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Iris Meredith

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Blonde Iris Meredith (née Shunn), a former Goldwyn Girl, was beautiful and talented enough to have risen to the top at her studio, Columbia Pictures. Instead, she became typecast as a B-Western heroine, albeit one of the best and busiest in history. Meredith would appear in no less than 31 sagebrush operas, from The Cowboy Star (1936) to The Kid Rides Again (1943), 20 of them opposite the studio's leading cowboy star Charles Starrett. Add to that a handful of serials and Iris had a busy seven years or so. Leaving Columbia in late 1940, Meredith landed at Poverty Row's infamous PRC, a ramshackle studio that quickly earned the nickname of "Pretty Rotten Crud." She did a couple of non-Westerns and a Buster Crabbe Billy the Kid before calling it quits to marry Columbia director Abby Berlin (1907-1965). Rather more brave than any of her screen heroines, a cancer-stricken and horribly disfigured Iris Meredith accepted an award at the 1976 Nashville Western Film Festival, her final public appearance. Appropriately, the veteran Western star received a standing ovation.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Kid Rides Again
  • Joan
1943
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over
  • Jean
1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase
  • Lawyer's Secretary
1941
No Score Yet The Green Archer
  • Valerie Howett
1940
No Score Yet The Taming of the West
  • Pepper
1939
No Score Yet Spider's Web
  • Nita Van Sloan
1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • Girard's Girl
1938
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
  • Nancy Wilson
1937
No Score Yet Trail of Vengeance
  • Jean Warner
1937
No Score Yet The Gambling Terror
  • Betty
1937
No Score Yet Lawless Land
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet A Lawman Is Born
  • Beth Graham
1937
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Miss Smith - Secretary
1935

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