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Beverly Garland

Highest Rated:   100% Pretty Poison (1968)
Lowest Rated:   0% Roller Boogie (1979)
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Birthplace:   Santa Cruz, California, USA
Had the Fates smiled upon her, the versatile Beverly Garland would have been one of the biggest female stars in films. She started out well, with a plum part in the noir classic DOA (1949), in which she was billed as Beverly Campbell. Alas, Garland was never one to keep her opinions to herself, and her pointed comments about some of her DOA colleagues turned her into a Hollywood pariah before her career had even begun. She eventually worked her way back up the ladder with supporting roles in theatrical features and guest-star assignments on television. Garland rapidly earned a reputation as a "good luck charm" for TV-pilot producers, who could usually count on a sale if Garland was featured in their product. She guested on the first episode of Medic as an expectant leukemia victim, and was co-starred in the pilots of no fewer than three Rod Cameron TV vehicles: City Detective, State Trooper and Coronado 9, all of which sold. In the mid-1950s, Garland was briefly the inamorata of quickie producer/director Roger Corman, who prominently cast her in such cheapies as It Conquered the World (1955) and Not of This Earth (1956). She starred in the 1957 syndicated TV series Policewoman Decoy, which permitted her to adopt a variety of convincing guises in the line of duty. From the 1960s on, Garland was everyone's favorite TV wife or mother: she played Bing Crosby's wife in The Bing Crosby Show (1964), Fred MacMurray's wife on the last three seasons (1969-72) of My Three Sons, Stephanie Zimbalist's mother in Remington Steele (1982-86) and Kate Jackson's mother on Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983-87). Active into the 1990s, Beverly Garland supplemented her acting income with her job as spokesperson for a major Midwestern travel agency. She died in 2008 at age

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet New Orleans Uncensored
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Calhoun: County Agent
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
  • Aunt Jessica
2003
No Score Yet Drive-in Movie Memories
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid
  • Brenda's Mother
1992
No Score Yet Death Falls
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Death Falls
  • Mae Baxter
1989
No Score Yet Gamble on Love
  • Actor
1986
76% The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet It's My Turn
  • Emma
1980
0% Roller Boogie
  • Lillian Barkley
1979
29% Airport 1975
  • Mrs. Freeman
1974
No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Mother
1974
No Score Yet The Voyage of the Yes
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
  • Myrna Anderson
1972
No Score Yet The Mad Room
  • Mrs. Racine
1969
100% Pretty Poison
  • Mrs. Stepanek
1968
57% Twice Told Tales
  • Alice Pyncheon
1963
No Score Yet Stark Fear
  • Ellen Winslow
1962
No Score Yet The Alligator People
  • Jane Marvin
1959
No Score Yet Gunfight at Sandoval
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Chicago Confidential
  • Laura Barton
1957
No Score Yet Not of This Earth
  • Nadine Storey
1957
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild
  • Cassie Mack
1957
80% It Conquered the World
  • Claire Anderson
1956
No Score Yet Gunslinger
  • Rose Hood
1956
No Score Yet Swamp Women
  • Vera
1955
83% The Desperate Hours
  • Miss Swift
1955
No Score Yet Killer Leopard
  • Linda Winters
1954
No Score Yet The Miami Story
  • Holly Abbott
1954
No Score Yet The Go-Getter
  • Peggy
1954
No Score Yet The Neanderthal Man
  • Nola Mason
1953
No Score Yet The Glass Web
  • Sally
1953
88% D.O.A.
  • Miss Foster
1950
No Score Yet A Life of Her Own
  • Girl at Party
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Ginger
  • 2004
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Maggie
  • 1960

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