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Born Elizabeth Marshall Holt in Hollywood, California to actor Jack Holt and his wife, Margaret Woods. She and her brother Tim would both have careers in acting.

She made her film debut using the stage name "Jacqueline Holt" in a 1941 western starring Hopalong Cassidy and went on to make forty-seven films during the 1940s. All but eight of her roles were in western films in which she appeared opposite cowboy stars such as Lash LaRue, Tex Ritter and Johnny Mack Brown.

Holt made her final film in 1949 then in 1950 co-hosted a television show called Panhandle Pete and Jennifer which ran for one season. During the remainder of the 1950s she made occasional guest appearances on television western series such as The Gabby Hayes Show and Tales of Wells Fargo starring Dale Robertson. Although the popularity of western films had faded by the mid-1950s, during the 1970s western film festivals became popular with fans of the genre and she occasionally participated as a guest.

Jennifer Holt was married several times, living for a while in Mexico and was in Dorset in England at the time of her death in 1997.

Jennifer made a batch of westerns in the 1940s, primarily at Universal and PRC as the heroine to Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Rod Cameron, Buster Crabbe, Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue. Her first western was the Hopalong Cassidy STICK TO YOUR GUNS (Paramount, 1941). She also played the female lead in a couple of cliffhangers, ADVENTURES OF THE FLYING CADETS (Universal, 1943) and HOP HARRIGAN (Columbia, 1946).

THE HAWK OF POWDER RIVER (Eagle-Lion/PRC, 1948) was Holt's favorite western role, as she portrayed the masked leader of a band of outlaws. She and most of her gang are gunned down by singing cowboy Eddie Dean in the film-ending shootout.

Holt had several marriages, lived in the United States and Mexico, and resided in England at the time or her death in 1997. One of her marriages was to movie actor William Bakewell (1908-1993) whom she starred with in the HOP HARRIGAN chapter play. Bakewell may be best remembered as "Major Tobias Norton" in the 1950s Disney Fess Parker/Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier TV show.

Even though her father Jack and brother Tim made scores of westerns and outdoorsy type films, Jennifer was never in any of their movies. And despite many reports throughout the years, an actor named David Holt (1927-2003) was NOT the brother of Jennifer and Tim Holt nor the son of Jack Holt.

In the late 1940s - early 1950s, Jennifer hosted/participated in several television programs that originated in Chicago. One was her portrayal of "Aunt Judy" to the puppet "Uncle Mistletoe" in the 15 minute THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE MISTLETOE which was broadcast locally and over ABC. Chicago department store Marshall Fields did this program in response to competitor Montgomery Ward's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. After a couple years, Jennifer exited Mistletoe and did another children's program, PANHANDLE PETE AND JENNIFER, which originated from NBC in Chicago. That 15 minute series ran from 1950 - 1951.

From Wikipedia

Born Elizabeth Marshall Holt in Hollywood, California to actor Jack Holt and his wife, Margaret Woods. She and her brother Tim would both have careers in acting.

She made her film debut using the stage name "Jacqueline Holt" in a 1941 western starring Hopalong Cassidy and went on to make forty-seven films during the 1940s. All but eight of her roles were in western films in which she appeared opposite cowboy stars such as Lash LaRue, Tex Ritter and Johnny Mack Brown.

Holt made her final film in 1949 then in 1950 co-hosted a television show called Panhandle Pete and Jennifer which ran for one season. During the remainder of the 1950s she made occasional guest appearances on television western series such as The Gabby Hayes Show and Tales of Wells Fargo starring Dale Robertson. Although the popularity of western films had faded by the mid-1950s, during the 1970s western film festivals became popular with fans of the genre and she occasionally participated as a guest.

Jennifer Holt was married several times, living for a while in Mexico and was in Dorset in England at the time of her death in 1997.

Jennifer made a batch of westerns in the 1940s, primarily at Universal and PRC as the heroine to Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Rod Cameron, Buster Crabbe, Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue. Her first western was the Hopalong Cassidy STICK TO YOUR GUNS (Paramount, 1941). She also played the female lead in a couple of cliffhangers, ADVENTURES OF THE FLYING CADETS (Universal, 1943) and HOP HARRIGAN (Columbia, 1946).

