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Gloria Dehaven

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She appeared in the Fred Astaire-directed film Three Small Words. She produced her performing debut in Charlie Chaplin’s CONTEMPORARY TIMES when she was a kid. She performed the part of Colette in the 1955 film WHICH MEANS THIS is definitely Paris. She experienced five kids and was wedded several times. Among her husbands was Richard Fincher. She is at the film Out to Ocean with Jack port Lemmon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gloria DeHaven
Date Of Birth July 23, 1925
Died July 30, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.55 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Richard Fincher, Richard Fincher, Martin Kimmell, John Payne
Children Richard DeHaven, Kathleen Hope Payne, Thomas John Payne, Faith Fincher
Parents Carter DeHaven, Flora Parker DeHaven
Siblings Carter De Haven Jr.
Movies Out to Sea, Two Girls and a Sailor, Summer Stock, Step Lively, Three Little Words, Best Foot Forward, Summer Holiday, So This Is Paris, The Thin Man Goes Home, Susan and God, The Doctor and the Girl, Broadway Rhythm, The Girl Rush, The Yellow Cab Man, Scene of the Crime, Two Tickets to Broadway, I'll Get By, Down Among the Sheltering Palms, Between Two Women, Call Her Mom, The Penalty, Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free, Keeping Company, Off Sides, Going Hollywood: The War Years, Bog, Yes Sir That's My Baby, Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress, Who Is the Black Dahlia?, A Chance to Live
TV Shows Ryan's Hope, Nakia
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Gloria DeHaven's parents were the popular vaudevillian and stage performers Carter DeHaven and Flora Parker. She and her brother Carter DeHaven Jr., who would become a producer, would travel with their parents as they toured the theatrical circuit. DeHaven, at 10 years of age, landed a bit part in Charles Chaplin's 1936 masterpiece "Modern Times" because her father was Chaplin's assistant director on the film. At the age of 14, Gloria also had a small role in Chaplin's (released in) 1940 satire "The Great Dictator." While singing with orchestras, including, Bing Crosby's brother, Bob Crosby's band of musicians, MGM signed DeHaven, at age 15, to a film contract in mid-1940 and she appeared in "Susan and God." DeHaven appeared in several MGM musicals during the 1940's, most notably, at the time of filming, a young age of 17, 1943's "Best Foot Forward" and 1944's "Step Lively," in which she was loaned out from MGM to Howard Hughes' RKO film studio.
2Gloria DeHaven turned to television series and had a recurring role in the independent 1970s Norman Lear soap opera spoof "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." In 1983, Dehaven took on the recurring role of Bess Shelby (1983-1985) on the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" (1975-1989). "Thanks to the soap I've gained an entire new young fan audience who don't know who the hell Gloria DeHaven is," she told the LA Times in the 1984 interview. "They adore the character and like what I bring to the part. I mean, my major movies were in the 1940s and '50s, before some of these viewers were even born. My own contemporaries are fascinated that I've begun this sort of second career, or should I say umpteenth career, since I'm 58 and have been in show business since I was born." DeHaven returned to the big screen in the forgettable 1983 film "Bog," but scored a hit as Jack Lemmon's love interest in the 1997 romantic comedy "Out to Sea." After reinventing herself for soaps and more, the actress died at age 91, on a Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
3"Being under contract with MGM meant having everything done for you," DeHaven told the LA Times in 1984. "There were doctors and dentists and tutors on the lot, at your beck and call, not to mention the best vocal teachers and coaches, hair dressers and costume designers. The downside of being under MGM contract was not getting a chance to branch out." The actor John Payne was featured in a role that Dick Powell turned down in the Warner Brothers' Busby Berkeley 1938 film musical "Garden of The Moon." After success in 20th Century Fox film musicals during the late 1930's and mid '40s period, the tall 6'4" handsome singer/actor John Payne at age 33 (b: 05,28,1912-d:12.06.1989, age 77) served a two-year hitch (early 1942, age 29 -to-1944 discharged at age 32) with the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot. Upon his discharge at age 32, John Payne went right back to a film-role-courting Betty Grable in the 20th Century Fox film musical "The Dolly Sisters" (released in 1945) and met 18-year-old singer/actress Gloria DeHaven during its shoot. The twosome wed in 1945 and a daughter and son were born within three years. DeHaven took time off from the screen when she married John Payne. Problems arose when Gloria insisted on continuing her career and the couple, after on and off separations, finally divorced in 1950. Her return was in the 1948 musical film flop "Summer Holiday." She continued at MGM in supporting roles in 1950's "Summer Stock" and "Three Little Words." After that, she said, "the golden age of movie film musicals had sadly ended".
