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Audrey Totter (1917–2013)

One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ladies. She always managed to set herself apart even in... See full bio »

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 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sister Paul
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Sister Paul
 1984 City Killer (TV Movie)
 1980 The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (TV Movie)
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Martha Osten (Blind Cabin Widow)
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
 1976 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Mrs. Simmons, Ellen's mom
- Die Once, Die Twice (1976) ... Mrs. Simmons, Ellen's mom
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Empty Weapon (1975) ... Judge (as Audrey Totter)
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Mrs. Dante
- Double Jeopardy (1975) ... Mrs. Dante
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Mrs. Royce
- Draw Me a Killer (1973) ... Mrs. Royce
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
Mrs. Goddard
- A Woman of Principle (1970) ... Mrs. Goddard
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Edith Powell
- The Shattered Image (1970) ... Edith Powell
 1967-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Audry / Mrs. Archer
- Home to Methuselah (1969) ... Audry
- Yesterday's Timepiece (1967) ... Mrs. Archer
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Norma Baum
- Seeing Is Believing (1969) ... Norma Baum
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dorothy Young
- The Rape of Lucrece (1968) ... Dorothy Young
 1967 The Outsider (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bishop
 1967 Chubasco
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Beth Riley
- A Time to Step Down (1966) ... Beth Riley
 1965-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ella Vitnack / Norma Littell
- Reckoning (1966) ... Norma Littell
- New Doctor in Town (1966) ... Norma Littell
- Going Home (1965) ... Ella Vitnack
- The Tent Dwellers (1965) ... Ella Vitnack
- A Gift of Love (1965) ... Ella Vitnack
 1965/II Harlow
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Reba Burgess
- The Case of the Reckless Rockhound (1964) ... Reba Burgess
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Myra Moran
- A Cause of Anger (1964) ... Mrs. Myra Moran
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Vada Nordquist
- Abilene (1962) ... Vada Nordquist
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Babe Hunter
- A Long Piece of Mischief (1962) ... Babe Hunter
 1960-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Philips / Betsy Blake
- Self Defense (1961) ... Mrs. Philips
- Madame Mystery (1960) ... Betsy Blake
 1954-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Betsy Dunn / Olga Lemaire / Mary Lund / ...
- My Darling Judge (1961) ... Betsy Dunn
- Mystery at Malibu (1960) ... Olga Lemaire
- The World's Greatest Quarterback (1958) ... Mary Lund
- Pretending Makes It So (1954) ... Ellen
 1961 My Darling Judge (TV Movie)
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Page
- The Glass Cage (1960) ... Mrs. Page
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
- Boy Genius (1960) ... Lil
 1960 The Lineup (TV Series)
- The Rosaric Case (1960) ... Mary
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Martha Gregory
 1957-1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Clara Appleby / Nancy Lump Lump
- Resolutions (1957) ... Clara Appleby / Nancy Lump Lump
 1958-1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Beth Purcell / Beth Hollister Purcell
- Return of the Dead (1959) ... Beth Hollister Purcell
- Runaway Train (1959) ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Tent City Story (1958) ... Goldie
 1958 Man or Gun
Fran Dare
 1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Martha Fullerton
- The Empty Gun (1958) ... Martha Fullerton
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Anna Lederer / Dr. Helen Koenig / Edna Shaddick
- The Secret Love of Johnny Spain (1958) ... Anna Lederer
- The Garsten Case (1956) ... Dr. Helen Koenig
- Portrait in Celluloid (1955) ... Edna Shaddick
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Mrs. Merrill
- A Touch of Evil (1958) ... Mrs. Merrill
 1958 Jet Attack
Tanya Nikova
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Dr. Louise Kendall
- Strange Quarantine (1957) ... Dr. Louise Kendall
 1957 Ghost Diver
Anne Stevens
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Ellen Parsons
- The Case of the Jealous Bomber (1957) ... Ellen Parsons
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Martha Phillips
- Return to Nowhere (1956) ... Martha Phillips
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- Strange World (1956)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
WAF Dietician
- The Mechanical Cook (1956) ... WAF Dietician
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Ellen Benson
- One Life (1956) ... Ellen Benson
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Witness to Murder (1956) ... Cheryl
 1955 The Vanishing American
Marion Warner
 1953-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Breezy Adams / Joyce Evans
- One Man Missing (1955) ... Breezy Adams
- Ever Since the Day (1953) ... Joyce Evans
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Murderer's Wife (1955)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Ellie Ferguson
- Spider Inc. (1955) ... Ellie Ferguson
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Joyce Geary
 1955 Women's Prison
Joan Burton
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Kay Fallon
- Incident at Scully's Key (1954) ... Kay Fallon
 1954 Massacre Canyon
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Lila Lamont
- Meet McGraw (1954) ... Lila Lamont
 1953 Champ for a Day
Miss Peggy Gormley
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Kate, nurse-lieutenant
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River
Sally Jane Jackson
 1953 Man in the Dark
Peg Benedict
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Kate Quantrill
 1952 My Pal Gus
Joyce Jennings
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Sandy Tate
 1952 The Sellout
Cleo Bethel
 1951 FBI Girl
Shirley Wayne
 1951 Under the Gun
Ruth Williams
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Alice Elcott
 1949 The Set-Up
 1948 The Saxon Charm
Alma Wragg
 1947 High Wall
Dr. Ann Lorrison
 1947 The Unsuspected
Althea Keane
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Jean O'Leary
 1946 The Secret Heart
Dinner Party Guest (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Ethel (uncredited)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Lisa Borescu
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Mildred (uncredited)
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Perfume Saleslady (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Phone Operator ('Number Please') (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Bewitched
Karen (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Dangerous Partners
Lili Roegan
 1945 Main Street After Dark
Jessie Belle Dibson
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Starred in the radio show "Meet Millie," which premiered 7/2/51.

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I liked Louis B. Mayer - I thought he was a nice man. Of course, he was the best actor at MGM, especially if somebody asked him for more money, and he'd cry! 'I'm selling glamor,' Mayer would say. All his MGM women were pure and wonderful. When they took pictures, you never had a cigarette in your hand or a glass of alcohol; and when you did a scene, your hair was never mussed - you were always ... See more »


Following her high school graduation, she worked as a radio actress in New York City, New York, and Chicago, Illinois, prior to her moving to Hollywood, California during the middle of World War II to establish herself in motion pictures. See more »


Often portrayed jilted lovers, bad girls, unfaithful wives, and women with a past

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