Andrea King

Happy birthday to actress AndreaKingAndrea King, born Feb 1, 1919 in Paris, France. When she was two months old, King moved with her mother to the United States, where King lived for a short time in Cleveland and Palm Beach before settling in Queens, NY. Her portrayal of Juliet in a school production of Romeo and Juliet at age 14 led to roles in other local productions, and eventually Broadway, where she continued to work into the early 1940s. In 1944, she signed with Warner Bros. and was cast in morale-building wartime shorts and a few small movie roles. Eventually she got bigger parts and appeared in nearly 25 films across a variety of genres throughout the late 1940s and 50s, often playing glamorous leads or nefarious second leads. During this period, she appeared in four noir films: The Man I Love (1947) with Ida Lupino, Ride the Pink Horse (1947) with Robert Montgomery, Dial 1119 (1950) with Marshall Thompson, and Southside 1-1000 (1950) with Don DeFore, In the late 1950s, King transitioned to television where she worked consistently into the 1970s. In the early 1990s, she returned to the big screen with small parts in three films. King died in 2003 at age 84.

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