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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 September 1941New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 10 June 1981Los Angeles, California, USA  (homicide)
Birth NameJennifer Helene Maxwell

Mini Bio (1)

Jenny Maxwell was born on September 3, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA as Jennifer Helene Maxwell. She was an actress, known for Blue Hawaii (1961), Take Her, She's Mine (1963) and Shotgun Wedding (1963). She was married to Ervin "Tip" Roeder and Paul W. Rapp. She died on June 10, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Ervin "Tip" Roeder (15 February 1970 - 10 June 1981) (her death)
Paul W. Rapp (1957 - 1960) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Both Jenny and her husband, Irvin Roeder, were gunned down during a robbery in June, 1981.
Young, provocative ingénue of late 50s and early 60s featherweight films, she is probably best-remembered for her role in the Elvis Presley flick Blue Hawaii (1961), in which she played spoiled party-girl Ellie Corbett whom Elvis eventually tames by spanking her on the beach.
The blonde-banged, dark-browed actress auditioned for the title film role of Lolita (1962) but lost out to Sue Lyon.
Her husband, Ervin ("Tip") Roeder was an attorney. One of his clients was actor Nick Adams. Nick allegedly committed suicide in 1968, but Tip and others felt he was murdered and was involved in trying to find out the truth as to the cause of Adams' death. A little over a decade after Jenny and her husband were brutally slain, writer John Austin, in his 1992 book More Hollywood's Unsolved Mysteries, accused Ervin of murdering Adams after Nick discovered that Roeder was misappropriating the actor's money. The writer, however, cited no sources for these surprising allegations.
Los Angeles criminal attorney Ervin M. "Tip" Roeder, 60, and his wife, Jennifer Maxwell, 39, were killed by gunfire in an apparent robbery attempt as they entered their apartment lobby near the Beverly Hills-Los Angeles boundary on Wednesday afternoon, June 10, 1981.

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