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Myrna Dell


Born - 5 March 1924, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 11 February 2011

Diminutive, curvaceous, full-lipped, feisty blonde dancer, singer and actress, mainly in 'B' features, often as saloon gals, but sometimes the heroine in thrillers and low-budget westerns. Born Marilyn Adele Dunlap, she was a showgirl in A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) and Ziegfeld Girl (1941). She got her first leading role in Raiders of Red Gap (1943). Whether as prairie flower or tough broad, she could be depended on for forthright performances, and was subsequently seen in dozens of minor movies, including Arizona Whirlwind (1944), a murder victim in The Spiral Staircase (1945), Nocturne (1946), The Locket (1946), Fighting Father Dunne (1948), Rose of the Yukon (1949), The Furies (1950), Destination Murder (1950), The Strip (1951), The Rebel (1952, with a vivid death scene as the villainess of the piece), Last of the Desperados (1955), The Naked Hills (1956) and Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960). She left movies after marrying character actor Herbert Patterson in 1960 (he died in 2002), later playing the occasional cameo role, including One Man Jury (1978) and Buddy Buddy (1981), her last.