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Beverly Garland ACTOR


Beverly Garland was born on October 17th, 1926 in Santa Cruz, California with the birth name Beverly Lucy Fessenden to parents, Amelia Rose who worked as a business woman and James Atkins Fessenden who was a singer and salesman.  When she was only four years old her family relocated to Glendale, California and in 1931 she made her acting debut in a kindergarten play.  Beverly was an only child and grew interested in an acting career from a very young age.  She began acting in little theatre in Glendale and later on in Arizona on stage productions as well. 
As she became a teenager she began studying voice lessons with Anita Arliss who was the sister to Oscar winning actor, George Arliss.  Her family left Los Angeles and moved to Arizona where she attended high school in Phoenix and appeared in a number of stage productions.  She also gained some experience working on radio and did a number of shorts. 
Garland finally made her film debut in a supporting part in, "D.O.A." (1950).  The mid fifties were quite busy for Garland playing the part of a female marshal in the western, "Gunslinger" (1956) followed by a role in, "Swamp Women" and "It Conquered the World" (both 1956). 
Along with an already successful career in the film industry she made television history when she became cast as the star on a series called, "Decoy" (1957) which was the first American police series that had a woman portray the starring character.  Her television appearances followed with shows such as, "My Three Sons" (1960), "Coronado 9" (1960), "The Bing Crosby Show" (1964-1965) and "The Wild, Wild West" (1967-1969).
The majority of her roles on television were of her portraying suburban moms.  Garland appeared on, "The Twilight Zone", "Kung Fu", "7th Heaven" and a  number of other series in which she had numerous re occurring roles.
As many other actresses from her era were retiring she moved into the year 2000 working on her second 50 years in the industry.  She continued to make guest star appearances on television and in 2001 the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters inducted her into it's Hall of Fame.  
Beverly Garland was also a owner and operator of the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood as her ex husband, Fillmore Crank was a land developer and the Garland hotel chains are named after her.  She was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television.  
She married three times throughout her lifetime.  First to Robert Campbell from 1945 for less then one year.  Her second marriage was to Richard Garland from 1952 through 1956.  Garland's final marriage was to Fillmore Crank from 1960 through his death in 1999 and the couple had two children a son, James and a daughter Carrington from their marriage.  Almost ten years after losing her husband, Garland passed away on December 5th, 2008 in Hollywood Hills, California and her body was cremated.  


