Yvonne De Carlo

Born Sep 1, 1922

Yvonne De Carlo was a Canadian-born American actress-singer of film, television, and theatre. During her six-decade career, her most prominent roles were featured in the films Salome Where She Danced, Criss Cross, and Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. De Carlo is also known for her portrayal of Lily Munster in the CBS television series The Munsters.… Read More

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1922 Birth Yvonne De Carlo was born on September 1, 1922, in West Point Grey (now part of Vancouver), British Columbia, as Margaret Yvonne Middleton. … Read More


1940 17 Years Old De Carlo and her mother made several trips to Los Angeles until 1940, when she was first runner-up to "Miss Venice Beach." … Read More
She was hired by showman Nils Granlund as a dancer at the Florentine Gardens. She had been dancing for Granlund only a short time when she was arrested by immigration officials and deported to Canada, but in January 1941, Granlund sent a telegram to immigration officials pledging his sponsorship of De Carlo in the U.S., and affirmed his offer of steady employment, both requirements to reenter the country.


1943 20 Years Old She also appeared as a Native American "princess" in an independently produced version of The Deerslayer released in 1943 by Republic Pictures. … Read More
1944 21 Years Old De Carlo received her big break in September 1944 when she was chosen over a reported 20,000 girls to play the lead role in Salome, Where She Danced (1945), a Walter Wanger production in Technicolor. … Read More
1946 23 Years Old …  In 1946, exhibitors voted her the ninth-most promising "star of tomorrow." … Read More
1947 24 Years Old De Carlo's name was linked with a number of people through her career, including Howard Hughes and Robert Stack. In 1947 she announced her engagement to Howard Duff, but it did not last. … Read More
1949 26 Years Old She made three movies in 1949 and 1950, The Gal Who Took the West, Buccaneer's Girl and The Desert Hawk, all directed by Frederick de Cordova.
While in England making Hotel Sahara in early 1951, she asked Universal for a release of her contract although she still had three months to go; the studio agreed. … Read More
1952 29 Years Old De Carlo was also a successful character actress on television. She made her debut on a 1952 episode of Lights Out. … Read More


1954 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1954, after the success of The Captain's Paradise, she expressed a desire to do more comedy: … Read More
1955 32 Years Old De Carlo married stuntman Robert Drew Morgan, whom she met on the set of Shotgun, on November 21, 1955. … Read More
1957 34 Years Old De Carlo released an LP record of standards called Yvonne De Carlo Sings on Masterseal Records in 1957. … Read More


1964 41 Years Old De Carlo was in debt by 1964 when she signed a contract with Universal Studios to perform the female lead role in The Munsters opposite Fred Gwynne. … Read More
1967 44 Years Old After 1967, De Carlo became increasingly active in musicals, appearing in off-Broadway productions of Pal Joey and Catch Me If You Can.
1968 45 Years Old In early 1968 she joined Donald O'Connor in a 15-week run of Little Me, staged between Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.
1971 48 Years Old Her defining stage role was as "Carlotta Campion" in Stephen Sondheim's musical, Follies in 1971-1972. … Read More


1974 51 Years Old They divorced in June 1974.


1993 70 Years Old DeCarlo's mother died in 1993 from a fall. … Read More
1995 72 Years Old 1 More Event
She had a small cameo role in a television film remake of The Munsters, Here Come the Munsters in 1995.
1998 75 Years Old De Carlo suffered a minor stroke in 1998. … Read More
2007 84 Years Old She eventually died from heart failure on January 8, 2007, and was cremated.
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