Happy birthday to actress Coleen Gray, born Oct. 23, 1922 in Staplehurst, NE. After studying drama at Hamline University in Minnesota, Gray came to California and was signed to 20th Century Fox in 1944. She had an active film career, appearing in over two dozen films throughout the late 1940s and 50s. During this period, she appeared in several significant noir films: Nightmare Alley (1947), Kiss Of Death (1947), The Sleeping City (1950), Kansas City Confidential (1952), The Killing (1956), and Death of a Scoundrel (1956). In the 1950s, Gray also made frequent guest appearances on various television series, and by the 1960s, her roles were almost exclusively limited to television, including recurring parts in soap operas Days of Our Lives and Bright Promise. She retired from acting in the mid-1980s. Gray died of natural causes August 3, 2015 at the age of 92.