former drama student at Missouri's Stephens College, redheaded leading lady Anne
Gwynne was signed to a Universal Pictures contract in 1939. Pretty and
vivacious, Gwynne was a welcome presence in Universal's "B" product,
appearing in many of the studio's horror films (The Black Cat, The Strange Case
of Dr. Rx, Weird Woman, House of Frankenstein et. al.). She also played the
villainous Sonja in the 1940 serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe and
appeared with Abbott and Costello in Ride 'Em Cowboy (1941). Free-lancing after Anne
Gwynne left Universal in 1945, Gwynne played Tess Trueheart in RKO's Dick
Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). She left films briefly in the mid-1950s.
Gwynne was coaxed out retirement once more in 1970 for Adam at 6 AM, playing the
wife of another veteran of Hollywood's "B" mills, Richard Derr. Anne
Gwynne is the mother of actress Gwynne Gilford.
Erickson All Movie Guide
Gwynne was born December 10, 1918, in Waco, Texas. While a teenager, her family
moved to Missouri where she later attended Stephens College in Columbia. It was
there that her interest in acting began to bloom. In 1939, at the age of twenty,
Anne Gwynne was signed by Universal Pictures. Over the next five years, Miss
Gwynne would be featured in some thirty-eight Universal films, and become one of
the studioís most recognizable stars.
Anne Gwynne holds the distinction of starring in what was the first filmed
dramatic series for television. In 1947-1948 Miss Gwynne starred in "Public
Prosecutor", filming 26 episodes for NBC. Anne Gwynne's film and
television career spanned the years 1939 through 1970.
By Michael Fitzgerald
who starred in many classic Universal horror films of the 1940ís
has died. She passed away March 31,
03 after suffering a stroke following surgery
at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Miss Gwynne was looking forward to giving an online interview to the
fans of this site. Unfortunately there was not enough time.
- Marguerite Gwynne Trice
Date of birth (location)
- 10 December 1918,
Waco, Texas, USA
Died March 31, 2003
Filmography from imdb.com
- Adam at 6 A.M. (1970) .... Mrs. Gaines
- Peril from the Planet Mongo (1966)
(TV) .... Sonja
- Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
(TV) .... Female Spy in Arboria
... aka Purple Death from Outer Space 1940 (1966) (TV) (promotional title)
- Teenage Monster (1957) .... Ruth
... aka Monster on the Hill (1957)
- Phantom of the Jungle (1955) .... Dr.
- Breakdown (1952) .... Candy Allen
- King of the Bullwhip (1951) .... Jane
- Black Tower (1950)
- Call of the Klondike (1950) .... Nancy
- Blazing Sun, The (1950) .... Kitty
... aka Blazing Hills, The (1950) (USA)
- Arson, Inc. (1949) .... Jane Jennings
- Enchanted Valley, The (1948) ....
- Panhandle (1948) .... June O'Carroll
- "Public Prosecutor" (1947)
TV Series .... Prosecutor's assistant (1947-48)
- Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) ....
... aka Dick Tracy Meets Karloff (1947)
... aka Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure (1947) (UK)
- Killer Dill (1947) .... Judy Parker
- Ghost Goes Wild, The (1947) ....
- Glass Alibi, The (1946) .... Belle
- Fear (1946) .... Eileen Stevens/Cathy
- I Ring Doorbells (1946) .... Brooke
- House of Frankenstein (1944) .... Rita
- Murder in the Blue Room (1944) ....
- Babes on Swing Street (1944) ....
- South of Dixie (1944) .... Dixie
- Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) .... Marion
- Weird Woman (1944) .... Paula Clayton
- Ladies Courageous (1944) .... Jerry
... aka Fury in the Sky (1944) (USA: reissue title)
- Top Man (1943) .... Pat Warren
... aka Man of the Family (1943) (UK)
- We've Never Been Licked (1943) ....
... aka Fighting Command (1943) (USA: reissue title)
... aka Texas to Tokyo (1943) (UK)
- Frontier Badmen (1943) .... Chris
- Keeping Fit (1942) .... Herself
- You're Telling Me (1942) .... Kit
- Broadway (1942) .... Pearl
- Sin Town (1942) .... Laura Kirby
- Men of Texas (1942) .... Jane Baxter
... aka Men of Destiny (1942) (UK)
- Strange Case of Doctor Rx, The (1942)
.... Kit Logan Church
- Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) .... Anne Shaw
- Jail House Blues (1942) .... Doris
- Don't Get Personal (1941) .... Susan
- Tight Shoes (1941) .... Ritth
- Road Agent (1941) .... Patricia
... aka Texas Road Agent (1953) (USA: reissue title)
- Melody Lane (1941) .... Patricia
- Mob Town (1941) .... Marion Barker
- Nice Girl? (1941) .... Sylvia Dana
- Black Cat, The (1941) .... Elaine
- Washington Melodrama (1941) .... Mary
- Honeymoon Deferred (1940) .... Cecile
- Spring Parade (1940) .... Jenny
- Give Us Wings (1940) .... Julie Mason
- Bad Man from Red Butte (1940) ....
- Sandy Is a Lady (1940) .... Millie
- Man from Montreal, The (1940) ....
- Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
(1940) .... Sonja
... aka Perils from the Planet Mongo (1940) (USA: recut version)
... aka Purple Death from Outer Space (1940) (USA: recut version)
... aka Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe (1955) (USA: TV title)
- Black Friday (1940) .... Jean Sovac
- Framed (1940) (uncredited) .... Girl
- Little Accident (1939) (uncredited)
.... Blonde Girl
- Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) (uncredited)
- Oklahoma Frontier (1939) .... Janet
- Unexpected Father (1939) .... Kitty
... aka Sandy Takes a Bow (1939)
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