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Jody Lawrance (I) (1930–1986)


The entrancing and exotic-eyed "B"-level leading lady Jody Lawrance, whose 1950's career was spotty at best, provided lovely diversion from the manly adventure movies she helped bring to the screen. Personal turmoil and studio conflicts, however, ultimately hurt her career and the remainder of her life was spent out of the limelight. She was born ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 55) in Ojai, California, USA

"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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Known For

All Ashore
All Ashore Nancy Flynn
(1953)
The Son of Dr. Jekyll
The Son of Dr. Jekyll Lynn Utterson
(1951)
Ten Tall Men
Ten Tall Men Mahla
(1951)

Filmography

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 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Baton Twirler
- Love Is an Itch You Can't Scratch (1968) ... Baton Twirler (as Jody Lawrence)
 1962 Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock
Dr. Ann Thompson
 1959-1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Lorena / Kate
- The Earl of Durango (1960) ... Lorena (as Jody Lawrence)
- The Scavengers (1959) ... Kate
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Miss Vivan
- Mrs. Minton (1960) ... Miss Vivan
 1959 The Purple Gang
Joan MacNamara
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Rebecca Traxler
- Murder in C-Sharp Minor (1959) ... Rebecca Traxler (as Jody Lawrence)
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Patty Roberts
- Let 'Em Eat Smoke (1959) ... Patty Roberts (as Jody Lawrence)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Ellen Monteith
- The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1958) ... Ellen Monteith
 1958 Hot Spell
Dora May
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Peggy
- The Jim Driskill Story (1957) ... Peggy
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Eileen
- The Star ... Eileen
 1956 The Leather Saint
Pearl Gorman
 1956 The Scarlet Hour
Kathy Stevens
 1953-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Adelina / Artist
- Bitter Grapes (1955) ... Adelina (as Jody Lawrence)
- The Critic (1953) ... Artist (as Jody Lawrence)
 1953 Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
Pocahontas (as Jody Lawrence)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Road Block (1953)
 1953 All Ashore
Nancy Flynn
 1952 The Brigand
Princess Teresa
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Lynn Utterson
 1951 Ten Tall Men
Mahla
 1951 The Family Secret
Lee Pearson
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Maria d'Orsini
 1949 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Mary
- The Guiding Star (1949) ... Mary
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Alternate Names:

Jody Lawrence
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Personal Quote:

[on why she wound up a waitress at an ice-cream parlor in Los Angeles at one point in her career] I see now that I was temperamental. I didn't cooperate with publicity. I didn't want to do cheesecake, not because my legs were bad, because they aren't. My entire training was as an actress and I didn't want to submit to the starlet routine. If I had it to do over again, I would do it differently. I... See more »

Trivia:

Asked Columbia Pictures execs to recast her role of Nancy Flynn in the musical All Ashore (1953) because she felt her singing and dancing skills were not up to par. The studio refused and Jody wound up performing the role. The studio later released her from her contract due to this "difficulty". The irony of it all is that her singing and dancing abilities (as well as that of Barbara Bates) were ... See more »

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