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Ella Raines (1920–1988)


Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, in 1920. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington as a drama student and participated in many plays. Following graduation, she traveled to New York and the lights of Broadway. She was eventually signed by Howard Hawks and played in Corvette K-225 (1943) as... See full bio »

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 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Dorothy Prescott
- Death Match (1984) ... Dorothy Prescott
 1956 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Claire Calvert / Beth
- Beloved Stranger (1956) ... Claire Calvert
- Better Mousetraps (1956) ... Beth
 1956 The Man in the Road
Rhona Ellison
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Celia Evarts
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Louise Ryan
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Essie
- You Can't Take It with You (1950) ... Essie
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Phantom Lady (1950)
 1950 Singing Guns
Nan Morgan
 1947 Brute Force
Cora Lister
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Clarissa 'Rissa' Fortune
 1944 The Suspect
Mary
 1944 Enter Arsene Lupin
Stacie Kanares
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
Connie
 1943 Corvette K-225
Joyce Cartwright
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Her second husband, Robin Olds, was a famous fighter pilot. Son of a World War I pilot, Olds was an ace (shot down 12 enemy aircraft) in WWII and 4 in Vietnam. They separated in 1975 and were divorced in 1976. Ella moved back to Hollywood and lived in Sherman Oaks until her death in 1988. She is survived by two daughters, Christina Eloise Olds of Vail, Colorado and Susan Olds Scott-Risner of ... See more »

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