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Laraine Day

Highest Rated:   100% Mr. Lucky (1943)
Lowest Rated:   25% The High and the Mighty (1954)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island
  • Mrs. Grant
1977
No Score Yet Murder on Flight 502
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Historic Reruns, V. 1
  • Actor
1955
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 Mister Lucky
  • Actor
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 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 Doctor Kildare's Strange Case
  • Actor
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

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