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Rita Johnson (I) (1913–1965)

Rita Johnson was born on 8/13/13 in Worcester Ma. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, did summer stock, then moved on to Broadway in 1935. She was an extremely versatile actress, who played virtually every type of role. Unfortunately, her career came to a halt in 1948 when a hair dryer fell on her head causing brain damage. Brain ... See full bio »

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 1957 All Mine to Give
Katie Tyler
 1956 Emergency Hospital
Head Nurse Norma Mullin
 1955 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Mrs. Van Schuyler
- Ricky's Blind Date (1955) ... Mrs. Van Schuyler
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
- The Case of the Wild Wind (1955) ... Ruth
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
- The Art Story (1954) ... Millie
 1954 Susan Slept Here
Dr. Rawley, Harvey's Shrink
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Storm Center (1954)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
Kit Creetch
- The Good Turn (1952) ... Kit Creetch
 1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Lily Storm
- Weekend Murder (1952) ... Lily Storm
 1950 The Second Face
Claire Elwood
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Minna Fenster
 1948 An Innocent Affair
Eve Lawrence
 1948 The Big Clock
Pauline York
 1948 Sleep, My Love
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Greta Ballentine
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Sue Dawson
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Mabel Manning
 1945 Pardon My Past
Mary Pemberton
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Bonita Farrow
 1945 The Affairs of Susan
Mona Kent
 1945 Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
Nelle McLaughlin
 1943 My Friend Flicka
Nell McLaughlin
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Pamela Hill
 1941 Appointment for Love
Nancy Benson
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Julia Farnsworth
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Mary Blake
 1940 Edison, the Man
Mary Stilwell
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Marian Edwards
 1940 Congo Maisie
Kay McWade
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Lou Farnsby
 1939 They All Come Out
Kitty Carson
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Barbara Winter
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Anne Barry
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Judith Tyrrell
 1939 Within the Law
 1939 Honolulu
Cecelia Grayson
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Rosalind Brown
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Sally Harrison
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Letty Lane
 1938 Letter of Introduction
 1938 Man-Proof
Florence (scenes deleted)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Ellen Warfield
 1937 London by Night
Patricia Herrick
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Stage Play: Fulton of Oak Falls. Comedy. Written by George M. Cohan, based on a story by Parker Fennelly. Directed by Sam Forrest. Morosco Theatre: 10 Feb 1937- Mar 1937 (closing date unknown/37 performances). Cast: George M. Cohan (as "Ed Fulton, of Oak Falls"), Edward Craven (as "Bobby Crawford"), William David, Gilberta Faust, Kathryn ... See more »

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Her drama teacher told her she had no talent. Years later, after appearing in several Hollywood movies, Rita received a letter of apology from the teacher, which also complimented her on her fine work on screen. Rita had the letter framed and hung it on her dressing room wall. See more »

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