Biography

Frances Marion Dee (November 26, 1909 – March 6, 2004) was an American screen and television actress. She starred opposite Maurice Chevalier in the early talkie musical Playboy of Paris (1930). She starred in the film An American Tragedy (1931) in a role later recreated by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1951 re-titled remake A Place in the Sun. She also had a prominent role in the classic 1943 Val Lewton psychological horror film I Walked With a Zombie. Dee was the wife of Hollywood star Joel McCrea.

Frances Marion Dee (November 26, 1909 – March 6, 2004) was an American screen and television actress. She starred opposite Maurice Chevalier in the early talkie musical Playboy of Paris (1930). She starred in the film An American Tragedy (1931) in a role later recreated by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1951 re-titled remake A Place in the Sun. She also had a prominent role in the classic 1943 Val Lewton psychological horror film I Walked With a Zombie. Dee was the wife of Hollywood star Joel McCrea.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1909-11-26

Day of Death 2004-03-06

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Frances Marion Dee
  • Frances Dee McCrea

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Complicated Women as Herself - Interviewee
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1954 Gypsy Colt as Em MacWade
1953 Mister Scoutmaster as Helen Jordan
1952 Because of You as Susan Arnold
1951 Reunion in Reno as Mrs. Doris Linaker
1951 Payment on Demand as Eileen Benson
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1948 Four Faces West as Fay Hollister
1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami as Marie de Varenne
1945 Patrick the Great as Lynn Andrews
1943 Happy Land as Agnes Dickens Marsh
1943 I Walked with a Zombie as Betsy Connell
1942 Meet the Stewarts as Candy
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 as Herself
1941 A Man Betrayed as Sabra Cameron
1941 So Ends Our Night as Marie Steiner
1939 Coast Guard as Nancy Bliss
1938 If I Were King as Katherine de Vaucelles
1937 Wells Fargo as Justine Pryor
1937 Souls at Sea as Margaret Tarryton
1936 Half Angel as Allison Lang
1935 The Gay Deception as Mirabel Miller
1935 Becky Sharp as Amelia Sedley
1934 Of Human Bondage as Sally Athelny
1934 Finishing School as Virginia Radcliffe
1934 Coming Out Party as Joyce 'Joy' Stanhope
1934 Keep 'Em Rolling as Marjorie Deane
1933 Little Women as Meg
1933 Blood Money as Elaine Talbart
1933 One Man's Journey as Joan Stockton
1933 Headline Shooter as Jane Mallory
1933 The Silver Cord as Hester
1933 King of the Jungle as Ann Rogers
1933 The Crime of the Century as Doris Brandt
1932 If I Had a Million as Mary Wallace (uncredited)
1932 The Night of June 13 as Ginger Blake
1932 Love Is a Racket as Mary Wodehouse
1932 The Strange Case of Clara Deane as Nancy Deane
1932 Sky Bride as Ruth's Friend (uncredited)
1932 This Reckless Age as Lois Ingals
1931 Working Girls as Louise Adams
1931 Rich Man's Folly as Ann Trumbull
1931 An American Tragedy as Sondra Finchley
1931 Caught as Kate Winslow
1931 June Moon as Edna Baker
1930 Playboy of Paris as Yvonne Phillbert
1930 Follow Thru as Womanin Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)
1930 Monte Carlo as Receptionist (uncredited)
1930 True to the Navy as Girl at Table (uncredited)

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