Laraine Day

Laraine Day

Highest Rated: 100% Mr. Lucky (1943)

Lowest Rated: 20% Woman on Pier 13 (1950)

Birthday: Oct 13, 1920

Birthplace: Roosevelt, Utah, USA

Beloved by sports fans as The First Lady of Baseball, Laraine Day earned her first admirers in movie theatres. In addition to her extremely photogenic face, she projected degrees of charm and empathy that made her perfect to play Nurse Mary Lamont in MGM's popular series of "Dr. Kildare" pictures. That regular exposure introduced the Utah native to many filmgoers, but it was also emblematic of the insubstantial fare the studio relegated her to. Day had her best parts when working for other companies, including Alfred Hitchcock's superb thriller "Foreign Correspondent" (1940) and the film noir outing "The Locket" (1946), which offered her a major image change as a thief who drives men to their deaths. Although that performance might have opened more doors for her, Day's marriage to New York Giants manager Leo Durocher brought about an unexpected career shift. Adopting her husband's love of baseball, Day became involved with two television programs dedicated to the game and she was among the first female TV personalities to regularly cover sports. Although she co-starred in "The High and the Mighty" (1954) and on various TV programs in the years that followed, Day was content to spend the majority of her time away from show business, attending to her family and the Mormon church. Day may not have appeared in as many movies as some of her contemporarie, but her sincerity and wholesome appeal as a performer added much to the ones she did grace.

Highest rated movies

Mr. Lucky
Foreign Correspondent
The High and the Mighty
Woman on Pier 13

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Mrs. Cummings/Mrs. Grant (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 33% Murder on Flight 502 Claire Garwood (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Voice Marian Forbes (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Tiger Gwendolyn "Gwen" Taylor (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three for Jamie Dawn Sue Lorenz (Character) - 1956
45% 59% The High and the Mighty Lydia Rice (Character) - 1954
20% 42% Woman on Pier 13 Nan Lowry Collins (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honor Jane Bandle (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 41% My Dear Secretary Stephanie "Steve" Gaylord (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 36% Tycoon Maura Alexander Munroe (Character) $107.1K 1947
No Score Yet 70% The Locket Nancy (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Endearing Young Charms Helen Brandt (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 78% Keep Your Powder Dry Leigh Rand (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride by Mistake Norah Hunter (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 67% The Story of Dr. Wassell Madeleine (Character) - 1944
100% 69% Mr. Lucky Dorothy Bryant (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 11% Fingers at the Window Edwina "Eddie" Brown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 59% Journey for Margaret Nora Davis (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Yank on the Burma Road Mrs. Gail Farwood (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 46% Kathleen Dr. Angela Martha "Angel" Kent (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Man Lucia Pell (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Mary Lamont (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The People vs. Dr. Kildare Nurse Mary Lamont (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Mary Dugan Mary Dugan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Unholy Partners Miss "Croney" Cronin (Character) - 1941
95% 81% Foreign Correspondent Carol Fisher (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 24% I Take This Woman Linda Rodgers (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% Dr. Kildare's Crisis Mary Lamont (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Goes Home Mary Lamont (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 22% Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Nurse Mary Lamont (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 50% And One Was Beautiful Kate Lattimer (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 60% Tarzan Finds a Son! Mrs. Richard Lancing (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 11% The Secret of Dr. Kildare Nurse Mary Lamont (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arizona Legion Letty Meade (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Eileen Daly (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 33% Calling Dr. Kildare Nurse Mary Lamont (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border G-Man Betty Holden (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Desert Miss Carol Banning (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955-1956