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Ella Raines
Birth: Aug. 6, 1920
Snoqualmie Falls
King County
Washington, USA
Death: May 30, 1988
Sherman Oaks
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. She is best remembered for her supporting roles as the love interest in a number of World War II action dramas. Born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, she enrolled as a drama student at the University of Washington, and following her graduation in 1941, traveled to New York City to attempt her breakthrough role in Broadway. She was seen by director Howard Hawks, and was signed in the role of the girlfriend for actor Randolph Scott's role in the 1943 film, "Corvette K-225." She moved on to several A-list movies, including playing opposite John Wayne in "Tall in the Saddle" (1944), opposite Vincent Price in "The Web" (1947), and opposite Brian Donlevy in "Impact" (1949). Considered a strong and versatile actress, she made a good living, even picking up the title lead character in the television series, "Janet Dean, Registered Nurse" (1954-55) for one season. From there she moved on to recording songs, but that career didn't appeal to the teenager audience and quickly faded. After filming the 1957 movie "The Man in the Road" she decided to retire and raise her two children. She was twice married, first to Kenneth Trout (1942-1945, divorced), and then to Robin Olds (1947-1975, separated), with whom she had two children. Robin Olds was an Air Force fighter pilot, and became a famous ace in both World War II and in the Vietnam War. She returned to television for a guest appearance on a 1984 episode of the series, "Matt Houston," which became her last appearance. She died of throat cancer four years later. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest N Raines (1879 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Robin Olds (1922 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Throat cancer
 
Burial:
Glen Haven Memorial Park
Sylmar
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Poplar section, Lot 162
GPS (lat/lon): 34.30959, -118.37514
 
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Record added: Apr 28, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5209
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Happy Birthday Ella. I had the pleasure of watching "Tall in the Saddle" last night on TMC, Robert Osborne's presentation of the old but golden age of movies! You made your role crackle and pop!!! Thank you for your years of entertainment. You are loved a...(Read more)
- Irisana
 Added: Aug. 23, 2015
You were such a fine and beautiful actress. You are loved and missed. May you rest in heavenly peace.
- Irisana
 Added: Aug. 17, 2015
A special and beautiful lady.
- Jess
 Added: Aug. 6, 2015
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