Frances Gifford Movies List

Frances Gifford
Frances Gifford
07-12-1919
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Actor Frances Gifford Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 15 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 15 movies
Sky Commando
Sky Commando ( English )
Artist: Dan Duryea , Frances Gifford , Mike Connors , Michael Fox , William Bryant
Director: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 21-08-1953
Riding High
Riding High ( English )
Artist: Bing Crosby , Coleen Gray , Charles Bickford , Frances Gifford , William Demarest
Director: Frank Capra
Release date: 12-04-1950
The Arnelo Affair
The Arnelo Affair ( English )
Artist: John Hodiak , George Murphy , Frances Gifford , Dean Stockwell , Eve Arden
Director: Arch Oboler
Music Director: Jerry Bresler
Release date: 13-02-1947
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Director: Roy Rowland
Release date: 06-09-1945
Cry 'Havoc'
Cry 'Havoc' ( English )
Director: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 23-11-1943
Tarzan Triumphs
Tarzan Triumphs ( English )
Director: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 20-01-1943
American Empire
American Empire ( English )
Artist: Richard Dix , Leo Carrillo , Preston Foster , Frances Gifford , Robert Barrat
Director: William C. McGann
Music Director: Gerard Carbonara
Release date: 11-12-1942
Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm ( English )
Director: George Marshall
Release date: 02-12-1942
The Glass Key
The Glass Key ( English )
Director: Stuart Heisler
Music Director: Victor Young
Release date: 14-10-1942
The Reluctant Dragon
The Reluctant Dragon ( English )
Artist: Robert Benchley , Frances Gifford , Buddy Pepper , Nana Bryant , Claud Allister
Director: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 20-06-1941
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Showing 1 to 10 of 15 movies

Frances Gifford Biography

Frances Gifford had a somewhat unorthodox introduction to the movie business. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, she had no ambition to be an actress, and in fact had applied to UCLA when, at age 16, she and a friend got to visit the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, where they watched a movie being shot. A studio exec saw her and asked if she would take a screen test. She did, the studio was impressed with the result and put her under contract. Nothing much came of it, however, other than bit parts, and she moved to RKO. Nothing much happened there, either. She had married actor James Dunn and decided to retire, which she did, in 1938. Off the screen for almost two years, she got a small part in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and her career began to revive. She was signed by Paramount, which soon loaned her to Republic, where she made the film she is probably most remembered for: the serial Jungle Girl (1941), based on an Edgar Rice Burroughs story. Unfortunately, her career never really took off, and she bounced around among several studios. In 1948 she was involved in an auto accident in which she received severe head injuries. Although she seemed to recover physically, her career took a nosedive, and she made her last film in 1953. In 1958 newspaper stories reported that as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident, she was admitted to a California state mental hospital. Nothing further was heard from her or about her until 1983, when a writer for a film magazine found her in Pasadena. She had apparently fully overcome her physical and mental problems and was working for the city library. She died of emphysema in Pasadena in 1994.

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