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Deborah Walley (1941–2001)


Actress, author, producer, and Photoplay's "Most Popular Actress of 1961," the daughter of Ice Capades skating stars and choreographers Nathan and Edith Walley. She was skating with her parents at age three, but resisted her father's urging to continue, opting to study acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her stage debut was at 14, in a... See full bio »

Died:

(age 59) in Sedona, Arizona, USA

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 1999 Baywatch (TV Series)
Ethel
- Baywatch Grand Prix (1999) ... Ethel
 1989-1990 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Series)
Foxglove / Buffy Ratskiwatski / Lawhinie
- Good Times, Bat Times (1990) ... Foxglove (voice)
- Out of Scale (1990) ... Buffy Ratskiwatski (voice)
- Gadget Goes Hawaiian (1989) ... Lawhinie (voice)
- When Mice Were Men (1989) ... (voice)
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Gigi Dolores
- The Last Big Break (1986) ... Gigi Dolores
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Gina Bartelli
- Mystery on the Avalanche Express (1978) ... Gina Bartelli
 1974 Benji
Linda
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Nina (segment "Love and the Anxious Mama")
- Love and the Anxious Mama/Love and the Boomerang/Love and the Private Eye (1972) ... Nina (segment "Love and the Anxious Mama")
 1971 Drag Racer
Chris
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Corey Ann Skeet
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... Corey Ann Skeet
 1967-1969 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Suzie Hubbard Buell
- The Not-So-Grand Opera (1969) ... Suzie Hubbard Buell
- The Charge of the Wife Brigade (1969) ... Suzie Hubbard Buell
- Show Business Is No Business (1969) ... Suzie Hubbard Buell
- Take Her, He's Mine (1969) ... Suzie Hubbard Buell
- Two on the Aisle (1969) ... Suzie Hubbard Buell
 1967 It's a Bikini World
Delilah Dawes
 1966 The Bubble
Catherine
 1966 Spinout
Les
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Tina Tracy
- Lies, Lies, Lies (1966) ... Tina Tracy
 1965 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
Craig's Cafeteria Date
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
Airman Lucy Turner
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Nancy Styles
- The Nancy Styles Story (1964) ... Nancy Styles
 1964 The Young Lovers
Debbie
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Anne
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Gwenny Trent
- Who Killed Andy Zygmunt? (1964) ... Gwenny Trent
 1963 Summer Magic
Julia Carey
 1962 Bon Voyage!
Amy Willard
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Helen Paige
- Ten Drops of Water (1960) ... Helen Paige
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
Heather Weston
- To Walk in Silence (1960) ... Heather Weston
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Childrens book: "Grandfather's Good Medicine". See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I was discovered, I was doing Chekhov. I was in "The Three Sisters" off-Broadway, and I went from "Three Sisters" to Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961). I rode on a Sixth Avenue bus from one end of Manhattan to another, crying my eyes out. "Gidget" was so huge, I guess I knew on that bus that day that part of my dream of being a serious actress was kind of destroyed. See more »

Trivia:

Maintained a close brother-sister type friendship with Elvis Presley after co-starring together in Spinout (1966). He sparked her interest in Eastern philosophies. See more »

Trademark:

Best known for her movie role as Gidget

Star Sign:

Leo

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The late great Ms. Walley noirsam
RIP Foxglove, 1989-2001 honkycabbit17
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