Elena Verdugo

Highest Rated: 85% Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
Birthday: Apr 20, 1926
Birthplace: Not Available
"I started at 20th Century-Fox in 1902," was Elena Verdugo's flippant response to an interviewer who had the poor taste to ask her age. In truth, Verdugo descended from a Spanish family that had settled in California in 1776, made her first movie appearance as a dancer in Fox's 1940 musical Down Argentine Way after studying Latin-style terpsichore from the age of three. Educated by studio tutors, she spent her teen years playing Mexican peasants, gypsy girls, harem handmaidens and exotic South Sea islanders. Her co-stars ranged from Lou Costello (in 1946's Little Giant) to the Wolfman (aka Lon Chaney Jr. in 1945's House of Frankenstein). Verdugo's comic potential lay largely dormant until 1952, when she replaced Audrey Totter as star of the radio sitcom Meet Millie. She continued to portray Brooklynese secretary Millie Bronson on the subsequent TV version, which ran from 1954 to 1956. Verdugo then went into early retirement, reemerging in 1959 on the straw-hat circuit in such musicals as Oklahoma! and South Pacific. Beginning with her role as hotel manager Gerry in Redigo (1963), she entered into her TV-series supporting player phase; she went on to portray Audrey in The New Phil Silvers Show (1964), Lynn Hall in Many Happy Returns (1964) and Alice Henderson in Mona McCluskey (1965). Elena Verdugo is most fondly remembered as pragmatic but warmhearted nurse Consuelo Lopez on Marcus Welby MD (1969-76).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Boss' Son Actor 1979
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket Lila Sinclair 1969
No Score Yet How Sweet It Is! Vera Wax 1968
No Score Yet Day of the Nightmare Actor 1965
No Score Yet Strange Voyage (El extraño viaje) Carmelite 1964
No Score Yet Meet Millie Millie Bronson 1952
85% Cyrano de Bergerac Orange Girl 1950
No Score Yet The Lost Tribe Li Wanna 1949
No Score Yet The Big Sombrero Estrellita Estrada 1949
No Score Yet Texans Never Cry Actor 1949
No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Fioretta 1947
No Score Yet Little Giant Martha Hill 1946
No Score Yet The Frozen Ghost Nina Coudreau 1945
55% House of Frankenstein Ilonka 1944
No Score Yet The Moon and Sixpence Ata 1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Dancer Specialty 1942
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way Dancer 1940

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Consuelo Lopez
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Liz Cervantes
  • 1968
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Mexican Revolutionary
  • 1959

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