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Gloria Mildred DeHaven (born July 23, 1925) is an American actress and a former contract star for MGM .

Early life and career

DeHaven was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor-director Carter DeHaven and actress Flora Parker DeHaven, both former vaudeville performers.

She began her career as a child actor with a bit part in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936). She was signed to a contract with MGM Studios, but despite featured roles in such films as The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) and Summer Stock (1950), she did not achieve film stardom. She portrayed her mother in the Fred Astaire film Three Little Words (1950).

DeHaven also appeared as a regular in the television series and soap operas As the World Turns, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Ryan's Hope. She was one of the numerous celebrities enticed to appear in the all-star box office flop Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), and has guest starred in such television series as Robert Montgomery Presents, Appointment with Adventure (episode entitled "The Snow People"), The Guy Mitchell Show, The Rifleman, Wagon Train, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, Mannix, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, The Love Boat, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote and Touched By An Angel.

From January 1969 to February 1971, DeHaven hosted a morning call-in movie show, Prize Movie, on WABC-TV in New York City.

Personal life

DeHaven has been married four times to three different men. Her first husband was actor John Payne, star of The Restless Gun television series, whom she married on December 28, 1944, and divorced in 1950. Her second husband was Martin Kimmell; they were married June 21, 1953, and divorced the following year. She was married to Richard Fincher from 1957 until 1963; they remarried in 1965 and divorced again in 1969.

She has two children with Payne, daughter Kathleen Hope (born 1945) and son Thomas John Payne (born 1947). She has two additional children with Fincher, son Harry (born 1958) and daughter Faith (born 1962).

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, DeHaven has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd.


Modern Times (1936)

Susan and God (1940)

Keeping Company (1940)

The Penalty (1941)

Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Best Foot Forward (1943)

Thousands Cheer (1943)

Broadway Rhythm (1944)

Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Step Lively (1944)

The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Between Two Women (1945)

Summer Holiday (1948)

Scene of the Crime (1949)

The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Yes Sir That's My Baby (1949)

The Yellow Cab Man (1950)

Three Little Words (1950)

Summer Stock (1950)

I'll Get By (1950)

Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)

So This Is Paris (1955)

The Girl Rush (1955)

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

Bog (1983)

Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart (1994)

Out to Sea (1997)





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