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Grace Lee Whitney (1930–2015)


Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana", and subsequently appeared in the United Artists ... See full bio »

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 2004 Sci Fi Visionaries (Video short)
Yeoman Janice Rand
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Encounter Group Abductee
- Alienated (1998) ... Encounter Group Abductee
 1983 The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (TV Movie)
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Chic Lady
- Does She or Doesn't She? (1980) ... Chic Lady
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
Dr. Dorothy Alsworth
- The Confession (1978) ... Dr. Dorothy Alsworth
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Ida
- The Deadly Trail (1974) ... Ida
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Blonde
- Point of Honor (1970) ... Blonde (uncredited)
 1962-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Nellie Cashman / Angela Cummings / Kat / ...
- Angel of Tombstone (1969) ... Nellie Cashman
- Tall Heart, Short Temper (1968) ... Angela Cummings
- The Quiet and the Fury (1964) ... Kat
- The Last Shot (1962) ... Della
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Suzette
- Love-In at Ground Zero (1969) ... Suzette
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Claire
- The Secret of Mareno Bay (1969) ... Claire
 1963-1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Heather / Nina
- The Mustangers (1968) ... Heather
- Echo of Another Day (1963) ... Nina
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Maggie
- Run of the Savage (1968) ... Maggie
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Gloria
- Another Final Exit (1968) ... Gloria
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Katie
- Knife in the Darkness (1968) ... Katie
 1968 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Velma
- Way Down Cellar: Part 2 (1968) ... Velma
- Way Down Cellar: Part 1 (1968) ... Velma
 1967 Police Story (TV Movie)
Sgt. Lilly Monroe
 1967 Ironside (TV Movie)
Stripper (uncredited)
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Neila
- Batman's Waterloo (1967) ... Neila
- King Tut's Coup (1967) ... Neila
 1965-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Billie / Millie
- The List of Alice McKenna (1967) ... Billie
- Never Pick Up a Stranger (1965) ... Millie
 1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
 1964 Bewitched (TV Series)
Babs Livingston
- It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1964) ... Babs Livingston
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Tangerine O'Shea
- Do Unto Others, Then Gallop (1964) ... Tangerine O'Shea
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Mona
- White Snow, Red Ice (1964) ... Mona
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Nora
- The Andrew Elliott Story (1964) ... Nora
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Carla Duveen
- Controlled Experiment (1964) ... Carla Duveen
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Blonde
- The Name of the Game (1963) ... Blonde
 1963 The Man from Galveston
Texas Rose
 1961-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Natasha / Flame / Binnie Clark / ...
- 88 Bars (1963) ... Natasha
- The Left Field Caper (1963) ... Flame
- Falling Stars (1963) ... Binnie Clark
- Penthouse on Skid Row (1962) ... Mimi Frazer
- The Missing Daddy Caper (1961) ... April
 1963 Irma la Douce
Kiki the Cossack
 1962-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Fran / Penny
- Line of Fire (1963) ... Fran
- The Night They Shot Santa Claus (1962) ... Penny
 1963 Critic's Choice
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Rita Shaw
- Operation: Benefit (1962) ... Rita Shaw
 1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Wendy Peters / Bernice / Lorraine Eldridge
- The Neutral Corner (1962) ... Wendy Peters
- Love Song for a Deadly Redhead (1962) ... Bernice
- Count Seven! (1961) ... Lorraine Eldridge
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Beth
- Walk This Street Lightly (1962) ... Beth
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Circus Blonde
- The Good Fight (1962) ... Circus Blonde (uncredited)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Rose
- Tinhorn (1962) ... Rose
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Pearl
- Reprisal (1962) ... Pearl
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Marcia Vail
- A Scent of Whales (1962) ... Marcia Vail
 1962 A Public Affair
Tracey Phillips
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Darlene / Susie Jackson
- Night on the Town (1962) ... Darlene
- Hit and Miss (1961) ... Susie Jackson
 1961-1962 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Lily / Ginger
- Footlights (1962) ... Lily
- Another Time, Another War (1961) ... Ginger
 1962 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
- Big Brother (1962)
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
- Going Home (1961)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Queenie's 'Broad' in Black Dress (uncredited)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Audrey Henderson
- Call to Danger (1961) ... Audrey Henderson
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mrs. Lomax
- The Handsome Salesman (1961) ... Mrs. Lomax
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Gloria / Ginnie Maxwell
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... Gloria
- Four Lethal Ladies (1961) ... Ginnie Maxwell
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Barbara
- The World Is Her Oyster (1961) ... Barbara
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Louise Talbot
- The Good and the Bad (1961) ... Louise Talbot
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Ellen
- Honor Bright (1961) ... Ellen
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Saloon Girl
- Fire in the Hole (1960) ... Saloon Girl (as Grace Whitney)
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Rosella (uncredited)
 1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Saloon Girl
- Kill the Editor (1958) ... Saloon Girl (as Ruth Whitney)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Girl in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Tempest Flame
- A Detective Tail (1958) ... Tempest Flame (as Grace Whitney)
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Midge
- Night People (1958) ... Midge (as Lee Whitney)
 1954 Top Banana
Miss Holland (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "Pajama Game" on Broadway See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Grace Elaine Whitney | Grace Whitney | Lee Whitney | Ruth Whitney

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[interview in iFMagazine, September 2006, asked for her opinion on Star Trek (2009) being a prequel film] I don't know how that's going to go. I just don't know about that. I don't know how fans will react to that. How can you go back beyond the classic Trek? They tried that on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), but did it go, did it work? I think Scott Bakula was terrific on that show. But it didn't ... See more »

Trivia:

Her famous role as Yeoman Janice Rand in the first season of Star Trek (1966) was supposed to be the lead female character. However, the producers let go of the character after the first half of the first season, much to the fans' regret. However, she was asked back for most of the Star Trek movies, reprising her role as Janice Rand. See more »

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Deep sultry voice See more »

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Amazing Grace See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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