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Louise Franklin (I) (1917–1992)

Louise Franklin was a gorgeous, winsome lady full of sex appeal and charm who graced the movie screen and stages from the 1930s to the 1950s. She was a popular California chorus girl, dancer, and actress who appeared in popular nightclubs, soundies, race films, and black musical numbers featured in Hollywood films. She was a wonderful, vibrant ... See full bio »

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No Time for Romance Byron and Beau Dance Team Speciality
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 1958 Hot Spell
Colored Woman (uncredited)
 1955 Kismet
Dressmaker (uncredited)
 1954 Jungle Man-Eaters
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
- Blind Peril (1953) ... Minony
- Call to Danger (1953) ... Minony
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Maid (uncredited)
 1953 Bright Road
Teacher at Meeting (uncredited)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Black Drill Team Member (uncredited)
 1949 Holiday Affair
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Lena Franklin - Maid
 1948 No Time for Romance
Byron and Beau Dance Team Speciality
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Elevator Girl (uncredited)
 1948 A Song Is Born
Woman at Chocolate Club (uncredited)
 1948 I Love Trouble
Maid (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1947 Look-Out Sister
Bathing Beauty
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Ladies' Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1946 Strange Journey
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
Maid (uncredited)
 1945 I Love a Bandleader
Miss Tilson (uncredited)
 1944 Carolina Blues
Dancer in 'Mr. Beebe' (uncredited)
 1944 Atlantic City
Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Dancer in 'Brazilian Boogie' (uncredited)
 1944 Jam Session
Woman Armstrong Sings To (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather
Dancer (uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Dancer / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Hitler's Children
Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Black Native (uncredited)
 1942 Jam Session (Short)
Pretty Glamour Girl in the Middle (uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Flirt / Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)
 1942 Lady Luck
Second Waitress (as Louise Franklyn)
 1942 Lady for a Night
Black Woman That Buys a Flower (uncredited)
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Susan's Maid (uncredited)
 1940 Broken Strings
Nightclub Patron Who Gets a Camera Close-Pp (uncredited)
 1940 Mystery in Swing
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1940 Gang War
Phil's Girl (uncredited)
 1939 Call a Messenger
Maid (uncredited)
 1939 Way Down South
Dancing Slave (uncredited)
 1938 The Duke Is Tops
Chorus Girl / Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid
Singer in 'Save Me, Sister' (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage musical: Carmen Jones - as a member of the Dancing Chorus, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Alternate Names:

Louise Franklyn

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