Debra Paget

Born Aug 19, 1933

Debra Paget is an American actress and entertainer who rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s in a variety of feature films including 20th Century Fox's epic Demetrius and the Gladiators, starring Victor Mature, Jay Robinson and Susan Hayward, a sequel to The Robe. She also appeared in Love Me Tender, the film début of Elvis Presley.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on August 19, 1933.


1946 - 1948 2 More Events
1949 15 Years Old Fresh out of high school in 1949, she acted in three other films before being signed by 20th Century-Fox. … Read More
1950 16 Years Old From 1950 to 1956, she took part in six original radio plays for Family Theater. … Read More
1953 19 Years Old In 1953, wearing a blonde wig, she auditioned along with, among others, Anita Ekberg and Irish McCalla, for the starring role in Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, which went to McCalla.


1955 21 Years Old In 1955, she broke the exclusivity clause of her contract. … Read More
1958 24 Years Old Paget married actor and singer David Street on January 14, 1958, but she obtained a divorce on April 11, 1958.
1959 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1959, she traveled to Germany to join the cast of Fritz Lang's two-film adventure saga (called in America Journey to the Lost City) in a role that recalled her role as Shalimar/Taura of Princess of the Nile. … Read More
1960 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1960, she appeared as Laura Ashley in the episode "Incident of the Garden of Eden" on CBS's western series, Rawhide. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old In 1962, she returned to Rawhide to play the part of Azuela in the episode "Hostage Child" along with James Coburn.
1963 29 Years Old Paget appeared in a pair of films shot in Italy. Her final feature film was The Haunted Palace, a 1963 horror movie directed by Roger Corman for American International Pictures. … Read More


1965 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last performance in this medium came in a December 1965 episode of ABC's Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry.


1980 46 Years Old This third marriage produced a son, Gregory (Kung Teh-chi) (Kong Deji) (孔德基), but ended in divorce in 1980.


1987 53 Years Old In 1987, the Motion Picture & Television Fund presented Paget with its Golden Boot Award, which is awarded to those actors, writers, directors and stunt crew who "have contributed so much to the development and preservation of the western tradition in film and television."


1997 63 Years Old During production of Love Me Tender (1956), Elvis Presley became smitten with Paget, who in 1997 claimed the singer even proposed marriage. … Read More
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