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Adele Jergens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Adele Jergens (November 26, 1917 - November 22, 2002) was an American actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jergen's birth date is sometimes listed as 1922. Jergens first rose to prominence in the late 1930s, when she was named "Miss World's Fairest" at the 1939 New York World's Fair. In the early 1940s, she worked as a Rockette, and was named the Number One Showgirl in New York City. After a few years of working as a model and chorus girl, including being an understudy to Gypsy Rose Lee, Jergens landed a movie contract with Columbia Pictures in 1944, with brunette Jergens becoming a blonde. Her chorus girl past came in handy when she played an exotic dancer in Armored Car Robbery (1950). She was usually cast as blonde floozies and burlesque dancers. She once played Marilyn Monroe's mother in Ladies of the Chorus (1948) despite the fact that Jergens was only 9 years older than Monroe. In 1949, while filming Treasure of Monte Cristo, a film noir set in San Francisco, she met and married co-star Glenn Langan (The Amazing Colossal Man). They remained married until his death in 1991. Their only child, actor Tracy Langan, predeceased his mother. She is interred in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Adele Jergens, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 26, 1917
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the movie The Gang's All Here 1943-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Fighting Trouble 1956-09-16
Known For
Poster of Runaway Daughters
Poster of Somebody Loves Me
Poster of The Woman from Tangier
Poster of Jane Eyre
Filmography
Movie Fighting Trouble Mae Randle 1956-09-16
Movie Runaway Daughters Dixie Jackson 1956-01-20
Movie Girls in Prison Jenny 1956-07-01
Movie Strange Lady in Town Bella Brown 1955-04-12
Movie Outlaw Treasure Rita Starr 1955-05-15
Movie The Lonesome Trail Mae 1955-07-01
Movie The Cobweb Miss Cobb 1955-06-07
Movie Day the World Ended Ruby 1955-12-01
Movie The Big Chase Doris Grayson 1954-06-18
Movie The Miami Story Gwen Abbott 1954-05-03
Movie Overland Pacific Jessie Loraine 1954-10-26
Movie Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick Gladys 1952-04-01
Movie Somebody Loves Me Nola Beach 1952-09-24
Movie Sugarfoot Reva Cairn 1951-02-11
Movie Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Boots Marsden 1951-03-07
Movie Show Boat Cameo McQueen (uncredited) 1951-07-19
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Movie Side Street Lucille 'Lucky' Colner 1950-03-23
Movie The Traveling Saleswoman Lilly 1950-02-15
Movie Blonde Dynamite Joanie Marshall 1950-02-12
Movie Radar Secret Service Lila 1950-01-28
Movie Beware of Blondie Toby Clifton 1950-04-13
Movie Armored Car Robbery Yvonne LeDoux aka Mrs. Benny McBride 1950-06-08
Movie Edge of Doom Irene 1950-08-03
Movie Blues Busters Lola Stanton 1950-10-29
Movie The Sound of Fury Velma 1950-12-12
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Slightly French Yvonne La Tour 1949-02-02
Movie The Crime Doctor's Diary Inez Gray 1949-03-15
Movie Treasure of Monte Cristo Jean Turner 1949-08-27
Movie The Prince Of Thieves Lady Christabel 1948-01-16
Movie I Love Trouble Boots Nestor 1948-01-15
Movie The Woman from Tangier Nylon 1948-02-12
Movie The Fuller Brush Man Miss Sharmley 1948-06-01
Movie The Corpse Came C.O.D. Mona Harrison 1947-06-02
Movie Blondie's Anniversary Gloria Stafford 1947-12-18
Movie Down to Earth Georgia Evans 1947-08-21
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Princess Armina 1945-07-20
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes Allura 1945-11-29
Movie Fallen Angel Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited) 1945-11-15
Movie Black Arrow Mary Brent 1944-01-01
Movie Together Again Gilda LaVerne (uncredited) 1944-12-23
Movie The Gang's All Here Chorus Girl (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie Jane Eyre Woman at Party (uncredited) 1943-12-24
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