4Child then juvenile then leading-lady actress in Hollywood. During her long and varied career she would also perform as nightclub singer, as stage actress in Broadway and London theatre and as TV actress and hostess.
5Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for motion pictures, at 6933 Hollywood Blvd.
6Married and divorced Richard W. Fincher twice. They were married from 1957 to 1963 and then from 1966 to 1969.
7Was Frank Sinatra's first screen kiss in Step Lively (1944).
8After 22 years of marriage her show business parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carter DeHaven, divorced. They remarried shortly afterward and lived together for a year. In that year Gloria was born.
9Made her Broadway debut in a musical version of "Seventh Heaven" opposite Ricardo Montalban.
10She was friends with: Janet Leigh, Mickey Rooney, June Allyson, Ann Miller, Maria McDonald, Donald O'Connor, Virginia O'Brien, and Tony Curtis.
11In 1944 De Haven came into the makeup and hair department at MGM to wash her hair in prep for a scene she was going to shoot. Halfway into the endeavor she felt a hand push her head into the bowl and began washing her hair. When she was finished she looked up and saw that it was Marlene Dietrich who had washed her hair. Dietrich had entered the room to pick up the gold paint she was using to cover her left leg in Kismet (1944) and figured that since she was there she would give De Haven a quick hair wash since the studio beauticians had yet to arrive. De Haven was so stunned that she could hardly utter a thank you.
12She was taught to speak eloquent English by Joan Crawford.
13She is a conservative Republican and over the years has endorsed and supported Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.
14Was host of the morning movie series "Prize Movie" on WABC-TV (Channel 7) in New York for a few years starting in 1969.
15Grandmother of actress Holly Payne.
16Ex-step-grandmother of Katharine Towne.
17Ex-stepmother of Julie Payne.
18In Call Her Mom (1972), she replaced Ann Miller who in turn had replaced Cyd Charisse.
19Children with third husband: Harry (b. 1958) and Faith (b. 1962).
20Daughter, Kathleen, with John Payne, born 1945. Son, Thomas, with Payne, born 1947.
21MGM allegedly suspended her for refusing to do the film Good News (1947).
22Sister of assistant director/unit manager Carter De Haven Jr..
23Mother of actor Richard DeHaven.
24In Three Little Words (1950), she portrayed her own, real-life mother.
25Daughter of actor-director Carter DeHaven and actress Flora Parker DeHaven.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesBeverly
Out to Sea1997Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart1994
Ladies on Sweet Street1990Ruth
Murder, She Wrote1987-1989TV SeriesPhyllis Grant
Highway to Heaven1987TV SeriesPhoebe Hall
The Love Boat1983-1986TV SeriesMary Halbert / Florence Dolan
Ryan's Hope1983-1985TV SeriesBess Shelby
Pigs vs. Freaks1984TV MovieMaureen Brockmeyer (as Gloria De Haven)
Mama's Family1983TV SeriesSally Nash
Falcon Crest1983TV SeriesGloria Marlowe
Hart to Hart1982TV SeriesReva
Fantasy Island1978-1982TV SeriesSophie / Mrs. Brennan
Darkroom1981TV SeriesLouise Lawrence
Hello, Larry1980TV Series
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesMama
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979TV SeriesGladys
Bog1979Ginny Glenn / Adrianna
Delta House1979TV SeriesMarion Wormer
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Series
Evening in Byzantium1978TV MovieSonia Murphy
Police Story1978TV SeriesJill's Mother
The Ted Knight Show1978TV SeriesDelores
Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress1977TV MovieMrs. Blake (as Gloria De Haven)
