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Name  Maria Palmer

Role  Actress
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Died  September 6, 1981, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies  By the Light of the Silvery M, Strictly Dishonorable, 13 Lead Soldiers, Flight Nurse, Surrender
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Maria Palmer (born Maria Pichler, 5 September 1917 – 6 September 1981) was an Austrian-born American actress.


Early life

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Palmer was born and raised in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Vienna, Austria) on 5 September 1917. She first appeared on stage as a child actor, in various Max Reinhardt productions. She trained as a dancer, and was a member of the Bodenwieser Ensemble. She later studied drama and voice at the Vienna Conservatory.


At the outbreak of war in 1938, Palmer emigrated with her parents to the United States. She first performed on the stage in New York City, most notably in the 1942 production of The Moon Is Down.

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She moved into film, helping to meet Hollywood's demand for exotic foreign women for war films and films noir. Her 1943 debut was in Mission to Moscow for Warner Bros. She continued in 1944 with Days of Glory, opposite Gregory Peck, and later that year, Lady on a Train.

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In the 1950s, her film career declined and she went into radio, television and commercials. She even started her own production company, called Maria Palmer Enterprises. In the early 1960s, Palmer hosted her own Los Angeles show, entitled "Sincerely, Maria Palmer". In her later years, Palmer wrote a number of unproduced television screenplays, often using the pseudonym Eliot Parker White. In 1962, she played "Elsa" in the episode "The Immigrants" on CBS's Rawhide.

Her papers, covering the years 1922–1975 are held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Personal life

When she was 16, Palmer married Dr. Franz Marmorek; they later divorced.

Later life

Palmer died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on 6 September 1981, the day after her 64th birthday. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California.

Selected filmography

  • Mission to Moscow (1943)
  • Days of Glory (1944)
  • Lady on a Train (1944)
  • The Web (1947)
  • The Other Love (1947)
  • Strictly Dishonorable (1941)
  • 13 Lead Soldiers (1948)
  • Surrender (1950)
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
  • Outcasts of the City (1958)
  • References

    Maria Palmer Wikipedia

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