A protégée of director Howard Hawks, brunette American actress Margaret Sheridan made her screen debut in 1951 as the self-reliant heroine of the Hawks-produced science fiction classic The Thing (1951). She later co-starred in the 1953 Mike Hammer film I, the Jury as Hammer's voluptuous secretary Velda, then appeared in another sci-fier, The Diamond Wizard (1954), under the direction of actor Dennis O'Keefe. Thereafter, her career petered out, halting altogether in the early '60s. Margaret Sheridan's last film appearance was an uncredited cameo in Howard Hawks' Man's Favorite Sport? (1964).