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 12 Years Old Paget had her first professional job at age 8, and acquired some stage experience at 13 when she acted in a 1946 production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. … Read More
1948 14 Years Old Paget's first notable film role was as "Teena Riconti", girlfriend of the character played by Richard Conte, in Cry of the City, a 1948 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak.
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
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. … Read More


1955 21 Years Old In 1955 she also broke the exclusivity clause of her contract; White Feather (1955) was not a Fox film. … Read More
1958 24 Years Old In 1958, Paget was married for four months to actor and singer David Street; the marriage was annulled.
1959 25 Years Old After that, her career began to decline. She was typically cast in exotic roles such as South Sea Island maidens or middle-eastern harem girls. She traveled to Germany in 1959 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 Shalimar/Taura of Princess of the Nile. … Read More
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In 1960 she starred as Laura Ashley in the Rawhide episode "Incident of the Garden of Eden". … Read More
1963 29 Years Old Her final feature film was The Haunted Palace, a 1963 horror film directed by Roger Corman for American International Pictures. … Read More


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Her last performance in this medium came in a December 1965 episode of Burke's Law.


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".
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