Wanda McKay

Highest Rated: 100% The Lady Eve (1941)
Lowest Rated: 40% Bowery at Midnight (1942)
Birthday: Jun 22, 1915
Birthplace: Not Available
With a real name of Dorothy Quackenbush, Wanda McKay was one movie starlet who definitely needed a new moniker. Named Miss American Aviation of 1938, the Portland, OR, native earned a contract with Paramount in 1939 but her roles remained minor and McKay was one of the many starlets to find better employment on Poverty Row. Through the 1940s, the name Wanda McKay became synonymous with low-budget companies like PRC and Monogram, where she toiled in such minor fare as Voodoo Man (1944) with Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, and George Zucco, and the Jiggs and Maggie comedies, with Mickey Rooney's father Joe Yule. It was not enough to sustain a lengthy career, however, and by the early 1950s, McKay was playing unbilled bit parts. In May 1977, the long-retired starlet married Hoagy Carmichael after what reporters termed "a lengthy courtship," a union that lasted until the legendary composer's death in 1981.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Voodoo Man Betty Benton 2009
No Score Yet The Merry Widow 1st Girl 1952
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Merle 1950
No Score Yet Jungle Goddess Greta Vanderhorn 1948
No Score Yet Because of Eve Sally Stevens 1948
No Score Yet Hollywood and Vine Martha 1945
No Score Yet There Goes Kelly Anne Mason 1945
No Score Yet Belle of the Yukon Cherie Atterbury 1944
No Score Yet Raiders of Ghost City Cathy Haines 1944
No Score Yet The Monster Maker Patricia Lawrence 1944
No Score Yet The Black Raven Lee Winfield 1943
No Score Yet Corregidor Nurse Jane 'Hey-Dutch' Van Dornen 1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Actor 1943
40% Bowery at Midnight Judy Malvern 1942
No Score Yet Rolling Down the Great Divide Rita 1942
No Score Yet Law and Order Linda 1942
100% The Lady Eve Daughter on Boat 1941
No Score Yet The Pioneers Suzanna 1941
No Score Yet Twilight on the Trail Lucy 1941


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