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Marie Windsor

Actor
Died December 10, 2000 (80 years)
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Marie Windsor (born Emily Marie Bertelsen; December 11, 1919 – December 10, 2000) was an actress known as "The Queen of the Bs" because she appeared in so many B-movies and film noirs.

After working for several years as a telephone operator, a stage and radio actress, and a bit and extra player in films, Windsor began playing feature parts on the big screen in 1947.

Her first film contract, with Warner Bros. in 1942, resulted from her writing jokes and submitting them to Jack Benny. Windsor said she submitted the gags under the name M.E. Windsor "because I was afraid he might be prejudiced against a woman gag writer." When Benny finally met Windsor, "he was stunned by her good looks" and had a producer sign her to a contract. After a tenure with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in which the studio "signed her, put her in two small roles and then promptly forgot her", she signed a seven-year contract with The Enterprise Studios in 1948.

The actress' first memorable role was in 1948 with John Garfield in Force of Evil playing seductress Edna Tucker. She had roles in numerous 1950s film noirs, notably The Sniper, The Narrow Margin, City That Never Sleeps, and Stanley Kubrick's heist movie, The Killing, in which she played Elisha Cook Jr.'s scheming wife. She also made a foray into science fiction with the 1953 release of Cat-Women of the Moon. Windsor co-starred with Randolph Scott in The Bounty Hunter (1954).

Later, Windsor moved to television. She appeared in 1954 as Belle Starr in the premiere episode of Stories of the Century. In 1962, she played Ann Jesse, a woman dying in childbirth, in the episode "The Wanted Man" of Lawman. She appeared on programs such as Maverick, Bat Masterson, Perry Mason, Bourbon Street Beat, The Incredible Hulk, Rawhide, General Hospital, Salem's Lot (TV miniseries), and Murder, She Wrote.

Windsor worked consistently through the 1960s and 1970s, and remained on screen once or so annually up to the 1990s, playing her final role at 72 in 1991.

Windsor has a star at 1549 N. Vine Street in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated January 19, 1983. She was among the 500 stars nominated for selection as one of the 50 greatest American screen legends, as part of the American Film Institute's 100 years.

In 1987, Windsor received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for best actress for her work in The Bar Off Melrose. She also received the Ralph Morgan Award from the Screen Actors Guild for her service on the organization's board of directors.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Bonanza
  • Eyes in the Night
  • Chamber of Horrors
  • The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
  • The Rebel
  • Little Big Horn
  • Outpost in Morocco
  • All-American Co-Ed
  • Outlaw Women
  • The Californians
  • Flying with Music
Known For
  • The Killing
  • The Narrow Margin
  • Force of Evil
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • Swamp Women
  • Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • Support Your Local Gunfighter
  • The Sniper
  • The Fighting Kentuckian
  • Cat-Women of the Moon
  • The Day Mars Invaded Earth
  • The Outfit
  • The Bounty Hunter
  • Bedtime Story
  • City That Never Sleeps
  • Trouble Along the Way
  • Outlaw Women
  • Outpost in Morocco
  • The Girl in Black Stockings
  • Hellfire
  • Little Big Horn
  • The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
  • Hell's Half Acre
  • Two Dollar Bettor

