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Astrid Allwyn (1905–1978)

Lovely Connecticut-born blonde Astrid Allwyn, with her foreign-sounding name and icy countenance, spruced up a number of 1930s and early 1940s films. Of Swedish descent, she studied dancing and dramatics in New York and later gathered experience joining a stock company. Allwyn made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" and, on ... See full bio »

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Known For

Love Affair Lois Clarke
International Crime Phoebe Lane
Mystery Liner Lila Kane


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 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Joyce Germaine
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Gypsy Toland
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Sara Cochran
 1941 Cracked Nuts
Ethel Mitchell
 1941 Puddin' Head
Yvonne Jones
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Melody for Three
Gladys McClelland
 1941 City of Missing Girls
Nora Page
 1940 Meet the Missus
Violet Stevens
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Pat Danbury
 1940 Gangs of Chicago
Virginia Brandt
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes
Binnie Weldon
 1939 Reno
Flora McKenzie
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Susan Paine
 1939 Honeymoon in Bali
Fortune Teller at Egret Room
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Mrs. Zelma La Claire
 1939 Love Affair
Lois Clarke
 1938 International Crime
Phoebe Lane
 1937 The Westland Case
Miss Brentino
 1937 Love Takes Flight
Diane Audre
 1937 It Could Happen to You
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble
Iris Randall
 1937 Murder Goes to College
Greta Barry
 1937 Woman-Wise
'Bubbles' Carson
 1936 Stowaway
Kay Swift
 1936 Flying Hostess
Phyllis Crawford
 1936 Dimples
Cleo Marsh
 1936 Star for a Night
Josephine Hall
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Mrs. Iris Manning
 1936 It Had to Happen
Mabel Spears (scenes deleted)
 1936 Charlie Chan's Secret
Janice Gage
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Vivian Snowden
 1935 Way Down East
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Accent on Youth
Genevieve Lang
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Girl in Stoke-Hold (uncredited)
 1935 It's a Small World
Nancy Naylor
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
Nora, Bookstand Girl (uncredited)
 1935 One More Spring
Girl at Auction
 1934 The White Parade
Gertrude Mack
 1934 Servants' Entrance
Sigrid Hansen
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights
Blondie Roberts
 1934 Mystery Liner
Lila Kane
 1934 Beggars in Ermine
Mrs. Vivian Dawson (as Astrid Allyn)
 1934 All of Me
Ray (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 He Couldn't Take It
 1933 Hello, Sister!
Webster's Secretary
 1933 The Iron Master
Flo Lancert
 1932 Bachelor Mother
Lola Butler
 1932 The Girl from Calgary
Mazie Williams
 1932 Hat Check Girl
A Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 The Night Mayor
 1932 Love Affair
Linda Lee
 1932 Lady with a Past
 1931 West of Broadway
Young woman (uncredited)
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Astrid Allyn

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Born of Swedish parents, blonde Astrid Allwyn was brought to Hollywood in 1932 on the wave of Garbo-mania. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, she never reached the lofty heights of stardom and, instead, played a succession of icy, predatory 'other women' who would tempt or seduce the hero and make life difficult for the heroine - but only momentarily. She made her stage debut in 'Street Scene' ... See more »

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