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Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter

Audrey Totter (born December 20, 1918 in Joliet, Illinois) is an American actress. Image File history File links Audreytotter. ... Image File history File links Audreytotter. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...

Totter began her acting career in radio in the late 1930s and after success in Chicago and New York, was signed to a seven year film contract with MGM Studios. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...

She made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945) and during the 1940s established herself as a popular female lead. Although she appearance in various film genres, she became most widely known to movie audiences in film noir productions. Initially MGM groomed her to become an important player and she was paired opposite some of their biggest stars. Among her successes were The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) with John Garfield and Lana Turner, Lady in the Lake (1947) with Robert Montgomery and Jayne Meadows, The Unsuspected (1947 for Warner Brothers Studios) with Claude Rains, High Wall (1947) with Robert Taylor, The Saxon Charm (1948) with Montgomery and Susan Hayward, Alias Nick Beal (1949) with Ray Milland, The Set-Up (1949) with Robert Ryan, Any Number Can Play (1949) with Clark Gable and Alexis Smith, and Tension (1950) with Richard Basehart. This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1934 novel by James M. Cain that was made into three movies. ... John Garfield John Garfield (born March 4, 1913 in New York City; died May 21, 1952 in New York City) was an American actor. ... Lana Turner Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress famed early in her career for her appearances in tight sweaters, and her smoldering sensuality, and later in her career for sudsy romance films with maximal glamorous evening gowns and tragedy. ... See also Lady of the Lake Lady in the Lake is the title of a 1947 crime film noir from MGM Studios. ... Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. ... Jayne Meadows (b. ... The Unsuspected is a 1947 film starring Claude Rains. ... The WB Shield, used from 2001 to late 2003. ... Claude Rains in Casablanca (1942) Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 - May 30, 1967) was an English actor. ... High Wall is a black-and-white film, considered film noir, directed by Curtis Bernhardt. ... Robert Taylor in Quo Vadis? Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911, Filley, Nebraska - June 8, 1969, Santa Monica, California), was an American actor. ... Susan Hayward Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress. ... Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 – March 10, 1986) was a successful Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... The Set-Up The Set-Up (1949) is an example of film noir. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Clark Gable with 8th AF in Britain, 1943 Clark Gable (February 1, 1901–November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor and the biggest box office star of the early sound film era. ... Alexis Smith Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 – June 9, 1993) was an actress. ... Richard Basehart Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 - September 17, 1984) was an American actor. ...

By the early 1950s the tough talking "dames" she was best known for portraying, were no longer fashionable, and as MGM began to work towards creating more family themed films, Totter was released from her contract. Totter for her part, was reported to have grown dissatisfied with MGM's handling of her career, only agreeing to appear in Any Number Can Play after Gable intervened.

She worked for Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox but the quality of her films dropped sharply and by the end of the decade her career was in decline. A continuing role in the television series Medical Center from 1972 until 1976 was the biggest success of her later years. Columbia Pictures current logo. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Medical Center was a dramatic television series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. ...

Totter's most recent TV appearance was in a 1987 episode of Murder, She Wrote. Murder, She Wrote was a American mystery television series, starring Angela Lansbury as the lead character, Jessica Fletcher, who was a mystery writer turned professional sleuth. ...


  • City Killer (1984) (TV)
  • The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (1980) (TV)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979) as Martha Osten (Blind Cabin Widow)
  • The Nativity (1978) (TV) as Elizabeth
  • U.M.C. (1969) (TV) as Eve Wilcox
  • Chubasco (1968) as Theresa
  • The Outsider (1967) (TV) as Mrs. Bishop
  • Harlow (1965) as Marilyn
  • The Carpetbaggers (1964) as Prostitute
  • My Darling Judge (1961) (TV)
  • Man or Gun (1958) as Fran Dare
  • Jet Attack (1958) as Tanya Nikova
  • Ghost Diver (1957) as Anne Stevens
  • The Vanishing American (1955) as Marion Warner
  • A Bullet for Joey (1955) as Joyce Geary
  • Women's Prison (1955) as Joan Burton
  • Massacre Canyon (1954) as Flaxy
  • Mission Over Korea (1953) as Kate, nurse-lieutenant
  • Champ for a Day (1953) as Miss Gormley
  • Cruisin' Down the River (1953) as Sally Jane
  • Man in the Dark (1953) as Peg Benedict
  • Woman They Almost Lynched (1953) as Kate Quantrill aka Kitty McCoy
  • My Pal Gus (1952) as Joyce
  • Assignment: Paris (1952) as Sandy Tate
  • The Sellout (1952) as Cleo Bethel
  • FBI Girl (1951) as Shirley Wayne
  • The Blue Veil (1951) as Helen Williams
  • Under the Gun (1951) as Ruth Williams
  • Tension (1950) as Mrs. Claire Quimby
  • Any Number Can Play (1949) as Alice Elcott
  • The Set-Up (1949) as Julie Thompson
  • Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Donna Allen
  • The Saxon Charm (1948) as Alma
  • High Wall (1947) as Dr. Ann Lorrison
  • The Unsuspected (1947) as Althea Keane
  • The Beginning or the End (1947) as Jean O'Leary
  • Lady in the Lake (1947) as Adrienne Fromsett
  • The Secret Heart (1946) (voice) (uncredited) as Dinner Party Guest
  • The Cockeyed Miracle (1946) as Jennifer Griggs
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Madge Gorland
  • Ziegfeld Follies (1946) (voice) (uncredited) as Telephone Operator
  • The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945) as Lisa
  • Adventure (1945) (uncredited) as Ethel
  • The Hidden Eye (1945) (uncredited) as Perfume saleslady
  • Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) (uncredited) as Mildred
  • Bewitched (1945) (voice) as Karen
  • Dangerous Partners (1945) as Lili Roegan
  • Main Street After Dark (1945) as Jessie Belle Dibson

  Results from FactBites:
Audrey Totter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (409 words)
Audrey Totter (born December 20, 1918 in Joliet, Illinois) is an American actress.
Totter began her acting career in radio in the late 1930s and after success in Chicago and New York, was signed to a seven year film contract with MGM Studios.
Totter's most recent TV appearance was in a 1987 episode of Murder, She Wrote.
Audrey Totter (5461 words)
Audrey Totter: I was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois.
Audrey Totter: I met with a psychiatrist, and she was a little upset because they made me look so austere.
Audrey Totter: I wasn’t very interested in the part, and it was one of the reasons I was ready to leave Metro.
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