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Mary Carlisle

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Nom de naissance Gwendolyn L. Witter
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 3 février 1914 à Boston (Etats-Unis)
Mort 1 aout 2018 (à 104 ans)

Mary Carlisle, née le 3 février 1914, est une actrice, chanteuse et danseuse américaine.

Née à Los Angeles en Californie, elle commence sa carrière dans les années 1930 en jouant dans des films de série B. Elle est l'une des 15 actrices ayant obtenu le WAMPAS Baby Stars de 1932, celle qui survivra le plus longtemps.

Elle prend sa retraite du show-biz rapidement après son mariage en 1942. Près de vingt ans après la fin de sa carrière, elle reçoit une étoile sur le Walk of Fame, positionnée au niveau du 6679 Hollywood Boulevard.


Mary Carlisle was born as Gwendoly L. Witter on February 3, 1914 in Back Bay, Boston. Her mother was Leona Ella Witter (nee Wotten) .
Being born into a religious family, she was educated in a convent in Boston. Her father died when she was four years old. Leona Witter later remarried, to industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Carlisle and her mother then relocated to Los Angeles, where her uncle lived. He gave her the opportunity to appear in the Jackie Coogan vehicle Long Live the King in 1923. She was uncredited.

Carlisle was discovered by studio executive Carl Laemmle, Jr. at the age of 14 when she was eating lunch with her mother at the Universal Studios commissionary. Carlisle , a petite 5 feet tall, with ash blonde hair, dimples and big round blue eyes, was praised for her angelic looks, and Laemmle offered her a screen test. Though she passed the test and started doing extra work at Universal, she was stopped by a welfare officer who noted that she was underaged and had to finish school first.

After completing her education two years later, she headed to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio for work in movies. The casting director asked if she could dance; when she replied that she could, he arranged for an audition to take place two days later. Carlisle, who had lied about her good dancing abilities, took a one-day basic tap dancing lesson. She signed a one-year contract with MGM in 1930 and was used as a back-up dancer.

In the beginning of her movie career, she had small parts in movies such as Madam Satan and Passion Flower. She also had a role in Grand Hotel in 1932. She gained recognition when she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars (young actresses believed to be on their way to stardom) in 1932. Her major acting break came when Paramount Studios loaned her for the movie College Humor, where she played opposite Bing Crosby. The performance was critically acclaimed and she later went on making two more movies with him: Double or Nothing and Doctor Rhythm. She continued working for different studios, mainly in B-movies as a leading lady.

Le plus souvent avec

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(12 films)
(7 films)
Buster Crabbe
Buster Crabbe
(5 films)
Lee Phelps
Lee Phelps
(5 films)
Andy Devine
Andy Devine
(5 films)
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Filmographie de Mary Carlisle (53 films)

