Dehaven, Gloria 1925(?)–

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DEHAVEN, Gloria 1925(?)–


Full name, Gloria Mildred DeHaven; born July 23, 1925 (some sources cite 1924), in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Carter (an actor and director) and Flora (an actress; maiden name, Parker) DeHaven; sister of Carter DeHaven, Jr. (a producer); married John Payne (an actor, singer, writer, director, and producer), 1944 (divorced, 1950); married Martin Kimmell, June 21, 1953 (divorced, 1954); married Richard Fincher (in business), 1957 (divorced, 1963), remarried, 1964 (divorced, 1968); children: (first marriage) Kathleen, Thomas; (third marriage) Harry (an actor; known as Richard DeHaven), Faith. Education: Studied at Ken–Mar Professional School, Hollywood, CA.

Career: Actress and singer. Performed in stage productions in London and on Broadway; also a nightclub singer, including appearances at Rainbow and Stars, New York City, 1989; singer with various bands, including the bands of Bob Crosby and Jon Savitt.

Awards, Honors: Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Gamin's sister, Modern Times, United Artists, 1936.

Enid, Susan and God (also known as The Gay Mrs. Trexel), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1940.

Evelyn "Skinny" Thomas, Keeping Company, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1940.

The Great Dictator, United Artists, 1940.

Anne Logan, The Penalty, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1941.

(Uncredited) Debutante in ladies' room, Two–Faced Woman, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1941.

Minerva (some sources cite Ethel), Best Foot Forward, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1943.

Thousands Cheer, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1943.

Christine Marlowe, Step Lively, RKO Radio Pictures, 1944.

Jean Deyo, Two Girls and a Sailor, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1944.

Patsy Demming, Broadway Rhythm, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1944.

Edna, Between Two Women, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1945.

Laurabelle "Laura" Ronson, The Thin Man Goes Home, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1945.

Muriel McComber, Summer Holiday, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1948.

Fabienne Corday, The Doctor and the Girl, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1949.

Lili, Scene of the Crime, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1949.

Sara Jane Winfield, Yes Sir That's My Baby, MCA/Universal, 1949.

Abigail Falbury, Summer Stock (also known as If You Feel Like Singing), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1950.

Ellen Goodrich, The Yellow Cab Man, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1950.

Mrs. Carter De Haven, Three Little Words, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1950.

Terry Martin, I'll Get By, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1950.

Hannah Holbrook, Two Tickets to Broadway, RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.

Angela Toland, Down among the Sheltering Palms (also known as Friendly Island), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1953.

Colette d'Avril/Jane Mitchell, So This Is Paris (also known as So This Is Paree and Three Gobs in Paris), MCA/Universal, 1955.

Taffy Tremaine, The Girl Rush, Paramount, 1955.

(Uncredited) That's Entertainment!, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1974.

First president's girl, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (also known as Won Ton Ton), Paramount, 1976.

Ginny Glenn/Adrianna, Bog, BijouFlix Releasing, 1983.

(In archive footage) That's Dancing!, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1985.

Herself, Going Hollywood: The War Years (documentary), Warner Home Video, 1988.

The Outlaws: Legend of O. B. Taggart, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1994.

Vivian, Out to Sea, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, The Gloria DeHaven Show, ABC, 1953–1954.

Sara Fuller, As the World Turns, CBS, 1966–1967.

Host, Girl Talk, syndicated, 1969.

Deputy Irene James, Nakia, ABC, 1974.

Annie Wylie, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, 1976.

Marion Wormer, Delta House, ABC, 1979.

Bess Shelby, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1983–1987.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sonia Murphy, Evening in Byzantium, syndicated, 1978.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen Hardgrove, Call Her Mom, ABC, 1972.

Police matron, Who Is the Black Dahlia?, NBC, 1975.

Lady Jane Gray, Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (also known as Banjo Hackett), NBC, 1976.

Mrs. Blake, Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress, NBC, 1977.

