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Mary Jane French (I) (1920–2009)

Born on March 13, 1920, in the coastal community of Sea Isle City, New Jersey, to a working class family she began her career in 1939 as a professional dress model for the prestigious William Thornton Agency in New York City, New York, not long after her high school graduation. While doing a fashion show in Manhattan, New York, one fateful day in ... See full bio »

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Bagdad Stunts


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 1952 Because You're Mine
WAC Private (uncredited)
 1952 The Belle of New York
One of Frenchie's Girls (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Chorine (uncredited)
 1951 An American in Paris
'Stairway to Paradise' Dancer (uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1951 The Mating Season
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Cowgirl (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Bobby-Soxer (uncredited)
 1947 Lured
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1947 Down to Earth
Muse (uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1946 Swing Parade of 1946
Mary Jane (uncredited)
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Janie (uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Harvey Girl (uncredited)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Carla (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Lost Nurse (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Dancer (uncredited)
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Information Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Miss November (uncredited)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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During World War II, she ranked as being the seventh out of ten most popular pin-up girls among GI's.


Often played chorus girls, models, glamour dolls, and exotics.

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