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 Veda Ann Borg

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Veda Ann Borg

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Aug 1973 (aged 58)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 6657976 View Source
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Actress. She is best remembered for her portrayal of the brass Vivian LeRoy in "Big Town" (1946). The only daughter of Swedish immigrants, she began her career modeling in her native Boston and after venturing on a trip to New York City, New York, for a spring fashion show she happened to be discovered by film director Ray McCarey who was in the audience that day. Impressed by her blonde good looks and slim appearance, he arranged for her to move to California and begin a career in the film industry beginning with her being personally under his production in "Three Cheers for Love" (1936). For the next 26 years, she went on to enjoy a fruitful career in motion pictures appearing in over 30 motion pictures; often typecast as playgirls, debutants, gold diggers, chorines, fashionistas, femme fatales, waitresses, retail clerks, secretaries, manicurists, entrepreneurs, torch singers, nurses, wives, and cowgirls. She appeared in such films as "Kid Galahad" (1937), "It's Love I'm After" (1937), "Over The Wall" (1938), "Miracle on Main Street" (1939), "I Take This Oath" (1940), "Dr. Christian Meets The Woman" (1940), "Bitter Sweet" (1940), "The Pittsburg Kid" (1941), "Honky Tonk" (1941), "I Married an Angel" (1942), "Two Yanks in Trinidad" (1942), "Murder in Times Square" (1943), "Smart Guy" (1943), "Revenge of the Zombies" (1943), "Standing Room Only" (1944), "The Big Noise" (1944), "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944), "What a Blonde" (1945), "Fog Island" (1945), "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Avalanche" (1946), "Wife Wanted" (1946), "The Pilgrim Lady" (1947), "Mother Wore Tights" (1947), "The Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer" (1947), "Julia Misbehaves" (1948), "Chicken Every Sunday" (1949), "One Last Fling" (1949), "Rider from Tucson" (1950), "Hold That Line" (1952), "Big Jim McLain" (1952), "Mister Scoutmaster" (1953), "Bitter Creek" (1954), "Guys and Dolls" (1955), "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955), "Frontier Gamble" (1956), "The Wings of Eagles" (1957), "The Fearmakers" (1958), "Thunder in the Sun" (1959), and "The Alamo" (1960). With the advent of television, she became a familiar face appearing in various guest spots on such syndicated sitcoms as "Front Page Detective," "The Unexpected," "Mr. & Mrs. North," "Racket Squad," "Adventures of Superman," "The Ford Television Theatre," "Boston Blackie," "The Life of Riley," "The Abbott and Costello Show," "General Electric Theatre," "Public Defender," "Duffy's Tavern," "City Detective," "Stories of the Century," "It's a Great Life," "The Millionaire," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Screen Directors Playhouse," "Navy Log," "The Red Skelton Hour," "The 20th-Century Fox Hour," "Sugarfoot," "State Trooper," "The Thin Man," "The Loretta Young Show," "Bachelor Father," "The Restless Gun," "Bronco," "Johnny Midnight," "The Rough Riders," "Miami Undercover," "Bonanza," and "This Is the Life." During her career, she was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, was supportive of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, was a member of the Hollywood Democratic Committee, was a regular parishioner of the Lutheran church, was a chairwoman with her local division of The March of Dimes, and she was married to film director Andrew V. McLaglen from 1946 to 1958 (their union ended in divorce and produced one son). After retiring in 1963, she spent the final years of her life devoted to her family and religious causes until her death from cancer.

Bio by: Lowell Thurgood


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  • Added: 3 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6657976
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6657976/veda-ann-borg : accessed ), memorial page for Veda Ann Borg (11 Jan 1915–16 Aug 1973), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6657976, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.