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Karen Morley (December 12, 1909 – March 8, 2003) was an American film actress.After working at the Pasadena Playhouse, she came to the attention of the director Clarence Brown when he was looking for an actress to stand-in for Greta Garbo in screen tests. This led to a contract with MGM and roles in such films as Mata Hari (1931), Scarface (1932), The Phantom of Crestwood (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Arsene Lupin (1933) and Dinner at Eight (1933).

In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life. Her first film after leaving MGM was Our Daily Bread (1934) directed by King Vidor. She continued to work as a freelance performer, and appeared in Michael Curtiz's Black Fury, and The Littlest Rebel with Shirley Temple. Without the support of a studio, her roles became less frequent, however she played a supporting role in Pride and Prejudice (1940).

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Karen Morley (December 12, 1909 – March 8, 2003) was an American film actress.After working at the Pasadena Playhouse, she came to the attention of the director Clarence Brown when he was looking for an actress to stand-in for Greta Garbo in screen tests. This led to a contract with MGM and roles in such films as Mata Hari (1931), Scarface (1932), The Phantom of Crestwood (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Arsene Lupin (1933) and Dinner at Eight (1933).

In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life. Her first film after leaving MGM was Our Daily Bread (1934) directed by King Vidor. She continued to work as a freelance performer, and appeared in Michael Curtiz's Black Fury, and The Littlest Rebel with Shirley Temple. Without the support of a studio, her roles became less frequent, however she played a supporting role in Pride and Prejudice (1940).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Karen Morley  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1909-12-12

Day of Death 2003-03-08

Place of Birth Ottumwa, Iowa, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Complicated Women as Herself - Interviewee
1974 Police Woman(1 episode)
1973 Kojak(1 episode)
1972 Kung Fu(1 episode)
1953 Born to the Saddle as Kate Daggett
1951 M as Mrs. Coster
1947 Framed as Beth
1947 The Thirteenth Hour as Eileen Blair
1946 The Unknown as Rachel Martin
1945 Jealousy as Dr. Monica Anderson
1940 Pride and Prejudice as Charlotte
1938 Kentucky as Mrs. Goodwin - 1861
1937 The Last Train from Madrid as Baroness Helene Rafitte
1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard as Linda Beech
1937 Outcast as Margaret Stevens
1936 Beloved Enemy as Cathleen O'Brien
1936 Devil's Squadron as Martha Dawson
1935 The Littlest Rebel as Mrs. Cary
1935 Thunder in the Night as Countess Madalaine
1935 The Healer as Evelyn Allen
1935 Black Fury as Anna Novak
1934 Wednesday's Child as Kathryn Phillips
1934 Our Daily Bread as Mary Sims
1934 Straight Is the Way as Bertha
1934 The Crime Doctor as Andra
1933 Dinner at Eight as Mrs. Lucy Talbot
1933 Gabriel Over the White House as la secrétaire du Président, Pendola 'Pendie' Molloy
1932 Flesh as Laura
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu as Sheila Barton
1932 The Phantom of Crestwood as Jenny Wren
1932 Downstairs as Karl's New Employer (uncredited)
1932 The Washington Masquerade as Consuela Fairbanks
1932 Man About Town as Helena
1932 Scarface as Poppy
1932 Are You Listening? as Alice Grimes
1932 Arsène Lupin as Sonia
1931 Mata Hari as Carlotta
1931 The Cuban Love Song as Crystal
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet as Alice
1931 High Stakes as Anne Cornwall
1931 Laughing Sinners as Estelle
1931 Never the Twain Shall Meet as Maisie
1931 Daybreak as Emily Kessner
1931 Strangers May Kiss as Dining Companion (uncredited)
1931 Politics as Myrtle Burns
1931 Inspiration as Liane Latour

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