Jean Rogers

Born Mar 25, 1916

Jean Rogers was an American actress, who is known to have starred in serial films throughout the 1930s as well as low–budgeted feature films in the 1940s as a leading lady. However, she is mostly remembered for her portrayal of the character Dale Arden in the Flash Gordon serial films.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on March 25, 1916.


1933 17 Years Old Rogers was born Eleanor Dorothy Lovegren in Belmont, Massachusetts. Her father was an immigrant from Malmö, Sweden. She had hoped to study art. In 1933, though, she won a beauty contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures, which led to her career in Hollywood.
1935 19 Years Old Rogers starred in several serials for Universal between 1935 and 1938, including Ace Drummond and Flash Gordon. … Read More


1936 20 Years Old …  She played John Wayne's leading lady in the 1936 full-length motion picture Conflict and co-starred with Boris Karloff in the horror film Night Key the following year. … Read More
1943 27 Years Old Rogers' marriage to Dan Winkler in 1943 followed her being dropped by MGM.


1951 35 Years Old She continued freelancing until retiring in 1951. … Read More


1979 63 Years Old In a 1979 interview, she explained what it was like and why she decided not to play Dale Arden in the third Flash Gordon serial.
1991 75 Years Old She died in Sherman Oaks at the age of 74 in 1991, following surgery.
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