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FAYE EMERSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Faye Emerson was born on July 8th, 1917 in Elizabeth, Louisiana, born to parents Lawrence and Emma Smythe.  She was raised in Texas and Illinois before her parents divorced when she was a teenager and she moved with her mother to live in San Diego, California.  She was sent to study at a boarding school and after she completed high school she enrolled at San Diego State College where she first developed an interest in acting. 
 
She began with appearing in a number of school stage productions before she made her first professional stage debut in 1935 in, "Russet Mantle".  Soon she was appearing in other stage productions and was spotted by talent scouts with both Paramount as well as Warner Brothers and both offered her acting contracts.
 
Faye chose to go with Warner Brothers and was soon working in the film industry appearing in small roles on such films as, "Man Power" (1941) and "Blues in the Night" (1941).
 
At this time she was also married to her first husband whom she wed in 1938, William Crawford.  Together they had one child, but in 1942 the marriage ended in divorce.  She continued to pursue her career as a film actress after her marriage came to an end. 
 
Over the course of five years under contract with Warner Brothers she appeared in other more prominent films such as, "Murder in the Big House" (1942), "Air Force" (1943), "The Desert Song" (1943), "The Mask of Dimitrios" (1944), "Between Two Worlds" (1944), "The Very Thought of You" (1945), "Hotel Berlin" (1945), "Danger Signal" (1945) and "Nobody Lives Forever" (1945).
 
In 1944, she married her second husband, Elliott Roosevelt who was a war hero as well as an author.  The couple resided for quite some time in the White House and she chose to leave her life as an actress and focus on a career in journalism with her husband.  Together they had two children.  In 1945 Elliott passed away and it was too difficult for her to break back into the film industry, therefore, Faye returned to working as a stage actress appearing on Broadway in, "The Play's the Thing" (1948) and such off-Broadway productions as, "Parisenne", "Heavenly Twins", "Protective Custody" and "Back to Methuselah".
 
She did have a decent come back when she decided to give television a try.  Soon she was appearing on such shows as, "Paris Cavalcade of Fashions" (1948), "The Faye Emerson Show" (1950), "Masquerade Party" (1952), "I've Got a Secret" (1952) and "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre" (1948-1950).
 
It was at this time she married her third husband, Skitch Henderson in 1950 and eight years later this marriage also ended in divorce.  
 
After she was a guest on the TV game shows, "To Tell the Truth" and "What's My Line?" she chose to focus on traveling solo in the early 1960's and left her career behind with her latest appearance being on, "The United States Steel Hour" (1953-1961). 
 
At the age of sixty five, on March 9th, 1983, she passed away from stomach cancer in Majorca, Spain. 


Filmography

1953-1961 The United States Steel Hour 
1954 Studio One in Hollywood
1953-1954 Your Show of Shows
1953 Faye and Skitch 
1953 Goodyear Playhouse
1947 Author Meets the Critics 
1952 Chesterfield Presents
1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A.
1950 The Billy Rose Show
1950 Guilty Bystander
1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 
1948-1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 
1949 The Ford Theatre Hour 
1949 The Silver Theatre 
1948 Paris Cavalcade of Fashions 
1946 Nobody Lives Forever 
1946 Her Kind of Man 
1945 Danger Signal 
1945 Hotel Berlin 
1944 Hollywood Canteen 
1944 The Very Thought of You 
1944 Crime by Night 
1944 The Mask of Dimitrios
1944 Between Two Worlds 
1944 Uncertain Glory 
1944 In Our Time 
1943 The Desert Song 
1943 Destination Tokyo 
1943 Find the Blackmailer
1943 Women at War 
1943 The Hard Way 
1943 Air Force 
1942 Secret Enemies 
1942 Juke Girl
1942 Murder in the Big House 
1942 Lady Gangster 
1941 At the Stroke of Twelve 
1941 Blues in the Night 
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
1941 Manpower
1941 Bad Men of Missouri 
1941 The Nurse's Secret
1941 Affectionately Yours





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