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Gloria DeHaven

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthday: July 23
Date of passing: 
July 30, 2016

Gloria DeHaven was an actress and singer known for her roles in multiple MGM musicals throughout the 1940s. She made her screen debut in Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1936 film Modern Times, as Paulette Goddard's little sister.

DeHaven went on to appear in the films Susan and God, starring Joan Crawford; Two-Faced Woman, starring Greta Garbo; Best Foot Forward, starring Lucille Ball; Thousands Cheer, with Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson; Two Girls and a Sailor, starring Frank Sinatra; Summer Holiday, in which she co-starred with Mickey Rooney; The Yellow Cab Man, starring Red Skelton; Summer Stock, with Judy Garland and Kelly; Out to Sea, with Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau; and Ladies on Sweet Street, with Doris Roberts.

Additionally, she appeared on many television series, including The Alan Young Show, Robert Montgomery Presents, The Rifleman, Wagon Train, The Defenders, Burke’s Law, As the World Turns, Flipper, Mannix, All My Children, The Jimmy Stewart Show, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Quincy M.E., Police Story, Fantasy Island, Hart to HartFalcon Crest, Ryan’s Hope, The Love Boat, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote and Touched by an Angel.

Gloria DeHaven was an actress and singer known for her roles in multiple MGM musicals throughout the 1940s. She made her screen debut in Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1936 film Modern Times, as Paulette Goddard's little sister.

DeHaven went on to appear in the films Susan and God, starring Joan Crawford; Two-Faced Woman, starring Greta Garbo; Best Foot Forward, starring Lucille Ball; Thousands Cheer, with Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson; Two Girls and a Sailor, starring Frank Sinatra; Summer Holiday, in which she co-starred with Mickey Rooney; The Yellow Cab Man, starring Red Skelton; Summer Stock, with Judy Garland and Kelly; Out to Sea, with Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau; and Ladies on Sweet Street, with Doris Roberts.

Additionally, she appeared on many television series, including The Alan Young Show, Robert Montgomery Presents, The Rifleman, Wagon Train, The Defenders, Burke’s Law, As the World Turns, Flipper, Mannix, All My Children, The Jimmy Stewart Show, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Quincy M.E., Police Story, Fantasy Island, Hart to HartFalcon Crest, Ryan’s Hope, The Love Boat, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote and Touched by an Angel.

In the 1950 film Three Little Words, starring Fred Astaire and Skelton, DeHaven played her own real-life mother, vaudeville star Flora Parker. The film followed the story of the Tin Pan Alley songwriting duo of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.

DeHaven died July 30, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 91.

 

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