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Frances Mercer (1915–2000)

Frances Mercer was born on October 21, 1915 in New Rochelle, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Mad Miss Manton (1938), Vivacious Lady (1938) and Smashing the Rackets (1938). She was married to G. Robert Fleming. She died on November 12, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Mad Miss Manton Helen Frayne
Smashing the Rackets Susan 'Pat' Lane
Piccadilly Incident Joan Draper


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 1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Ruth Gerhardt
- Faithful Until Death (1967) ... Ruth Gerhardt
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Grey Lady (uncredited)
 1962 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mrs. Carter
- Beaver's Autobiography (1962) ... Mrs. Carter
 1962 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Possessive Woman (1962) ... Alice
 1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Alfalfa's Mother
- The Story of My Gang Comedy (1962) ... Alfalfa's Mother
 1961 The Forgotten Faces (Short)
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Good Mama
- Ticket to a Gas Chamber (1960) ... Good Mama
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Flo - Brothel Madam (uncredited)
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Fur Model
- Hurrah for the Irish (1959) ... Fur Model
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mrs. Cameron
- Don't Give Up the Ship (1958) ... Mrs. Cameron
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- The Immortal Eye (1958)
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Allison Garvey
- The Dark Horse (1958) ... Allison Garvey
 1957-1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Fielding / Mrs. Forsythe / Mrs. Lee
- The Demon and Mrs. Devon (1958) ... Mrs. Fielding
- A Mind of Their Own (1957) ... Mrs. Forsythe
- Emergency (1957)
- Louise (1957) ... Mrs. Lee
 1955-1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
Nurse Ann Talbot / Nurse Ann Taylor
- Oscar Perkins Story (1957) ... Nurse Ann Taylor
- Foundling Story (1957) ... Nurse Ann Talbot
- Ann Talbot Story (1957) ... Nurse Ann Talbot
- The Betty Story (1957) ... Nurse Ann Talbot
- Real Doll (1957) ... Nurse Ann Talbot
 1957 Young and Dangerous
Mrs. Price
 1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Lucy Hoskins
- The Ballerina (1957) ... Lucy Hoskins
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Helen Birch
- How to Handle a Boss (1956) ... Helen Birch
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mary / Nora Fletcher
- The Top Rung (1956) ... Mary
- Five Star Final (1954) ... Nora Fletcher
 1956 Pardners
Sally (uncredited)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
1st Professor's Wife
- Desert Encounter (1956) ... 1st Professor's Wife (scenes deleted)
 1954-1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Fletcher / Mrs. Hubbard
- Ronnie Gets an Agent (1956) ... Mrs. Fletcher
- Gracie Saves Blanche's Marriage (1954) ... Mrs. Hubbard
 1955 There's Always Tomorrow
Ruth Doran
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Janet Fitzjerner
- The Brute Next Door (1955) ... Janet Fitzjerner
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Margaret Piper
- The Black Sheep's Daughter (1955) ... Margaret Piper
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Bess Layton
- Emergency (1955) ... Bess Layton
 1954 December Bride (TV Series)
Mrs. Butterfield
- Lily Hires a Maid (1954) ... Mrs. Butterfield
 1953 My Friend Irma (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1953)
 1946 Piccadilly Incident
Joan Draper
 1939 Society Lawyer
Sue Leonard
 1939 Beauty for the Asking
Patricia Wharton
 1938 Annabel Takes a Tour
Natalie Preston
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Helen Frayne
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Susan 'Pat' Lane
 1938 Crime Ring
Judy Allen
 1938 Blind Alibi
 1938 Vivacious Lady
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Other Works:

Something for the Boys (1943). Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Choral arrangements by William Parson. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Robert Russell Bennett, Don Walker and Ted Royal. Scenic Design by Howard Bay. Costume Design by Billy Livingston. ... See more »

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Dark-haired 'Powers Girl' model in New York, while in her mid-teens. Subsequently acted on stage, radio, in films (as an ingénue at RKO in the 1930's) and television soap operas. After retiring from the acting profession, she held down various jobs, including as bank teller, medical assistant and antiques dealer. See more »

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