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Karen X Gaylord

Dancer/actress

Born - 4 January 1921, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died - 1 August 2014

Strawberry-blonde, oval-faced beauty queen and dancer who appeared in almost 40 films during the 1940s, but only received billing once - in 1944's Cover Girl. Born Karen Xandra Gaylord, she made her debut in The Chocolate Solider (1941) and could be glimpsed, often as Goldwyn Girl or background dancer, in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Road to Morocco (1942), Mr Lucky (1943), Girl Crazy (1943), Pin-Up Girl (1944), Greenwich Village (1944), Tonight and Every night (1945), Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945), The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), Linda Be Good (1947), A Song is Born (1948), I Love Trouble (1948, her only 'named' role) and The Girl from Jones Beach (1949), her last. In later life, she legally changed her name to Jane Goerner, and taught music and art.