Maureen Brockmeyer, Pigs vs. Freaks (also known as Off Sides), ABC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Josie Cohan, "Mr. Broadway," Producers' Showcase, NBC, 1957.

Gene Kelly … An American in Pasadena, CBS, 1978.

Herself, Lucy Moves to NBC, NBC, 1980.

The Thalians, American Movie Classics, 1991.

Presenter, Ninth Annual Genesis Awards, The Discovery Channel, 1995.

Also appeared in specials featuring Bob Hope, NBC, beginning 1953.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, Cavalcade of Stars, The DuMont Network, 1950.

"Miss Liberty," Musical Comedy Time, NBC, 1951.

The Buick–Berle Show, NBC, 1954.

Guest, Toast of the Town, CBS, 1952, 1955.

Panelist, Make the Connection, NBC, 1955.

"The Snow People," Appointment with Adventure, CBS, 1955.

"The Briefcase," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1956.

Guest, The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS, 1956.

Herself, The Guy Mitchell Show, ABC, 1957.

Lillian "Lil" Halstead, "Eddie's Daughter," The Rifleman, ABC, 1959.

Rosemary Blake, "Love Affair," Johnny Ringo, CBS, 1959.

Guest, The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show (also known as The Dick Clark Show), ABC, 1959.

Guest, The Kraft Music Hall, NBC, 1959.

Allison Justis, "The Allison Justis Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1960.

Agnes A, "Gideon's Follies," The Defenders, CBS, 1961.

Liana MacIntosh, "The Jonah Stone," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1961.

"Who Is This Woman?," The U. S. Steel Hour, ABC, 1962.

Guest, The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, between 1962 and 1963.

Connie French, "Who Killed the Swinger on a Hook?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.

Herself, "Music of the Movies," The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC, 1966.

Gloria Farnsworth, "Nothing Ever Works Twice," Mannix, CBS, 1967.

Lucy Carruthers, "Old School Ties," The Jimmy Stewart Show, NBC, 1972.

"Catch a Ring That Isn't There," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1973.

Carrie Louise Thompson, "Like Old Times," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1974.

Guest, Match Game '75, CBS, 1975.

Mrs. Duffy, "A Good Smack in the Mouth," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1977.

Mrs. Brennan, "The Best Seller/Tomb," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

"A Chance to Live," Police Story, NBC, 1978.

"Police Story: A Chance to Live" (also known as "Narc"), David Cassidy—Man Undercover, NBC, 1978.

"Panhandle Pussycats Come to Orly," The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (also known as Lobo), NBC, 1979.

Louise Lawrence, "The Bogeyman Will Get You," Dark-room, ABC, 1981.

Reva, "Rich and Hartless," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982.

"The Curse of the Moreaus/My Man Friday," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.

Gloria Marlowe, "Love, Honor, and Obey," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1983.

Sally Nash, "Positive Thinking," Mama's Family, ABC, 1983.

"Prisoner of Love/Youth Takes a Holiday/Don't Leave Home without It," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Phoebe Hall, "A Mother and a Daughter," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Phyllis Grant, "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Phyllis Grant, "The Sins of Castle Cove," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Phyllis Grant, "Town Father," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Herself, "Mickey Rooney: Hollywood's Little Giant," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

"The Wallet," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999.

Beverly, "Living the Rest of My Life," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Herself, Through the Keyhole, [Great Britain], 2004.

Appeared in The Alan Young Show, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Paula, Wednesday Night Out, NBC, 1972.

Dolly Foxworth, The Cabot Connection, CBS, 1977.

Carol Coogan, The Music Mart, NBC, 1980.

Ruth, Ladies on Sweet Street, ABC, 1990.

Stage Appearances:

Diane, Seventh Heaven (musical), American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, New York City, 1955.

Also appeared in The Sound of Music (musical) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (musical), both 1960s.



Herself, That's Entertainment! III Behind the Screen, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1994.

The Buick–Berle Show, 1954, Moviecraft, 1995.