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Andrea King

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Years active  1940–1994
Parents  Belle Hart
Spouse  Nat Willis (m. 1940–1970)

Role  Film actress
Name  Andrea King
Children  Deb Callahan
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Full Name  Georgette Andre Barry
Born  February 1, 1919 (1919-02-01) Paris, France
Resting place  Zion Episcopal Churchyard in Charles Town, West Virginia
Website  http://www.andreaking.com/index.html
Died  April 22, 2003, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Movies  The Beast with Five Fingers, The World in His Arms, Red Planet Mars, Ride the Pink Horse, Hotel Berlin
Similar People  Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh, Ann Blyth, Harry Horner, Jerry Warren

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Andrea King (February 1, 1919 – April 22, 2003) was an American stage, film, and television actress, sometimes billed as Georgette McKee.

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Early life

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Andrea King was born Georgette André Barry in Paris, France in 1919 to American Lovinia Belle Hart. At two months of age, she moved with her mother to the United States. She lived with her grandmother in Cleveland, Ohio, and Palm Beach, Florida, for the first four years of her life while her mother attended Columbia University in New York City. When her mother married Douglas McKee, King went to live with them in Forest Hills, Queens.

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As a teenager King attended the progressive Edgewood School in Greenwich, Connecticut, a northern campus of Marietta Johnson's Organic School of Education. Playing Juliet in a school production when she was 14, she was asked to audition for a role in a Lee Shubert play, which led to other stage work.

Career

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Andrea King appeared in Broadway plays and other theater work. Her Broadway credits included Fly Away Home (1935) and Growing Pains (1933). She also appeared as Mary Skinner in Life with Father. Her film debut was in a docudrama, The March of Time's first feature-length film titled The Ramparts We Watch (1940). In 1944, she signed with Warner Bros. and changed her stage name to King (some of her early movies have her credited as "Georgette McKee", her stepfather's name). King appeared uncredited in the Bette Davis film Mr. Skeffington (1944), followed by another ten movies in the next three years. The Warner Bros. studio photographers voted King the most photogenic actress for the year 1945.

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She co-starred in the mystery-horror film, The Beast with Five Fingers (1946), and a drama, The Man I Love (1947), both opposite Robert Alda. King was originally cast to play Dr. Lilith Ritter in Nightmare Alley, a film noir directed by Edmund Goulding, but she chose instead the role of the sophisticated Marjorie Lundeen in Ride the Pink Horse (1947).

In the 1950s, King had leading roles in the film noirs Dial 1119 and Southside 1-1000 (both 1950) and a science-fiction story, Red Planet Mars (1952). She later played supporting roles in Hollywood feature films like The World in His Arms (1952) with Gregory Peck and Band of Angels (1957) with Clark Gable.

Television

In the 1960s and 1970s, most of her acting work was on television, including the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Maverick's episode "Two Tickets to Ten Strike" opposite James Garner. In 1959–1960, King appeared twice as "Duchess" in the episodes "The Blizzard" and "The Devil Made Fire" of another ABC/WB western series, The Alaskans, starring Roger Moore, Jeff York, Ray Danton, and Dorothy Provine, as well as in multiple episodes of the ABC/WB private-eye series 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye.

She made four guest appearances on Perry Mason between 1959–1963, including the role of murderer Barbara Heywood in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor". King continued to act on television until 1990 when she played her final role on the Murder, She Wrote episode, "The Fixer-Upper". She appeared twice more as herself on the A&E series, Biography, recalling her work with Peter Lorre and Montgomery Clift.

For her contribution to television she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 1960.

Personal life

According to her Los Angeles Times obituary, King was married to lawyer Nat Willis from 1940 until his death in 1970. In her later life, she authored children's books and was active in Democratic politics.

Death

On April 22, 2003, King died in a hospice in Woodland Hills, California. She was survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.

Partial filmography

  • The Very Thought of You (1944)
  • Hotel Berlin (1945)
  • God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
  • The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
  • The Man I Love (1947)
  • My Wild Irish Rose (1947)
  • Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
  • Dial 1119 (1950)
  • I Was a Shoplifter (1950)
  • The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
  • The Mark of the Renegade (1951)
  • Prescription: Murder (1968) (Columbo TV movie pilot)
  • References

    Andrea King Wikipedia


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