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Thelma White (1910–2005)

Sassy comedienne Thelma White became a rather reluctant entry into cult film history with her infamous role as blonde vixen "Mae Colman", who pushes marijuana ("demon weed") onto unsuspecting school-age youths in the classic 1930s turkey Reefer Madness (1936) (aka "Reefer Madness" (1936)). It was not how she would have liked to be remembered, but ... See full bio »

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Known For

Reefer Madness
(1936)
Ride 'em Cowboy
Ride 'em Cowboy Actress
(1930)
Sixteen Sweeties
Sixteen Sweeties Star of the Show
(1930)

Filmography

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 1948 Mary Lou
Eve Summers
 1947 Hectic Honeymoon (Short)
Miss Marsh
 1944 Bowery Champs
Diane Gibson
 1943 Spy Train
Millie
 1942 Pretty Dolly (Short)
Maisie
 1942 A Man's World
Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Singer on Piano at Party (uncredited)
 1938 Wanted by the Police
Lillian
 1936 Forgotten Faces
Nurse in park
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
Perfume Salesgirl
 1936 Two in the Dark
Dolly (uncredited)
 1935 Never Too Late
Helen Lloyd
 1934 What Price Jazz (Short)
Singer
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray!
Blonde (uncredited)
 1933 Hey, Nanny Nanny (Short)
Mrs. Bond
 1931 Her Wedding Night-Mare (Short)
Thelma
 1931 Last but Not Leased (Short)
Thelma
 1931 The Season's Greetings (Short)
Thelma
 1931 Good Pie Forever (Short)
Thelma
 1931 Hot Sands (Short)
Wife
 1931 One Way Out (Short)
Desperate for Permanent Wave
 1931 In the Family (Short)
 1930 Sixteen Sweeties (Short)
Star of the Show
 1930 Ride 'em Cowboy (Short)
 1930 A Night in a Dormitory (Short)
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Other Works:

Earl Carroll's Vanities (1930). Musical comedy/revue. Music by Jay Gorney and Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Ted Keohler. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino. Dialogue (sketches) by Eddie Welch and Eugene Conrad. Musical Direction by Ray Kavanaugh. Choreographed by Leroy J. Prinz. Directed by Priestly Morrison and ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[reflecting on her cult/camp classic film Reefer Madness (1936)] I'm ashamed to say that it's the only one of my films that's become a classic. I hide my head when I think about it.

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While touring withe USO in Alaska in the mid-'40s, she accidentally ate some contaminated fish and contracted a rare disease that left her crippled. See more »

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