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      Carole Landis

      Carole Landis

      Highest Rated: 89% Topper Returns (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Turnabout (1940)

      Birthday: Jan 1, 1919

      Birthplace: Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA

      Many young hopefuls dreaming of wealth and fame descended on Hollywood during its Golden Age. Most fell short of that dream, while others found moderate success through hard work and determination. Lovely blonde actress Carole Landis - one of WWII GI's favorite pinups due to her ample curves and beaming smile - fell into the latter category, but her personal life was rife with problems that would eventually overwhelm and consume her. After small parts in some major productions and leads in a handful of minor ones, Landis's beauty and athletic abilities earned her a cheesecake role in Hal Roach's campy fantasy "One Million B.C." (1940). The attention she gained from that role led to the her being labeled the "Ping Girl" and to garnering more challenging parts in A-list pictures like "Topper Returns" (1941), "I Wake Up Screaming" (1941), "Four Jills in a Jeep" (1944), and "Having Wonderful Crime" (1945). While she was a consistently competent and sometimes genuinely impressive performer, her career never reached the heights she had hoped for. Between several failed marriages, emotional issues, and her refusal to be manipulated by studios to the degree that was common during the contract player days, Landis' life eventually took a turn that she could not face and she committed suicide. But her legacy as a radiant, all-American bombshell who kept the home fires burning for thousands of grateful GI's was well assured.

      Highest rated movies

      Topper Returns poster
      Topper Returns
      I Wake Up Screaming poster
      I Wake Up Screaming
      One Million B.C. poster
      One Million B.C.
      A Scandal in Paris poster
      A Scandal in Paris
      Turnabout poster




      No Score Yet No Score Yet Noose Linda Medbury (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Monkey Kay Sheldon (Character) - 1948
      75% 64% A Scandal in Paris Loretta (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 36% Behind Green Lights Janet Bradley (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog Julia Andrews (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 33% Having Wonderful Crime Helene Justus (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 56% Four Jills in a Jeep Self - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Command Jill McCann (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happened in Flatbush Kathryn Baker (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manila Calling Edna Fraser (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 42% My Gal Sal Mae Collins (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 82% Orchestra Wives Natalie Mercer (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentleman at Heart Helen Mason (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 67% Moon Over Miami Barbara Latimer, aka Miss Sears (Character) - 1941
      86% 69% I Wake Up Screaming Vicky Lynn (Character) - 1941
      89% 80% Topper Returns Ann Carrington (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 0% Road Show Penguin Moore (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Hall Lily Brown (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cadet Girl Gene Baxter (Character) - 1941
      80% 34% One Million B.C. Loana (Character) - 1940
      20% 25% Turnabout Sally Willows (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Sea Raider June McCarthy (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Blanche Granville (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 40% Three Texas Steers Nancy Evans (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboys From Texas June Jones (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blondes at Work Carol (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Are Such Fools June Cooper (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 59% Four's a Crowd Lansford's 2nd Secretary (Character) - 1938