Jean Willes

Jean Willes

Highest Rated: 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Lowest Rated: 33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1923

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jean Willes made her acting career playing brassy, tough, sexually appealing, and sometimes vulgar characters, taking mostly costarring roles in B-movies, and even more minor ones in bigger films. She was often featured as one of the only female characters in a number of Three Stooges shorts, most notably in "A Snitch in Time" and "Gypped in the Penthouse." In the former, Willes played the attractive owner of a boarding house who teams up with the Stooges to hunt down a robber. In "Gypped in the Penhouse," Willes plays a calculating gold digger who scams all three of the Stooges. In one of her more significant roles, though still a costarring one, in a movie that was an unexpected hit and now a sci-fi cult classic, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Willes played Nurse Sally Withers, right-hand assistant to the protagonist, who eventually becomes possessed by the alien pod people. The same year, Willes took another large role in a Western film that, though not particularly distinguished, was one of Clark Gable's last, "The King and Four Queens"; Willes played one of four calculating and sexy widows trying to seduce Gable's character. Willes became quite prevalent in the Western genre, though more so on television after the 1950s. One of her last bigger film parts was in the Rat Pack heist film "Ocean's Eleven," playing the widow of an electrician who was in on the casino robbery.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 54% Bite the Bullet Rosie (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 68% The Cheyenne Social Club Alice (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Street Joan Brady (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 38% By Love Possessed Junie McCarthy (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slowest Gun in the West Kathy McQueen (Character) - 1960
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven Mrs. Gracie Bergdorf (Character) - 1960
94% 87% Elmer Gantry Prostitute (uncredited) (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 60% Desire Under the Elms Florence Cabot (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hear Me Good Rita Hall (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Gladys (Character) - 1956
98% 85% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Nurse Sally Withers (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 35% The King and Four Queens Ruby McDade (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery to Bagdad Claire Culpepper (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 23% 5 Against the House Virginia (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Three and Pray Selma (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterson of Kansas Dallas Corey (Character) - 1954
92% 84% From Here to Eternity Annette (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
33% No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Capt. Olivia (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Yank in Indo-China Cleo (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Denise (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenue Agent Marge King (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinatown at Midnight Alice (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winner's Circle Jean Trent (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 83% So Proudly We Hail Lt. Carol Johnson (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1964-1965 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Amelia Monk (Character) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1963
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Francie Vollmer (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Ethel McConnell (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Lucy Slater (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Irene Wallace (Guest Star) 1959 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Janette York (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1953

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