Coleen Gray
Actress
Coleen Gray
Coleen Gray is an American movie and television actress born in Staplehurst, Nebraska. She is known for her roles in the films Nightmare Alley (1947), Red River (1948) and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956).
Biography
Coleen Gray's personal information overview.
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News
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DVD Review: Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' Features Early Work of Future Master - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is
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Stanley Kubrick & Jim Thompson Almost Fell Out Over Screenwriting Credits To ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Released by United Artists on May 20, 1956, the 83-minute picture stars Sterling Hayden (”Dr. Strangelove,” “Johnny Guitar,” “The Asphalt Jungle”), Coleen Gray (“Red River”), and a host of wonderful character actors like Elisha Cook Jr., Timothy Carey
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Escola d´Estiu de Banyoles: Hablemos de Kubrick - kaosenlared.net
Google News - over 5 years
Intérpretes: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vincent Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook jr. Duración: 83 minutos. Sin duda el primer gran éxito de Kubrick es un “thriller” geométrico, de precisión implacable, sobre el atraco a un
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Kubrick's Noir Classic The Killing Released on Disk: Damaged Goons Botch Bay ... - SF Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Having just returned from five years in stir, Johnny Clay has promised his bride-to-be (Coleen Gray) that the racetrack job is their ticket to a long and comfortable life together. As Clay, Hayden's delivery is stiff and clipped
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The Killing Blu-ray Review - Bigpicturebigsound.com
Google News - over 5 years
With strong video, respectable audio and a pleasing assortment of extras, The Killing is another Blu-ray to die for. Actors: Sterling Hayden, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted DeCorsia, Elisha Cook, Joe Sawyer, Coleen Gray, Marie Windsor,
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Horror In Your House: August 15th, 2011 - Bloody Disgusting
Google News - over 5 years
Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden (Dr. Strangelove), Coleen Gray (Red River), Timothy Carey (Paths of Glory),
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DVD Reviews: Jane Eyre, The Killing - Toronto.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hayden is joined by a crackerjack supporting cast that includes Timothy Carey (The Wild Ones), Elisha Cook Jr. (The Maltese Falcon), Vince Edwards (The Devil's Brigade), Coleen Gray (Nightmare Alley) and Marie Windsor (Cat-Women of the Moon) The
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La primera obra maestra de Stanley Kubrick en - El Retrato de Hoy
Google News - over 5 years
Con la dirección de Stanley Kubrick e interpretado por Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Marie Windsor, Ted DeCorsia, entre otros, este film narra como un ex convicto, planea dar el último golpe de su vida, llevándose la
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LA Noire : les films à voir avant d'y jouer - 01net
Google News - almost 6 years
Réalisateur : Stanley Kubrick, avec Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray et Vince Edwards. Un des modèles de narration non-linéaire dont s'est inspiré Quentin Tarantino pour son Pulp Fiction. Mais aussi et surtout le second film noir après Le Baiser du tueur
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Classic Film Series at the Old Greenbelt Theatre - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Saturday's feature is Stanley Kubrick's “The Killing” (1956), starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray and Vince Edwards. “It's kind of like going back in time,” Sanchez said, discussing his love for playing the old 35 mm films on the big screen
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"Le Quatrième Homme", le film qui a inspiré Tarantino pour "Reservoir Dogs" - Les Inrocks
Google News - almost 6 years
le premier rôle féminin qui insuffle en douce la noblesse des productions plus prestigieuses d'Hollywood (ici Coleen Gray), un premier rôle masculin qui a le génie pittoresque des seconds rôles mais avec une réserve qui l'isole
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 7 years
8 P.M. (TCM) TCM SPOTLIGHT: FRANK CAPRA Turner Classic Movies wraps up its monthlong salute to Capra, Hollywood's champion of the common man. The lineup begins with ''Broadway Bill'' (1934), in which an heiress (Myrna Loy) defies her father (Walter Connolly) by going into horse racing with her brother-in-law (Warner Baxter) -- a story Capra retells
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CRITIC'S CHOICE/Film; A Carnival Heel's Downfall, So Ugly, and So Inevitable
NYTimes - about 17 years
''I can't understand how anyone could get so low,'' the wily carny Stan (Tyrone Power) says of the gibbering geek, the chicken-head-biting freak who's the lowest attraction at the sideshow. It's an ominous piece of foreshadowing that begins ''Nightmare Alley,'' the 1947 adaptation of the grim novel by William Lindsay Gresham. (Jules Furthman wrote
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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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What They Say About Stanley Kubrick
NYTimes - over 17 years
After Stanley Kubrick died in his sleep of a heart attack on March 7, even the New York tabloids reported the news with an auteur slant, headlining the director's generally bleak view of life. Words like ''secretive,'' ''reclusive,'' ''strange,'' ''mysterious'' and ''cold'' were repeatedly used to describe him. It's true that the 13 feature-length
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 18 years
AN oustanding entry in the crime genre, a snappy musical production, a realistic melodrama and a classic jolter lend sparkle to the lineup of films on television this week. Henry Hathaway's sizzling crime drama KISS OF DEATH (1947) is a fine reminder of the often over-looked output of this veteran director. One of this fascinating habits was the
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 20 years
FOUR masterly thrillers on the movie roster this week add a few shrivers to the customary chills of midwinter. Imported from england, THE ADVENTURES OF TARTU 91943), Harold S. Bucquet's vivid drama of wartime resistance in Nazi-held Czechoslovakia, drew top reviews here and quickly vanished. Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson and Glynis Johnson star in
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Days and Nights of Murder, Madness and Mayhem
NYTimes - over 22 years
IF ever a city was made for black and white, it's New York. The city is a place of harsh light, dark shadows, strong angles and violent extremes. The New York fashion magazines may dictate pastels or flaming reds to the rest of the nation. In downtown Manhattan, it's all black clothes and pale skin. The skyline itself, the city's most durable,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Coleen Gray
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 92
    Gray died in her Bel Air, Los Angeles home on August 3, 2015, of natural causes.
