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Gloria DeHaven

Gloria DeHaven

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Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: July 23, 1925
Old Time Radio, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gloria Mildred DeHaven (born July 23, 1925) is an American actress, singer and a former contract star for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Early life and career

DeHaven was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor-director, Carter DeHaven, and actress, Flora Parker DeHaven, both former vaudeville performers.

She began her career as a child actor with a bit part in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936). She was signed to a contract withMGM. Despite featured roles in such films as Best Foot ForwardThe Thin Man Goes Home (1944) and Summer Stock (1950), and being voted by exhibitors as the third most likely to be a "star of tomorrow'" in 1944, she did not achieve film stardom. She portrayed her own mother, Flora Parker DeHaven, in the Fred Astaire film Three Little Words (1950).

DeHaven also appeared as a regular in the television series and soap operas As the World TurnsMary Hartman, Mary Hartman andRyan's Hope. She was one of the numerous celebrities enticed to appear in the all-star box office flop, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), and has guest starred in such television series as Robert Montgomery PresentsAppointment with Adventure(episode entitled "The Snow People"), The Guy Mitchell ShowJohnny Ringo (as Rosemary Blake in "Love Affair"), The Rifleman,Wagon TrainThe Lloyd Bridges ShowMarcus Welby, M.D.GunsmokeMannixFantasy IslandHart to HartThe Love Boat,Highway to HeavenMurder, She Wrote and Touched by an Angel.

From January 1969 to February 1971 DeHaven hosted a morning call-in movie show, Prize Movie, on WABC-TV in New York City.

She was also on five episodes of Match Game 75 along with Patti Deutsch and Buck Owens as guest panelists.

Personal life

DeHaven has been married four times to three different men. Her first husband was actor, John Payne, star of The Restless Gun television series, whom she married on December 28, 1944, and divorced in 1950. Her second husband was real estate developer Martin Kimmel; they were married June 21, 1953, and divorced the following year. She was married to Richard Fincher from 1957 until 1963; they remarried in 1965 and divorced again in 1969.

She has two children with Payne, daughter, Kathleen Hope (born 1945), and son, Thomas John Payne (born 1947), and two children with Fincher, son, Harry (born 1958), and daughter, Faith (born 1962).

DeHaven has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd.

Source: Wikipedia

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