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Elyse Knox (1917–2012)


Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy's Tomb (1942) and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon's mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick Kornbrath, from Vienna. Knox's first love wasn't ... See full bio »

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Sheriff of Tombstone Mary Carson
(1941)
(1946)

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 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Claire Adamson
 1949 Forgotten Women
Kate Allison
 1948 I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Ann Quinn
 1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad
Anne Howe
 1947 Linda, Be Good
Linda Prentiss
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Anne Howe
 1947 Black Gold
Ruth Frazer
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Betty Allen
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
Anne Howe
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Anne Howe
 1944 Army Wives
Jerry Van Dyke
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus
Louise Ferguson
 1944 Follow the Boys
Elyse Knox (uncredited)
 1943 Hi Ya, Sailor
Pat Rogers
 1943 So's Your Uncle
Patricia Williams
 1943 Hit the Ice
Peggy Osborne
 1943 Mister Big
Alice Taswell
 1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard
Mercedes Colby
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Suzanne
 1942 Arabian Nights
Slave Girl (uncredited)
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Isobel Evans
 1942 Top Sergeant
Helen Gray
 1942 Hay Foot
Betty Barkley
 1941 Miss Polly
Barbara Snodgrass
 1941 All-American Co-Ed
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1941 Tanks a Million
Jeannie
 1941 Sheriff of Tombstone
Mary Carson
 1941 Footlight Fever
Eileen Drake
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Pamela
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
Angela
 1940 Girl in 313
Judith Wilson
 1940 Lillian Russell
Lillian Russell's Sister
 1940 Star Dust
College Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21
Marjorie
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Nurse (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

appeared on the daytime television series "It Pays to Be Married" with husband Tom Harmon. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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[on how her career began] I went to art school, then did modeling. I was a bride in a Vivian Donner fashion newsreel and it caught the attention of quite a few people. This led to a stock contract at Fox. I dated John Payne for a while, before he married Gloria DeHaven. See more »

Trivia:

Besides being married to a football star, Tom Harmon, her brother, Ron Knox, played quarterback for the Chicago Bears, and her son, Mark Harmon, was a star quarterback at UCLA. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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