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Coleen Gray

Actress

Born - 23 October 1922, Staplehurst, Nebraska, USA
Died - 3 August 2015

Fresh-faced, dark-haired, quite tall American actress with lovely smile, prominent in post-war dark thrillers and once described as 'the last of the film noir dames'. Born Doris Jensen, she started with a couple of bit parts but was quickly promoted to star billing. Once her initial impact had faded, she kept busy in co-features of the 1950s: State Fair (1945), Kiss of Death (1947), Nightmare Alley (1947), Red River (1948), Fury at Furnace Creek (1948), The Sleeping City (1950), Riding High (1950), I'll Get You for This (1951), The Secret Four/Kansas City Confidential (1952), Arrow in the Dust (1954), Las Vegas Shakedown (1955), The Killing (1956), Copper Sky (1957), Johnny Rocco (1958), The Leech Woman (1959), Phantom Planet (1962), Town Tamer (1965), New Face in Hell (1968), The Late Liz (1972), Mother (1978) and Cry from the Mountain (1985), her last. The first of her three husbands was director Rod Amateau. They divorced after four years. Second and third spouses both died.