1997-2004 7th Heaven
2003 Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
2003 If
2001 The Guardian
2000 Port Charles 
1998-1999 The Angry Beavers
1998 The Simple Life
1998 Teen Angel
1997 Spider-Man
1995-1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1997 Diagnosis Murder
1995 Ellen
1995 Friends
1995 Hellfire
1991 The Wish That Changed Christmas 
1991 P.S.I. Luv U
1991 To the Moon, Alice 
1991 Finding the Way Home 
1991 Death Falls 
1990 The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid 
1990 Beanpole 
1989 Heartbeat 
1983-1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1986 Crazy Like a Fox
1985 Finder of Lost Loves
1985 Hotel
1983 This Girl for Hire
1965-1983 Insight 
1982-1983 Remington Steele
1982 Matt Houston 
1982 Magnum, P.I.
1982 Flamingo Road
1982 Gamble on Love 
1981 Hart to Hart 
1980 Enos
1980 Trapper John, M.D.
1980 It's My Turn 
1979 Roller Boogie 
1979 Charlie's Angels
1979 How the West Was Won
1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible
1977 The Tony Randall Show
1977 Lanigan's Rabbi
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
1977 Sixth and Main 
1976 Switch
1975 Mary Tyler Moore 
1972-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1975 Kung Fu
1974-1975 Medical Center
1975 Wide World Mystery 
1974 Ironside
1974 Planet of the Apes
1974 Airport 1975 
1974 The Day the Earth Moved 
1974 Where the Red Fern Grows 
1974 The Healers
1974 Unwed Father 
1974 Doc Elliot 
1973 Love, American Style
1968-1973 Mannix
1973 The New Perry Mason
1973 Cannon
1973 The Rookies
1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1973 Voyage of the Yes 
1972 The Weekend Nun 
1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show 
1972 Mod Squad
1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole 
1969-1972 My Three Sons
1970 Then Came Bronson
1970 Cutter's Trail 
1963-1970 Gunsmoke
1969 Here's Lucy
1969 The Mad Room 
1969 Lancer
1967-1969 The Wild Wild West
1968 Pretty Poison 
1968 The Mothers-In-Law
1967 Judd for the Defense  
1959-1967 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats 
1966 The Loner
1965 Laredo
1965 A Man Called Shenandoah
1965 Salome '73 
1964-1965 The Bing Crosby Show 
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964 Calhoun: County Agent 
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 The Farmer's Daughter
1963 The Fugitive
1963 Twice-Told Tales 
1963 The Dakotas
1963 Sam Benedict
1959-1963 Rawhide
1962 Stark Fear 
1962 Going My Way
1961-1962 Dr. Kildare
1962 The Doctors and the Nurses
1962 Kraft Mystery Theater
1962 Cain's Hundred 
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962 Bus Stop
1961 7th Precinct 
1961 The Asphalt Jungle
1956-1961 Zane Grey Theater
1961 Danger Man
1961 Checkmate
1960 Michael Shayne
1960 Stagecoach West
1960 Thriller
1960 Coronado 9 
1960 Hong Kong
1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive
1960 Tales of Wells Fargo 
1960 Laramie
1960 Riverboat
1960 Perry Mason
1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1960 Twilight Zone
1959 Hawaiian Eye
1959 The Man from Blackhawk
1959 The Alligator People
1957-1959 Decoy 
1955-1959 The Millionaire
1959 Yancy Derringer
1959 Trackdown
1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown 
1957 Playhouse 90 
1957 Telephone Time
1957 Goodyear Theatre 
1957 The Joker Is Wild 
1957 Chicago Confidential 
1956-1957 Climax!
1957 Badlands of Montana
1956-1957 Wire Service
1957 Not of This Earth 
1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre
1957 Naked Paradise 
1956 Curucu, Beast of the Amazon 
1956 Swamp Women 
1956 The Ford Television Theatre 
1956 It Conquered the World 
1956 Gunslinger  
1954-1956 Four Star Playhouse 
1956 Crusader
1956 Front Row Center
1956 The Steel Jungle
1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre
1956 State Trooper
1956 Star Stage
1955-1956 The Star and the Story 
1956 The Go-Getter 
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars 
1955 Sudden Danger 
1955 Frontier
1955 Navy Log
1955 Studio 57
1955 The Desperate Hours 
1955 Schlitz Playhouse 
1955 Soldiers of Fortune 
1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1955 Damon Runyon Theater
1955 City Detective
1955 New Orleans Uncensored 
1955 The Lone Wolf
1954 Big Town
1954 Medic
1954 Two Guns and a Badge 
1954 Killer Leopard
1954 The Desperado 
1954 The Miami Story 
1954 The Rocket Man 
1954 Bitter Creek
1953 The Glass Web
1953 The Neanderthal Man 
1953 Problem Girls 
1952 Fearless Fagan
1951 Strictly Dishonorable 
1950 A Life of Her Own 
1950 The Lone Ranger 
1950 Mama Rosa
1950 D.O.A.

Matinee Classics - D.O.A. starring Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland, and Lynn Baggett
Matinee Classics - Scarecrow and Mrs. King starring Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, Mel Stewart and Martha Smith
Matinee Classics - My Three Sons starring Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don Grady, Stanley Livingston, Barry Livingston, William Frawley, Meredith MacRae, William Demarest, Tina Cole, Beverly Garland, Dawn Lyn and Ronne Troup
Matinee Classics - My Three Sons starring Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don Grady, Stanley Livingston, Barry Livingston, William Frawley, Meredith MacRae, William Demarest, Tina Cole, Beverly Garland, Dawn Lyn and Ronne Troup
Matinee Classics - The Star and the Story - The Point of Honor starring Zachary Scott and Beverly Garland
Matinee Classics - Stump the Stars starring Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland, Hans Conried, Ed Begley, Jeanne Crain, Michael Landon, Nina Foch, Paula Prentiss, Nick Adams, Dean Jones and Roger Smith and more

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