Filmography

1990
The New Adam-12 (TV Series) · as Gloria Freemont
1988
Supercarrier (TV Series)
1987
Commando Squad · as Casey
1986
Horrible Horror · as Helen Salinger In 'cat-Women Of The Moon'
1985
J.O.E. and the Colonel · as Mom Roth
1984
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) · as Kate Gunnerson
1983
Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) · as Madame Angler
1983
1981
Simon & Simon (TV Series)
1981
Lovely But Deadly · as Aunt May
1981
The Perfect Woman · as Zelda
1979
Salem's Lot (TV Series) · as Eva Miller
1978
1978
Project UFO (TV Series) · as Cara Layton
1977
Lou Grant (TV Series)
1977
Fantasy Island (TV Series) · as Madame Estelle Vorick
1976
Freaky Friday · as Mrs Murphy
1976
Charlie's Angels (TV Series) · as Eve Le Deux
1975
Hearts of the West · as Woman In Nevada
1974
Manhunter · as May
1974
Manhunter (TV Series) · as Cast
1973
The Outfit · as Madge Coyle
1973
Cahill U.S. Marshal · as Mrs. Hetty Green
1973
Police Story (TV Series)
1973
Barnaby Jones (TV Series) · as Carole Morrison
1972
Hec Ramsey (TV Series) · as Madame Irma
1971
1971
1971
1970
Wild Women · as Lottie Clampett
1969
1969
Bracken's World (TV Series) · as Sally
1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) · as Amanda Degan
1968
Adam-12 (TV Series) · as Eunice Claridge
1968
Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) · as Gloria Marshall
1968
The Outsider (TV Series)
1967
Mannix (TV Series)
1966
Chamber of Horrors · as Madame Corona
1966
Batman (TV Series) · as Nellie Majors
1965
The F.B.I. (TV Series) · as Grace
1965
The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) · as Queenie
1965
Branded (TV Series)
1964
The Rogues (TV Series) · as Gloria Treat
1964
Bedtime Story · as Mrs. Sutton
1964
Mail Order Bride · as Hannah
1964
Destry (TV Series) · as Jewel Scrogg
1963
General Hospital (TV Series) · as Dr. Vivian Collins
1963
Critic's Choice · as Sally Orr
1962
The Day Mars Invaded Earth · as Claire Fielding
1962
The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series) · as Dolores
1962
Paradise Alley · as Linda Belita
1961
Whispering Smith (TV Series) · as Maple Gray
1960
Insight (TV Series) · as Dorothy
1959
Shotgun Slade (TV Series) · as Alice Batson
1959
Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
1959
1959
The Alaskans (TV Series)
1959
The Rebel (TV Series) · as Emma Longdon
1959
Bonanza (TV Series) · as Mrs. Elizabeth Lassiter
1959
The Deputy (TV Series) · as Angela
1959
Markham (TV Series) · as Muriel Miles
1959
Rawhide (TV Series) · as Miss Katie
1958
Pursuit (TV Series) · as Bessie
1958
77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
1958
Bat Masterson (TV Series) · as Polly Landers
1958
Lawman (TV Series) · as Ann Jesse
1958
Yancy Derringer (TV Series) · as Billie Jo James
1958
Bronco (TV Series)
1958
Day of the Badman · as Cora Johnson
1957
The Story of Mankind · as Josephine Bonaparte
1957
The Californians (TV Series) · as Dolly Dawson
1957
1957
Maverick (TV Series) · as Cora
1957
Perry Mason (TV Series) · as Flavia Pierce
1957
The Unholy Wife · as Gwen
1957
Meet McGraw (TV Series) · as Lucy
1957
The Girl in Black Stockings · as Julia Parry
1957
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) · as Dolly Stapes
1956
Swamp Women · as Josie Nardo
1956
The Charles Farrell Show (TV Series) · as Newspaper Editor
1956
The Killing · as Sherry Peatty
1955
Matinee Theater (TV Series)
1955
No Man's Woman · as Carolyn Ellenson Grant
1955
Two-Gun Lady · as Bess
1955
Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) · as Lola
1955
Cheyenne (TV Series)
1955
Gunsmoke (TV Series) · as Mary K.
1955
1955
The Jane Wyman Show (TV Series) · as Cast
1955
1955
Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) · as Nell Brown
1955
The Silver Star · as Karen Childress
1954
Climax! (TV Series) · as Vivian Cummings
1954
The Lineup (TV Series) · as Myra Woodman
1954
The Bounty Hunter · as Alice Williams
1954
Lassie (TV Series) · as Mimi Marlowe
1954
It's a Great Life (TV Series) · as Lola Manners
1954
The Whistler (TV Series) · as Katherine
1954
Hell's Half Acre · as Rose
1954
Public Defender (TV Series) · as Melody Scanlon
1954
Waterfront (TV Series) · as Marie Turner
1954
Stories of the Century (TV Series) · as Belle Starr
1953
The Eddie Cantor Story · as Cleo Abbott
1953
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) · as Cast
1953
Cat-Women of the Moon · as Helen Salinger
1953
So This Is Love · as Marilyn Montgomery
1953
City That Never Sleeps · as Lydia Biddel
1953
Trouble Along the Way · as Anne Williams Mccormick
1953
The Tall Texan · as Laura Tompson
1952
Ford Theatre: All Star Theatre (TV Series) · as Lorna Evans
1952
The Jungle · as Princess Mari
1952
The Narrow Margin · as Mrs. Frankie Neall
1952
The Sniper · as Jean Darr
1952
Outlaw Women · as Iron Mae Mcleod
1952
Japanese War Bride · as Fran Sterling
1952
The Unexpected (TV Series) · as Cast
1951
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV Series) · as Alice Batson
1951
The Red Skelton Show (TV Series) · as Clara Appleby
1951
Two Dollar Bettor · as Mary Slate
1951
Hurricane Island · as Jane Bolton
1951
Little Big Horn · as Celie Donlin
1950
Frenchie · as Diane Gorman
1950
Double Deal · as Terry Miller
1950
The Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) · as Phyllis
1950
The Showdown · as Adelaide
1950
Dakota Lil · as Dakota Lil
1949
The Fighting Kentuckian · as Ann Logan
1949
Hellfire · as Mary Carson / Doll Brown
1949
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend · as Labelle Bergere (uncredited)
1949
1948
Force of Evil · as Edna Tucker
1948
The Three Musketeers · as Lady-In-Waiting (uncredited)
1948
The Pirate · as Madame Lucia (uncredited)
1948
1947
The Unfinished Dance · as Saleslady
1947
Living in a Big Way · as Jane, Junior League Girl (uncredited)
1947
Song of the Thin Man · as Helen Amboy
1947
The Hucksters · as Girl On Train (uncredited)
1947
The Romance of Rosy Ridge · as Baggett Daughter
1946
I Love My Husband, But! · as Bridge Player (uncredited)
1944
1943
The Iron Major · as Young Woman At Dock
1943
Pilot #5 · as Mrs. Claven
1943
Three Hearts for Julia · as Violinist
1943
Let's Face It · as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
1943
Chatterbox · as Hostess
1942
Eyes in the Night · as Actress At Rehearsal (uncredited)
1942
George Washington Slept Here · as (uncredited)
1942
The Big Street · as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
1942
Smart Alecks · as Nurse
1942
Parachute Nurse · as Company 'c' Girl
1942
Flying with Music · as Native Girl
1942
Call Out the Marines · as Pretty Brunette On Tour
1942
Four Jacks and a Jill · as Girl Applying Makeup (uncredited)
1942
Joan of Paris · as French Girl In Cafe
1941
Playmates · as Nightclub Patron
1941
Weekend for Three · as Old Field Inn Patron
1941
Unexpected Uncle · as Passerby On Sidewalk
1941
All-American Co-Ed · as Carrot Queen (uncredited)

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