The Cabot Connection1977TV MovieDolly Foxworth
Quincy M.E.1977TV SeriesDoreen
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1976-1977TV SeriesAnnie Wylie
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976President's Girl 1 (as Gloria De Haven)
Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free1976TV MovieLady Jane Gray
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975TV MoviePolice Matron (as Gloria De Haven)
Movin' On1975TV SeriesJaney
Nakia1974TV SeriesIrene James
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesCarrie
Marcus Welby, M.D.1973TV SeriesEstelle Manning
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1973TV Series
Wednesday Night Out1972TV Movie
The Jimmy Stewart Show1972TV SeriesLucy Carruthers
Call Her Mom1972TV MovieHelen Hardgrove
All My Children1970TV SeriesEmma Mallory (1993)
Mannix1967TV SeriesGloria Farnsworth
Flipper1967TV SeriesMrs. Sharp
As the World Turns1966TV SeriesSara Fuller
Burke's Law1964TV SeriesConnie French
The Lloyd Bridges Show1963TV SeriesMuriel
The United States Steel Hour1962TV Series
The Defenders1961TV SeriesAgnes Gideon Pratt
BBC Sunday-Night Play1961TV Mini-SeriesShirley Kellogg
Adventures in Paradise1961TV SeriesLiana MacIntosh
Wagon Train1960TV SeriesAllison Justis
Johnny Ringo1959TV SeriesRonna Desmond
The Rifleman1959TV SeriesLillian Halstead
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1959TV Series
Mr. Broadway1957TV MovieJosie Cohan
Producers' Showcase1957TV SeriesJosie Cohan
Robert Montgomery Presents1956TV SeriesBetty Schaefer / Betty Laurence
The Girl Rush1955Taffy Tremaine
Appointment with Adventure1955TV Series
So This Is Paris1954Colette d'Avril / Jane Mitchell (as Gloria De Haven)
Down Among the Sheltering Palms1953Angela Toland
Two Tickets to Broadway1951Hannah Holbrook (as Gloria De Haven)
The Alan Young Show1951TV SeriesGloria
I'll Get By1950Terry Martin
Summer Stock1950Abigail Falbury (as Gloria De Haven)
Three Little Words1950Mrs. Carter De Haven (as Gloria De Haven)
The Yellow Cab Man1950Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven)
The Doctor and the Girl1949Fabienne Corday
Yes Sir, That's My Baby1949Sarah Jane Winfield
Scene of the Crime1949Lili
Summer Holiday1948Muriel McComber (as Gloria De Haven)
The Thin Man Goes Home1945Laura Ronson (as Gloria De Haven)
Between Two Women1945Edna
Step Lively1944Christine Marlowe
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Jean Deyo
Broadway Rhythm1944Patsy Demming
Thousands Cheer1943Gloria DeHaven
Best Foot Forward1943Minerva
Two-Faced Woman1941Debutante in Ladies' Room (uncredited)
The Penalty1941Anne Logan
Keeping Company1940Evelyn Thomas
Susan and God1940Enid
Modern Times1936Gamin's Sister (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "The Three B's" 1941 - uncredited
Johnny Ringo1959TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Girl Rush1955performer: "An Occasional Man"
So This Is Paris1954performer: "I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE", "THE TWO OF US", "IF YOU WERE THERE", "IT'S REALLY UP TO YOU"
Down Among the Sheltering Palms1953"WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE" / performer: "DOWN AMONG THE SHELTERING PALMS", "ALL OF ME"
Two Tickets to Broadway1951performer: "Baby, You'll Never Be Sorry", "The Worry Bird", "Big Chief Hole-in-the-Ground"
I'll Get By1950performer: "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "Deep in the Heart of Texas", "I've Got the World on a String", "Takin' a Chance on Love", "You Make Me Feel So Young"
Summer Stock1950performer: "Mem'ry Island" - uncredited
Three Little Words1950performer: "Who's Sorry Now?"
