Ella Raines

Born Aug 6, 1920

Ella Wallace Raines was an American film and television actress.

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1920 Birth Born on August 6, 1920.


1942 21 Years Old On August 11, 1942, a few days after her graduation from the University of Washington, Raines married her high school sweetheart, United States Army Air Forces Major Kenneth William Trout. The couple divorced December 18, 1945.
1943 22 Years Old Born Ella Wallace Raubes near Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, Ella Raines studied drama at the University of Washington and was appearing in a play there when she was seen by Howard Hawks. She became the first actor signed to the new production company he had formed with the actor Charles Boyer, "B-H Productions", and made her film debut in Corvette K-225 in 1943. … Read More
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In 1944, she appeared soon after D-Day as a most classy pin-up in the GI magazine, Yank. … Read More
1945 24 Years Old Soon, she began appearing in such films as 1945's The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry with Geraldine Fitzgerald and George Sanders and the 1947 thriller The Web. … Read More
1947 26 Years Old On February 6, 1947, Raines married fighter pilot Robin Olds, who eventually became promoted to United States Air Force Brigadier General; the couple had two children. They separated in 1975 and divorced in 1976.


1954 33 Years Old In 1954 and 1955 she starred in the television series Janet Dean, Registered Nurse. … Read More
1957 36 Years Old She retired from acting in 1957, but made one further screen appearance with a guest role in the series Matt Houston in 1984. … Read More


1988 68 Years Old She died from throat cancer in Sherman Oaks, California in 1988, aged 67.
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