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Rosemary La Planche (1923–1979)

Back in the days, winning the title of "Miss America" sometimes provided a springboard to Hollywood and a film career as a leading lady. This was certainly true in the case of California-born Rosemary La Planche. Born on October 11, 1923, in the Southern California city of Glendale, Rosemary and her older sister Louise La Planche (by four years) ... See full bio »


(age 55) in Glendale, California, USA

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 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
- A Very Bright Boy (1961) ... Marcia
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Betty Hale
- My Daughter, the Nurse (1961) ... Betty Hale
 1949 An Old-Fashioned Girl
Emma Davenport
 1948 Angels' Alley
Daisy Harris
 1945 Johnny Angel
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1945 Zombies on Broadway
Entertainer in Sarong (uncredited)
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Guest (uncredited)
 1945 Pan-Americana
Pan-American Girl (uncredited)
 1945 What a Blonde
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1944 Mademoiselle Fifi
Amanda (uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush
Troupe Member (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
Dancer (uncredited)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Blanche (uncredited)
 1944 Step Lively
Louella, 'Daughter' in Rehearsal (uncredited)
 1944 Show Business
Chorine (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Mary (uncredited)
 1943 Around the World
Rosemary (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway
Model (uncredited)
 1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon in Danger
Falcon's Nurse (uncredited)
 1943/I Swing Your Partner
 1943 Prairie Chickens
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Miss LaPlanche, Dr. O'Brien's Nurse
 1942 Fall In
Canteen Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Irene
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Mad About Music
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Girl (uncredited)
 1930 The Bearded Lady (Short)
Mlle. Rosa's daugfhter
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Other Works:

Television commercials: Cuticura and Geritol (1960s).


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Won "Miss California" title in 1940 and was runner-up in the subsequent "Miss America" contest. The following year she won the title of "Miss California" again and this time won the title of "Miss America of 1941". After this win, pageant rules were changed so that a contestant could not run on a national level more than once. Vital statistics: 34-24-36. See more »

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