“Forgotten Hollywood”- Contract Player Has Died…

Posted on July 31, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 330px-Gloria_de_Haven

   Gloria DeHaven was an actress, singer, and a contract star for MGM. Unfortunately, she never truly achieved film stardom. Her musical talents supplemented her acting income. At one time, she was married to actor John Payne.

   DeHaven had small roles in Modern Times (as a child), Three Little WordsThe Thin Man Goes Home, Summer Stock, and later, Out to Sea. She was a reliable guest-star on television, appearing in The Rifleman, Wagon Train, Mannix, Marcus Welby M.D., GunsmokeThe Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, Mama’s Family, Highway to Heaven, Murder She Wrote, and Touched by an Angel. She had recurring parts in Mary Hartman Mary Hartman; and in daytime soap operas, Ryan’s Hope and As the World Turns. And, she was a guest panelist on Match Game ’75.

   On Broadway, Gloria DeHaven (above) toured in a production of No No Nanette. She also co-starred in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Sound of Music. She sang with Bob Crosby’s orchestra, and for a time, had her own nightclub act.

   Gloria DeHaven was 91.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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