Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame

Highest Rated: 100% The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Lowest Rated: 13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) (1955)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1923

Birthplace: Not Available

Born Gloria Grahame Hallward, American actress Gloria Grahame began performing onstage with the Pasadena Community Playhouse at age nine. She later acted in Hollywood High School plays and in stock. In 1943 Grahame debuted on Broadway (billed "Gloria Hallward)", and the following year, MGM signed her to a film contract. However, not until the early '50s did she come into her own as a sexy leading lady, often playing fallen women or cheating wives. For her portrayal of a somewhat classy tart in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Grahame won a "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar. Until the mid-'50s she landed a number of excellent roles, but her career gradually diminished and she retired from the screen in the late '50s. Years later she returned to play character roles, mostly in low-budget films. She married and divorced actor Stanley Clements, director Nicholas Ray, and writer Cy Howard; later she raised eyebrows by marrying Nicholas Ray's son (her former step-son), actor-producer Tony Ray. Gloria Grahame spent her last days working on the stage in England while battling cancer.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Merry Wives of Windsor Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Nesting (Massacre Mansion)(Phobia) Florinda Costello 1981
91% Melvin and Howard Mrs. Sisk 1980
No Score Yet Head over Heels Clara 1979
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (The Big Scam) Ma Fox 1979
No Score Yet Mansion of the Doomed Nurse Katherine 1976
No Score Yet Mama's Dirty Girls Mama 1974
No Score Yet The Loners Annabelle 1972
No Score Yet Chandler Selma 1971
No Score Yet Blood and Lace Mrs. Deere 1971
No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend Mrs. Roy 1971
No Score Yet Ride Beyond Vengeance Bonnie Shelley 1966
88% Odds Against Tomorrow Helen 1959
No Score Yet Ride out for Revenge Amy Porter 1957
100% The Man Who Never Was Lucy Sherwood 1956
13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) Harriet Lang 1955
71% The Cobweb Karen McIver 1955
88% Oklahoma! Ado Annie 1955
No Score Yet The Good Die Young Denise 1954
53% Human Desire Vicki Buckley 1954
No Score Yet Naked Alibi Actor 1954
No Score Yet The Glass Wall Maggie Summers 1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope Zama Cernik 1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful Rosemary Bartlow 1953
100% The Big Heat Debby Marsh 1953
100% Sudden Fear Irene Neves 1952
44% Macao Margie 1952
43% The Greatest Show on Earth Angel 1952
98% In a Lonely Place Laurel Gray 1950
No Score Yet Roughshod Mary Wells 1949
43% A Woman's Secret Susan Caldwell 1949
No Score Yet Merton of the Movies Beulah Baxter 1947
83% It Happened in Brooklyn Nurse 1947
80% Song of the Thin Man Fran Ledue Page 1947
81% Crossfire Ginny Tremaine 1947
94% It's a Wonderful Life Violet Bick 1946
No Score Yet Without Love Flower Girl 1945
No Score Yet Blonde Fever Sally Murfin 1944


No Score Yet The Fugitive
Dorina 1965
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected


Ginny Tremaine says: Ha, sure I know - I remind you of your sister.

Arthur Mitchell says: You remind me of my wife.

Ginny Tremaine says: Drink up and be nice.

Mary Hatch Bailey says: (hides naked in the bushes) I'll call the police.

George Bailey says: [on Mary being caught naked in the bushes] This is a very interesting situation!

Violet Bick says: I'll call the police.

Debby Marsh says: We're sisters under the same mink.