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Ella Raines (1920–1988)


Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, in 1920. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington as a drama student and participated in many plays. Following graduation, she traveled to New York and the lights of Broadway. She was eventually signed by Howard Hawks and played in Corvette K-225 (1943) as... See full bio »

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Phantom Lady Carol Richman
(1944)
Impact Marsha Peters
(1949)
Brute Force Cora Lister
(1947)

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 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Dorothy Prescott
- Death Match (1984) ... Dorothy Prescott
 1956 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Claire Calvert / Beth
- Beloved Stranger (1956) ... Claire Calvert
- Better Mousetraps (1956) ... Beth
 1956 The Man in the Road
Rhona Ellison
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series)
Janet Dean
- The Winters Case (1954) ... Janet Dean
- The Walsh Case (1954) ... Janet Dean
- The Waldo Case (1954) ... Janet Dean
- The Talbot Case (1954) ... Janet Dean
- The Sloane Case (1954) ... Janet Dean
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Celia Evarts
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Louise Ryan
 1950 The Second Face
Phyllis Holmes
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Essie
- You Can't Take It with You (1950) ... Essie
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Carol Richman
- The Phantom Lady (1950) ... Carol Richman
 1950 Singing Guns
Nan Morgan
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Lucy Brackett
 1949 Impact
Marsha Peters
 1949 The Walking Hills
Chris Jackson
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Poppy McNaughton
 1947 Brute Force
Cora Lister
 1947 The Web
Noel Faraday
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Clarissa 'Rissa' Fortune
 1946 White Tie and Tails
Louise Bradford
 1946 The Runaround
Penelope 'Annabelle' Hampton
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Deborah Brown
 1944 The Suspect
Mary
 1944 Enter Arsene Lupin
Stacie Kanares
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Arleta 'Arly' Harolday
 1944 Phantom Lady
Carol Richman
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
Connie
 1943 Corvette K-225
Joyce Cartwright
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The Wisteria Trees (1955). Drama (revival). Written by Joshua Logan. Based on the "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov. Music Selected and Arranged By: Max Marlin. Scenic Design by Herbert Gahagan. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. General Costume Director: Grace Houston; Lighting Design by Feder. Directed by John Stix. City ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Broke into films in 1943 as the sole contract star of a new production company, B-H Productions, established by actor Charles Boyer and director Howard Hawks. She later signed with Universal Pictures. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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