Deborah Walley

Deborah Walley

  • Highest Rated: 86% Benji (1974)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
  • Birthday: Aug 12, 1943
  • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
  • Deborah Walley's parents were professional figure skaters with the Ice-Capades; as a result, she spent much of her childhood in dressing rooms surrounded by people in bear suits. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Walley racked up an impressive list of Broadway and off-Broadway credits. Her first film appearance was in the title role Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), a "break" that nearly stopped her career cold before it began. She avoided being forever typecast as Gidget thanks to a brace of interesting appearances in two Disney flicks, Bon Voyage (1962) and Summer Magic (1963). Then came a long association with American-International's Beach Party series, ending with the benighted Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Her favorite film role was as the hoydenish "gal pal" to Elvis Presley in Spinout (1966). From 1967 through 1969, Walley appeared as Susie Hubbard on the weekly sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, reportedly spending much of her free time fending off the advances of producer Desi Arnaz. She left show business in the 1970s to raise her family and to write books. In 1986, Deborah Walley made a welcome return before the cameras in an episode of TV's Simon and Simon.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Bubble 3D Actor 2015
86% Benji Linda 1974
No Score Yet The Severed Arm Actor 1973
No Score Yet It's a Bikini World Delilah Dawes 1967
No Score Yet Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth Katherine 1967
No Score Yet Spinout Les 1966
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Lili Morton 1966
No Score Yet Sergeant Deadhead Airman Lucy Turner 1965
No Score Yet Ski Party Linda Hughes 1965
80% Beach Blanket Bingo Bonnie Graham 1965
29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Louise 1965
No Score Yet Summer Magic Cousin Julia 1963
No Score Yet Bon Voyage! Amy Willard 1962
No Score Yet Gidget Goes Hawaiian Gidget 1961

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