Marie Windsor

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Marie Windsor (December 11, 1919 – December 10, 2000)[1] Born as Emily Marie Bertelson in Marysvale, Piute County, Utah, Windsor was an actress known as "The Queen of the Bs" because she appeared in so many B-movies and film noirs.[2] Career Windsor, unofficially appointed "Miss Utah of 1939" by the Chamber of Commerce of Marysvale, Utah,[3] trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya. After working for several years as a telephone operator, a stage and radio actress, and a bit and extra player in films, she began playing feature and lead parts in 1947.[4] The 5'9" actress's first memorable role was opposite John Garfield in Force of Evil playing seductress Edna Tucker. Windsor also co-starred with Randolph Scott in his 1954 western The Bounty Hunter. She had large roles in film noirs, including The Sniper, The Narrow Margin, City That Never Sleeps, and Stanley Kubrick's heist movie, The Killing, playing Elisha Cook Jr.'s scheming wife. She also made a foray into science fiction with the 1953 release of Cat-Women of the Moon. Later Windsor moved to television. She appeared in 1954 as the bandit Belle Starr in the premiere episode of the syndicated western series Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis. She appeared on such programs as Maverick (in the episodes "The Quick and the Dead" with James Garner and "Epitaph for a Gambler" with Jack Kelly), Bat Masterson (in "The Fighter") opposite Gene Barry, four episodes of Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr, including the role of murderer Helen Reed in "The Case of the Wednesday Woman," two episodes of Bourbon Street Beat starring Andrew Duggan, The Incredible Hulk, Rawhide "Incident on the Edge of Madness" and "Incident of the Painted Lady", General Hospital, Salem's Lot, and Murder, She Wrote. In 1962, Windsor played Ann Jesse, a woman dying in childbirth, in the episode "The Wanted Man" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Lawman, starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Her wanted husband, Frank (Dick Foran), orders their son, Ben (Jan Stine) to turn him in to Marshal Dan Troop in order to collect the $5,000 reward and have the funds to rear his surviving infant brother. Meanwhile, Troop counters Joe Street (Alan Baxter), a bounty hunter seeking the same reward.[5] Windsor was among the 500 stars nominated for selection as one of the 50 greatest American screen legends, as part of the American Film Institute's 100 years. Windsor was politically conservative, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and supportive of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.[6] Personal life Windsor married twice, first briefly to bandleader Ted Steele.[7] They divorced. Later she married Jack Hupp, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Hupp, with whom Windsor had a son, was posthumously inducted into the University of Southern California (USC) Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.[8] After her acting career was over, Windsor became a painter and sculptor. She died of undisclosed causes on the day before her 81st birthday. She is interred with Hupp in Marysvale, Utah. Filmography All American Co-Ed (1941) Playmates (1941) Eyes in the Night (1942) The Big Street (1942) Smart Alecks (1942) The Lady or the Tiger? (1942) Call Out the Marines (1942) Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) Three Hearts for Julia (1943) Chatterbox (1943) Follow the Leader (1944) I Love My Wife, But! (1947) The Unfinished Dance (1947) Song of the Thin Man (1947) The Hucksters (1947) The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) Living in a Big Way (1947) Force of Evil (1948) The Three Musketeers (1948) The Pirate (1948) On an Island with You (1948) The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) Hellfire (1949) The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) Outpost in Morocco (1949) Double Deal (1950) Frenchie (1950) The Showdown (1950) Dakota Lil (1950) Two Dollar Bettor (1951) Hurricane Island (1951) Little Big Horn (1951) The Jungle (1952) The Sniper (1952) The Narrow Margin (1952) Outlaw Women (1952) Japanese War Bride (1952) The Eddie Cantor Story (1953) Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) City That Never Sleeps (1953) So This Is Love (1953) Trouble Along the Way (1953) The Tall Texan (1953) The Bounty Hunter (1954) Hell's Half Acre (1954) Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) The Silver Star (1955) Swamp Women (1955) No Man's Woman (1955) Two-Gun Lady (1956) The Killing (1956) The Story of Mankind (1957) The Parson and the Outlaw (1957) The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) The Unholy Wife (1957) Island Woman (1958) Day of the Bad Man (1958) Paradise Alley (1962) Critic's Choice (1963) The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963) Bedtime Story (1964) Mail Order Bride (1964) Chamber of Horrors (1966) The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969) Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) One More Train to Rob (1971) The Outfit (1973) Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) Hearts of the West (1975) Freaky Friday (1976) Lovely But Deadly (1981) Commando Squad (1987) Source:[9] Television The Public Defender, as Melody Scanlon in "The Ring" (1954) Stories of the Century, as Belle Starr in the series premiere episode (1954) The Californians as Dolly Dawson in "The Regulators" (1957) Bat Masterson, as saloon owner Polly Landers in the episode "The Fighter" (1958) Perry Mason, in the episode "The Case of the Daring Decoy" (1958) Yancy Derringer (TV series) Yancy Derringer, in episode 03, "Ticket to Natchez" (1958) Rawhide, in the episode "Incident on the Edge of Madness" (1959) and in "Incident of the Painted Lady" (1961) The Alaskans, as Maria Julien in the episode "Winter Song" (1959) Bourbon Street Beat as Veda Troup in "The 10% Blues" and Mara in "Teresa" (both 1960) The Rebel, as Emma Longdon in "Glory" (1960) Perry Mason, in the episode "The Case of the Madcap Modiste" (1960) Lassie (TV Series) as Mimi in "Little Cabbage" S 7: Ep 12 11/27/60 Cheyenne (TV Series) as Thora in "The Mutton Puncher" Perry Mason, in the episode "The Case of the Tarnished Trademark" (1962) Perry Mason, in the episode "The Case of the Wednesday Woman" (1964) Bonanza, in the episode "Five Sundowns to Sunup" (1965) Wild Women (1970) (TV) Gunsmoke, in the episode "Trafton" (1971) Alias Smith and Jones as Helen Archer in the episode "High Lonesome Country" (1971)(TV) Adam-12 (TV series) / Season 5, Episode 10 "The Chaser", as Jenny (waitress) (1972) (TV) Manhunter (1974) (TV) Salem's Lot (1979) (TV) Charlie's Angels, in the episode "Angels at the Altar" (1979) Lou Grant (2 episodes, 1979 and 1980) (TV) The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) as Belle Star in the episode "Sideshow" (1980)(TV) The Perfect Woman (1981) (TV) J.O.E. and the Colonel (1985) (TV) Tales from the Darkside (1986) (TV) Commando Squad (1987) (TV) Supercarrier (1988) (TV) Adam 12 (1990) (TV) Murder She Wrote (2 episodes, 1987 and 1991) (TV) References Portal icon Biography portal Portal icon Utah portal Portal icon California portal Portal icon Los Angeles portal Portal icon Radio portal Portal icon Theatre portal Portal icon Film portal Portal icon Television portal Notes "Overview" on TCM.com Marie Windsor at the Internet Movie Database. "Marie Windsor" on the Piute County, Utah website Katz, Ephraim. The Film Encyclopedia. (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers) 1242. ""The Wanted Man", April 8, 1962". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 14, 2013. Bergan, Ronald (January 23, 2001). "Obituary: Marie Windsor". The Guardian (London). Bergan, Ronald (January 23, 2001). "Marie Windsor, glamorous actress famed for bad-girl roles" (Web). London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-06-06. USC Official Athletic Website: 2007 Inductees For USC Athletic Hall of Fame Announced Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to World Film, since 1885. 2008. Index home page Further reading Oderman, Stuart, Talking to the Piano Player 2. BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN #1-59393-320-7.

