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Helen Vinson (September 17, 1907 – October 7, 1999) was an American film actress, who appeared in 40 films between 1932 and 1945.

Vinson's screen career often featured her in roles in which she played the part of the other woman or (pre-Code) loose women with active romantic lives. Her first film role was Jewel Robbery (1932), which starred William Powell and Kay Francis. She appeared as Doris Delafield in The Kennel Murder Case, which starred Powell as Philo Vance. One of her memorable roles was in The Wedding Night (1935), when she played the wife of Gary Cooper's character and the rival of Anna Sten's, in a story about the Connecticut tobacco fields. Another performance was in the RKO film In Name Only (1939), in which she was cast as the treacherous friend of Carole Lombard, Kay Francis and Cary Grant's characters. Another standout role for Vinson was as an undercover federal agent posing as a femme fatale opposite Richard Cromwell in Universal Pictures's anti-Nazi action drama entitled, Enemy Agent (1940). She followed that role with that of Helen Draque in The Thin Man Goes Home. Vinson's film career ended in 1945.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Vinson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. Description above from the Wikipedia article Helen Vinson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Helen Vinson (September 17, 1907 – October 7, 1999) was an American film actress, who appeared in 40 films between 1932 and 1945.

Vinson's screen career often featured her in roles in which she played the part of the other woman or (pre-Code) loose women with active romantic lives. Her first film role was Jewel Robbery (1932), which starred William Powell and Kay Francis. She appeared as Doris Delafield in The Kennel Murder Case, which starred Powell as Philo Vance. One of her memorable roles was in The Wedding Night (1935), when she played the wife of Gary Cooper's character and the rival of Anna Sten's, in a story about the Connecticut tobacco fields. Another performance was in the RKO film In Name Only (1939), in which she was cast as the treacherous friend of Carole Lombard, Kay Francis and Cary Grant's characters. Another standout role for Vinson was as an undercover federal agent posing as a femme fatale opposite Richard Cromwell in Universal Pictures's anti-Nazi action drama entitled, Enemy Agent (1940). She followed that role with that of Helen Draque in The Thin Man Goes Home. Vinson's film career ended in 1945.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Vinson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. Description above from the Wikipedia article Helen Vinson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1907-09-17

Day of Death 1999-10-07

Place of Birth Beaumont, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Helen Rulfs

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1945 The Thin Man Goes Home as Helena Draque
1944 Are These Our Parents? as Myra Salisbury
1944 The Lady and the Monster as Chloe Donovan
1944 Chip Off the Old Block as Glory Marlow Jr.
1941 Nothing But the Truth as Linda Graham
1940 Bowery Boy as Peggy Winters
1940 Torrid Zone as Mrs. Gloria Anderson
1940 Curtain Call as Charlotte Morley
1940 Enemy Agent as Irene Hunter
1940 Married and in Love as Doris Wilding
1940 Beyond Tomorrow as Arlene Terry
1939 In Name Only as Suzanne
1937 Live, Love and Learn as Lily Chalmers
1937 Vogues of 1938 as Mary Curson
1936 Reunion as Gloria Sheridan
1935 King of the Damned as Anna Fernandez
1935 The Tunnel as Varlia Lloyd
1935 Age of Indiscretion as Eve Lenhart
1935 Private Worlds as Claire Monet
1935 The Wedding Night as Dora Barrett
1934 Broadway Bill as Margaret
1934 The Captain Hates the Sea as Janet Grayson
1934 Gift of Gab as Nurse
1934 Let's Try Again as Nan Blake
1934 The Life of Vergie Winters as Laura Shadwell
1933 The Kennel Murder Case as Doris Delafield
1933 The Power and the Glory as Eve Borden
1933 Midnight Club as Iris Whitney
1933 The Little Giant as Polly Cass
1933 Grand Slam as Lola Starr
1933 Lawyer Man as Barbara "Babs" Bentley
1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as Helen
1932 They Call It Sin as Enid Hollister
1932 The Crash as Esther Parrish
1932 Two Against The World as Corinne Walton
1932 Jewel Robbery as Marianne

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