Knox, Elyse (1917–)

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Knox, Elyse (1917–)

American actress. Born Dec 14, 1917, in Hartford, CT; dau. of William Franklin Knox (Naval Secretary under FDR during WWII); m. Tom Harmon (football player), 1944 (died1990); children: actors Mark Harmon (b. 1951), Kristin Harmon (b.1945) and Kelly Harmon (b. 1948).

Began career as a designer for Vogue; made film debut in Wake Up and Live (1937), followed by leads and second leads in Lillian Russell, The Mummy's Tomb, Hit the Ice, Army Wives, Joe Palooka—Champ, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Winner Take All and There's a Girl in My Heart, among others.

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