Marie Windsor

Highest Rated: 100% The Narrow Margin (1952)
Birthday: Dec 11, 1919
Birthplace: Marysvale, Utah, USA
A Utah girl born and bred, actress Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and represented her state as Miss Utah in the Miss America pageant. She studied acting under Russian stage and screen luminary Maria Ouspenskaya, supporting herself as a telephone operator between performing assignments. After several years of radio appearances and movie bits, Windsor was moved up to feature-film roles in 1947's Song of the Thin Man. She was groomed to be a leading lady, but her height precluded her co-starring with many of Hollywood's sensitive, slightly built leading men. (She later noted with amusement that at least one major male star had a mark on his dressing room door at the 5'6" level; if an actress was any taller than that, she was out.) Persevering, Windsor found steady work in second-lead roles as dance hall queens, gun molls, floozies, and exotic villainesses. She is affectionately remembered by disciples of director Stanley Kubrick for her portrayal of Elisha Cook's cold-blooded, castrating wife in The Killing (1956). Curtailing her screen work in the late '80s, Windsor, who is far more agreeable in person than onscreen, began devoting the greater portion of her time to her sizeable family. Because of her many appearances in Westerns (she was an expert horsewoman), Windsor has become a welcome and highly sought-after presence on the nostalgia convention circuit.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
No Score Yet Commando Squad Casey 1987
No Score Yet Humanoid Defender Actor 1985
No Score Yet Lovely but Deadly Actor 1982
88% Salem's Lot Actor 1979
68% Freaky Friday Mrs. Murphy 1976
83% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) Woman in Nevada 1975
No Score Yet The Outfit Madge Coyle 1974
No Score Yet Manhunter Actor 1974
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal Mrs. Green 1973
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob Louella 1971
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter Goldie 1971
No Score Yet Wild Women Actor 1970
20% Good Guys and the Bad Guys Polly 1969
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors Mme. Corona 1966
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Mrs. Sutton 1964
No Score Yet Mail Order Bride Hanna 1964
No Score Yet Critic's Choice Sally Orr 1963
No Score Yet The Day Mars Invaded Earth Claire Fielding 1963
92% The Little Shop of Horrors Actor 1960
No Score Yet Day Of The Bad Man Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Josephine 1957
No Score Yet The Unholy Wife Gwen 1957
No Score Yet The Girl in Black Stockings Julia Parry 1957
No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw Tonya 1957
97% The Killing Sherry Peatty 1956
27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Madame Rontru 1955
No Score Yet The Silver Star Actor 1955
No Score Yet Swamp Women Josie Nardo 1955
No Score Yet Two-Gun Lady Bess 1955
No Score Yet No Man's Woman Carolyn Ellenson Grant 1955
No Score Yet The Bounty Hunter Alice Williams 1954
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre Rose 1954
No Score Yet Catwomen of the Moon Helen Salinger 1953
No Score Yet City That Never Sleeps Lydia Biddel 1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way Anne Williams McCormick 1953
No Score Yet The Tall Texan Laura Thompson 1953
No Score Yet So This Is Love Marilyn Montgomery 1953
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story Cleo Abbott 1953
No Score Yet Outlaw Women Iron Mae McLeod 1952
83% The Sniper Jean Darr 1952
100% The Narrow Margin Mrs. Frankie Neal 1952
No Score Yet Japanese War Bride Fran Sterling 1952
No Score Yet Boot Hill Mamas Actor 1952
No Score Yet The Jungle Princess Mari 1952
No Score Yet Two Dollar Bettor Mary Slate 1951
No Score Yet Little Big Horn Celie Donlin 1951
No Score Yet Frenchie Diane 1950
No Score Yet The Showdown Adelaide 1950
No Score Yet Double Deal Terry 1950
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian Ann Logan 1949
63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend LaBell Bergers 1949
No Score Yet Outpost in Morocco Cara 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Mary Carson/Doll Brown 1949
100% Force of Evil Edna Tucker 1948
71% The Three Musketeers Dark-Eyed Lady-in-Waiting 1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You Jane 1948
80% Song of the Thin Man Helen Amboy 1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters Girl 1947
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Party Girl 1943
No Score Yet Eyes in the Night Actress 1942
No Score Yet The Big Street Girl 1942
No Score Yet Smart Alecks Nurse 1942
No Score Yet All-American Co-Ed Actor 1941

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Kate Caroline
  • 1991
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Belle Starr
  • 1980
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Eve Le Deux Gloria
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Amanda Degan
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Mary K.
  • 1971
93% Batman
1966-1968
Nellie
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Ma Lassiter
  • 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Katie Narcie Amie
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Kit Williams Cora
  • 1962
  • 1957

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