Person Details

Birthday: 1923-11-28 23:24:32

Death: 1981-10-05 23:24:32

Aliases: Gloria Hallward

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 37

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American actress. Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first film for MGM. Despite a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), MGM did not believe she had the potential for major success, and sold her contract to RKO Studios. Often cast in film noir projects, Grahame received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Crossfire (1947), and she won this award for her work in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). She achieved her highest profile with Sudden Fear (1952), Human Desire (1953),The Big Heat (1953), and Oklahoma! (1955), but her film career began to wane soon afterwards. She returned to work on the stage, but continued to appear in films and television productions, usually in supporting roles. Diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1980, Grahame refused to accept the diagnosis and travelled to England to work in a play. Her health rapidly failed and she returned to New York City, where she died in 1981. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gloria Grahame, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

The Fugitive
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7

The Fugitive

(1963) Dorina Pruitt
Tales of the Unexpected
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7

Tales of the Unexpected

(1979) Olivia
It's a Wonderful Life
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8

It's a Wonderful Life

(1946) Violet
The Big Heat
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8

The Big Heat

(1953) Debby Marsh
The Greatest Show on Earth
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6
Human Desire
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7

Human Desire

(1954) Vicki Buckley
Oklahoma!
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7

Oklahoma!

(1955) Ado Annie Carnes
The Bad and the Beautiful
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7

The Bad and the Beautiful

(1952) Rosemary Bartlow

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1998 Self (archive footage)
1983 Herself (archive footage)
1981 Florinda Costello
Mara Emerson
1980 Mrs. Sisk
1979 Clara
Olivia
Ma
1978 The Witch
1977 Moll
1976 Katherine
1974 Mama Love
Carolyn Porter
1973 Natalie
1972 Annabelle
1971 Selma
Bethia
Mrs. Roy
Evelyn Harrison
Mrs. Deere
1969 N/A
1967 N/A
1966 Bonnie Shelley
1964 N/A
1963 Helen Dekker
Doris Landers
Dorina Pruitt
Florida Patton
1962 N/A
1961 Nurse Nora Springer
1960 N/A
1959 Helen
1957 Amy Porter
1956 Lucy Sherwood
1955 Ado Annie Carnes
Harriet Lang
Karen McIver
1954 Marianna
Self
Vicki Buckley
Denise Blaine
1953 Princess Nadja
Debby Marsh
Zama Cernik
Maggie Summers
Elena Carlisle
1952 Rosemary Bartlow
Irene Neves
Margie
Angel
1950 N/A
Laurel Gray
1949 Mary Wells
Susan Caldwell / Estrellita
1948 Self (archive footage)
1947 Beulah Baxter
Fran Page
Virginia "Ginny" Tremayne
Nurse
1946 Violet
1945 Flower Vendor
1944 Sally Murfin
Year Character Movie/Tv

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