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Jo Ann Sayers (1918–2011)

Jo Ann Sayers (real name: Miriam Lucille Lilygren) was born in Seattle, Washington. Named after Moses' dancer-sister Miriam, she danced as a child, took violin and piano lessons and acted in school plays. She attended the University of Washington with hopes of becoming a lawyer, but was drawn to the drama department instead. An agent "spotted" her ... See full bio »

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The Light of Western Stars Madeline Majesty Hammond
Honolulu Nurse
Within the Law Helen Morris


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 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Bride in Musical Number (uncredited)
 1940 The Man with Nine Lives
Judith Blair
 1940 The Light of Western Stars
Madeline Majesty Hammond
 1939 Miracle at Lourdes (Short)
Mary Jones
 1939 Drunk Driving (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1939 Think First (Short)
Ruth Nolan
 1939 The Women
Debutante (uncredited)
 1939 Unseen Guardians (Short)
Leading Actress (uncredited)
 1939 Help Wanted (Short)
Mary Daniels
 1939 Within the Law
Helen Morris
 1939 Fast and Loose
Christina Torrent
 1939 Honolulu
 1939 Four Girls in White
Sleepy Nurse (uncredited)
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Barbara Chanler
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 1938 Electrical Power (Documentary short)

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Interviewed about the beginnings of her career and the Boris Karloff movie "The Man with Nine Lives" (1940) in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010) by Tom Weaver. See more »

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