Gloria DeHaven

Actor, Singer
Gloria DeHaven never made it to the front ranks of film stardom and none of her credits can be considered a major classic, but she was in her own modest way one of the signature perky soubrettes of the 1940s, a hometown ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

Mickey Rooney: Hollywood's Little Giant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Legend of O. B. Taggert 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

The Thalians 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies on Sweet Street 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Going Hollywood: The War Years 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Off Sides 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music Mart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Delta House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Gene Kelly... An American in Pasadena 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Bog 1977 (Movie)

Ginny Glen (Actor)

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cabot Connection 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Nakia 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Wednesday Night Out 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Arthur Murray Party For Bob Hope 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

Taffy Termaine (Actor)

So This Is Paris 1954 (Movie)

Colette D'Avril (Actor)

Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1953 (Movie)

Angela Toland (Actor)

Two Tickets to Broadway 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Doctor and the Girl 1949 (Movie)

Fabienne Corday (Actor)

Broadway Rhythm 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Dictator 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Susan and God 1939 (Movie)

Enid (Actor)

Modern Times 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Call Her Mom (TV Show)

Actor

Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Gloria DeHaven never made it to the front ranks of film stardom and none of her credits can be considered a major classic, but she was in her own modest way one of the signature perky soubrettes of the 1940s, a hometown sweetheart for many GIs. A good singer and a highly vivacious screen presence, her career has had its ups and downs, but TV and stage work and the very occasional film have nonetheless kept her busy for over half a century.

Relationships

Carter DeHaven

Father
Born Oct. 5, 1886; noted vaudevillian; also acted in, produced, and directed number of stage plays and films Died in Woodland Hills, CA July 20, 1977

Flora Parker De Haven

Mother
Born Sept. 1, 1883; part of famous vaudeville and legitimate stage team with husband; they later made a number of films together during silent period Died in Hollywood, CA Sept. 9, 1950

Carter DeHaven Jr. Assistant Director

Brother
Born Dec. 23, 1910 Died in Encino, California March 1, 1979

Carter DeHaven III Producer

Nephew
Born Feb. 16, 1932; began working as a production assistant on TV in 1950s; became assistant director and later a producer, with credits including "Ulzana's Raid" (1972), "Carbon Copy" (1981), and "Hoosiers" (1986)

David DeHaven

Brother

Richard Fincher

Husband
Married Jan. 19, 1957 Divorced Sept. 27, 1963 Remarried Jan. 19, 1966 Divorced second time Jan. 9, 1969

Martin Kimmell

Husband
Married June 21, 1953 Divorced Aug. 25, 1954

John Payne Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 28, 1944 Divorced Sept. 21, 1951

Kathleen Payne

Daughter
Born 1945; father, John Payne

Thomas Payne

Son
Born 1947; father, John Payne

Milestones

1995

Again returned to features to act a role in "The Legend of O.B. Taggert"

1990

Played one of the two leading roles in the ABC TV mystery pilot, "Ladies of Sweet Street"

1979

Played recurring role of Marion Wormer on the ABC sitcom, "Delta House"

1978

Returned to features to act in the horror film, "Bog"

1974

First fictional TV series role as cast regular: played Deputy Irene James on the ABC crime drama, "Nakia"

1972

First TV-movie, "Call Her Mom"

1968

Hosted part of a season of the long-running (1963-70) syndicated TV talk show, "Girl Talk", after Virginia Graham left the show and before Betsy Palmer took over hosting duties

1955

Last feature film for over two decades, "The Girl Rush"

1955

Served as a panelist on the short-lived NBC game show, "Make the Connection"

1953

Hosted the 15-minute ABC variety program, "The Gloria DeHaven Show"

1953

Made first of many guest appearances on Bob Hope's variety specials over the years

1950

Last films at MGM, "Summer Stock" and "Three Little Words"; played the role of her own real-life mother, Mrs. Carter DeHaven, in the latter

1948

Returned to features in "Summer Holiday"

1944

Last film in release for several years, "Between Two Woman" (shot in 1944)

1943

Played first leading roles in two popular breakthrough films: "Two Girls and a Sailor" and "Step Lively"

1942

Played most prominent feature film role to date as one of the second leads in "Best Foot Forward", an adaptation of the Broadway musical

1940

Signed by MGM; first film there, "Susan and God"

1940

Appeared in a second Chaplin film, "The Great Dictator"

1936

First film appearance (as an extra) in Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times"; her father worked as an assistant director on the film

Played role of Bess Shelby on the ABC daytime drama, "Ryan's Hope" during the 1980s; was not on the program when it debuted in 1975

Sang as a vocalist for bands led by Jon Savitt and Bob Crosby

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