Ellen Drew

Ellen Drew

Highest Rated: 100% Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Lowest Rated: 38% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

One of the most popular--and overworked--second-echelon leading ladies of the 1930s and 1940s, Ellen Drew was the daughter of a Kansas City barber. She came to Hollywood after winning a beauty contest, playing bits under her given name of Terry Ray until she was promoted to leads in 1938. A fixture of Paramount Pictures from 1938 through 1943, Drew appeared in as many as six films per year; among her leading men were Ronald Colman, William Holden, Basil Rathbone, Dick Powell, Robert Preston, George Raft, and even Jack Benny. She moved to Paramount's next-door neighbor RKO in 1944, then free-lanced in the 1950s. Ellen Drew retired from films in 1957, though her fervent fans continued to besiege her with letters of appreciation.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Actor 2013
No Score Yet Reaching For The Sun Actor 2012
No Score Yet Outlaw's Son Ruth Sewall 1957
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle Nan Melotte 1951
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Bee Moore 1951
86% The Baron of Arizona Sofia de Peralta-Reavis 1950
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, Indian Scout Frances 1950
No Score Yet Stars in My Crown Harriet Gray 1950
No Score Yet The Man from Colorado Caroline Emmett 1949
No Score Yet The Crooked Way Nina Martin 1949
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock Nelle Marchettis 1947
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Man Hunt Actor 1946
No Score Yet Sing While You Dance Susan Kent 1946
No Score Yet Man Alive Connie 1945
87% Isle of the Dead Thea 1945
No Score Yet That's My Baby Betty Moody 1944
No Score Yet The Imposter (Strange Confession) Yvonne 1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain Kay Downey 1944
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Peggy Tobin 1942
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Susan Webster 1941
No Score Yet The Mad Doctor Actor 1941
95% Christmas in July Betty Casey 1940
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again Joan Cameron 1940
No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Ellen "Slats" Dangerfield 1940
No Score Yet Geronimo Alice Hamilton 1939
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case Ann Wilson 1939
No Score Yet French Without Tears Diana Lake 1939
No Score Yet If I Were King Huguette 1938
No Score Yet Sing You Sinners Martha Randall 1938
86% You and Me Cashier 1938
38% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Secretary 1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Woman 1938
No Score Yet This Way Please Chorus Girl 1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire Switchboard Operator 1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Usherette 1937
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money) Nurse 1937
No Score Yet College Holiday Student 1936


No Score Yet Perry Mason
Julia Webberly 1960


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