THE HAWK OF POWDER RIVER (Eagle-Lion/PRC, 1948) was Holt's favorite western role, as she portrayed the masked leader of a band of outlaws. She and most of her gang are gunned down by singing cowboy Eddie Dean in the film-ending shootout.

Holt had several marriages, lived in the United States and Mexico, and resided in England at the time or her death in 1997. One of her marriages was to movie actor William Bakewell (1908-1993) whom she starred with in the HOP HARRIGAN chapter play. Bakewell may be best remembered as "Major Tobias Norton" in the 1950s Disney Fess Parker/Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier TV show.

Even though her father Jack and brother Tim made scores of westerns and outdoorsy type films, Jennifer was never in any of their movies. And despite many reports throughout the years, an actor named David Holt (1927-2003) was NOT the brother of Jennifer and Tim Holt nor the son of Jack Holt.

In the late 1940s - early 1950s, Jennifer hosted/participated in several television programs that originated in Chicago. One was her portrayal of "Aunt Judy" to the puppet "Uncle Mistletoe" in the 15 minute THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE MISTLETOE which was broadcast locally and over ABC. Chicago department store Marshall Fields did this program in response to competitor Montgomery Ward's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. After a couple years, Jennifer exited Mistletoe and did another children's program, PANHANDLE PETE AND JENNIFER, which originated from NBC in Chicago. That 15 minute series ran from 1950 - 1951.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1920-11-10

Day of Death 1997-09-21

Place of Birth Hollywood, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1997 Beverly Hills Family Robinson as Production Assistant
1960 Johnny Midnight (1 episode)
1948 The Tioga Kid as Jenny Morgan
1948 The Hawk of Powder River as Vivian Chambers
1948 Tornado Range as Mary King
1947 Trail of the Mounties as Kathie McBain
1947 Where the North Begins as Mary Rockwell
1947 Shadow Valley as Mary Ann Jarvis
1947 The Fighting Vigilantes as Abby Jackson
1947 Stage to Mesa City as Margie Watson
1947 Ghost Town Renegades as Diane Trent
1947 Pioneer Justice as Betty Walters
1947 Buffalo Bill Rides Again as Dale Harrington
1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail as Carolyn
1946 Trigger Fingers as Jane Caldwell
1946 Hop Harrigan: America's Ace of the Airways as Gail Nolan
1945 The Lost Trail as Jane Burns
1945 Song of Old Wyoming as Vicky Conway
1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande as Dolores Salezar
1945 Beyond the Pecos as Ellen Tanner
1945 Gun Smoke as Jane Condon
1945 The Navajo Trail as Mary Trevor
1944 Riders of the Santa Fe as Carla Anderson
1944 Outlaw Trail as Alice Thornton (as Jenifer Holt)
1944 Guns of the Law as Lillian Wilkins
1944 Oklahoma Raiders as Donna Ross, aka El Vengador
1944 Marshal of Gunsmoke as Ellen Carey
1943 Raiders of Sunset Pass as Betty Matthews
1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets as Andre Mason
1943 The Lone Star Trail as Joan Winters
1943 Frontier Law as Lois Rodgers
1943 Cowboy in Manhattan as Mitzi
1943 Raiders of San Joaquin as Jane Carter
1943 Cheyenne Roundup as Ellen Randall
1943 Hi, Buddy as Miss Russell
1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground as Kay Randolph
1942 The Old Chisholm Trail as Mary Lee
1942 Little Joe, the Wrangler as Janet Hammond
1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas as Nan Taylor
1942 Pardon My Sarong as Girl on Bus with Tommy
1942 The Silver Bullet as Nancy Lee
1942 Private Buckaroo as Joyce Mason
1942 Broadway as TWA Stewardess
1941 Stick To Your Guns as June Winters (as Jacqueline Holt)

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