Laraine Day

Laraine Day

  • Highest Rated: 100% Mr. Lucky (1943)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • Birthday: Oct 13, 1920
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actress Laraine Day, born Laraine Johnson, a descendant of a prominent Mormon pioneer leader, moved with her family from Utah to California, where she began her acting career with the Long Beach Players. In 1937 she debuted onscreen in a bit part in Stella Dallas; shortly afterwards she won lead roles in several George O'Brien westerns at RKO, in which she was billed as "Laraine Hays" and then "Laraine Johnson." In 1939 she signed with MGM, going on to become popular and well-known (billed as "Laraine Day") as Nurse Mary Lamont, the title character's fiancee in a string of seven "Dr. Kildare" movies beginning with Calling Dr. Kildare (1939); Lew Ayres played Dr. Kildare. During the '40s and '50s she played a variety of leads in medium-budget films made by several studios. She rarely appeared in films after 1960, but later occasionally appeared on TV, portraying matronly types. She was married to famous baseball player Leo Durocher from 1947-60, when she was sometimes referred to as "the first lady of baseball." Her first husband was singer Ray Hendricks, and her third, TV producer Michael Grilkhas. She is the author of a book of memoirs, Day With Giants (1952), and an inspirational book, The America We Love; in the '70s she was the official spokeswoman for the Make America Better program of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, traveling across the country speaking on environmental issues. Day died at age 87 in November 2007.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island Mrs. Grant 1977
No Score Yet Murder on Flight 502 Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Toy Tiger Gwen 1956
25% The High and the Mighty Lydia Rice 1954
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) Nan Lowry Collins 1949
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord 1948
No Score Yet Tycoon Maura 1947
No Score Yet The Locket Nancy Blair 1946
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry Leigh Rand 1945
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Madeleine 1944
100% Mr. Lucky Dorothy Bryant 1943
No Score Yet Journey for Margaret Nora Davis 1942
No Score Yet Fingers at the Window Edwina Brown 1942
No Score Yet Kathleen Dr. Angela Martha 'Angel' Kent 1942
No Score Yet Unholy Partners Miss 'Croney' Cronin 1941
No Score Yet The People vs. Dr. Kildare (My Life Is Yours) Mary Lamont 1941
No Score Yet The Bad Man Lucia Pell 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis Mary Lamont 1940
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home Mary Lamont 1940
94% Foreign Correspondent Carol Fisher 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Nurse Mary Lamont 1940
No Score Yet And One Was Beautiful Kate Lattimer 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman Linda Rodgers 1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Maeve O'Riorden 1940
No Score Yet The Secret of Dr. Kildare Mary Lamont 1939
No Score Yet Tarzan Finds a Son! Mrs. Richard Lansing 1939
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Kildare Nurse Mary Lamont 1939
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Eileen Daly 1939
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare Mary Lamont 1938
86% Stella Dallas Girl at Soda Fountain 1937
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown Jane Williams 1937
No Score Yet The Law Commands Mary 1937
No Score Yet Tough to Handle Clara 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Constance Fletcher
  • 1986
No Score Yet Airwolf
1984-1987
Amelia
  • 1985

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