Ella Raines

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Ella Raines
Ella Raines in Cry Havoc trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film
Cry 'Havoc' (1943)
Birth name Ella Wallace Raines
Born August 6, 1920
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, USA Flag of USA.png
Died May 30, 1988, age 67
Sherman Oaks, CA USA Flag of USA.png
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Ella Raines (August 6, 1920 – May 30, 1988) was an American actress.

Born Ella Wallace Raines in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, Raines studied drama at the University of Washington and was appearing in a play there when she was seen by Howard Hawks. She became the first actor signed to the new production company he had formed with the actor Charles Boyer, "B-H Productions", and made her film debut in Corvette K-225 in 1943. Some of her other films include Phantom Lady, Hail the Conquering Hero, Tall in the Saddle, Enter Arsene Lupin and The Suspect (all 1944), The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947), The Walking Hills, Impact , and A Dangerous Profession (all 1949) and her final film The Man in the Road (1957).

During 1954 she starred in her own television series Janet Dean, Registered Nurse. She also appeared in such television series as Robert Montgomery Presents, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents, Lights Out, Pulitzer Prize Playhouse and The Christophers.

Her only appearance in front of the cameras after her retirement in 1957 was a guest role in the series Matt Houston in 1984.

She died from throat cancer in Sherman Oaks, California.

Ella Raines has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, and for television at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard.

Ella Raines was married in 1947 to the famous American fighter pilot Robin Olds.

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