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Audrey Totter ACTOR


Audrey Totter was born on December 20th, 1918 in Joliet, Illinois.  As a young girl she began to show an interest in acting.  She first became involved in the industry as a stage performer and by the late 1930's she was also performing on Chicago and New York Radio.
In 1944 Totter made the move to Hollywood and shortly after MGM showed their interest in her by signing her to a contract.  Her film debut was in, "Main Street After Dark" (1945) followed by roles in such films as, "Bewitched" (1945), "Ziegfeld Follies" (1945) and "The Cockeyed Miracle" (1946).
Hollywood was trying to make Totter's image as the 'bad girl' in Hollywood.  She continued to work on such films as, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946) starring Lana Turner, John Garfield, Hume Cronyn and Leon Ames, "Lady in the Lake (1947) co-starring with Robert Montgomery and Lloyd Nolan, "The Unsuspected" (1947), "High Wall" (1947), "The Saxon Charm" (1948), "The Set-Up" (1949), "Any Number Can Play" (1949) and "Tension" (1949). 
As her career progressed she was still getting work, but never able to reach the level of stardom that other female actresses of her era earned.  MGM and other film production companies were beginning to put their focus more on family comedies and less on dramas with females portraying the, 'bad girl' image. 
In 1951 her contract with MGM was dropped but Columbia Pictures stepped in and signed her along with 20th Century wanting to use her talents as well.  However, neither studios were able to offer her the quality of work she had become used to and soon she retired from the industry and chose to focus on her one and only marriage to Fred Leo.  They had one child together and she began to dedicate her time to being a good wife and mother.
As her child got older, Totter returned to the industry to make a number of television appearances on such series as, "Cimarron City" (1958), "Our Man Higgins" (1962) and "Medical Center" (1969).  She took on one more guest role on, "Murder, She Wrote" (1987) and then at the age of seventy retired from the industry completely. 
In 1996, Totter's husband passed away and she currently resides as the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. 


1987 Murder, She Wrote
1984 City Killer 
1980 The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 
1978 The Nativity 
1969-1976 Medical Center urse Wilcox
1976 Matt Helm 
1975 Harry O 
1973 Hawaii Five-O 
1970 Insight 
1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 
1967-1969 The Virginian
1969 Ironside 
1968 Run for Your Life 
1967 The Outsider
1967 Chubasco 
1966 Bonanza
1965-1966 Dr. Kildare 
1965 Harlow 
1964 Perry Mason 
1964 The Carpetbaggers 
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1962-1963 Our Man Higgins 
1962 Rawhide 
1962 Route 66 
1960-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1961 My Darling Judge
1954-1961 G.E. True Theater 
1960 The Loretta Young Show
1960 The Ann Sothern Show 
1959 Hawaiian Eye
1957-1959 The Red Skelton Hour
1958-1959 Cimarron City
1958 Lux Playhouse 
1958 Wagon Train 
1958 Man or Gun 
1958 Jet Attack 
1958 Cheyenne 
1955-1958 Climax! 
1958 Suspicion
1957 The Californians 
1957 Ghost Diver
1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial
1956 Zane Grey Theater 
1956 Schlitz Playhouse 
1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1956 Lux Video Theatre 
1955 The Vanishing American 
1953-1955 The Ford Television Theatre 
1955 Fireside Theatre 
1955 Science Fiction Theatre 
1955 A Bullet for Joey 
1955 Women's Prison
1954 The Whistler 
1954 Massacre Canyon 
1954 Four Star Playhouse 
1953 Mission Over Korea
1953 Champ for a Day
1953 Cruisin' Down the River
1953 Man in the Dark
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
1952 My Pal Gus 
1952 Assignment: Paris
1952 The Sellout
1951 FBI Girl 
1951 The Blue Veil 
1951 Under the Gun 
1949 Tension 
1949 Any Number Can Play 
1949 The Set-Up 
1949 Alias Nick Beal 
1948 The Saxon Charm 
1947 High Wall 
1947 The Unsuspected
1947 The Beginning or the End
1947 Lady in the Lake 
1946 The Secret Heart
1946 The Cockeyed Miracle 
1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife 
1945 Adventure 
1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
1945 The Hidden Eye 
1945 Ziegfeld Follies 
1945 Bewitched
1945 Dangerous Partners 

Matinee Classics - Medical Center starring Chad Everett, James Daly, Jayne Meadows and Corinne Comacho
Matinee Classics - Any Number Can Play starring Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Lewis Stone, Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Rambeau, Edgar Buchanan, Leon Ames, Mickey Knox, Richard Rober, William Conrad and Darryl Hickman
Matinee Classics - The Carpetbaggers starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz, Tom Tully, Audrey Totter, Anthony Warde, Charles Lane, Tom Lowell, John Conte and Vaughn Taylor

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