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  • 2012
    Age 89
    She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA, beside her husband Fritz Zeiser, who predeceased her in March 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Gray was a member of the board of directors at her alma mater, Hamline University.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 56
    In 1979, Gray married widowed biblical scholar Joseph Fritz Zeiser; they remained together until his death in March 2012. They were active with the non-profit organization, Prison Fellowship, founded in 1976 by Chuck Colson, a convicted felon in the Watergate scandal.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 41
    In 1964, along with actors Victor Jory and Susan Seaforth, Gray testified before the United States Congress as part of "Project Prayer," arguing in favor of a constitutional amendment allowing school prayer.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 39
    On May 23, 1962, she was cast as Miss Wycliffe in the series finale, "A Job for Summer", of the CBS comedy/drama series, Window on Main Street, starring Robert Young as a widowed author in his hometown.
    More Details Hide Details She made four guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the title role of defendant Lorraine Kendall in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Wandering Widow." Gray was a regular on the daytime dramas Bright Promise and Days of Our Lives.
    From the 1950s, Gray guest-starred in episodes of television series such as Four Star Playhouse, Maverick, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason, Mr. Ed, Rawhide in 1962 in the episode "The Devil and the Deep Blue" as Helen Wade, 77 Sunset Strip, Bonanza, The Deputy, Have Gun Will Travel, The Dakotas, Family Affair, Ironside,The Name of the Game and Branded.
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  • 1953
    Age 30
    Her hidden depths were seen to advantage in the 1953 Western The Vanquished, when at one point she attacks Jan Sterling with a pair of scissors in a crazed attempt to exonerate the man she loves (John Payne).
    More Details Hide Details Other films included Father Is a Bachelor (1950), the cult horror film The Leech Woman (1960), The Phantom Planet (1961), and P.J. (1968). Gray appeared in The Late Liz (1971), and acted in the films Forgotten Lady (1977), and Mother (1978) with Patsy Ruth Miller. Mother had a premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Both Mother and Forgotten Lady were written for Gray by Brian Pinette, who also served as director and producer. She appeared in the religious film Cry From the Mountain (1986, in the USA), directed by James F. Collier.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 27
    Riding High wasn't a success and Fox ended her contract in 1950.
    More Details Hide Details Gray worked steadily in the 1950s, but mostly in smaller movies. She played a crooked nurse in The Sleeping City (1950) and appeared in Kansas City Confidential (1952) and in the Stanley Kubrick film noir The Killing (1956), in which she played a lonely woman desperate for love.
    In 1950, Gray used her musical abilities as she sang her part (rather than having her voice dubbed) opposite Bing Crosby in Riding High, directed by Frank Capra.
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  • 1947
    Age 24
    Gray appeared in two 1947 films noir: In Kiss of Death as ex-con Victor Mature's wife and as Richard Widmark's target; and in Nightmare Alley as Tyrone Power's carnival performer wife, "Electra."
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  • 1946
    Age 23
    After playing a bit part in State Fair (1945), she became pregnant and briefly stopped working, only to return a year later as the love interest of the character played by John Wayne in Red River (1948), which was shot in 1946 but held for release until 1948.
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  • 1945
    Age 22
    Gray married Rod Amateau, a screenwriter, on August 10, 1945; they divorced on February 11, 1949, and had one daughter, Susan (born 1946). Gray's second husband was William Clymer Bidlack, an aviation executive. They were married from July 14, 1953, until his death in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details The union produced a son, Bruce Robin Bidlack (born 1954).
  • 1944
    Age 21
    She had leading roles in the Los Angeles stage productions Letters to Lucerne and Brief Music, which won her a 20th Century Fox contract in 1944.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    She was born Doris Bernice Jensen on October 23, 1922 in Staplehurst, Nebraska, the daughter of a farmer.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from high school, she studied drama at Hamline University, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts. She travelled to California, and worked as a waitress in a restaurant in La Jolla. After several weeks there, she moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the University of California. She also worked in the school's library and at a YWCA while a student.
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