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Veda Ann Borg Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 11, 1915
  • Died: Aug 16, 1973

Yes, that was her real name. Born in Massachussetts, Veda Ann Borg established herself as a model in New York in the early 1930s. Though she'd never had any previous acting experience, Veda was given a secret screen test by Paramount in 1936 and signed on the spot. After a few years of nondescript roles, Veda was nearly killed in a serious automobile accident in 1939. Her face completely reconstructed by plastic surgery, Veda emerged from the bandages with a harder, more distinctive countenance than before--one that proved ideal for the many brassy chorus girls, gun molls and "kept women" that she would portray over the next twenty years. Usually laboring away in B pictures, Veda began picking up some impressive "A" credits in the 1950s, notably as Vivian Blaine's showgirl pal in the mammoth musical [[Feature~V21198~Guys and Dolls~guysanddolls]] (1955). Her last appearance was as an bedraggled Indian woman in the John Wayne-directed [[Feature~V1351~The Alamo~thealamo]] (1960). For eleven years, Veda Ann Borg was the wife of director Andrew V. McLaglen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi