Lady Westerners, early 1900s.

by road-traveled | created - 24 Apr 2017 | updated - 04 Jun 2017 | Public

Born 1900 - 1919.

1. Alice Dahl

Actress | Twisted Rails

Alice Dahl was born on February 18, 1914 as Theresa Norberg. She was an actress, known for Twisted Rails (1934), Coyote Trails (1935) and When Lightning Strikes (1934). She died on April 1, 1979 in Hillsborough, Florida, USA.

Mollie Curtis, The Whirlwind (1933). 1933.

5 westerns, 33-35.

1914 - 1979, 65.

2. Patricia Medina

Actress | The Killing of Sister George

Patricia Paz Maria Medina was born on July 19, 1919 in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and an English mother. She began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, where she left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis ...

Peg Jarret, Stranger at My Door (1956). 1956.

33 westerns, 55-66.

1919 - 2012, 92.

3. Jan Clayton

Actress | Lassie

Jan Clayton was born on August 26, 1917 in Tularosa, New Mexico, USA as Jane Byral Clayton. She was an actress, known for Lassie (1954), This Man's Navy (1945) and General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954). She was married to George Greeley, Robert Lerner and ...

20 westerns, 38-67,

Anita Gonzalez, In Old Mexico (1938). 1938.

1917 - 1983, 66.

4. Karin Booth

Actress | The Unfinished Dance

Karin Booth was born on June 19, 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as June Frances Hoffman. She was an actress, known for The Unfinished Dance (1947), Badman's Country (1958) and Swing Shift Maisie (1943). She died on July 27, 2003 in Jupiter, Florida, USA.

Sarah, Resurrection (1957). 1957.

7 westerns, 50-58.

1916 - 2003, 87.

5. Doris May

Actress | 23 1/2 Hours' Leave

Doris May was born on October 15, 1902 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Helen Garrett. She was an actress, known for 23 1/2 Hours' Leave (1919), Up and at 'Em (1922) and Gay and Devilish (1922). She was married to Wallace MacDonald. She died on May 12, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Nellie Camp, The Gunfighter (1923). 1923.

1902 - 1984, 81.

6. Maria Palmer

Actress | Lady on a Train

This lovely Austrian-born actress was born (in 1917) and raised in Vienna, performing as a child on stage and appearing in various productions for the renown Max Reinhardt. Trained in dance, she was a member of the Bodenwieser Ensemble, a European troupe. Following a few high school plays and dance...

10 westerns, 50-62.

Elsa, The Immigrants (1962).

1917 - 1981, 64. Austria. California.

7. Osa Massen

Actress | Rocketship X-M

Osa Massen (born Aase Madsen Iversen) was a newspaper photographer with an ambition to become a film editor. Prolific Danish film director Alice O'Fredericks gave her a role in her film Kidnapped (1935). After only two films in Denmark, she was given a screen test by 20th Century Fox and arrived in...

Minnie, Around the Horn (1958). 1958

1914 - 2006, 91. Denmark. California.

8. Kitty Kelly

Actress | Bachelor Apartment

Kitty Kelly was born on April 27, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Sue O'Neil. She was an actress, known for Bachelor Apartment (1931), Behind Office Doors (1931) and Ladies of the Jury (1932). She died on June 29, 1968 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Daisy Devine, Geronimo (1939). 1939

5 westerns, 39-68.

1902 - 1968, 66

9. Jean Fenwick

Actress | Mary of Scotland

Jean Fenwick was born on May 30, 1907 in Trinidad, British West Indies as Harriet Krauth. She was an actress, known for Mary of Scotland (1936), Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) and I've Been Around (1935). She died on December 5, 1998 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Betty, The Slingshot Kid (1927). 1927.

5 westerns, 27-57.

1907 - 1998, 91.

10. Mary Philbin

Actress | The Man Who Laughs

Mary Philbin's life should be a lesson to domineering parents. Mary was born on July 16, 1903, in Chicago, Illinois, to John Philbin and his first wife and namesake, Mary. The child was regarded as a little beauty from an early age and her mother was exceedingly proud of her and loved to show her ...

Sallie Summers, Where Is This West? (1923). 1923.

1902 - 1993, 90.

11. Mary Miles Minter

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Little Mary Miles Minter was a child star who was dominated by her mother. At the age of 5 she first appeared on the stage in the play "Cameo Kirby". From that time on she worked steadily without a single vacation. Her greatest stage success was in "The Littlest Rebel", with William Farnum and ...

Jessica Westoon, The Cowboy and the Lady (1922). 1922.

1902 - 1984, 82.

12. Barbara Weeks

Actress | The Violent Years

Barbara Weeks was born on July 4, 1913 in Somerset, Massachusetts, USA as Sue Kingsley. She was an actress, known for The Violent Years (1956), White Eagle (1932) and Two-Fisted Sheriff (1937). She was married to William Cox, Lewis Parker and Big Boy Williams. She died on June 24, 2003 in Las Vegas...

Sundown Rider (1932). 1932.

8 westerns, 31-37.

1913 - 2003, 89.

13. Sheila Terry

Actress | Go-Get-'Em, Haines

Sheila Terry was born on March 5, 1907 in Warroad, Minnesota, USA as Kathleen Eleanor Mulheron. She was an actress, known for Go-Get-'Em, Haines (1936), 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) and The Lawless Frontier (1934). She was married to William Adam Magee Jr., Laurence Erastus Clark and Roy Sedley....

Ruby, The Lawless Frontier (1934). 1934.

5 westerns, 32-37.

1910 - 1957, 46.

14. Virginia Grey

Actress | Airport

Born into a show-business family--her father was a director and her mother was a film cutter--Virginia Grey made her film debut at age 10 as Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927). After a few more films as a child actress, she left the business to finish her schooling. Returning to films as an adult in ...

Flo Collins, Grandfather (1959). 1959.

33 westerns, 33-66.

1917 - 2004, 87.

15. Jo Ann Sayers

Actress | The Man with Nine Lives

Jo Ann Sayers (real name: Miriam Lucille Lilygren) was born in Seattle, Washington. Named after Moses' dancer-sister Miriam, she danced as a child, took violin and piano lessons and acted in school plays. She attended the University of Washington with hopes of becoming a lawyer, but was drawn to ...

Madeline Majesty Hammond, The Light of Western Stars (1940). 1940.

1918 - 2011, 93.

16. Jean Brooks

Actress | The Seventh Victim

The fourth and youngest child of Horace and Robina Kelly, Jean Brooks spent her early years in her native Texas before relocating to Costa Rica with her mother after her father's death. Her time in Costa Rica enabled her to become fluent in Spanish, and she began her professional career as a singer...

6 westerns, 40-42.

Eris Brooke, Son of Roaring Dan (1940). 1940.

1915 - 1963, 47.

17. Dorothy Sebastian

Actress | Ship of Wanted Men

The daughter of a clergyman and a mother, who was an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes, Stella Dorothy Sabiston spent her formative years in her home state of Alabama. She had three siblings, all of whom died relatively young. She attended the University of Alabama, but always ...

Samantrha Jerusha Farrell, Wyoming (1928). 1928.

13 westerns, 27-41.

1903 - 1957, 53.

18. Josephine Hutchinson

Actress | North by Northwest

As a child she studied at Seattle's Cornish School. Still in her early twenties, after several years of stock work in New York, she joined Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theater where she won critical praise for her title role in "Alice in Wonderland." She came to Hollywood in 1934 under ...

23 westerns, 55-74

Mrs. Cherne, Many Rivers to Cross (1955). 1955.

1903 - 1998, 94

19. Esther Estrella

Actress | Undercover Man

Svelte brunette Esther Estrella deserves a footnote to Hollywood history just because of how she got into pictures. The story goes that she haunted the casting offices -- along with countless other hopefuls waiting for their big break -- when a director called out to her to board a bus for ...

Paquita Serrano, Three Men from Texas (1940). 1940.

7 westerns, 40-42.

1919 - 2005, 85.

20. Dorothy Granger

Actress | I've Been Around

Dorothy Granger was one of the first members of SAG when the Screen Actors Guild was founded over 65 years ago. A Texas beauty contest winner at the age of thirteen, Dorothy's career ran from a long-running two-reel series, as the wife of Leon Errol for RKO, to the long-running television series ...

Maybelle, Under Western Skies (1945). 1945.

23 westerns, 32-59.

1911 - 1995, 83.

21. Lois January

Actress | The Pace That Kills

Born in McAllen, Texas, Lois January trained as a dancer almost from infancy. Her mother believed that Lois and her younger brother were talented enough as dancers to make it in the movies, and she took the two children to Los Angeles for a short period to check out employment opportunities for ...

14 westerns, 35-87.

Sheila Shannon, Lightnin' Crandall (1937). 1937.

1912 - 2006, 93.

22. Mary Wickes

Actress | Sister Act

From the grand old school of wisecracking, loud and lanky Mary Wickes had few peers while forging a career as a salty scene-stealer. Her abrupt, tell-it-like-it-is demeanor made her a consistent audience favorite on every medium for over six decades. She was particularly adroit in film parts that ...

Bessie Mae Curtis, Destry (1954). 1954.

19 westerns, 52-67.

1910 - 1995, 85.

23. Caryl Lincoln

Actress | The Man from New Mexico

Caryl Lincoln was born on November 16, 1903 in Oakland, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Man from New Mexico (1932), The Lost Special (1932) and Man of Action (1933). She was married to Bert Stevens. She died on February 20, 1983 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

12 westerns, 28-33.

Molly Butterfield, Tracked (1928). 1928.

1903 - 1983, 79.

24. Maris Wrixon

Actress | The Master Key

This shapely starlet had a minor career at Warner Brothers during the 1930's and 40's. She possessed all the physical endowments that had propelled other screen sirens of the period to stardom. Hollywood's premier glamour photographer, George Hurrell Sr., thought her alluring. Her face adorned ...

Wilmetta 'Billie' Wentworth, Sunset in Wyoming (1941). 1941.

10 westerns, 39-51.

1916 - 1999, 82.

25. Helen Lynch

Actress | Romance of the Underworld

Helen Lynch was born on April 6, 1900 in Billings, Montana, USA as Helen Emily Lynch. She was an actress, known for Romance of the Underworld (1928), Minnie (1922) and Bustin' Thru (1925). She was married to Carroll Nye. She died on March 2, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Nell Savery, Arizona Sweepstakes (1926). 1926.

7 westerns, 20-28.

1900 - 1965, 64.

26. Vera Steadman

Actress | The Nervous Wreck

Vera Steadman was born on June 23, 1900 in Monterey, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Nervous Wreck (1926), 813 (1920) and His Breach of Promise (1920). She was married to Jack Taylor. She died on December 14, 1966 in Long Beach, California.

The Nervous Wreck (1926). 1926. The Texans (1938). 1938.

1900 - 1966, 66.

27. Dorothy Gulliver

Actress | Troopers Three

As an avid movie fan, Dorothy got her chance to go to Hollywood when she won a Salt Lake City beauty contest sponsored by Universal Pictures. Signed by Universal after her successful screen test, Dorothy became one of the many contract actors working in small bit parts. She became well known due to...

20 westerns, 26-39.

The Rambling Ranger (1927). 1927.

1908 - 1997, 88.

28. Beatrice Roberts

Actress | Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Beatrice Roberts was born on March 7, 1905 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Alice Beatrice Roberts. She was an actress, known for Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), Bill Cracks Down (1937) and Outlaws of the Orient (1937). She was married to John Wesley Smith and Robert L. Ripley. She died on July ...

Anna Bailey, Pioneers of the West (1940). 1940

3 westerns, 37-46.

1905 - 1970, 65.

29. Kay Linaker

Writer | The Blob

Kay Linaker was educated at a private school in Connecticut and later attended New York University. While living in New York, she became interested in the stage and began attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her work in several small Broadway roles brought her to the attention of screen...

Sandy McKenzie, Black Aces (1937). 1937.

8 westerns, 37-62.

1913 - 2008, 94.

30. Bebe Daniels

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Bebe Daniels already had toured as an actor by the age of four in a stage production of "Richard III". She had her first leading role at the age of seven and started her film career shortly after this in movies for Imperial, Pathe and others. At 14 she was already a film veteran, and was enlisted ...

5 westerns, 18-29.

Rita Ferguson, Rio Rita (1929). 1929.

1901 - 1971, 70. Texas. London.

31. Eleanor Stewart

Actress | The Rangers Step In

Eleanor Stewart was born on February 2, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on The Rangers Step In (1937), Rolling Caravans (1938) and Pirates on Horseback (1941). She was married to Greiner, Maurice and Peterson, Les. She died on July 4, 2007 in Rancho Bernardo, California, ...

Sylvia Ashton, Range Defenders (1937). 1937.

17 westerns, 36-44.

1913 - 2007, 94.

32. Rosemary DeCamp

Actress | On Moonlight Bay

RoseMary De Camp was the quintessential small-town American mother, a calming and steadying presence in scores of films in the 1940s and 1950s. She came to Hollywood after a successful career on the stage and in radio, making her film debut in 1941. Though she worked for many studios, she was most ...

Samuella, The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952). 1952.

11 westerns, 52-69.

1910 - 2001, 90.

33. Sheila Bromley

Actress | The Prescott Kid

Sheila Bromley was born on October 31, 1911 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Prescott Kid (1934), Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite (1939) and Death Goes North (1939). She was married to Jairus Bellamy. She died on July 23, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Dolores Ortega, The Prescott Kid (1934). 1934.

38 westerns, 30-67.

1911 - 2003, 91.

34. Dorothy Adams

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Dorothy Adams was born on January 8, 1900 in Hannah, North Dakota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Killing (1956) and The Ten Commandments (1956). She was married to Byron Foulger. She died on March 16, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Mrs. Noonan, The Devil and Doctor O'Hara (1956). 1956.

46 westerns, 41-69.

15 feature westerns.

1900 - 1988, 88.

35. Kathleen Myers

Actress | Babbitt

Kathleen Myers was born on April 16, 1899 in Covington, Kentucky, USA as Katherine Meyers. She was an actress, known for Babbitt (1924), Midnight Secrets (1924) and Go West (1925). She was married to Andrew H Nordheim and Harold Gowdy Ohnstein. She died on September 27, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio, ...

Go West (1925). 1925.

6 westerns, 21-28.

1900 --

36. Dorothy Dunbar

Actress | Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Dorothy Dunbar was born on May 28, 1902 in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA as Edith Augusta Dunbar. She was an actress, known for Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927), Breed of the Sea (1926) and The Masquerade Bandit (1926). She was married to Russell H. Lawson, Tino Costa, Max Baer, Jaime S. de Garcon,...

Tex Miller, The Flaming Crisis (1924). 1924.

4 westerns, 24-27.

1902 - 1992, 90.

37. Irene Coleman

Actress | Tripping Through the Tropics

Irene Coleman was born on August 13, 1913 in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. She was an actress, known for Tripping Through the Tropics (1934) and Romance of the Potato (1939). She died on July 19, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Pioneer Woman, Wells Fargo (1937). 1937.

1913 - 1975, 61.

38. Gail Bonney

Actress | Star Trek

Gail Bonney was born on December 15, 1901 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Goldie Bonowitz. She was an actress, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). She died on December 7, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Minnie Higgins, Smuggled Silver (1953). 1953.

58 westerns, 53-73.

1901 - 1984, 82.

39. Esther Ralston

Actress | Peter Pan

Projected as wholesome but fun-loving, Maine-born leading lady Esther Ralston enjoyed a prime silent age career and, at her peak, was packaged and publicized as "The American Venus" by none other than that of showman Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. after appearing as a dazzling beauty queen in the film of the...

17 westerns, 21-33.

Dorothy Alden, Tracked Down (1922). 1922.

1902 - 1994, 91.

40. Veda Ann Borg

Actress | Kid Galahad

Born in Boston, Veda Ann Borg was a New York model in 1936 when a screen test brought her a short-lived contract at Paramount, where she made her debut film, Three Cheers for Love (1936). She fit better at Warner Brothers, where she played at least 15 roles (some of them bits) in 1937-38; but in ...

Susan Stark, Naked Gun (1956). 1956.

31 westerns, 39-61.

1915 - 1973, 58.

41. Verna Hillie

Actress | The Trail Beyond

Verna Hillie was born on May 5, 1914 in Hancock, Michigan, USA as Verna Dolores Hillie. She was an actress, known for The Trail Beyond (1934), The Star Packer (1934) and I've Been Around (1935). She was married to Dick Linkroum and Frank Gill Jr.. She died on October 6, 1997 in Fairfield, ...

Jane Corwin, Mystery Mountain (1934).1934

1914 - 1997, 83.

42. Viora Daniel

Actress | Quarantined Rivals

Viora Daniel was born on January 24, 1902 in San Lucas, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Quarantined Rivals (1927), Be My Wife (1921) and The Life of the Party (1920). She died on May 9, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

12 westerns

1902 - 1980, 78

43. Shirley Grey

Actress | Treason

Born Agnes Zetterstrand in 1902 in the small industrial town of Naugatuck, Connecticut, Grey was the seventh surviving and youngest child of Swedish immigrants. Her life and that of her family was sent into turmoil when her father died suddenly of a heart attack in 1911. Grey's family eventually ...

6 westerns

1902 - 1981, 79.

44. Jean Parker

Actress | The Gunfighter

Jean Parker was born Lois Mae Green in 1915. Her father was Lewis Green, a gunsmith and hunter, and her mother was Pearl Melvina Burch (later known professionally as Mildred Brenner), one of 18 children of a pioneer family that came to Montana from Missouri and Iowa. Jean's maternal grandfather was...

Holly Ripple, Knights of the Range (1940). 1940.

16 westerns, 34-65.

1915 - 2005, 90.

45. Yvonne Pelletier

Actress | The Crystal Cup

Yvonne Pelletier was born on November 6, 1915 in Port Haney, British Columbia, Canada as Yvonne Charlene Pelletier. She was an actress, known for The Crystal Cup (1927), Riders of the Purple Sage (1931) and Children of Divorce (1927). She was married to Robert Lincoln Springfels. She died on ...

46. Marion Mack

Actress | The General

Many recognise Marion Mack as the beautiful but brainless heroine Annabelle Lee, of Buster Keaton's classic 'The General'. However, few realise that Marion was also a talented screenwriter who, with her husband, formed a successful production team. Born Joey Marion McReery, she began her career as ...

Betty Thompson, The Cowpuncher's Comeback (1921). 1921.

3 westerns, 21-40.

1902 - 1989, 87.

47. Pamela Blake

Actress | Ghost of Zorro

The heroine of a host of westerns, crimes and serial adventures during the 1940s, this attractive, full-faced "B" movie item was born Adele Pearce on August 6, 1915 (several movie resources list 1918). Born in Oakland, California, Pamela Blake won a beauty contest at age 17 and decided to try her ...

19 westerns, 38-54.

Kathy Clark, Waco (1952). 1952.

1915 - 2009, 94.

48. Collette Lyons

Actress | Blondie's Big Deal

Collette Lyons was born on October 3, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Blondie's Big Deal (1949), Frisco Sal (1945) and Three Texas Steers (1939). She was married to George Randolph Hearst and Alan Dinehart. She died on October 5, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, ...

Kate Holliday, The Reformation of Doc Holliday (1958). 1958.

7 westerns, 39-58.

1908 - 1986, 78.

49. Lee Patrick

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Lee Patrick could play a tough, scrapping, hard-bitten dame as she did in the gritty women's prison drama Caged (1950), or the meek and twittery socialite wife as exemplified as Doris Upson in the freewheeling farce Auntie Mame (1958). The versatile character actress had plenty of places to go in ...

Mrs. Howard Cassin, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964). 1964.

14 westerns, 37-64.

1901 - 1982, 80.

50. Irene Tedrow

Actress | Empire of the Ants

Denver-born supporting actress Irene Tedrow is another in a long line of "I know the face...but not the name" character actors whose six-decade career was known more for its durability than for the greatness of roles she played. Born in 1907, she was a lady primarily of the stage, beginning her ...

50 westerns, 3 features, 55-78.

Granny Colvin, Pioneer Pluck (1970). 1970.

1907 - 1995, 87.

51. Lillian Bronson

Actress | Spencer's Mountain

Lillian Bronson was born on October 21, 1902 in Lockport, New York, USA as Lillian Rumsey Bronson. She was an actress, known for Spencer's Mountain (1963), In the Good Old Summertime (1949) and Front Row Center (1955). She was married to Henry Daniels Mygatt. She died on August 2, 1995 in Los ...

57 westerns, 50-71.

1902 - 1995, 92.

52. Helen Ainsworth

Producer | 5 Against the House

Formerly a stage actress in San Francisco and on Broadway, Ainsworth went to Hollywood in the 1920s as an agent. She helped many actors attain stardom: Guy Madison, Marilyn Monroe, Rhonda Fleming, Carol Channing and Howard Keel, among others. She also put together a deal for Guy Madison to star in ...

Jane Crocker, Gold Mine in the Sky (1938). 1938.

7 westerns, 38-61.

1901 - 1961, 59.

53. Nina Varela

Actress | Tales of Tomorrow

Born near St. Louis in 1902, and trained in Europe in opera as a mezzo-soprano, square-faced, lantern-jawed, full-figured Nina Varela came to the United States in the late 1930s and ended up in Hollywood. During the 40s, 50's, and 60's, she worked frequently at the Shubert Theater, accompanying ...

Mayor Delilah Courtney, Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). 1953.

9 westerns,53-60.

1902 - 1982, 79

54. Nydia Westman

Actress | The Cat and the Canary

This adorable character actress tended to play older than she really was on stage, screen and TV. Petite and quite pretty in her youth, Nydia Westman was born in 1902 to vaudevillian parents, actor-composer Theodore Westman and actress-playwright Lily Wren, and was thrust into the limelight at an ...

Bridget McGloin, The Black McGloins (1969).

8 westerns, 41-69.

1902 - 1970, 68.

55. Helen Kleeb

Actress | Seven Days in May

Helen Kleeb was born on January 6, 1907 in South Bend, Washington, USA. She was an actress, known for Seven Days in May (1964), The Party (1968) and Magnificent Obsession (1954). She was married to Elmer Garrison and John Gerald Prendergast. She died on December 28, 2003 in Los Angeles, California,...

1907 - 2003, 96.

Dorcas Wentzel, Bohannan (1972). 1972.

44 westerns, 56-83.

56. Kathleen Freeman

Actress | Innerspace

Kathleen Freeman's introduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on ...

Grits, The Far Country (1954). 1954.

52 westerns, 53-75.

1919 - 2001, 82.

57. Mabel Albertson

Actress | What's Up, Doc?

When, at 50, Mabel Albertson was given the supporting role of Mrs. Carter, young actress Aileen Stanley Jr.'s mother in a Warner Bros. Technicolor musical romance, little did she know that she was starting out a movie and TV career in which she would shine as "the ultimate haughty judgmental (often...

25 westerns, 57-68.

Madame Chalon, Les Girls (1959). 1959.

1901 - 1982, 81.

58. Dorothy Neumann

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Dorothy Neumann was born on January 26, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Private Parts (1972) and Hot Rod Gang (1958). She died on May 20, 1994 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Mrs. Kester, The Sheriff of Buckeye (1958). 1958.

35 westerns, 50-76.

1914 - 1994, 80.

59. Patsy Kelly

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Patsy Kelly was born Bridget Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly on January 12, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York. She began performing in vaudeville when she was just twelve years old. Patsy worked with comedian Frank Fay and starred in several Broadway shows. She was discovered by producer Hal Roach, who paired ...

Mrs. Bancroft, The Night of the Bogus Bandits (1967). 1967.

13 westerns, 38-68.

1910 - 1981, 71.

60. Wanda McKay

Actress | Jungle Goddess

She attended grammar school in Portland, Oregon until her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated from Fort Worth Polytechnic High School. Shortly afterward she proceeded to New York City to become a model. She graced the cover on many national magazines, and was selected as the ...

Kate Stewart, Texas Justice (1942). 1942.

18 westerns, 41-52.

1915 - 1996, 80.

61. Pauline Curley

Actress | Bound in Morocco

Coming from a theatrical family (her mother was an actress), Pauline Curley was an actress from the age of five, and toured the vaudeville circuit with her family. Her first known film role came in 1913, and although her movie career lasted 16 years, she never made the top, or even the middle, ...

26 westerns, 20-27.

Polly Gilmore, Double Cinched (1923). 1923.

1903 - 2000, 96.

62. Gwen Gaze

Actress | I Cover the War!

Alta Gwendolyn Gaze was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her father was a film actor and singer in comedies in his homeland of Australia as well as London and New York. Gwen achieved a degree from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, then immigrated to America and received a drama ...

Irene Bently, Underground Rustlers (1941). 1941.

6 westerns, 38-43.

1915 - 2010, 94. Australia. USA.

63. Elizabeth Harrower

Writer | The Young and the Restless

Betty Louise Foss was born during the final days of World War I in Alameda, California as the country plagued by a flu epidemic. Within six weeks, her mother died, her father had a nervous breakdown, and relatives passed her care around. As babies were thought to draw the deadly flu, Betty was ...

37 westerns, 51-74.

Mrs. Hemp, Thunder Pass (1954). 1954.

1918 - 2003, 85.

64. Maudie Prickett

Actress | The 20th Century-Fox Hour

Maudie Prickett was born on October 25, 1914 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Maude Merrie Doyle. She was an actress, known for The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), Hazel (1961) and The Andy Griffith Show (1960). She was married to Cyril Bernard Cooper, Eakle W. Cartwright and Charles Fillmore Prickett II....

53 westerns, 38-74.

Mrs. Wiggins, The Phantom Stagecoach (1957).

1914 - 1976, 61.

65. Lois Collier

Actress | A Night in Casablanca

Born Madelyn Earle Jones in South Carolina in 1922, this actress' childhood dream was to be a missionary in China, but a taste of acting in school plays soon changed her mind and she decided on a career on stage. Her mother was supportive of her decision and, while Madelyn was attending college in ...

Doris Sheldon, Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941). 1941.

12 westerns, 41-57.

1919 - 1999, 80.

66. Marion Martin

Actress | The Man in the Iron Mask

Dubbed "Hollywood's blonde menace," brassy, curvaceous Marion Martin (born Marion Suplee) was the daughter of a well-to-do Bethlehem Steel executive and reared in Main Line society. She attended exclusive schools until the family fortune was wiped out in the stock market crash of 1929. Forced to ...

10 westerns, 40-52.

Pearl, Thunder in the Pines (1948). 1948.

1908 - 1985, 77.

67. Luana Walters

Actress | Captain Midnight

Shapely film brunette Luana Walters was one of film western's more sensual prairie flowers during the late 30s and early 40s. She was certainly one of the more decorative distractions in between all those cowboy heroics displayed by her co-stars: Gene Autry, Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Charles Starrett ...

22 westerns, 32-47.

Nancy Kellogg, Thundering Hoofs (1942). 1942.

1912 - 1963, 50.

68. Babe London

Actress | Ain't Love Funny?

Babe was originally a stock player with Vitagraph then joined the Christie Company as a featured player and leading comedienne Later she played leads in Jack White's Educational Comedies and with Charlie Chaplin in 'A Day's Pleasure. Later she appeared in live and filmed television shows such as ...

Mrs. Martin, Trouble at Hogback (1955). 1955.

5 westerns, 25-55.

1901 - 1980, 79.

69. Lili Valenty

Actress | Mannix

The multi-faceted Polish-born performer Lili Valenty appeared in a dozen or so Broadway plays in the 30s, 40s and 50s, then went on to enliven a number of routine on-camera projects in her twilight years. Born at the turn of the century, she received her start on the German stage where she became a...

11 westerns, 58-78.

Madame, Diamond in the Rough (1958). 1958.

1900 - 1987, 86. Poland, California.

70. Nellie Burt

Actress | Ben Casey

Nellie Burt was born on January 4, 1900 in Aberdeen, Washington, USA. She was an actress, known for Ben Casey (1961), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Lightning Raider (1919). She died on November 3, 1986 in East Rockaway, New York, USA.

Nora Holland, The Michael Malone Story (1964). 1964.

12 westerns, 62-72,

1900 - 1986, 80.

Writer, Drifting Along (1946). 1946.

61 westerns, 25-59.

1900 - 1973, 73.

72. Ruth Warren

Actress | The Guilty Generation

Ruth Warren was born on March 27, 1901 in Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for The Guilty Generation (1931), Canon City (1948) and Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931). She died on July 9, 1986 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

Jane Acker, King of the Wild Horses (1947). 1947.

22 westerns, 32-59.

1901 - 1986, 85.

73. Helen Mayon

Actress | Hilda Crane

Helen Mayon was born on August 31, 1902 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Hilda Crane (1956), Cavalcade of America (1952) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962). She was married to Robert Lynn. She died on December 24, 2001 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Mrs. Amber, Destination Devil's Flat (1960). 1960.

4 westerns, 57-60.

1902 - 2001, 99.

74. Natalie Joyce

Actress | Pals of the Prairie

Natalie Joyce was born Natalie Marie Johnson in Virginia. She was one of eight children and her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was young. At the age of eighteen Natalie moved to New York to be an actress. She danced in the Ziegfeld Follies and was offered a movie contract at Christie Studios...

Virginia Watkins, The Man from Nevada (1929). 1929.

6 westerns, 27-29.

1902 - 1992, 90.

75. Hilda Moreno

Actress | My Outlaw Brother

Hilda Moreno was born on July 1, 1902 in Havana, Cuba. She was an actress, known for My Outlaw Brother (1951), It Happened in Spain (1934) and The Invader (1936). She died on October 29, 1992 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

Tan bueno el giro como el colorado (1959). 1959. -One's the Same as the Other.

1902 - 1992, 90. Cuba. New Jersey.

76. Charlotte Stevens

Actress | King of the Pack

Charlotte Stevens was born on August 25, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for King of the Pack (1926), The Millionaire Baby (1915) and Mine to Keep (1923). She died on October 28, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Maybelle, Ride 'Em Cowboy (1924). 1924.

5 westerns, 24-28.

1902 - 1946, 44.

77. Leonor Gómez

Actress | Una piedra en el zapato

Leonor Gómez was born in 1905 in Mexico. She is an actress, known for Una piedra en el zapato (1956), Tinieblas (1957) and Profanadores de tumbas (1966).

El siete machos (1951). 1951.

29 westerns, 47-74.

1905 --. Mexico.

78. Katherine Warren

Actress | The Prowler

Katherine Warren was born on July 12, 1905 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for The Prowler (1951), The Caine Mutiny (1954) and All the King's Men (1949). She was married to Clark Chesney. She died on July 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Phoebe Sheldon, The Man Behind the Gun (1953). 1953.

20 westerns, 52-63.

1905 - 1965, 60.

79. Sarah Selby

Actress | Beyond the Forest

Sarah Selby was born on August 30, 1905 in Middletown, Ohio, USA as Sarah Elizabeth Selby. She was an actress, known for Beyond the Forest (1949), The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (1956) and Tower of London (1962). She was married to Holger Yngvar Harthern-Jakobsen and Stanley ...

Bessie Moran, Gunfire at Indian Gap (1957). 1957.

53 westerns, 47-72.

1905 - 1980, 74.

80. Joyzelle Joyner

Actress | Just Imagine

Joyzelle Joyner was born on August 27, 1905 in Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Just Imagine (1930), The Vanishing Frontier (1932) and The Sea Beast (1926). She was married to Phil Rosen. She died on November 30, 1980 in California, USA.

Whistlin' Dan (1932). 1932.

1905 - 1980, 75.

81. Ula Love

Actress | Youth on Parole

Ula Love was born on September 20, 1905 in Erwin, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Youth on Parole (1937) and Springtime in the Rockies (1937). She died on March 10, 2000 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Sylvia Parker, Springtime in the Rockies (1937). 1937

1905 - 2000, 94.

82. Audrey Betz

Actress | Monsieur Verdoux

Audrey Betz was born on June 1, 1908 in Nebraska, USA as Mae Hitchcock. She was an actress, known for Monsieur Verdoux (1947), The Outlaws Is Coming (1965) and I Love Lucy (1951). She died on May 21, 1974 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Bartender, Rio Bravo (1959). 1959.

6 westerns, 59-65.

1908 - 1974, 65.

83. Gertrude Flynn

Actress | I Want to Live!

Gertrude Flynn was born on January 14, 1909 in New York, USA. She was an actress, known for I Want to Live! (1958), Funny Girl (1968) and The Twilight Zone (1959). She was married to Asa Cyril Bordages, Jr. She died on October 16, 1996 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

19 westerns, 59-87.

Dorritt MacGregor, Brasada Spur (1959). 1959.

1909 - 1996, 87.

84. Juney Ellis

Actress | Corrina, Corrina

Juney Ellis was born on January 23, 1909 in Pasadena, California, USA as June Imogene Shafer. She was an actress, known for Corrina, Corrina (1994), I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988). She died on July 27, 1997 in Los Angeles, California.

Mountain Woman, Mercyday (1958). 1958.

35 westerns, 54-81.

1909 - 1997, 88.

85. Jeane Wood

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Jeane Wood was born on November 22, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jane Wood. She was an actress, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Joe Dakota (1957) and A Life at Stake (1955). She was married to John Hiestand and Joe Sawyer. She died on July 26, 1997 in Los Angeles.

Bertha Jensen, Joe Dakota (1957). 1957.

18 westerns, 55-62.

1909 - 1997, 87.

86. Renata Vanni

Actress | Lady in White

Renata Vanni was born on October 12, 1909 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She was an actress, known for Lady in White (1988), Fatso (1980) and That Girl (1966). She died on February 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Rosa Amontillo, The Uncourageous (1961). 1961.

12 westerns, 49-70.

1909 - 2004, 94. Italy. California.

87. Vivian Bay

Actress | No More Children

Vivian Bay was born in 1911 in Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for No More Children (1929), The Parting of the Trails (1930) and The Oklahoma Kid (1929).

Janice Holbrook, The White Outlaw (1929). 1929.

4 westerns, 29-30.

1911 --

88. Marta Flores

Actress | Estambul 65

Marta Flores was born on January 18, 1913 in Madrid, Spain as Marta Mateos de Paz. She was an actress and casting director, known for That Man in Istanbul (1965), The House by the Edge of the Lake (1979) and La mentira tiene cabellos rojos (1962). She died on February 18, 2005 in Barcelona, Spain.

Margarita, Rain for a Dusty Summer (1971). 1971.

5 westerns, 65-74.

1913 - 2005, 92.

89. Genee Boutell

Actress | The Fighting Cowboy

Genee Boutell was born on October 5, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Genevive Nellie Clark. She was an actress, known for The Fighting Cowboy (1933), Rawhide Romance (1934) and The Whirlwind Rider (1934). She was married to Jay Wilsey and Bob Anthony. She died on May 23, 2006 in Washougal, ...

Alice Baldwin, The Whirlwind Rider (1934). 1934.

4 westerns, 33-34.

1913 - 2006, 92.

90. Virginia Carroll

Actress | A Tenderfoot Goes West

Virginia Carroll, who married Ralph Byrd, appeared in one of her husband's films, Dick Tracy Returns (1938). She was widowed in 1952. She acted in films mostly under the name of Virginia Carroll. She continued to act in films and some television programs after her husband had passed away and made ...

31 westerns, 36-57

Mary Cramer, Overland Trails (1948). 1948.

1913 - 2009, 95.

91. Natalie Masters

Actress | The Incredible Hulk

Natalie Masters was born on November 23, 1915 in San Francisco, California, USA as Natalie M. Park. She was an actress, known for The Incredible Hulk (1977), Hart to Hart (1979) and The Night Runner (1957). She was married to Montgomery Masters. She died on February 9, 1986 in Los Angeles County, ...

16 westerns.

1915 -1986, 70.

92. Helen Brown

Actress | Shane

Helen Brown was born on December 24, 1915 in Lyman, Washington, USA. She was an actress, known for Shane (1953), Out West with the Peppers (1940) and Medic (1954). She died on September 9, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Hattie Neely, The Missouri Traveler (1958). 1958.

32 westerns, 36-62.

1915 - 1994, 78.

93. Helen Brown

Actress | Shane

Helen Brown was born on December 24, 1915 in Lyman, Washington, USA. She was an actress, known for Shane (1953), Out West with the Peppers (1940) and Medic (1954). She died on September 9, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Helen Darrow, Blazing Guns (1956). 1956.

32 westerns, 36-52.

1915 - 1994, 78.

94. Fay Baker

Actress | Notorious

Fay Baker was born on January 31, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Fay Schwager. She was an actress, known for Notorious (1946), The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) and Deadline - U.S.A. (1952). She was married to Arthur Weiss. She died on December 8, 1987 in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Marie Burden, Bad Woman (1957). 1957.

11 westerns, 49-59.

1917 - 1987, 70

95. Lorna Thayer

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Character actress Lorna Thayer will probably remain in good standing in the Hollywood cult movie annals for decades to come, due to one scene and one scene, alone. In the critically-acclaimed "generation gap" film, Five Easy Pieces (1970), Jack Nicholson plays a rebellious, disgruntled ...

41 westerns, 6 features, 52-75.

1919 - 2005, 86.

96. Kay Stewart

Actress | Front Row Center

Kay Stewart was born on April 17, 1919 in Cleburne, Texas, USA as Kathryn Charlene Stewart. She is known for her work on Front Row Center (1955), The Best of the Post (1960) and Wagon Train (1957). She was married to William Russell Dickens, James Russell Halford and Langdon William Proctor. She ...

Mary Forrest, A Case of Slow (1960). 1960.

45 westerns, 54-70.

1919-2002, 82.

97. Amzie Strickland

Actress | Pretty Woman

Amzie Strickland was born on January 10, 1919 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Amzie Ellen Strickland. She was an actress, known for Pretty Woman (1990), Doc Hollywood (1991) and Matinee Theatre (1955). She was married to Frank Behrens. She died on July 5, 2006 in Spokane, Washington, USA.

Mrs. Brant, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0594122]. 1956.

54 westerns, 39-97.

1919 - 2006, 87.

98. Mary Gregory

Actress | Sleeper

Mary Gregory was an actress, known for Sleeper (1973), Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She died in 2018.

20 westerns, 56-93.

Freida Howard, The Night the Town Died (1960). 1960.

99. Elaine Edwards

Actress | The Bat

Elaine Edwards is an actress, known for The Bat (1959), Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963) and Old Oklahoma Plains (1952).

Ella Russell, The Sheriff's Wife (1955). 1955.



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