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Gloria DeHaven/De Haven


Born - 23 July 1924, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 30 July 2016

Peppy, diminutive, ever-smiling, strawberry-blonde, singer, dancer and light actress, from a vaudeville family. She began as a band singer, but developed into one of the bounciest 'second leads' in MGM musicals and comedies of the 1940s. She occasionally had leading roles in co-features and was usually billed above the title. After a debut at 12 in Chaplin's Modern Times (1936), she came to MGM at 16 and stayed for a decade: Keeping Company (1940), Two-Faced Woman (1941), Best Foot Forward (1943), Thousands Cheer (1943), Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), Broadway Rhythm (1944), Between Two Women (1945), Summer Holiday (1947), Yes, Sir, That's My Baby (1949), The Yellow Cab Man (1950), If You Feel Like Singing (1950), Three Little Words (1950), Two Tickets to Broadway (1951), Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1952), So This is Paris (1954), The Girl Rush (1955) and Mr Broadway (1957), before much work on TV. Later films included Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975), Bog (1979), Ladies on Sweet Street (1990) and Out to Sea (1997), her last. The first of her four marriages was to actor John Payne. She died following a stroke.