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Florence Lake

From Wikipedia Florence Lake (born Florence Silverlake, January 1, 1904 – April 11, 1980) was an American actress best known as the leading lady in most of the Edgar Kennedy comedy shorts. Florence was petite, with a high-pitched speaking voice. She perfected a comical singsong delivery that established her in "dumb" roles. She personified flightiness in the Kennedy shorts, as the scatter brained Mrs. Kennedy. After the series ended upon Kennedy's death in 1948, she continued to play character roles in films and television. Her best-known TV role was Jenny, the Claverton telephone operator in Lassie. Lake played the role for the entire ten year "farm seasons" of the show (1954–1964), thus becoming the Lassie player with the longest tour of duty on the series. She played the role of Mama Angel in a 1957 episode of the The Lone Ranger TV series entitled "The Angel and the Outlaw". She also appeared in the first color episode of the TV series Superman in 1957 as a cave woman. In her later years, Lake appeared as Elvira Norton on an episode of Dragnet entitled "Frauds". She also played a blind date for the character Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode, "Lou's First Date". Her last roles were in the TV series Emergency! and Baretta in 1976.


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Born:
Jan 1, 1904 In Charleston - South Carolina - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the movie Waltzing Around 1929-05-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Day of the Locust 1975-05-07
Known For
Poster of Savage Intruder
Poster of Rebellious Daughters
Poster of In Love at 40
Poster of The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Filmography
Movie The Day of the Locust Lee Sister #2 1975-05-07
Movie Live Again, Die Again Old Friend 1974-02-16
Movie Welcome to Arrow Beach Landlady 1974-05-01
Movie Savage Intruder Mildred 1970-01-01
Movie She Couldn't Say No Mrs. Gruman 1954-02-15
Movie The Desperado Mrs. Cameron 1954-06-20
Movie The Flaming Urge 1953-09-27
Movie Man from the Black Hills Martha 1952-03-29
Movie The Maverick Grandma Watson 1952-12-14
Movie Fargo Maggie 1952-09-07
Movie Riverboat Rhythm Penelope Beeler Witherspoon 1946-02-16
Movie Little Giant (uncredited) 1946-02-22
Movie It's Your Move Mrs. Florence Kennedy 1945-08-10
Movie Her Primitive Man Miss Crims 1944-05-29
Movie Crash Dive Doris - Jean's Roommate 1943-04-22
Movie Four Jacks and a Jill Counter Girl (uncredited) 1942-01-23
Movie Stagecoach Nancy Whitney (uncredited) 1939-03-03
Movie Pacific Liner Miss Smith - Dancing with Crusher 1939-01-06
Movie Union Pacific Woman (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie When Tomorrow Comes Waitress 1939-08-11
Movie Bachelor Mother Oliver's Wife (uncredited) 1939-06-30
Movie 5th Ave Girl Slavey (uncredited) 1939-09-22
Movie Law of the Underworld Mrs. Billy Winters 1938-05-06
Movie I Met My Love Again Carol Towner 1938-01-14
Movie Condemned Women Prisoner 1938-06-01
Movie Rebellious Daughters Dizzy 1938-07-01
Movie Convicts at Large Hattie 1938-12-14
Movie Next Time I Marry Justice of the Peace's Wife 1938-12-09
Movie Muss 'em Up Tony's Girlfriend 1936-02-13
Movie Gasoloons Florence Kennedy 1936-01-03
Movie Will Power Florence Kennedy 1936-03-05
Movie Women Are Trouble Clara 1936-07-31
Movie To Mary - with Love Salesgirl 1936-08-01
Movie Edgar Hamlet Florence 1935-07-04
Movie Two-Fisted Doris Pritchard 1935-10-03
Movie In Love at 40 Florence Kennedy 1935-08-29
Movie Wrong Direction Florence, Edgar's Wife 1934-05-18
Movie The Winnah! Florence 1934-07-20
Movie Poisoned Ivory Florence Kennedy 1934-11-16
Movie Art in the Raw 1933-02-23
Movie Quiet Please! Florence Kennedy 1933-08-10
Movie Midshipman Jack Sally Withers 1933-09-22
Movie Only Yesterday One of Jim's Friends 1933-11-01
Movie The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Dizzy 1933-10-25
Movie Ladies of the Jury Mrs. Dace (uncredited) 1932-02-05
Movie Westward Passage Elmer's Wife 1932-05-27
Movie Secret Service Caroline Mitford 1931-11-14
Movie The Drums of Jeopardy Anya Karlov 1931-03-01
Movie The Rogue Song Nadja 1930-05-09
Movie Romance Susan Van Tuyl 1930-08-26
Movie Waltzing Around George's Wife 1929-05-13
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