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Salem's Lot

Eva Miller

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Swamp Women

Josie Nardo

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The Narrow Margin

Mrs. Frankie Neall

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Force of Evil

Edna Tucker

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Ann Logan

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The Sniper

Jean Darr

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Outpost in Morocco

Cara

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Cat-Women Of The Moon

Helen Salinger

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No Man's Woman

Carolyn Ellenson Grant

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Little Big Horn

Celie Donlin

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Playmates

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Self

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Oscarverleihung 2001

Herself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

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Commando Squad

Casey

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J.O.E. and the Colonel

Mom Roth

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Lovely But Deadly

Aunt May

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Salem's Lot

Eva Miller

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Freaky Friday

Mrs. Murphy

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Hearts of the West

Woman in Nevada

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Cahill U.S. Marshal

Mrs. Hetty Green

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The Outfit

Madge Coyle

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One More Train to Rob

Louella

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Support Your Local Gunfighter

Goldie

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Wild Women

Lottie Clampett

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

Polly

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Die Schreckenskammer

Madame Corona

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Mail Order Bride

Hanna

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The Bedtime Story

Mrs. Sutton

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The Day Mars Invaded Earth

Claire Fielding

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Critic's Choice

Sally Orr

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Day of the Badman

Cora Johnson

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The Girl in Black Stockings

Julia Parry

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The Story of Mankind

Josephine Bonaparte

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The Killing

Sherry Peatty

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Swamp Women

Josie Nardo

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Madame Rontru

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No Man's Woman

Carolyn Ellenson Grant

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The Bounty Hunter

Alice Williams

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Hell's Half Acre

Rose

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The Eddie Cantor Story

Cleo Abbott

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Cat-Women Of The Moon

Helen Salinger

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So This Is Love

Marilyn Montgomery

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The Tall Texan

Laura Thompson

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Trouble Along the Way

Anne Williams McCormick

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Outlaw Women

Iron Mae McLeod

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The Sniper

Jean Darr

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The Narrow Margin

Mrs. Frankie Neall

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Little Big Horn

Celie Donlin

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Geheimagent in Wildwest

Dakota Lil

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Double Deal

Terry Miller

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Frenchie

Diane Gorman

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Hellfire

Mary Carson / Doll Brown

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Outpost in Morocco

Cara

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Ann Logan

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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

LaBelle Bergere (uncredited)

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The Pirate

Madame Lucia (uncredited)

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The Three Musketeers

Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)

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On an Island with You

Jane - Script Girl (uncredited)

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Force of Evil

Edna Tucker

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The Hucksters

Girl on Train (uncredited)

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The Romance of Rosy Ridge

Baggett Daughter (uncredited)

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Song of the Thin Man

Helen Amboy

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The Unfinished Dance

Saleslady (uncredited)

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Let's Face It

Chorus Girl (uncredited)

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George Washington Slept Here

Woman at Train Station (uncredited)

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Parachute Nurse

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The Big Street

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Eyes in the Night

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All American Co-Ed

Carrot Queen (uncredited)

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Unexpected Uncle

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