Lois Collier

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Lois Collier (born Madelyn Jones) (21 March, 1919 – 27 October, 1999) was an American film actress born in Salley, South Carolina. She was sometimes credited as Lois Collyer.

Collier's acting career started in 1938, when she had a small but credited role in A Desperate Adventure, starring Ramon Novarro and Marian Marsh. From 1940 through 1949 her career would be active and somewhat successful, with her playing mostly heroine roles in B-movies. During that period she often starred opposite western stars Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, and Dennis Moore. In 1950 she starred in the sci-fi serial The Flying Disc Man From Mars. From 1950 through 1957 she starred mostly on television series episodes, playing in fifty eight episodes of the television series Boston Blackie, which ran from 1951 to 1954. She retired from acting after 1957.

She died of Alzheimer's Disease on October 27th, 1999, while living in a retired actors community in the Woodland Hills area of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.


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Filmography

Movies

  • Miss Mink of 1949 (1949) .... Alice Forrester
  • Out of the Storm (1948) .... Ginny Powell
  • Arthur Takes Over (1948) .... Margaret Bixby
  • Slave Girl (1947) .... Aleta
  • Wild Beauty (1946) .... Linda Gibson
  • The Cat Creeps (1946) .... Gay Elliott
  • A Night in Casablanca (1946) .... Annette
  • Girl on the Spot (1946) .... Kathy Lorenz
  • The Crimson Canary (1945) .... Jean Walker
  • Penthouse Rhythm (1945) .... Linda Reynolds, Junior's Secretary
  • The Naughty Nineties (1945) .... Miss Caroline Jackson
  • Jungle Queen (1945) .... Pamela Courtney
  • Jungle Woman (1944) .... Joan Fletcher
  • Cobra Woman (1944) .... Veeda
  • Prices Unlimited (1944)
  • Weird Woman (1944) .... Margret Mercer
  • Ladies Courageous (1944) .... Jill
  • She's for Me (1943) .... Eileen Crane
  • Young Ideas (1943) (uncredited) .... Co-ed
  • Get Going (1943) .... Doris
  • Santa Fe Scouts (1943) .... Claire Robbins
  • My Son, the Hero (1943) .... Nancy Cavanaugh
  • The Phantom Plainsmen (1942) .... Judy Barrett
  • Westward Ho (1942) .... Anne Henderson
  • The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) (uncredited) .... Cynthia, Girl at the Dance
  • The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine
... aka Unforgotten Crime (USA: TV title)(1942) .... Receptionist
  • Raiders of the Range (1942) .... Jean Travers
  • Yokel Boy (1942) ... aka Hitting the Headlines (UK)

(uncredited) .... Stewardess

  • The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) (uncredited) Mary Tuller
  • A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) (uncredited)
  • Blondie Goes to College
...aka The Boss Said 'No' (UK)(1942) (uncredited) Coed
  • Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) (uncredited) .... Receptionist

West of Cimarron (1941) .... Doris Conway Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) .... Ellen Sailors on Leave (1941) (uncredited) .... Pretty Brunette

  • Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) .... Doris Sheldon
  • Ice-Capades aka Music in the Moonlight (USA: reissue title) (1941) (uncredited) Audition Girl
  • Girls of the Road (1940) (uncredited)
  • A Desperate Adventure aka It Happened in Paris (UK)

(1938) .... Angela

Television

  • "The Web" (1 episode, 1957)-Easy Money TV Episode
  • "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" -
    • The Plumber's Union (1957) TV Episode .... Julie Ames
    • Ronnie Gets an Agent (1956) TV Episode .... Devlin's Secretary
  • "Broken Arrow" (1 episode, 1957)- Johnny Flagstaff
  • "Strange Stories" (1 episode, 1956)- Con Game (1956) TV Episode
  • "It's a Great Life"- Operation for Earl (1956) TV Episode .... Nurse
  • "Screen Directors Playhouse" - Elaine The Sword of Villon (1956) TV Episode
  • "Cheyenne" - West of the River (1956) TV Episode .... Ruth McKeever
  • "Damon Runyon Theater"- A Job for Macarone (1955) TV Episode .... Mary Peering
  • "Cavalcade of America" - Sunrise on a Dirty Face (1955) TV Episode .... Marion
  • "Letter to Loretta" - 600 Seconds (1955) TV Episode (as Lois Collyer) Gloria Joy
  • "Boston Blackie" .... Mary Wesley (58 episodes, 1951-1953)
  • "The Unexpected" - Beyond Belief (1952) TV Episode
  • Rhythm Inn (1951) .... Betty Parker
  • Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) .... Helen Hall
  • Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) .... Anne Howe Palooka
  • "Dick Tracy" .... Fluff (5 episodes, 1950)
    • Chopper (1950) TV Episode
    • The Mole: Part 1 (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
    • The Mole: Part 2 (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
    • The Mole: Part 3 (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
    • The Payroll Robbery (????) TV Episode .... Fluff

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