Renee Godfrey

Highest Rated: 92% Inherit the Wind (1960)
Lowest Rated: 75% Terror by Night (1946)
Birthday: Sep 1, 1919
Birthplace: Not Available
New York-born Renee Haal was a singer and competed as Miss New York State in the 1937 Miss America pageant. In 1938, she went to London for a singing engagement and met the actor/director/screenwriter Peter Godfrey, whom she married two years later. She intially entered films at RKO, working as Renee Haal, making her debut in Sam Wood's Kitty Foyle; her next movie, Unexpected Uncle, was directed by Peter Godfrey, who also directed her in the much superior romantic thriller Highways by Night in 1942. Beginning two years later in the Danny Kaye starring vehicle Up in Arms (1944), she began working as Renee Godfrey. During the war, she and her husband were much-loved by the troops for the amateur magic shows that they put on through the USO. She continued working in small but important roles, such as Vivian Vedder in Terror By Night (1946) and Mrs. Stebbins in Stanley Kramer's Inherit the Wind. Renee Godfrey worked into the 1960s, appearing in Can-Can and Tender is the Night, but died tragically in 1964 after an extended battle against cancer, before the release of her final film, the Disney-produced Those Calloways.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Those Calloways Sarah Mellot 1965
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night Nurse 1962
92% Inherit the Wind Mrs. Stebbins 1960
No Score Yet Can-Can Dowager 1960
No Score Yet Down Missouri Way Gloria Baxter 1946
75% Terror by Night Vivian Vedder 1946
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient Stella 1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms The Goldwyn Girl 1944
78% Kitty Foyle Actor 1940


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