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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1923-11-28

Day of Death 1981-10-05

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Gloria Hallward

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1981 The Nesting as Florinda Costello
1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter as Clara
1979 Tales of the Unexpected(2 episodes) as Olivia
1979 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square as Ma
1978 The Dancing Princesses as Witch
1977 Seventh Avenue(3 episodes) as Moll
1976 Mansion of the Doomed as Katherine
1974 Mama's Dirty Girls as Mama Love
1974 Girl on the Late, Late Show as Carolyn Porter
1973 Autopsy as Natalie
1972 The Loners as Annabelle
1971 Chandler as Selma
1971 Black Noon as Bethia
1971 The Todd Killings as Mrs. Roy
1971 Escape as Evelyn Harrison
1971 Blood and Lace as Mrs. Deere
1969 Then Came Bronson(1 episode)
1967 Mannix(1 episode)
1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance as Bonnie Shelley
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law(2 episodes)
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1962 Sam Benedict(1 episode)
1961 The New Breed(1 episode)
1960 Harrigan and Son(1 episode)
1959 Odds Against Tomorrow as Helen
1957 Ride Out for Revenge as Amy Porter
1956 The Man Who Never Was as Lucy Sherwood
1955 Oklahoma! as Ado Annie Carnes
1955 Not as a Stranger as Harriet Lang
1955 The Cobweb as Karen McIver
1954 Naked Alibi as Marianna
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1954 Human Desire as Vicki Buckley
1954 The Good Die Young as Denise Blaine
1953 Prisoners of the Casbah as Princess Nadja
1953 The Big Heat as Debby Marsh
1953 Man on a Tightrope as Zama Cernik
1953 The Glass Wall as Maggie Summers
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful as Rosemary Bartlow
1952 Sudden Fear as Irene Neves
1952 Macao as Margie
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth as Angel
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1950 In a Lonely Place as Laurel Gray
1949 Roughshod as Mary Wells
1949 A Woman's Secret as Susan Caldwell / Estrellita
1947 Merton of the Movies as Beulah Baxter
1947 Song of the Thin Man as Fran Ledue Page
1947 Crossfire as Ginny
1947 It Happened in Brooklyn as Nurse
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as Violet Bick
1945 Without Love as Flower Vendor
1944 Blonde Fever as Sally Murfin

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