Gloria Grahame

Born Nov 28, 1925

Gloria Grahame was an American Academy Award–winning actress. Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first film for MGM. Despite a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), MGM did not believe she had the potential for major success, and sold her contract to RKO Studios.… Read More

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1923 Birth Born on November 28, 1923.


1944 20 Years Old Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first film for MGM. … Read More
1945 21 Years Old Grahame was married four times and had four children. Her first marriage was to actor Stanley Clements in August 1945. They divorced in June 1948. … Read More
1952 28 Years Old After several separations and reconciliations, Grahame and Ray divorced in 1952. Grahame's third marriage was to writer and television producer Cy Howard. They married in August 1954 and had a daughter, Marianna Paulette in 1956.


1957 33 Years Old Grahame filed for divorce from Howard in May 1957 citing mental cruelty. Their divorce was finalized in November 1957. … Read More
1958 34 Years Old The two reconnected in 1958 and married in Tijuana, Mexico in May 1960. The couple would go on to have two children: Anthony, Jr. (born 1963) and James (born 1965). News of the marriage was kept private until 1962. … Read More


1964 40 Years Old She later underwent electroshock therapy in 1964. Despite the surrounding scandal, Grahame's marriage to Anthony Ray was her longest lasting union. They would later divorce in May 1974.


1974 50 Years Old In March 1974, Grahame was diagnosed with breast cancer. … Read More
1980 56 Years Old The cancer returned in 1980, but Grahame refused to acknowledge her diagnosis or seek radiation treatment. … Read More
She developed peritonitis after undergoing a procedure to remove fluid from her abdomen in September 1981.
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