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Jean Porter

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Occupation  Film actress
Years active  1936-1961

Name  Jean Porter
Role  Film actress
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Born  December 8, 1922 (age 93) (1922-12-08) Cisco, Texas, United States
Spouse  Edward Dmytryk (m. 1948–1999)
Movies  Bathing Beauty, Till the End of Time
Children  Richard Dmytryk, Victoria Dmytryk, Rebecca Dmytryk
Books  Nature As Reason, Natural and Divine Law, Moral Action and Christian, The Recovery of Virtue
Similar People  Edward Dmytryk, George Sidney, Glenn Tryon, Robert Parrish, Richard Thorpe

Jean Porter, Petite Starlet of MGM Films in the 1940s, Dies at 95

Jean Porter (born December 8, 1922) is an American retired film actress. She was born in Cisco, Texas.


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Early years

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Porter is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Porter.


At the age of 12, Porter arrived at Hollywood and was discovered while taking dancing lessons at the Fanchon and Marco dancing school. Beginning with a bit parts in movies such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and One Million B.C. (1940), she eventually established herself as an actress for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941. While never a big star, she was active throughout the 1940s, appearing in almost 30 motion pictures alongside MGM stars like Esther Williams, Mickey Rooney and the comedy duo Abbott & Costello. In the 1950s, Porter appeared mainly in television series such as The Red Skelton Show, Sea Hunt, and 77 Sunset Strip. She retired from acting in 1961.

Personal life

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Between 1948-1999, she was married to film director and writer Edward Dmytryk, who was one of the Hollywood Ten, the most prominent blacklisted group in the film industry during the McCarthy-era. The two married May 12, 1948, in Ellicott City, Maryland. They had three children. In 2010, Porter wrote and published a biography on jazz musician Jess Stacy.

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