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Jean Wallace (I) (1923–1990)


Teenage fashion model and Earl Carroll showgirl Jean Wallace failed in her first bid to break into movies, after MGM discovered that she was only 17, not 19 years old - as she had claimed. Being underage meant that she could only work four hours a day (and with an official tutor) and so her bit in Ziegfeld Girl (1941) was all there was. At ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sword of Lancelot
Sword of Lancelot Guinevere
(1963)
The Big Combo
The Big Combo Susan Lowell
(1955)
Jigsaw
Jigsaw Barbara Whitfield
(1949)
Native Son
Native Son Mary Dalton
(1951)

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 1970 No Blade of Grass
Ann Custance
 1967 Beach Red
Julie
 1963 Sword of Lancelot
Guinevere
 1958 Maracaibo
Laura Kingsley
 1957 The Devil's Hairpin
Kelly James
 1955 Storm Fear
Elizabeth Blake
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Leslie Mason
- The Blond Dog (1955) ... Leslie Mason
 1955 The Big Combo
Susan Lowell
 1954 Star of India
Katrina
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- So Help Me (1952)
 1951 Native Son
Mary Dalton
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Bonnie Conroy
 1950 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Edna Wallace
 1949 Jigsaw
Barbara Whitfield
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Sylvia Marco (uncredited)
 1947 Blaze of Noon
Poppy
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Bess Williams
 1944 You Can't Ration Love
Madge (unconfirmed)
 1943 Salute for Three
Hostess Offering Buzz Apple from Basket (unconfirmed)
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Belle
 1941 Glamour Boy
Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
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She was 18 when she married the 36-year-old actor Franchot Tone. They later had a bitter divorce. She lost custody of their two children after he claimed she was romantically involved with shady mobster Johnny Stompanato (1925-1958), who later was stabbed to death in self defense by Lana Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane. Amazingly, after their custody battle she and Tone went off and appeared ... See more »

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