Scene of the Crime1949performer: "I CALL MYSELF A LADY" - uncredited
Summer Holiday1948performer: "Afraid To Fall In Love", "Omar And The Princess", "Our Home Town", "The Stanley Steamer", "Wish I Had A Braver Heart" - uncredited
Between Two Women1945performer: "I'm in the Mood for Love", "Look at Me"
Step Lively1944performer: "WHERE DOES LOVE BEGIN?", "COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE", "SOME OTHER TIME", "ASK THE MADAME"
Two Girls and a Sailor1944performer: "Sweet and Lovely" 1931, "My Mother Told Me" 1944, "A Tisket, a Tasket" 1938, "A Love Like Ours" 1943 - uncredited
Broadway Rhythm1944performer: "What Do You Think I Am", "Pretty Baby"
Thousands Cheer1943performer: "In a Little Spanish Town" - uncredited
Best Foot Forward1943performer: "Wish I May" 1941, "The Three B's" 1941

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals2004Video documentary shortHerself
Through the Keyhole2004TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen1994Video documentaryHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
The Fifth Annual Genesis Awards1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Going Hollywood: The War Years1988DocumentaryHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1985TV SeriesHerself
Lucy Moves to NBC1980TV MovieHerself
Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena1978TV SpecialHerself
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1974TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Merv Griffin Show1962-1973TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Movie Game1972TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
P.D.Q.1967TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1966TV SeriesHerself - Singer
ABC's Nightlife1965TV SeriesHerself
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1965TV SeriesHerself-Guest
You Don't Say1964TV SeriesHerself
Billy Cotton Band Show1962TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1961TV SeriesHerself
Showtime1961TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1961TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960TV SeriesHerself
The Many Sides of Mickey Rooney1960TV SpecialHerself - Sketch Actor
The Mickey Rooney Show1960TV SeriesHerself
The Arthur Murray Party1957-1960TV SeriesHerself
The Arthur Murray Special for Bob Hope1960TV MovieHerself
The Dick Clark Show1959TV SeriesHerself
Perry Presents1959TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
The Guy Mitchell Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The George Gobel Show1956TV SeriesHerself
The NBC Comedy Hour1956TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1956TV SeriesHerself
Frankie Laine Time1955TV SeriesHerself
Make the Connection1955TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Music 551955TV Series documentaryHerself
Texaco Star Theatre1951-1955TV SeriesHerself - Actress
I've Got a Secret1955TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Colgate Comedy Hour1953-1954TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
The Red Skelton Hour1954TV SeriesHerself
Red Skelton Revue1954TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1954TV SeriesHerself
The Name's the Same1953TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
All Star Revue1953TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
Star of the Family1950TV SeriesHerself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1950TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Singer
The Alan Young Show1950TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
Cavalcade of Stars1950TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
The Ed Wynn Show1950TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance2012Video documentary shortOn set footage / Outtakes & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentaryHerself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Buick Berle Show, 19541995Video
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'Best Foot Forward' (uncredited)
That's Entertainment!1974Herself - at Banquet (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership1949Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Twenty Years After1944Short

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6933 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1[on appearing, aged eleven, as Paulette Goddard's sister in Modern Times (1936)] It was silent, so we didn't have to talk. We just ate bananas and ran around in raggedy clothes and enjoyed it. I always kid about it and say I started in silent films..
2[on Frank Sinatra] I still think that Frank Sinatra is bad-rapped. They're not so eager to tell about his generosity. We've been friends ever since that movie. I had a watch that my mother had given me, and I loved it. At the end of the film Frank gave me a pinky ring that matched it perfectly. My mother said that I couldn't accept it, but Frank spoke to her. I have no idea what he told her, but he snowed her somehow, and I kept the ring.
3[on Nancy Reagan] She was genteel, a very private woman - and classy, not outgoing. She'd leave the moment shooting ended - while a lot of us would hang out after work.
4[on writing an autobiography] I've been asked - twice, but the only books that sell a lot are kiss and tell. I don't want people flipping through the pages of my life.
5I had the privilege of watching great actors at MGM. That was better than going to any class. Today kids struggle - they have to be waitresses and bartenders while waiting to get a break. Every hour at MGM was a joy! My years there were golden, a wonderful time! I will never regret one moment.

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