Yvonne La Tour
 1948 The Dark Past
Laura Stevens
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man
Miss Sharmley
 1948 I Love Trouble
Boots Nestor
 1948 The Prince of Thieves
Lady Christabel
 1947 Down to Earth
Georgia Evans
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Mona Harrison
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Allura
 1945 Fallen Angel
Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Girl on Rollercoaster (uncredited)
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights
Princess Armina
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Gilda LaVerne (uncredited)
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Darnelle (uncredited)
 1944 Pin Up Girl
Canteen Worker (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Woman at Party (uncredited)
 1943 The Gang's All Here
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Diner at Delmonico's / Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Chorine (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Banjo Eyes" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Vernon Duke. Material by Joseph Quillan and Izzy Ellinson. Lyrics by John La Touche. Additional lyrics by Harold Adamson. Based on "Three Men on a Horse" by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott. "We Did It Before" by Charles Tobias and Cliff Friend. Orchestrations ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about working at Columbia Pictures] I liked working there very much. It was my home studio and I knew everyone and they knew me. Everybody was very nice, but they worked us hard. I only recall one film in which we were able to rehearse. They would put me in three pictures at one time but I didn't mind. I enjoyed it; and besides, it was a steady income. Columbia was really a learning experience ... See more »

Trivia:

She and her husband Glenn Langan starred on radio in the "Stand By for Crime" series in 1949. See more »

Trademark:

Peroxide-blonde hair

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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