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Wilma Francis (1917–1991)


Wilma Francis was born Wilma Francis Sareussen on November 26, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She signed to Paramount Pictures as a starlet at eighteen in 1936 and appeared in several films, generally in minor roles with occasional second leads. In the 1940's she worked for a while as a assistant to director 'Sam Wood' and made her last billed ... See full bio »

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Borrowed Hero Carol Turner
(1941)
Guest Wife Susy
(1945)
Hideaway Girl Muriel Courtney
(1936)
Lady Be Careful Bernice
(1936)

Filmography

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 1984 The Master (TV Series)
- Fat Tuesday (1984)
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Miss Lesley
- Death Is a Double-Cross (1971) ... Miss Lesley
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Saleslady
- A Spanish Saying I Made Up (1971) ... Saleslady
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
 1970 Airport
Elegant Woman - Passenger (uncredited)
 1967 Hotel
Woman at Airport (uncredited)
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Actress
- Source of Information (1962) ... Actress
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Mrs. Temple
- Concrete Coffin (1960) ... Mrs. Temple
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Mildred
- The Way Home (1960) ... Mildred
- Ruth and Naomi/Those We Love (1959) ... (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Wife
Susy
 1941 Borrowed Hero
Carol Turner
 1941 Under Age
Rhoda
 1940 Stolen Paradise
Jerry Dean
 1938 Trade Winds
Judy
 1937 Bank Alarm
Kay O'Connor
 1936 Hideaway Girl
Muriel Courtney
 1936 Lady Be Careful
Bernice
 1936 And Sudden Death
Nurse
 1936 Florida Special
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Wilma Francis' screen credits are frequently confused with those of starlet Marlo Dwyer who apparently used the name Wilma Francis while working as a chorus girl at Warner Bros. during the early 1930's. See more »

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