Audrey Totter
American actress
Audrey Totter
Audrey Mary Totter is an American actress and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star of Austrian-Slovene and Swedish descent.
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Joan Blondell Q&A with Biographer Matthew Kennedy: Warner Bros. Years, Rare ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It's got an amazing cast, including Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Laughton, Audrey Totter, and a pubescent Natalie Wood. Joan is absolutely wonderful in it. She plays Wood's neglectful, self-absorbed mother, yet she keeps our sympathy and
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Noir City: Chicago features 16 flicks that shed light on gritty genre - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
His doctor (Audrey Totter) thinks he might be innocent. Directed by Curtis Bernhardt. “The Dark Mirror” (9:30 pm Friday): Olivia de Havilland plays twins, one of whom is accused of a grisly murder. A 1948 psychological drama directed by noir master
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Robert Ryan's Quiet Furies
NYTimes - over 5 years
BORN to play beautifully tortured, angry souls, the actor Robert Ryan was a familiar movie face for more than two decades in Hollywood's classical years, his studio ups and downs, independent detours and outlier adventures paralleling the arc of American cinema as it went from a national pastime to near collapse. A little prettier and he might have
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Robert Ryan's Quiet Furies - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Part redemption story, part romance (his wife is played by Audrey Totter), the film unfolds in close to real time and takes place in the cruelly named Paradise City. Ryan, all muscle, sinew and heart-rending longing, slugs through one punishing round
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<em>Medical Center:</em> Win Season One on DVD - TV Series Finale
Google News - over 5 years
They&#39;re helped by a very efficient nurse Eve Wilcox, (Audrey Totter). Season one of Medical Center has now been released on DVD. You can purchase the six disc set or you can also try to win a copy here. To enter, you need to merely post a comment below
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La Cinémathèque ne perd pas le noir - Libération
Google News - over 5 years
Et George Raft, la quintessence du gangster, ici dans le rôle d&#39;un (relatif) honnête homme pour Feu rouge (1949), de Roy Del Ruth, ou encore l&#39;incendiaire Audrey Totter qui interprète une sage psychiatre sauvant Robert Taylor de la folie dans le Mur
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 13 years
THERE'S perky Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, barely 20), walking to school at the beginning of the original HALLOWEEN (1978), John Carpenter's truly scary movie. She's going to wish she'd never agreed to baby-sit that night. For those who have never seen this or any of the seven ''Halloween'' sequels (so far), the problem in Laurie's town is
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They're Gorgeous, Mysterious and Ready to Make a Sap Out of You
NYTimes - over 17 years
Fifty years after playing femmes fatales and hard-boiled dames in classic examples of film noir, those shadowy mysteries often made by emigre directors, the actresses who starred in them still receive fan mail almost daily. ''These films are very big all over Europe, and lately Eastern Europe, and I still get mail asking if I'm married,'' said one
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 17 years
A SEMICLASSIC drama about two Western drifters, a tale of a Broadway actor taken over by a Shakespearean role, Fellini's memorable story of a tragic prostitute and a superb boxing drama highlight the film selections on television this week. John Steinbeck's somber story of two itinerant workers in wheat country was fashioned into a superb film -
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 18 years
Vintage movies on television this week have a something for every taste: a diva's debut, a boxing drama of exceptional integrity, an apple-pie charade about a loser and a mystical classic. Lily Pons, the petite opera star, was accorded a charming screen debut with a winning co-star, Henry Fonda, in I DREAM TOO MUCH (1935). This harmless tale about
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 21 years
A classic tale and a ribald Elizabethan drama lead the cluster of top films this week. The latest treatment of BLACK BEAUTY (1994), Anna Sewell's novel about a Victorian horse that passes from owner to owner, is directed by Caroline Thompson. The lovely backgrounds, the brooding music and the humans involved - Sean Bean, Jim Carter, Eleanor Bron
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Audrey Totter
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 94
    Totter died of a stroke on December 12, 2013, eight days before her 96th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Upon her death, her remains were donated to science at the UCLA Medical School.
  • 1999
    Age 80
    Totter was quoted in August 1999, "The bad girls were so much fun to play.
    More Details Hide Details I wouldn't have wanted to play Coleen's good-girl parts."
  • 1987
    Age 68
    Her last acting role was in a 1987 episode of CBS's Murder, She Wrote, with Angela Lansbury.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1972
    Age 53
    Totter played a continuing role from 1972 to 1976, that of Nurse Wilcox, the efficient head nurse, in the CBS television series Medical Center, with James Daly and Chad Everett.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 45
    In 1964, she made a guest appearance on CBS's Perry Mason as defendant Reba Burgess in the title role of "The Case of the Reckless Rockhound."
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  • 1962
    Age 43
    From 1962–1963, she starred as homemaker Alice MacRoberts in the ABC situation comedy Our Man Higgins, with Stanley Holloway, Frank Maxwell, and Ricky Kelman.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 39
    Later in 1958, Totter played boarding house owner Beth Purcell in another NBC western series, Cimarron City.
    More Details Hide Details The episodes were supposed to have rotated among star George Montgomery as the mayor, John Smith as blacksmith/deputy sheriff Lane Temple, and Totter, but when the writers failed to feature her character, she left the series.
    In 1958, Totter was cast as Martha Fullerton, the widow of a man killed by the gunfighter Matt Reardon (John Russell) in the episode "The Empty Gun" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Cheyenne, with Clint Walker in the title role.
    More Details Hide Details In the story line, Reardon is befriended by Cheyenne Bodie as Reardon tries to make amends to Martha, the woman he once loved. Standing between them is her vengeful son, Mike (Sean Garrison), who calls Reardon out for a final gunfight with a tragic ending. Tod Griffin plays Sheriff Frank Day.
  • 1957
    Age 38
    In 1957, she was cast as a woman doctor, Louise Kendall, in the episode "Strange Quarantine" of the NBC western series, The Californians.
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    She appeared with Joseph Cotten and William Hopper in the 1957 episode "The Case of the Jealous Bomber" of NBC's anthology series, The Joseph Cotten Show.
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  • 1954
    Age 35
    In 1954, she appeared in the pilot episode of the later 1957-1958 detective series, Meet McGraw with Frank Lovejoy.
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  • 1953
    Age 34
    Totter was married to Dr. Leo Fred, assistant dean of the UCLA School of Medicine from 1953 until his death in 1995; they had one child.
    More Details Hide Details Their granddaughter, Eden Totter, is a voice artist.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age -2
    Audrey (some sources indicate "Audra") Totter was born in 1917 and reared in Joliet in Will County in northeastern Illinois.
    More Details Hide Details Her parents were John Totter (born in Slovenia with birth name Janez) and Ida Mae Totter. Her father was of Austro-Slovenian descent and her mother was Swedish American. She had two brothers, Folger and George, and a sister, Collette. Totter graduated from Joliet High School, where she "acted in a number of school dramas." Totter began her acting career in radio in the latter 1930s in Chicago, only forty miles northeast of Joliet. She played in soap operas, including Painted Dreams, Road of Life, Ma Perkins, and Bright Horizons. Following success in Chicago and New York City, Totter was signed to a seven-year film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945) and established herself as a popular female lead in the 1940s. Although she appeared in various film genres, she became most widely known to movie audiences in film noir productions.
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