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Frances Rafferty (1922–2004)

A pouty-lipped glamour girl in "B" films during the 1940s, actress Frances Rafferty did a complete role reversal and turned wholesome housewife on TV into the next decade. Born on June 16, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa, Frances Anne Rafferty and her family, during the Depression era, moved to Los Angeles in search of work. Interested in the arts while ... See full bio »

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 1975-1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Maxine Carson / Nancy Wilcox
- Dead Lift (1977) ... Maxine Carson
- Asylum (1975) ... Nancy Wilcox
 1965 Lassie (TV Series)
Ann Porter
- It's an Ill Wind (1965) ... Ann Porter
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Heather Marlow
- Never Look Back (1964) ... Heather Marlow
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Miss Adler / Sue Franks
- The Case of the Devious Delinquent (1963) ... Miss Adler
- The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) ... Sue Franks
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Rose
- This Will Kill You (1963) ... Rose
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Nancy
- The Case of the Gossipy Maid (1962) ... Nancy
- The Lame Excuse (1962) ... Nancy
- Pete's Party Dress (1962) ... Nancy
- Maternity House (1962) ... Nancy
- Sleepytime Wife (1962) ... Nancy
 1961 Wings of Chance
Arlene Baker
 1954-1959 December Bride (TV Series)
Ruth Henshaw
- Bald Baby (1959) ... Ruth Henshaw
- Lily the Example (1959) ... Ruth Henshaw
- Lily Helps Twilly (1959) ... Ruth Henshaw
- Lily Goes Fishing (1959) ... Ruth Henshaw
- The Texan, Rory Calhoun (1959) ... Ruth Henshaw
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Morton
- The Perfectionist (1958) ... Mrs. Morton
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Herself Alone (1956)
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Dr. Olivia Grainger
- The Olivia Grainger Story (1956) ... Dr. Olivia Grainger
 1952-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Kathy Maston / Maureen
- The Quitter (1955)
- Mystery of Murder (1954) ... Kathy Maston
- Give the Guy a Break (1954) ... Maureen
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Jenny
- Where You Loved Me (1955) ... Jenny
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Nora Fulton / Barbara Norton
- Story of Nora Fulton (1955) ... Nora Fulton
- Third Floor Rear (1954) ... Barbara Norton
 1955 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Zenobia Ferguson
- Up Ferguson Way (1955) ... Zenobia Ferguson
 1954 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Marcia
- Crusade Without Conscience (1954) ... Marcia
 1953-1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Penny
- Uncle Charley (1954)
- Terror Train (1954)
- Who Is Sylvia? (1953)
- Vacation Wife (1953) ... Penny
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Ellen Bates
- George's Old Flame (1954) ... Ellen Bates
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Mrs. Warren
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Angela Connor
- Plantation Story (1954) ... Angela Connor
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Anna Judah
- Crazy Judah (1954) ... Anna Judah
 1953-1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
Marla Hutchins
- The Big Quack (1954) ... Marla Hutchins
- The Big Fire (1953)
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Wife / Janet Walker
- The Test (1954) ... Wife
- Search in the Night (1953) ... Janet Walker
- No Identity (1953)
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
Julie
- Christmas Is Magic (1953) ... Julie
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Confession (1953)
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Impatient Heir (1953)
- C.O.D. Honeymoon (1952)
 1953 Dave and Charley (TV Series)
- Uncle Charley (1953)
 1952 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Virginia Johnson
- This Little Pig Cried (1952) ... Virginia Johnson
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Hostess
- The Knitting Needle Story (1952) ... Hostess
 1952 Big Town (TV Series)
- Marry My Past (1952)
 1952 Rodeo
Dixie Benson
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Uncle Charley (1952)
 1950 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Virginia Johnson
- This Little Pig Cried (1950) ... Virginia Johnson
 1949 Oboler Comedy Theatre (TV Series)
- Ostrich in Bed (1949)
 1949 An Old-Fashioned Girl
Frances Shaw
 1948 Lady at Midnight
Ellen McPhail Wiggins
 1948 Money Madness
Julie
 1947 Curley
Mildred Johnson
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Lois Evans
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Dora McCabe
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Jean Hampton
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Jane Stilham
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Portia Adair
 1944 Dragon Seed
Orchid Tan - Lao Ta's Wife
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Marie Corbino
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1943 Young Ideas
Co-Ed
 1943 Pilot #5
Carhop (uncredited)
 1943 Hitler's Madman
Annaliese Cermak (uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Girl Getting Off Bus (uncredited)
 1942 Seven Sweethearts
George Van Maaster
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Clinic Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
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I've completely forgotten the craft of acting. It was all great fun, but retirement is even nicer. I never had any ambition other than to keep working as long as I had to.

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