Laurette Luez

Laurette Luez

Born Aug 19, 1928

Laurette Luez was a United States supporting actor and successful commercial model who appeared in films and on television during a 20 year career. She was a widely known Hollywood celebrity during the 1950s, owing much to publicity about her social life. She is best known for her supporting role as photographic model Marla Rakubian in Rudolph Maté's 1949 film noir D.O.A..… Read More

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1928 Birth Born on August 19, 1928.


1944 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1944 she was cast as a fetching Javanese girl in The Story of Dr. Wassell.
1945 16 Years Old She signed a five-year contract with 20th Century-Fox in 1945, for a weekly salary of $125. … Read More


1949 20 Years Old In 1949, when she was 21, she played Marla Rakubian in the film noir D.O.A. In 1950, Luez became widely known for supporting roles with Roddy McDowell in Killer Shark, and Kim with Errol Flynn, which was the first major motion picture filmed in India. … Read More
1953 24 Years Old From that time forward she was cast mostly in exotic, sexy character roles in films and television. In 1953, she appeared in Siren of Bagdad as a dancing slave girl. … Read More
1956 27 Years Old In 1956, she appeared in another exotic slave-girl role as Karamaneh in the syndicated TV series, The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu.


1963 34 Years Old Her last major film credit was in 1963 when she played a cantina girl, Felina, in Ballad of a Gunfighter with Marty Robbins, drawn from his 1959 hit song "El Paso."
1965 36 Years Old Luez left the film industry in 1965.


1990 61 Years Old By 1990 Luez was living in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles with her sister Lei, along with a nephew.
1999 71 Years Old Laurette Luez died on September 12, 1999 in Milton, Florida, aged 71, from undisclosed causes.
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