Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Highest Rated: 100% Gentleman Jim (1942)

Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

Birthday: Jun 8, 1921

Birthplace: Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Radiating aristocratic sophistication and beauty, Alexis Smith started her career on the stage and some argued that was the medium where she left her most lasting impression. However, the imposing Canadian-born starlet was featured in a number of notable motion pictures during her 1940s and '50s heyday, including "The Constant Nymph" (1943), "Night and Day" (1946), "Of Human Bondage" (1946), and "The Woman in White" (1948). She was often cast as rather aloof, upper-class characters, though her image softened somewhat following an appearance in the Bing Crosby musical "Here Comes the Groom" (1951). When opportunities became scarce for her in the late 1950s, Smith concentrated on stage work and, with careful preparation, opened up a whole new chapter in her career. Although she had done summer stock at various times in her life, Smith's sensational turn on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies" (1971-72) gave her a major third act boost and a Tony Award for Best Actress. She continued in productions like "The Women" (1973), "Summer Brave" (1975), and "Platinum" (1978), while also accepting the occasional movie or television assignment. Remembered fondly by fans of both film and live theatre, the glamorous Smith was able to move beyond the limitations of contract player casting and took steps to ensure that she had sufficient opportunities to display her abilities as both an actress and a singer/dancer.

Highest rated movies

Gentleman Jim
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Wyoming Mail
The Age of Innocence
Casey's Shadow
The Young Philadelphians
The Horn Blows at Midnight
Night and Day

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Louisa van der Luyden (Character) $31.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair Tessa Menard (Character) - 1988
57% 55% Tough Guys Belle (Character) $20.5M 1986
No Score Yet 60% Dress Gray Mrs. Iris Rylander (Character) - 1986
78% 71% Casey's Shadow Sarah Blue (Character) - 1978
93% 75% The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Mrs. Hallet (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 11% Once Is Not Enough Deidre Milford Granger (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lives of Ben Franklin: The Ambassador Unknown (Character) - 1975
71% 80% The Young Philadelphians Carol Wharton (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Happy Feeling Nita Hollaway (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beau James Allie Walker (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eternal Sea Sue Hoskins (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 48% The Sleeping Tiger Glenda Esmond (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 35% Split Second Kay Garven (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 42% The Turning Point Amanda Waycross (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of Outlaws Elizabeth Trent (Character) - 1951
86% No Score Yet Wyoming Mail Mary Williams (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 27% Montana Maria Singleton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Girl Christine Miller (Character) - 1950
14% 54% Any Number Can Play Lon Kyng (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Fling Olivia Pearce (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman in White Marian Halcombe (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of St. Louis Charlotte (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake Evelyn Blake (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 38% Whiplash Laurie Durant (Character) - 1948
40% 67% The Two Mrs. Carrolls Cecily Latham (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 40% Stallion Road Rory Teller (Character) - 1947
60% 41% Night and Day Linda Lee Porter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Human Bondage Nora Nesbitt (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Cecelia Henry (Character) - 1946
67% 66% The Horn Blows at Midnight Elizabeth (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 75% Conflict Evelyn Turner (Character) - 1945
20% 58% Rhapsody in Blue Christine Gilbert (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 62% San Antonio Jeanne Starr (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doughgirls Nan Curtiss Dillon (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 58% The Adventures of Mark Twain Olivia Langdon Clemens (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 64% Hollywood Canteen Self - 1944
No Score Yet 69% The Constant Nymph Florence Creighton (Character) - 1943
100% 85% Gentleman Jim Victoria Ware (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 51% Dive Bomber Linda Fisher (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smiling Ghost Elinor Bentley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Against the Sky Helen Powers (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dress Gray Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death in California Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Leslie Carroll (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955