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Lois Collier (born Madelyn Jones) (21 March 1919 – 27 October 1999) was an American film actress born in Salley, South Carolina. She was sometimes credited as Lois Collyer.

Collier's acting career started in 1938, when she had a small but credited role in A Desperate Adventure, starring Ramon Novarro and Marian Marsh. From 1940 through 1949 her career would be active and somewhat successful, with her playing mostly heroine roles in B-movies. During that period she often starred opposite western stars Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, and Dennis Moore. In 1950 she starred in the sci-fi serial The Flying Disc Man From Mars. From 1950 through 1957 she starred mostly on television series episodes, playing in fifty eight episodes of the television series Boston Blackie, which ran from 1951 to 1954. She retired from acting after 1957.

She died of Alzheimer's Disease on October 27, 1999, while living in a retired actors community in the Woodland Hills area of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.


Dick Tracy .... Fluff (5 episodes, 1950)

"Chopper" (1950) TV Episode

"The Mole: Part 1" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff

"The Mole: Part 2" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff

"The Mole: Part 3" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff

"The Payroll Robbery" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff

Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) .... Anne Howe Palooka

Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) .... Helen Hall

Rhythm Inn (1951) .... Betty Parker

The Unexpected - "Beyond Belief" (1952) TV Episode

Boston Blackie .... Mary Wesley (58 episodes, 1951–1953)

Letter to Loretta - "600 Seconds" (1955) TV Episode (as Lois Collyer) Gloria Joy

Cavalcade of America - "Sunrise on a Dirty Face" (1955) TV Episode .... Marion

Damon Runyon Theater - "A Job for Macarone" (1955) TV Episode .... Mary Peering

Cheyenne - "West of the River" (1956) TV Episode .... Ruth McKeever

Screen Directors Playhouse - "The Sword of Villon" (1956) TV Episode .... Elaine

It's a Great Life - "Operation for Earl" (1956) TV Episode .... Nurse

Strange Stories (1 episode, 1956) - "Con Game" (1956) TV Episode

Broken Arrow (1 episode, 1957) - Johnny Flagstaff

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show -

"Ronnie Gets an Agent" (1956) TV Episode .... Devlin's Secretary

"The Plumber's Union" (1957) TV Episode .... Julie Ames

The Web (1 episode, 1957) - Easy Money TV Episode


A Desperate Adventure, aka It Happened in Paris (UK) (1938) .... Angela

Girls of the Road (1940) (uncredited)

Ice-Capades, aka Music in the Moonlight (USA: reissue title) (1941) (uncredited) Audition Girl

Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) .... Doris Sheldon

Sailors on Leave (1941) (uncredited) .... Pretty Brunette

Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) .... Ellen

West of Cimarron (1941) .... Doris Conway

Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) (uncredited) .... Receptionist

Blondie Goes to College, aka The Boss Said 'No' (UK)(1942) (uncredited) Coed

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) (uncredited)

The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) (uncredited) Mary Tuller

Yokel Boy (1942) ... aka Hitting the Headlines (UK) (uncredited) .... Stewardess

Raiders of the Range (1942) .... Jean Travers

The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine, aka Unforgotten Crime (USA: TV title)(1942) .... Receptionist

The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) (uncredited) .... Cynthia, Girl at the Dance

Westward Ho (1942) .... Anne Henderson

The Phantom Plainsmen (1942) .... Judy Barrett

My Son, the Hero (1943) .... Nancy Cavanaugh

Santa Fe Scouts (1943) .... Claire Robbins

Get Going (1943) .... Doris

Young Ideas (1943) (uncredited) .... Co-ed

She's for Me (1943) .... Eileen Crane

Ladies Courageous (1944) .... Jill

Weird Woman (1944) .... Margret Mercer

Prices Unlimited (1944)

Cobra Woman (1944) .... Veeda

Jungle Woman (1944) .... Joan Fletcher

Jungle Queen (1945) .... Pamela Courtney

The Naughty Nineties (1945) .... Miss Caroline Jackson

Penthouse Rhythm (1945) .... Linda Reynolds, Junior's Secretary

The Crimson Canary (1945) .... Jean Walker

Girl on the Spot (1946) .... Kathy Lorenz

A Night in Casablanca (1946) .... Annette

The Cat Creeps (1946) .... Gay Elliott

Wild Beauty (1946) .... Linda Gibson

Slave Girl (1947) .... Aleta

Arthur Takes Over (1948) .... Margaret Bixby

Out of the Storm (1948) .... Ginny Powell

Miss Mink of 1949 (1949) .... Alice Forrester










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