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Helen Walker

Highest Rated:   100% Nightmare Alley (1947)
Lowest Rated:   73% Call Northside 777 (1948)
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"A beauty with brains" was the demeaning tag once attached to such actresses as Claudette Colbert, Madeline Carroll and Irene Dunne (it was assumed by some thick-eared publicists that individual qualities of beauty and brains normally cancelled each other out). In 1942, Helen Walker, fresh from her Broadway triumph in a play called Jason, was added to the intelligent-beauty categorization thanks to her impressive film debut in Lucky Jordan. Walker continued impressing fans and critics alike with her work in The Man in Half Moon Street (1944) and Murder He Says (1945). Just as her career was gaining momentum, Helen was seriously injured in a 1946 auto accident. She made a courageous comeback in roles calling for sophisticated shrewery -- 1947's Nightmare Alley was probably her best post-accident film -- but neither she nor her career ever completely recovered. In 1955, she retired from the screen; five years later, a group of her actress friends staged a benefit for her when her house burned to the ground. Helen Walker died of cancer at the age of 47.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Swing Years: Stardust
  • Actor
2004
92% The Big Combo
  • Alicia
1955
No Score Yet Impact
  • Irene Williams
1949
73% Call Northside 777
  • Laura McNeal
1948
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary
  • Elsie
1948
100% Nightmare Alley
  • Dr. Lilith Ritter
1947
91% Cluny Brown
  • Betty Cream
1946
No Score Yet People Are Funny
  • Corey Sullivan
1946
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Peggy Gray
1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says
  • Claire Mathews
1945
No Score Yet Abroad with Two Yanks
  • Joyce Stuart
1944

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