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Elizabeth Mary Furness (January 3, 1916 – April 2, 1994) was an American actress, consumer advocate, and current affairs commentator. She began her professional career as a model before being noticed by a talent scout and being signed to a film contract in 1932 by RKO Studios. Her first film role was as the "Thirteenth Woman" in the film Thirteen Women (1932) but her scenes were deleted before the film's release.

Over the next few years, she appeared in several RKO films, and became a popular actress. Among her film successes were Magnificent Obsession (1935) and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Swing Time (1936). By the end of the decade, she had appeared in over forty films, but during the 1940s, she found it difficult to secure acting roles. In 1948, Furness was performing in the television series Studio One, which was broadcast live. She filled in for an actor to promote Westinghouse products during the advertisement break, and impressed the company with her easy and professional manner. They offered her a contract to promote their products and she thus became closely associated with them.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elizabeth Mary Furness (January 3, 1916 – April 2, 1994) was an American actress, consumer advocate, and current affairs commentator. She began her professional career as a model before being noticed by a talent scout and being signed to a film contract in 1932 by RKO Studios. Her first film role was as the "Thirteenth Woman" in the film Thirteen Women (1932) but her scenes were deleted before the film's release.

Over the next few years, she appeared in several RKO films, and became a popular actress. Among her film successes were Magnificent Obsession (1935) and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Swing Time (1936). By the end of the decade, she had appeared in over forty films, but during the 1940s, she found it difficult to secure acting roles. In 1948, Furness was performing in the television series Studio One, which was broadcast live. She filled in for an actor to promote Westinghouse products during the advertisement break, and impressed the company with her easy and professional manner. They offered her a contract to promote their products and she thus became closely associated with them.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1916-01-03

Day of Death 1994-04-02

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1956 The Arena
1954 Climax! (2 episodes)
1954 Twelve Angry Men as Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman
1952 Pontius Pilate
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode) as Maggie Watson
1950 Your Show of Shows (1 episode) as Herself
1948 Studio One (5 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1939 North of Shanghai as Helen Warner
1937 It Can't Last Forever as Carol Wilson
1937 The Good Old Soak as Lucy Hawley
1937 Fair Warning as Kate Farnham
1937 Mama Steps Out as Leila Cuppy
1937 They Wanted to Marry as Sheila Hunter
1936 Mister Cinderella as Patricia 'Pat' Randolph
1936 All American Chump as Kitty Crane
1936 The President's Mystery as Charlotte Brown
1936 Swing Time as Margaret Watson
1935 Magnificent Obsession as Joyce Hudson
1935 Here Comes Cookie as Phyllis Allen
1935 The Keeper of the Bees as Molly
1935 Calm Yourself as Mary Elizabeth Allenby
1935 Shadow of Doubt as Lisa
1934 The Bands Plays On as Kitty O'Brien
1934 A Wicked Woman as Yancey Stroud, aka Yancey Trice
1934 Dangerous Corner as Mrs. Betty Whitehouse
1934 Gridiron Flash as Jane Thurston
1934 The Life of Vergie Winters as Joan Shadwell
1934 Beggars in Ermine as Joyce Dawson
1933 Let's Fall in Love as Linda
1933 Flying Down to Rio as Belinha's Friend (uncredited)
1933 Ace of Aces as Card Playing Party Guest
1933 Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men as Evangeline
1933 Midshipman Jack as Ruth Rogers
1933 Headline Shooter as Miss Saunders
1933 Emergency Call as Alice Averill
1933 Cross Fire as Pat 'Mike' Plummer
1933 Scarlet River as Babe Jewel
1933 The Great Jasper as Sylvia Bradfield
1933 Lucky Devils as Ginger
1932 Renegades of the West as Mary Fawcett

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