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FAITH DOMERGUE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:   

Faith Domergue was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 16th, 1924 with the birth name Faith Marie Domergue.  She was adopted at only six weeks old by Adabelle Wemet and after her adopted mother married Leo Domergue in 1926, the family relocated to California.  She enrolled in piano and singing lessons while living in Los Angeles. 
 
Domergue attended school at Beverly Hills Catholic School as well as St. Monica's Convent School.  While she was still in a student in High School, she was discovered by Warner Brothers Pictures and signed to a contract with them. 
 
Her film debut was in 1941 on the feature, "Blues in the Night".  After a near fatal car accident she took a brief break from acting and spent eighteen months undergoing reconstructive surgery.  During this time she met director, Howard Hughes who took a liking to her and bought her out of her Warner Brothers contract.  He signed her instead to a contract with RKO Pictures.  Her first film under her new contract was in, "Vendetta" (1950) which was unsuccessful and therefore, she chose to end her contract with RKO.
 
Domergue chose instead to work as a freelance actress and did a number of films such as, "Where Danger Lives" (1955), "The Great Sioux Uprising" (1953) and "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955).  She also became quite a popular actress over in England and Italy after she separated from her Argentinean partner, Hugo Fregonese, who was a writer and director.  
 
Along with a decent film career, Domergue made a number of appearances on television series such as, "Have Gun - Will Travel"(1962-1963), "Bonanza" (1961-1964) and "Perry Mason" (1961-1963). 
 
As the mid 60's progressed she began to lose interest in acting and mostly appeared in 'B' rated films towards the end of her acting career such as, "The House of the Seven Corpses" (1974).  In 1968, she had chose to relocated to Rome, Italy permanently, only returning to the film industry on very odd occasions.  After she lost her husband, she relocated to Santa Barbara, California where she spent the remainder of her life.  
 
Faith Domergue married three times throughout her life.  First to Teddy Stauffer from 1946 for only one year.  She then married, Hugo Fregonese from 1947 through 1960 and had two children with him.  Her third and final marriage was to Paolo Cossa from 1966 through his passing in 1992.  A couple years later after she relocated back to the United States, Domergue passed away on April 4th, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California from Cancer.    


Filmography

1974 The House of Seven Corpses 
1974 So Evil, My Sister
1971 The Man with Icy Eyes 
1971 Legacy of Blood 
1970 The Gamblers 
1969 One on Top of the Other 
1969 Besieged 
1968 Garrison's Gorillas
1967 Track of Thunder 
1966 Combat!
1965 Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet 
1961-1964 Bonanza
1961-1963 Perry Mason
1962-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel
1963 California 
1959-1961 Hawaiian Eye 
1961 Lock Up
1961 Tales of Wells Fargo
1961 The Tall Man
1961 77 Sunset Strip
1960 Michael Shayne
1960 Bronco
1960 Colt .45
1959 Bourbon Street Beat
1959 Cheyenne 
1959 State Trooper
1959 Sugarfoot 
1959 The Sky Burns
1958 Escort West 
1954-1958 Schlitz Playhouse
1957 Violent Stranger 
1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! 
1955-1956 The Count of Monte Cristo
1956 Spin a Dark Web
1955 Celebrity Playhouse
1955 The Atomic Man 
1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea 
1955 This Island Earth 
1955 Cult of the Cobra
1955 Santa Fe Passage
1954 The Ford Television Theatre
1954 This Is My Love 
1953-1954 Lux Video Theatre
1954 Fireside Theatre
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953 The Great Sioux Uprising 
1952 The Duel at Silver Creek
1950 Vendetta
1950 Where Danger Lives 
1949 Hardly a Criminal 
1946 Young Widow 
1941 Blues in the Night 





Matinee Classics - The Duel at Silver Creek starring Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot, Gerald Mohr, Eugene Inglesias, Kyle James, Walter Sande, Lee Marvin and Goerge Eldredge


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