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Adele Mara ACTOR


Adele Mara was born on April 28th, 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan with the birth name Adelaide Delgado.  By the age of fifteen she was already working as a singer and dancer with Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra in Detroit.  When she was on a trip to New York city, she was discovered by a talent scout with Columbia Pictures and was signed to a contract in 1942.
She began her experience working as a film actress on a number of 'B' rated films such as, "Alias Boston Blackie" and "Vengeance of the West" (both 1942). As she began to mature, she left her contract with Columbia and was signed to a contract with Republic Studio.  They completely changed her look and her image turning her brown hair into platinum died blonde and casting her in such cowboy western films as, "Bells of Rosarita" (1945) and Twilight on the Rio Grande" (1947).  
As her career progressed she continued to work on a variety of films such as, "Blackmail" (1947), "Web of Danger" (1947), "The Avengers" (1950) and "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) starring John Wayne.  Even though she appeared in a number of films she was often not given the opportunity to show of her acting talent and was instead mostly cast due to her physical appearance. 
As she entered into the 1950's, roles began to dwindle down and her final screen appearance was in the film, "The Big Circus" (1959).  Adele did not completely retire from acting and instead moved her focus away from film and into television making a number of appearances on such shows as, "Maverick" (1957) and "77 Sunset Strip" (1958). 
She married only once to Roy Huggins in 1952 who was a producer of many television series.  The couple had three children total, John, Thomas and James, and remained together until April 3rd, 2002 when he passed away.  Eight years later on May 7th, 2010 she passed away from natural causes.          


1978 Wheels 
1972-1973 Cool Million 
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1962 The Tall Man
1961 Thriller
1958-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1961 Bachelor Father
1961 Lock Up
1961 The Red Skelton Hour
1961 Dante
1961 Stagecoach West 
1959-1960 Markham
1960 Laramie
1958-1960 Maverick 
1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959 The Big Circus 
1959 Tales of Wells Fargo 
1958 Bat Masterson
1958 Curse of the Faceless Man 
1955-1958 Cheyenne
1957 Casey Jones
1957 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1957 The Adventures of McGraw
1957 Conflict
1956 The Black Whip 
1956 Back from Eternity 
1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1956 The Millionaire
1955 Studio 57
1955 Soldiers of Fortune
1955 Big Town 
1954 The Lone Wolf 
1954 The Adventures of Falcon
1953 Count the Hours 
1951 The Sea Hornet
1950 California Passage 
1950 The Avengers
1950 Rock Island Trail
1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
1948 Wake of the Red Witch 
1948 Night Time in Nevada 
1948 Angel in Exile 
1948 I, Jane Doe 
1948 The Gallant Legion 
1948 Campus Honeymoon 
1948 The Main Street Kid 
1947 Exposed 
1947 Blackmail
1947 Robin Hood of Texas 
1947 The Trespasser 
1947 Web of Danger 
1947 Twilight on the Rio Grande 
1946 I've Always Loved You 
1946 The Magnificent Rogue 
1946 The Invisible Informer
1946 The Last Crooked Mile
1946 The Inner Circle 
1946 Night Train to Memphis 
1946 Traffic in Crime 
1946 Passkey to Danger 
1946 The Catman of Paris 
1946 A Guy Could Change 
1945 Song of Mexico
1945 The Tiger Woman 
1945 Girls of the Big House 
1945 Bells of Rosarita
1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
1945 The Vampire's Ghost 
1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
1945 Grissly's Millions 
1944 Thoroughbreds 
1944 Faces in the Fog 
1944 Atlantic City 
1944 Call of the South Seas 
1944 The Fighting Seabees
1943 A Rookie's Cookie 
1943 Farmer for a Day 
1943 I Can Hardly Wait 
1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates 
1943 Crime Doctor 
1943 His Girl's Worst Friend
1943 Redhead from Manhattan 
1943 Socks Appeal 
1943 Riders of the Northwest Mounted 
1943 Reveille with Beverly 
1942 The Great Glover 
1942 You Were Never Lovelier 
1942 Kiss and Wake Up
1942 Lucky Legs 
1942 Vengeance of the West
1942 Alias Boston Blackie 
1942 Shut My Big Mouth 
1942 Blondie Goes to College 
1941 Honolulu Lu    

Matinee Classics - Sands of Iwo Jima starring John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, James Holden, Peter Coe, Richard Jaeckel, William Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Baylor, Adele Mara and Julie Bishop
Matinee Classics - Night Time in Nevada starring Roy Rogers, Adele Mara and Andy Devine
Matinee Classics - Blondie Goes to College starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Adele Mara, Lloyd Bridges, Jonathan Hale, Janet Blair and Daisy
Matinee Classics - Robin Hood of Texas starring Gene Autry, Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara, James Cardwell, John Kellogg, Ray Walker, Archie Twitchell, Paul Bryar, James Flavin, Dorothy Vaughan, Stanley Andrews, Al Bridge and The Cass County Boys
Matinee Classics - Reveille with Beverly starring Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn, Tim Ryan, Larry Parks, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt, Adele Mara, Walter Sande, Wally Vernon, Andrew Tombes, Bob Crosby, Freddie Slack, Ella Mae Morse, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and The Mills Brothers.

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