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MONA FREEMAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Mona Freeman was born on June 9th, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland with the birth name Monica Elizabeth Freeman.  During High School she was already working as a paid model and became a successful teenage cover girl for John Robert Powers as well as of the "Miss Subway" girls in New York. 
 
Soon she began seeking work as an actress and she was first signed to an acting contract with Howard Hughes.  Later on her contract was sold to Paramount Pictures.  It was not so hard for her to gain popularity as a teenage actress and she was quite beautiful and also a very talented actress.
 
Some of her earlier roles were in such films as, "Together Again" (1944), "Junior Miss" (1945), "That Brennan Girl' (1946), "Mother Wore Tights" (1947) starring Betty Grable and "Streets of Laredo" (1949) starring William Holden, William Bendix and Macdonald Carey.
 
As she began to get older, successful film roles were becoming less available to her and she had to limit her self to 'B' rated film such as, "Flesh and Fury" (1952), "Shadow of Fear" (1954) and "Battle Cry" (1955).
 
Although, film roles were not being offered to her, Freeman did not completely retire from acting, instead she chose to pursue other opportunities working on television appearing in such series as, "Playhouse 90" (1956-1958), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1958-1959), "Maverick" (1959-1960), "The Tall Man" (1961), "Branded" (1966) and her latest appearance on the television movie, "Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol" (1972). 
 
Freeman has married twice throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Pat Nerney whom she wed in 1945 but divorced just a couple years later in 1952.  She then married Jack Ellis in 1961 and together they have one child, Monie Ellis who is also a working actress today and she remains married to Jack.


Filmography

1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol 
1966 Branded 
1962-1965 Perry Mason 
1960-1962 The United States Steel Hour
1961 The Tall Man 
1961 Checkmate
1960 Michael Shayne 
1960 Thriller 
1960 The Chevy Mystery Show 
1960 ohnny Ringo 
1960 The Millionaire 
1959-1960 Maverick 
1959 Riverboat 
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson 
1958-1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1958-1959 The Red Skelton Hour 
1958 Pursuit 
1956-1958 Playhouse 90 
1958 Wagon Train 
1955-1958 Climax
1958 The World Was His Jury 
1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre 
1955-1957 Schlitz Playhouse 
1957 Studio 57
1957 The O. Henry Playhouse 
1956 Lux Video Theatre 
1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre
1956 Zane Grey Theater
1956 Huk!
1956 Hold Back the Night
1956 Front Row Center 
1955 The Way Out 
1955 Celebrity Playhouse
1955 Damon Runyon Theater
1955 The Road to Denver 
1955 Battle Cry 
1954 Shadow of Fear 
1952 Angel Face 
1952 Thunderbirds 
1952 Jumping Jacks 
1952 Flesh and Fury
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1951 The Lady from Texas 
1951 Darling, How Could You! 
1951 Dear Brat 
1950 Branded 
1950 Copper Canyon
1950 I Was a Shoplifter 
1949 Dear Wife 
1949 The Heiress 
1949 Streets of Laredo
1948 Isn't It Romantic?
1947 Mother Wore Tights 
1947 Dear Ruth 
1946 That Brennan Girl 
1946 Black Beauty 
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up 
1945 Danger Signal 
1945 Junior Miss
1945 Roughly Speaking 
1944 Together Again 
1944 Here Come the Waves 
1944 National Velvet 
1944 Till We Meet Again 





Matinee Classics - Streets of Laredo starring William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix, Stanley Ridges, Alfonso Bedoya, Ray Teal, Clem Bevans, James Bell, Dick Foote, Joe Dominguez, Grandon Rhodes, Perry Ivins and Hank Bell


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