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 Jean Porter

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Jean Porter

Birth
Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Jan 2018 (aged 95)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 186637846 · View Source
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Actress. At the age of ten, she began entertaining when she was given her own radio program. After this experience, she moved on to the Vaudeville circuit and embarked upon Hollywood during the mid 1930s. At the age of thirteen, she made her motion picture debut in the film "Song and Dance Man" (1936) and went on to a string of minor roles, before finding a part of substance in the Gene Autry picture "Heart of the Rio Grande" (1942). She shared the screen with Abbott and Costello in "Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood" (1945) and followed this with a starring roles in "Two Blondes and a Redhead" (1947) , "G.I. Jane" (1951 and "Cry Danger" (1951). She appeared in the Humphrey Bogart film "The Left Hand of God" (1955), which was directed by her husband Edward Dmytryk. During this period, his career suffered as he was linked to the government's investigations into Communistic activity within the entertainment industry (part of "The Hollywood Ten"). In addition to films, she appeared on such TV programs as "Climax!", "The Red Skelton Hour" and "77 Sunset Strip", before retiring from acting during the early 1960s.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 14 Jan 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 186637846
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/186637846/jean-porter : accessed ), memorial page for Jean Porter (8 Dec 1922–13 Jan 2018), Find a Grave Memorial ID 186637846, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .