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Effie Laird (1888–1986)

Effie Laird was born on July 30, 1888 in Chatfield, Minnesota, USA as Effie McLaird. She was an actress, known for Strangler of the Swamp (1946), House by the River (1950) and Beneath Western Skies (1944). She was married to Emory Parnell. She died on September 4, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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Strangler of the Swamp
Strangler of the Swamp Martina Sanders
House by the River
House by the River Mrs. Gaunt
Beneath Western Skies
Beneath Western Skies Carrie Stokes
Wagons West
Wagons West Emma, Old Maid


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 1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Sour (1959)
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
- The Man with the Goatee (1957) ... Rita (uncredited)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Mrs. Buford
- The Gentle Giant (1957) ... Mrs. Buford
 1956 Sky King (TV Series)
Mrs. Mason / Granny
- Fish Out of Water (1956) ... Mrs. Mason
- The Silver Grave (1956) ... Granny
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
- Hitchhiker (1955) ... Landlady
 1955 The Road to Denver
Mrs. Dover (uncredited)
 1951-1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Adele Johnson / Miss Pringle
- The Pearl Necklace (1955) ... Adele Johnson (uncredited)
- The French Influence (1955) ... Adele Johnson (uncredited)
- Nothing Like a Friend (1953) ... Adele Johnson (uncredited)
- The Business (1952) ... Adele Johnson (as Effie Parnell)
- The Bonus (1951)
 1955 East of Eden
Townswoman at Carnival (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Our Son (1954)
- One Plus One (1953)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Amelia Trigg
- Rio Renegades (1953) ... Amelia Trigg
 1953 Sweethearts on Parade
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1952 Wagons West
Emma, Old Maid
 1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Farmer's Wife
- Jingles Becomes a Baby Sitter (1952) ... Farmer's Wife
 1951 All That I Have
Mary Biddle, Housekeeper
 1951 Father Takes the Air
Mrs. Colton (voice, uncredited)
 1950 California Passage
Mrs. Lynch (uncredited)
 1950 Triple Trouble
Ma Armstrong
 1950 House by the River
Mrs. Gaunt
 1948 Good Sam
Mrs. Duffield (scenes deleted)
 1947 Jiggs and Maggie in Society
Mrs. Heveydoe (uncredited)
 1947 Kilroy Was Here
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Mrs. Leland Hamilton (uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1946 The Falcon's Adventure
Dowager (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Emma (uncredited)
 1946 Strangler of the Swamp
Martina Sanders (as Effie Parnell)
 1945 George White's Scandals
Scrubwoman (scenes deleted)
 1944 Music for Millions
Mamie - Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Mrs. Hanson (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Woman in Bookstore (uncredited)
 1940 Margie
Mrs. Horstwalder (as Effie Parnell)
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars (uncredited)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Effie L. Parnell | Effie Parnell

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She also worked under the name "Effie Laird" and was known as well for her oil and watercolor paintings. She was a member of the American Institute of Fine Arts and Women Painters of the West. See more »

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