Lois Collier (1919–1999)

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Born Madelyn Earle Jones in South Carolina in 1919, this future actress' childhood dream was to be a missionary in China, but a taste of acting in school plays soon changed her mind and she decided on a career on stage. Her mother was supportive of her decision and, while Madelyn was attending college in South Carolina, entered her picture in a ... See full bio »

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Girl on the Spot Kathy Lorenz
Arthur Takes Over Margaret Bixby


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 1957 The Web (TV Series)
- Easy Money (1957)
 1956-1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Julie Aames / Miss Dixon
- The Plumber's Union (1957) ... Julie Aames
- Ronnie Gets an Agent (1956) ... Miss Dixon
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Mildred Kirby
- Johnny Flagstaff (1957) ... Mildred Kirby
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Harriet Woodley
- Dagwood's Ego (1957) ... Harriet Woodley
 1956 Strange Stories (TV Series)
- Con Game (1956)
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
- Operation for Earl (1956) ... Nurse
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Elaine
- The Sword of Villon (1956) ... Lady Elaine
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ruth McKeever
- West of the River (1956) ... Ruth McKeever
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Mary Peering
- A Job for the Macarone (1955) ... Mary Peering
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Sunrise on a Dirty Face (1955) ... Marion
 1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Grace Miller
- Dawn's Early Light (1955) ... Grace Miller
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Gloria Joy
- 600 Seconds (1955) ... Gloria Joy (as Lois Collyer)
 1951-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Mary Wesley
- Big Tom's Clambake (1953) ... Mary Wesley
- Narcotic Ring (1953) ... Mary Wesley
- Grab Bag (1953) ... Mary Wesley
- Pursuit (1953) ... Mary Wesley
- Crown Jewels (1953) ... Mary Wesley
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Beyond Belief (1952)
 1951 Rhythm Inn
Betty Parker
 1950 Dick Tracy (TV Series)
- The Payroll Robbery (1950) ... Fluff
- The Mole: Part 3 (1950) ... Fluff
- The Mole: Part 2 (1950) ... Fluff
- The Mole: Part 1 (1950) ... Fluff
 1950 Flying Disc Man from Mars
Helen Hall
 1950 Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance
Anne Howe Palooka
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949
Alice Forrester
 1948 Out of the Storm
Ginny Powell
 1948 Arthur Takes Over
Margaret Bixby
 1947 Slave Girl
 1946 Wild Beauty
Linda Gibson
 1946 The Cat Creeps
Gay Elliot
 1946 A Night in Casablanca
 1946 Girl on the Spot
Kathy Lorenz
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Jean Walker
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Linda Reynolds
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Miss Caroline Jackson
 1945 Jungle Queen
Pamela Courtney
 1944 Jungle Woman
Joan Fletcher
 1944 Cobra Woman
 1944 Follow the Boys
Lois Collier (uncredited)
 1944 Prices Unlimited (Short)
 1944 Weird Woman
 1944 Ladies Courageous
 1943 She's for Me
Eileen Crane
 1943 Young Ideas
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1943 Get Going
 1943 Santa Fe Scouts
Claire Robbins
 1943 My Son, the Hero
Nancy Cavanaugh
 1942 The Phantom Plainsmen
Judy Barrett
 1942 Westward Ho!
Anne Henderson
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
Cynthia, Girl at the Dance (uncredited)
 1942 The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine
 1942 Raiders of the Range
Jean Travers
 1942 Yokel Boy
Stewardess (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Mary Tuller (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight (uncredited)
 1942 Blondie Goes to College
Coed (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1941 West of Cimarron
Doris Conway
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado
 1941 Sailors on Leave
Pretty Brunette (uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Doris Sheldon
 1941 Ice-Capades
Audition Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Girls of the Road
Road Girl (uncredited)
 1938 A Desperate Adventure
 1935 Women Must Dress
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(5/24/44) Radio: Appeared on "Orson Welles' Almanac".

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Alternate Names:

Lois Collyer


5' 1" (1.55 m)


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[on what she didn't like about all the westerns she made] Horses scared me, they still do. I hated them. When we'd be on location, I'd look around and Bob Steele would have made his horse stand directly over my head, as if it were going to kick me. He thought that was so funny. I didn't, as those creatures frighten me. The director yelled they could have a big lawsuit here, but that didn't stop ... See more »


Leading lady in Hollywood low-budgeters of the 40s.

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