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Créature du diable, 1h4
Réalisé par Sam Newfield
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Horreur
Thèmes Magie, Vampire
Acteurs Dwight Frye, George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Forrest Taylor, Fern Emmett
Rôle Gale Clayton, la nièce de Lloyd
Note47% 2.3582052.3582052.3582052.3582052.358205
The story involves a kindly small-town physician Doctor Lloyd Clayton (George Zucco), who attends the funeral of his twin brother, the evil magician Elwyn, whom he has secretly murdered because of the latter's deep involvement in the occult sciences. Evil Elwyn's hunchback assistant Zolarr (Dwight Frye) suspects the good doctor of doing away with his master and confronts him on this matter, but the doctor swears that he only acted in self-defense when his brother had become a danger to society. Unfortunately, the evil twin brother had gone too far meddling with the dark arts before his demise, and with the help of his assistant he returns to life as a vampire. The doctor and his beautiful young niece, Gayle Clayton (Mary Carlisle) soon discover that evil forces still are at work even after Elwyn's funeral and are horrified to learn that the resurrected Elwyn is set on a gruesome revenge against his brother and his niece.
Baby Face Morgan, 1h3
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Comédie romantique, Policier, Romance
Acteurs Mary Carlisle, Richard Cromwell, Robert Armstrong, Chick Chandler, Warren Hymer, Charles Judels
Rôle Virginia Clark
Note53% 2.680152.680152.680152.680152.68015
With America engaged in fighting World War II, the traditional gangsters have fallen on tough times. 'Doc' Rogers (Robert Armstrong) summons criminals from around the nation for a summit. He proposes that the only way they can regain their former wealth and influence is uniting under a strong leader. As the now deceased Mob Boss “Big Morgan” was their greatest leader, Rogers, his lieutenant, decides to bring in Morgan’s son (Richard Cromwell) Edward 'Baby Face' Morgan to lead the united gangsters. Rogers sends two of his loyal, but dim witted henchmen to see whether Edward as the capabilities of his father, and if he does to bring him back.
Chantez, dansez, mes belles !, 1h30
Réalisé par Dorothy Arzner, Robert Wise, James Anderson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Musical, Romance
Thèmes Danse
Acteurs Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Virginia Field, Ralph Bellamy, Maria Ouspenskaïa
Rôle Sally
Note66% 3.347263.347263.347263.347263.34726
Judy and Bubbles sont des amies danseuses, l'une ballerine, l'autre danseuse de burlesque . Elles tombent toutes deux amoureuses du même homme divorcé.
Call a Messenger, 1h5
Réalisé par Arthur Lubin
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Hal E. Chester, William Benedict, David Gorcey, Robert Armstrong
Rôle Marge Hogan
Note59% 2.986652.986652.986652.986652.98665
Jimmy Hogan and his gang are caught robbing a post office. Jimmy is given a choice to either go to reform school or work as a messenger boy for the post office as punishment. Jimmy decides to be a messenger boy, and soon drags his pals into the job. The kids eventually enjoy their jobs, especially when their new boss, Frances O'Neill, turns out to be quite attractive.
Rovin' Tumbleweeds, 54minutes
Réalisé par George Sherman
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Musical, Western
Acteurs Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Carlisle, Douglass Dumbrille, William Farnum, Slim Whitaker
Rôle Mary Ford
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Une inondation a acculée les éleveurs à la ruine. Le député Fuller, qui n'a pas avalisé le projet de loi visant à des travaux pour empêcher les débordements de la rivière, en est directement responsable, et Gene Autry décide de se présenter contre lui. Il est élu, mais son projet baptisé "Holloway" est rejeté par le congrès.
Doctor Rhythm, 1h20
Réalisé par Frank Tuttle
Origine Etats-Unis
Acteurs Bing Crosby, Mary Carlisle, Andy Devine, Beatrice Lillie, Rufe Davis, Laura Hope Crews
Rôle Judy Marlowe
Note58% 2.9369452.9369452.9369452.9369452.936945
Dr. Bill Remsen (Bing Crosby) helps cover for his ailing policeman friend (Andy Devine) and takes the policeman's latest assignment as the bodyguard for a quirky but wealthy matron Mrs. Lorelei Dodge-Blodgett (Bea Lillie). Soon Bill falls in love with the lady's beautiful niece (Mary Carlisle). When the older woman becomes the target of thieves, Bill is able to thwart their efforts.
Double Or Nothing, 1h30
Réalisé par Theodore Reed, Charles Davies Lederer, Benjamin Glazer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Musical, Romance
Thèmes Musique
Acteurs Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Andy Devine, Mary Carlisle, William Frawley, Samuel S. Hinds
Rôle Vicki Clark
Note65% 3.2883953.2883953.2883953.2883953.288395
Eccentric millionaire philanthropist Axel Clark wishes to prove that all people are essentially honest and good. Following his death and as a provision of his will, his lawyers drop wallets on the streets of town that each have $100 in them, with information for contacting the lawyers. The four honest people who return the wallets then find themselves unexpectedly in a sort of lottery. The first person who could double that sum within one month, through honest means, would inherit Clark's entire estate. Otherwise, the entire estate would go to Clark's greedy brother, who is determined to thwart the plan.