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Shirley O'Hara Krims



A successful screen actress in addition to her work as a prominent public relation executive, Shirley O'Hara Krims found fame on the silver screen with a series of films in the '30s and '40s before redefining her career in the '70s. Born in Rochester, MN, Krims was quickly signed to RKO after relocating to Hollywood at the tender age of 18. Her early appearances came in such films as Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) and the film that provided Frank Sinatra with his first feature role, Higher and Higher (1944). An avid supporter of American soldiers during World War II, Betty Davis presented Krims with a Support for America award for her work with the USO's Hollywood Canteen. After turning toward television in the '50s and '60s, Krims became the public relations director for Burbank Studios (later acquired by Warner Bros.). Krims was also a noted philanthropist, and through the Publicists Guild, the former actress supported such organizations as Operation Children. Married to Jimmy McHugh Jr. early in life, Krims would later wed Oscar-nominated screenwriter Milton Krims. In late December of 2002, Shirley O'Hara Krims died from complications of diabetes in Calabasas, CA. She was 78.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Getting Wasted
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401
  • Actor
1978
93% Rocky
  • Jergens' Secretary
1976
No Score Yet Banjo Hackett
  • The Postmistress
1976
87% Duel
  • Waitress
1972
No Score Yet The Hostage
  • Mrs. Primus
1967
No Score Yet The Ballad of Josie
  • Elizabeth
1967
67% Crime Wave
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Bells of San Fernando
  • Nita
1947
No Score Yet The Chase
  • Manicurist
1946
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Amazons
  • Athena
1945
No Score Yet Show Business
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Step Lively
  • Louise
1944
71% Ghost Ship
  • Silhouette Girl
1943
No Score Yet Higher and Higher
  • Bridesmaid
1943
No Score Yet Around the World
  • Shirley
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Woman on Road Colonist

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