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Lynne Roberts (I) (1922–1978)

Attractive, blue-eyed, Texas-born "B" actress Lynn Roberts was born Theda Mae Roberts on November 22, 1922, to a stage mother whose favorite star was silent screen vamp Theda Bara. The younger of two children (her older brother John was born in 1920), she was dancing by age 4, and singing and acting at a professional school. Within a few years she... See full bio »

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Known For

The Bride Wore Crutches Midge Lambert
The Pilgrim Lady Henrietta Rankin aka Iris Fabian
That's My Gal Natalie Adams


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 1958 Violent Playground
Maureen Owen (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Mrs. Harvey
- Once a Killer (1955) ... Mrs. Harvey (as Lynn Roberts)
 1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Alice Kennedy
- King of the Cattle Trails (1955) ... Alice Kennedy (as Lynn Roberts)
 1954 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Shooting Star (1952)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
- Million Dollar Coffin (1953) ... Dolly
 1953 I'm the Law (TV Series)
Vivien McBurnie
- Husband and Wife Murder Story (1953) ... Vivien McBurnie
 1953 Big Town (TV Series)
Evelyn Kopak
- Yesterday's Hero (1953) ... Evelyn Kopak
 1953 Port Sinister
Dr. Joan Hunter
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Alice Gaines / Helen Kent
- The Piece of String Story (1952) ... Alice Gaines (as Lynn Roberts)
- The Memory Chain (1952) ... Helen Kent (as Lynn Roberts)
 1952 The Blazing Forest
Grace Hanson
 1952 Because of You
Rosemary Balder
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Alias Troubles (1952)
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series)
- Shooting Star (1952)
 1952 The Cases of Eddie Drake (TV Series)
Dr. Joan Wright
- The Man Who Was Nobody (1952) ... Dr. Joan Wright
- Suggestion: Drop Dead (1952) ... Dr. Joan Wright
 1951-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Hunt for Death (1952)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Carol Adams
- The Case of the Widow's Mite (1951) ... Carol Adams
 1951 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
Anna Maria Anders
- Texas Parson (1951)
- Pretty Boy (1951)
- Son of the Rock (1951) ... Anna Maria Anders
 1950-1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Constance / Anna Maria Anders / Mrs. Tyler
- The Iron Mask (1951) ... Constance
- Pretty Boy (1951)
- Son of the Rock (1951) ... Anna Maria Anders
- The Ace of Spades (1951) ... Mrs. Tyler
- Texas Parson (1950)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Sally Clark
 1950 Call of the Klondike
Emily Mallory
 1950 The Blazing Sun
Helen Ellis
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Photographer Summers / Susan Derrington Elwood
- Twisted Trails (1950) ... Photographer Summers
- The Breakup (1950) ... Susan Derrington Elwood
 1950 Dynamite Pass
Mrs. Mary Madden
 1949 D.O.A.
Jane Carlyle (uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Miss Wilson (uncredited)
 1948 Trouble Preferred
Madge Walker
 1948 Sons of Adventure
 1948 Eyes of Texas
Penny Thatcher
 1948 The Timber Trail
Alice Baker
 1948 Secret Service Investigator
Susan Lane
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest
Jerri Vail
 1948 Madonna of the Desert
Monica Dale
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
Virginia Scoggins
 1947 Saddle Pals
Shelly Brooks
 1947 That's My Gal
Natalie Adams
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Henrietta Rankin aka Iris Fabian
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
Sue Warner
 1946 The Magnificent Rogue
Pat Brown Morgan
 1946 Winter Wonderland
Nancy Wheeler
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Jeanne Crail
 1945 Behind City Lights
Jean Lowell
 1945 The Chicago Kid
Chris Mitchell
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Joan Renwick
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Judy Parker
 1944 My Buddy
Lucy Manners
 1944 Three Sisters of the Moors (Short)
Emily Bronte
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Nancy Hubbard Chaney
 1944 The Ghost That Walks Alone
Sue McGuire Grant
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Kay Ryan
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Madelon Renault
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Peggy LaRue
 1942 Young America
Elizabeth Barnes
 1941 Ball of Fire
Veiled woman in Gene Krupa's audience (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
Veiled woman in Gus Heiser's audience (uncredited)
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Nancy Bowdrey
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Nurse at Boat (uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Jennie May
 1941 Ride on Vaquero
Marquerita Martinez
 1940 Romance of the Rio Grande
Maria Cordova
 1940 Street of Memories
Catherine (Kitty) Foster
 1940 The Bride Wore Crutches
Midge Lambert
 1940 Star Dust
College Girl
 1940 High School
Carol Roberts
 1939 Everything's on Ice
Jane Barton
 1939 Should Husbands Work?
Jean Higgins (as Mary Hart)
 1939 In Old Caliente
Jean (as Mary Hart)
 1939 My Wife's Relatives
Jean Higgins (as Mary Hart)
 1939 Frontier Pony Express
Ann Langhorne (as Mary Hart)
 1939 Southward Ho!
Ellen Denby (as Mary Hart)
 1939 Rough Riders' Round-up
Dorothy Blair (as Mary Hart)
 1939 The Mysterious Miss X
Julie Graham (as Mary Hart)
 1938 Shine on Harvest Moon
Claire Brower (as Mary Hart)
 1938 Come on, Rangers!
Janice Forbes (as Mary Hart)
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Ellen Moore (as Mary Hart)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns
Gwen Andrews (as Lynn Roberts)
 1938 The Higgins Family
Marian Higgins (as Lynn Roberts)
 1938 Call the Mesquiteers
Madge Irving (as Lynn Roberts)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Edna Mayberry (as Lynn Roberts)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Joan Blanchard (as Lynn Roberts)
 1937 Mama Runs Wild
Edith Summers (as Lynn Roberts)
 1937 Heart of the Rockies
Lorna Dawson (as Lynn Roberts)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Student (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
Jean Robbins (as Lynn Roberts)
 1937 Circus Girl
Young Girl, as Lynn Roberts (uncredited)
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Mary Hart | Lynn Roberts


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on her career] Bette Davis, I am not! I enjoy acting and making movies; however, it is a job, the only job I have ever known. It is not the be-all and end-all of my existence. I have a family and many interests outside the film business.


In a full-length article on Lynne by Barrie Roberts for "Classic Images," the author claims that, at the insistence of Republic Studios, 15-year-old Lynne's birth year was intentionally altered from 1922 to 1919 in order to avoid trouble in her pursuing romantic co-star roles on film. The change would make it appear she was 18. See more »

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