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Gloria de Haven Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 23, 1925
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Gloria DeHaven was the daughter of the popular "polite comedy" stage-and-film team of Mr. and Mrs. Carter De Haven. DeHaven made her screen debut as one of Paulette Goddard's younger sisters in Charles Chaplin's [[Feature~V33029~Modern Times~moderntimes]], on which her father was assistant director. In her teen years, DeHaven secured work as a band vocalist, which led to singing parts in such film musicals as [[Feature~V4926~Best Foot Forward~bestfootforward]] (1943), [[Feature~V46815~Step Lively~steplively]] (1944) and [[Feature~V47615~Summer Holiday~summerholiday]] (1948). Under contract to MGM from 1940 to 1950, the vivacious and talented DeHaven was the studio's all-purpose ingenue, acting opposite everyone from William Powell to Red Skelton. She later starred in a series of Technicolor musicals at 20th Century-Fox. When musicals fell out of public favor, DeHaven's film career waned and she turned her energies to performing in nightclubs, summer-stock and on the TV-guest-star circuit. During the 1970s and 1980s, she made cameo appearances in a few films; later she was also seen on a semi-regular basis on the TV series [[Feature~V216969~Ryan's Hope~ryanshope[tvseries]]], [[Feature~V127681~Nakia~nakia]] and [[Feature~V33808~Murder She Wrote~murdershesaid]]. In 1997, De Haven returned to feature films with a co-starring role opposite Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Dyan Cannon in Martha Coolidge's [[Feature~V156920~Out to Sea.~outtosea]] ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi