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Ellen Drew



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Man Alive
  • Connie
1945
86% Isle of the Dead
  • Thea
1945
No Score Yet That's My Baby
  • Betty Moody
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 Rhythm Hits the Ice
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl
  • Susan Webster
1941
No Score Yet The Mad Doctor
  • Actor
1941
94% 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 Caught in the Draft
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Ann Wilson
1939
No Score Yet If I Were King
  • Huguette
1938
No Score Yet Sing You Sinners
  • Martha Randall
1938
100% You and Me
  • Cashier
1938
29% 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

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