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Elyse Knox ACTOR




ELYSE KNOX BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Elyse Knox was born on December 14th, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut with the birth name Elsie Lillian Kornbrath, born to parents Frederick and Elizabeth Kornbrath.  After high school she went on to study fashion at the Traphagen School of Fashion in Manhattan and then began a career in fashion design.
 
Along with working in the fashion design industry, she used her physical appearance to model some of her designs which ultimately lead to her working as a model and later an offer for an acting contract with Twentieth Century Fox Film Studio's. 
 
She began appearing in small roles on the big screen until she was cast as the lead in, "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942) followed by roles in, "Follow the Boys" (1944) and Palooka productions film, "Champ" (1945).  Over the course of her career she would appear in five other films by Palooka Productions and a total of thirty nine film credits were added to her resume.
 
Elyse Knox was also a very popular pin up girl during World War II and appeared in a number of magazines such as, 'Yank'. Some of her latest roles were in such films as, "Linda Be Good" (1947), "I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes" (1948) and "Forgotten Women" (1949).  She retired from acting in 1949 after appearing in her final film role, "There's a Girl in My Heart".      
 
Throughout her lifetime she married twice, first to Paul Hesse from 1942 through 1943. She then married Tom Harmon in 1944 and they had three children, one who became a successful actor in his own right Mark Harmon, all of whom also had careers in the entertainment industry.  They remained married until he passed away on March 15th, 1990.  Knox did not re-marry and on February 16th, 2012 she passed away in Los Angeles, California. 
 

Filmography

1949   There's a Girl in My Heart

1949   Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch

1949   Forgotten Women

1948   Joe Palooka in Winner Take All

1948   I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes 

1948   Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad 

1947   Linda Be Good

1947   Joe Palooka in the Knockout

1947   Black Gold 

1946   Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 

1946   Gentleman Joe Palooka 

1946   Joe Palooka, Champ 

1944   Army Wives 

1944   A Wave, a WAC and a Marine

1944   Moonlight and Cactus

1943   Hi'ya, Sailor 

1943   So's Your Uncle 

1943   Hit the Ice 

1943   Mister Big 

1943   Don Winslow of the Coast Guard 

1943   Keep 'Em Slugging 

1942   Arabian Nights 

1942   The Mummy's Tomb 

1942   Top Sergeant 

1942   Hay Foot 

1941   Miss Polly

1941   All-American Co-Ed 

1941   Tanks a Million 

1941   Sheriff of Tombstone 

1941   Footlight Fever 

1940   Youth Will Be Served

1940   Yesterday's Heroes 

1940   Girl from Avenue A

1940   Girl in 313 

1940   Lillian Russell 

1940   Star Dust

1940   Free, Blonde and 21

1937   Wake Up and Live







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