Sheila Ryan

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Date of Birth
8 June 1921, Topeka, Kansas, USA
Date of Death
4 November 1975, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (lung disease)
Birth Name
Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin
Pat Buttram (26 December 1952 - 4 November 1975) (her death) 1 child
Allan Lane (1945 - 1946) (divorced)
Norris, Edward (? - ?) (divorced)

Her only daughter Katherine was fathered by Pat Buttram.

Perky brunette leading lady Sheila Ryan became a television pioneer when, in 1938, she appeared on camera in an experimental Los Angeles broadcast. In 1940, Ryan was signed by 20th Century Fox, where she played energetic if unmemorable roles in such films as The Gay Caballero (1940)

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