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Karen Sharpe (IV)


Svelte and stunning Texas-born Karen Sharpe was put into ballet shoes as a youngster. Her initial excursion to California was at age 12 in the interest of becoming a professional ice skater, but the lure of being a movie star intervened. Her training as a teenager in the theater paid off and, in 1952, she appeared in Stanley Kramer's production of ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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 1967 Valley of Mystery (TV Movie)
Connie Lane
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Rose Murphy / Barbara Bosley
- The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse (1966) ... Rose Murphy
- The Night of the Flaming Ghost (1966) ... Barbara Bosley
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Marilyn
- Immaterial Witness (1965) ... Marilyn
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Melissa Stone / Melissa
- The Lady in the Bottle (1965) ... Melissa
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Patty Gillette
- The Jet Set (1965) ... Patty Gillette
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Heavenly Cortelle
- The Hong Kong Shilling Affair (1965) ... Heavenly Cortelle
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Dana Prentiss
- Who Killed the Richest Man in the World? (1964) ... Dana Prentiss
 1957-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Yuma / Rena Decker
- Dry Well (1964) ... Yuma
- Sweet and Sour (1957) ... Rena Decker
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Paula / Nancy
- Lady in the Sun (1963) ... Paula
- Six Feet Under (1963) ... Nancy
 1962-1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Zia / Jessica Brewer
- Incident of the Black Ace (1963) ... Zia
- Gold Fever (1962) ... Jessica Brewer
 1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Karen Dale
- Two Million Too Much (1963) ... Karen Dale
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Angela Manning
- Crisis at High Banjo (1963) ... Angela Manning
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Madge Barrington
- Handful of Fire (1961) ... Madge Barrington
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Ruby Walker
- Never Walk Alone (1961) ... Ruby Walker
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Louanne Higgins
- Rebellion at Blazing Rock (1961) ... Louanne Higgins
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheribelle, the Saloon Girl
- The Ape (1960) ... Sheribelle, the Saloon Girl
 1958-1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Linda / Jane Sawyer
- Linda (1960) ... Linda
- Air Stewardess (1958) ... Jane Sawyer
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Laura Thomas
- Border Town (1960) ... Laura Thomas
- The Assassins (1960) ... Laura Thomas (credit only)
- Mrs. Ringo (1960) ... Laura Thomas
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Kathy
- All the O'Mara's Horses (1960) ... Kathy
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Ruth
- Echo of Laughter (1959) ... Ruth
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Jessie Martin
- Private Account (1959) ... Jessie Martin
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Patricia Lee
- A Game of Chance (1959) ... Patricia Lee
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
- Wilderness Trace (1959)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Amy Travers
- Ballad for a Bad Man (1959) ... Amy Travers
 1958 Tarawa Beachhead
Paula Nelson
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Diane
- Brief Candle (1957)
- The Wisp End (1956)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Inez Kaylor
- The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (1958) ... Inez Kaylor
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Edith Collins
- The Young Gun (1958) ... Edith Collins
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
June Desmond
- Death Gets a Diploma (1958) ... June Desmond
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Jan Cooper / Peggy Walsh
- Thieves over Tokyo (1958) ... Jan Cooper
- To Scream at Midnight (1956) ... Peggy Walsh
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Anitra Dellano
- The Anitra Dellano Story (1957) ... Anitra Dellano
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Forbidden Area (1956)
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Julie Cook
- The Humanitarian (1957) ... Julie Cook
 1956 Man in the Vault
Betty Turner
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Kerry / Dianne Hewitt
- Tabloid (1956) ... Kerry
- The Two Dollar Bettor (1955) ... Dianne Hewitt
 1955 Man with the Gun
Stella Atkins
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- The Grown Ones (1955)
 1953-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Trudy
- I Love You, Trudy (1955) ... Trudy
 1955 Mad at the World
Tess
 1955 A Story About Henry Ford (TV Movie)
Clara Ford
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Storekeeper's Daughter
- Yankee Peddler (1955) ... Storekeeper's Daughter
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- A Mother's Duty (1954)
 1954 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Angela Adams
- Sauce for the Gander (1954) ... Angela Adams
 1953-1954 Big Town (TV Series)
- The Molester (1954)
- Taxi Dancer (1953)
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Nell Buck
 1953 Mexican Manhunt
Linda Morgan
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Frances Dillon
- Beauty for Hire (1952) ... Frances Dillon
 1953 The Vanquished
Lucy Colfax
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Linda
- Claim Jumpin' Jennie (1953) ... Linda
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Jenny (1953)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Sally Davis
- Honeymoon House (1953) ... Sally Davis
 1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Bonnie Bates
- The Chase (1953) ... Bonnie Bates
 1952 Bomba and the Jungle Girl
Linda Ward
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Army Bound
Jane Harris
 1952 Strange Fascination
June Fowler
 1952 Holiday for Sinners
Jill Corvier - Susan's younger sister (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Millie (uncredited)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Karen Sharp Kramer | Karen Kramer | Kay Sharpe

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

Jan Sterling became a friend and mentor of Karen's after meeting on the set of the The Vanquished (1953). They later appeared together in the films The High and the Mighty (1954) and Man with the Gun (1955). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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