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Elena Verdugo

Highest Rated:   83% Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
Lowest Rated:   55% House of Frankenstein (1944)
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"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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
83% 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

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