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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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Known For

Tall in the Saddle
Tall in the Saddle Arleta 'Arly' Harolday
(1944)
Impact
Impact Marsha Peters
(1949)
Phantom Lady
Phantom Lady Carol 'Kansas' Richman
(1944)

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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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Other Works:

The Wisteria Trees (1955). Drama (revival). Written by Joshua Logan. Based on the "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov. Music Selected and Arranged By: Max Marlin. Scenic Design by Herbert Gahagan. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. General Costume Director: Grace Houston; Lighting Design by Feder. Directed by John Stix. City ... See more »

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1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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She was a lifelong Republican and anti-communist who was a solid supporter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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