Lori Nelson (I) (1933–2020)


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Lori Nelson began her show biz career at the age of two-and-a-half, dancing in a show in her native Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was voted Santa Fe's most talented and beautiful child, and toured the state billed as "Santa Fe's Shirley Temple." At age four, Nelson moved to Hollywood with her parents and there was named Little Miss America. She worked... See full bio »

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 2005 The Naked Monster
Dr. Helen Dobson
 1998 Mom, Can I Keep Her? (Video)
Stephanie
 1994 Secret Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lieber
 1991 Black Gaucho
 1971 Family Affair (TV Series)
Dr. Joan Blanton
- Goodbye, Mrs. Beasley (1971) ... Dr. Joan Blanton
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Mrs. Venetia Molloy
- Double Edge (1961) ... Mrs. Venetia Molloy
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Spring Loring
- Drop That Calorie (1961) ... Spring Loring
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Grace
- Trigger Point (1961) ... Grace
 1960-1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Dodo / Angela Anderson
- Sultan for a Day (1961) ... Dodo
- My Darling Teacher (1960) ... Angela Anderson
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Cynthia Rogers
- Dial D for Dante (1961) ... Cynthia Rogers
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Honey Evans
- The Seventh Hour (1960) ... Honey Evans
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Susan Farr
- Relay Station (1959) ... Susan Farr
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Ellen Conway
- The Gaucho (1959) ... Ellen Conway
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Night Club (1959) ... Sylvia
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Lorraine Daggett
- Millionaire Lorraine Daggett (1959) ... Lorraine Daggett
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Charity Steele
- The Steele Family Story (1959) ... Charity Steele
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Elizabeth Blake
- The Man Hater (1959) ... Elizabeth Blake
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
White Antelope aka Doris Albright
- Bounty for a Bride (1959) ... White Antelope aka Doris Albright
 1957-1958 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Greta Hanson / Greta
- Youth for the Asking (1958) ... Greta Hanson
- The Utterly Perfect Man (1958) ... Greta Hanson
- The Truthivac (1958) ... Greta Hanson
- The Playwright (1958) ... Greta Hanson
- The Maid (1958) ... Greta Hanson
 1957 The Pied Piper of Hamelin (TV Movie)
Mara
 1957 Outlaw's Son
Lila Costain
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Cathy Devlin
- Threat to a Happy Ending (1957) ... Cathy Devlin
 1957 Untamed Youth
Jane Lowe
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mary
- Strange Hostage (1956) ... Mary
 1956 Hot Rod Girl
Lisa Vernon
 1956 Pardners
Carol Kingsley
 1956 Mohawk
Cynthia
 1955 Day the World Ended
Louise Maddison
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Sarah Cosgrove
 1955 Revenge of the Creature
Helen Dobson
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Vera / Vera Thompson
- Foster Father (1955) ... Vera
- Winter Sports (1955) ... Vera Thompson
 1955 Underwater!
Gloria
 1954 Destry
Martha Phillips
 1953 Tumbleweed
Laura Saunders
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home
Claire Millard
 1953 All American
Sharon Wallace
 1953 All I Desire
Lily Murdoch
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Rosie Kettle
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Barbara Atwood
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Rosie Kettle
 1952 Bend of the River
Marjie Baile
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DVD audio commentary (with Bob Burns and Tom Weaver) for Revenge of the Creature (1955). See more »

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How do you get a millionaire? Listen.

Trivia:

In the early 1950s, 19-year-old Debbie Reynolds was 20-year-old Tab Hunter's first date; both she and 19-year-old Lori were constantly linked with Hunter as his romantic--and dating--companion by the movie colony's fan magazine reporters, with photographs of either actress with him during their studio film appearances as a couple. When Reynolds became engaged to crooner Eddie Fisher, Lori became ... See more »

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