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NOREEN CORCORAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Noreen Corcoran was born on October 20th, 1943 in Quincy, Massachusetts born to William Corcoran, Sr. and Kathleen McKenney.  She was the third of a total of eight children born into her family.  Corcoran and her siblings were raised in Santa Monica, California where her father was employed with MGM Studios.
 
Now that Corcoran and her siblings were all living in Los Angeles, they began to show an interest in the entertainment industry and took up acting and dancing lessons.  Her siblings began to find work in a number of films and Noreen also added film roles early on in her career such as, "Apache Drums" (1951), "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (1952), "The Story of Three Loves" (1953) and "So This Is Love" (1953).
 
After Noreen completed high school she then went on to study Speech and drama for two years at California State college, although she never earned a degree.  She continued to pursue a career as an actress adding not only film credits but television roles as well on such series as, "Circus Boy", "The World of Mr. Sweeney" and "Bachelor Father" starring John Forsythe which aired from 1957 through 1962. 
 
She had now finally began to make a name for herself in the industry and her fan base was increasing as she blossomed from a child actress into a beautiful woman.  She graced the cover of numerous magazines and continued to keep the attention of Hollywood.
 
Other film roles soon followed such as, "Gidget Goes to Rome" (1963) and "The Girls on the Beach" (1965).  Her latest roles added to her resume prior to retiring from Hollywood were appearances on the television series, "Channing" (1963), "The Eleventh Hour" (1964), "Ben Casey" (1964), "Gunsmoke" (1964), "Mr. Novak" (1964) and "The Big Valley" (1965).
 
Noreen Corcoran then chose to leave the limelight and focus on a career in theater arts and dance.  She worked for eleven years with the Lewitzky Dance company and is now living in retirement in the San Fernando Valley

 
Filmography

1965    The Big Valley 

1965    The Girls on the Beach

1964    Mr. Novak 

1964    Gunsmoke 

1964    Ben Casey

1964    The Eleventh Hour

1963    Channing 

1963    Gidget Goes to Rome 

1963    Dr. Kildare

1963    Going My Way 

1962    Saints and Sinners

1957-1962   Bachelor Father 

1961    The Lawbreakers 

1959    Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1957    Band of Angels 

1957    G.E. True Theater 

1957    Circus Boy 

1956    Chevron Hall of Stars 

1953-1955   Cavalcade of America 

1955    The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 

1955    Violent Saturday 

1955    Four Star Playhouse 

1954    Tanganyika

1953    The Loretta Young Show

1953    The Robe 

1953    So This Is Love 

1953    Young Bess 

1953    I Love Melvin 

1953    The Story of Three Loves 

1952    Hans Christian Andersen 

1952    Plymouth Adventure 

1952    Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie 

1952    The Adventures of Kit Carson

1951    Apache Drums





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