Jean Willes

Birthday: Apr 15, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
Actress Jean Willes spent the first ten years of her life shuttling up and down the West Coast; born in Los Angeles, she was raised in Salt Lake City, then moved with her family to Seattle. In 1943, she made her film debut in So Proudly We Hail. Shortly afterward, she was signed by Columbia Pictures, billed under her given name, Jean Donahue. She was busiest in Columbia's B-pictures, Westerns, and two-reel comedies, playing a statuesque brunette foil for such comedians as the Three Stooges, Sterling Holloway, Hugh Herbert, and Bert Wheeler. In 1947, she changed her billing to her married name, Jean Willes. Some of her most memorable feature-film roles included the hostess at the New Congress Club who delivers a bored, by-rote recitation of the club's rules in From Here to Eternity (1953); Kevin McCarthy's "zombie-fied" nurse in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); one of Clark Gable's quartet of leading ladies in A King and Four Queens (1956); the lady lieutenant who chews out Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants (1958); and Ernest Borgnine's would-be-sweetheart in McHale's Navy (1964). Jean Willes also made some 400 TV appearances (often as a sharp-tongued, down-to-earth blonde) in such series as The Jack Benny Show, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, and The Beverly Hillbillies.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Man Who Turned To Stone Actor 2013
No Score Yet Chinatown At Midnight Actor 2012
71% Bite the Bullet Rosie 1975
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club Alice 1970
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Margo Monet 1964
69% Gypsy Betty Cratchitt 1962
No Score Yet Gun Street Joan Brady 1961
No Score Yet By Love Possessed Junie McCarthy 1961
52% Ocean's 11 Mrs. Bergdorf 1960
97% Elmer Gantry Prostitute 1960
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky Gloria Panawek 1960
No Score Yet The FBI Story Anna Sage 1959
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills Jen 1959
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants WAF Captain 1958
No Score Yet Desire Under the Elms Florence 1958
No Score Yet The King and Four Queens Ruby 1956
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown Carmen 1956
No Score Yet The Revolt of Mamie Stover Gladys 1956
No Score Yet The Lieutenant Wore Skirts Joan Sweeney 1956
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Sally 1956
No Score Yet 5 Against the House Virginia 1955
92% From Here to Eternity Annette 1953
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Captain 1953
No Score Yet The Glass Web Sonia 1953
83% The Sniper Woman 1952
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Denise 1952
89% Son of Paleface Penelope 1952
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl Mary 1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Pearl 1950
No Score Yet Down to Earth Betty 1947
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves Girl 1944
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Lt. Carol Johnson 1943

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Savannah Fuller
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Amelia Mrs. Jenkins Molly Travers Mrs. O'Brien
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Maria
  • 1965
  • 1964
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Mrs. Cartwright
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Ethel McConnell
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Carlotta
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Belle Starr Lil
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1955
  • 1951
  • 1950
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Miss Cooper
  • 1953

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