Yvonne De Carlo

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    • Yvonne De Carlo


      Information from IMDb

      Date of Birth
      1 September 1922, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

      Date of Death
      8 January 2007, Woodland Hills, California, USA. (natural causes)

      Birth Name
      Margaret Yvonne Middleton


      5' 4" (1.63 m)

      Bob Morgan (21 November 1955 - 1968) (divorced) 2 children

      Two sons - Bruce Morgan and Michael Morgan. Step-daughter Bari Morgan. Son, Michael, died in 1997.

      Her birth name was Margaret, but she was known by Peggy growing up.

      Miss Venice Beach 1938.

      Took the part of Lily on "The Munsters" (1964) to help pay husband Bob Morgan's medical bills. Morgan, an actor/stuntman, had suffered near-fatal injuries while filming How the West Was Won (1962). By her own admission, Ms. De Carlo never imagined, at the time, that Lily Munster would become her most famous role.

      Measurements: 34C-23-35 (1940s), 36C-24-36 (measured in 1951) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

      Ex-sister-in-law of Jaye P. Morgan, Charlie Morgan, Dick Morgan, and Duke Morgan.

      Her maternal grandparents were Sicilian-born Michele De Carlo and Scotland-born Marie Purvis. She drew her stage name from her grandfather.

      She chose her own stage name by using her middle name and her mother's maiden name of De Carlo.

      The Ten Commandments (1956) $25,000

      Mini Biography
      Yvonne De Carlo was born Peggy Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922,
      in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (while some sources have her first name as Margaret, most agree it is Peggy).
      She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make
      ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of Hollywood's elite.
      Yvonne's mother wanted her to be in the entertainment field and enrolled her in a local dance school
      and also saw that she studied dramatics. Yvonne was not shy in the least.
      She was somewhat akin to Colleen Moore who, like herself, entertained the neighborhood
      with impromptu productions. In 1937, when Yvonne was 15, her mother took her to Hollywood
      to try for fame and fortune, but nothing came of it and they returned to Canada.
      They came back to Hollywood in 1940, where Yvonne would dance in chorus lines at night
      while she checked in at the studios by day in search of film work.
      After appearing in unbilled parts in three short films, she finally got a part in a feature.
      Although the film, Harvard, Here I Come! (1941), was quite lame,
      Yvonne shone in her brief appearance as a bathing beauty.
      The rest of 1942 and 1943 saw her in more uncredited roles in films that didn't quite set Hollywood on fire. In The Deerslayer (1943) she played Wah-Tah. The role didn't amount to much, but it was much better than the ones she had been handed previously. The next year was about the same as the previous two years. She played small parts as either secretaries, someone's girlfriend, native girls or office clerks. Most aspiring young actresses would have given up and gone home in defeat, but not Yvonne. She trudged on. The next year started out the same, with mostly bit parts, but later that year she landed the title role in Salome Where She Danced (1945) for Universal Pictures. While critics were less than thrilled with the film, it was at long last her big break, and the film was a success for Universal. Now she was rolling. Her next film was the western comedy Frontier Gal (1945) as Lorena Dumont. After a year off the screen in 1946, she returned in 1947 as Cara de Talavera
      in Song of Scheherazade (1947), and many agreed that the only thing worth watching in the film was
      Yvonne. Her next film was the highly regarded Burt Lancaster prison film Brute Force (1947).
      Time after time, Yvonne continued to pick up leading roles, in such pictures as Slave Girl (1947),
      Black Bart (1948), Casbah (1948) and River Lady (1948). She had a meaty role in Criss Cross (1949), a gangster movie, as the ex-wife of a hoodlum. At the start of the 1950s Yvonne enjoyed continued success in lead roles. Her talents were again showcased in movies such as The Desert Hawk (1950), Silver City (1951) and Scarlet Angel (1952). Her last film in 1952 was Hurricane Smith (1952), a picture most fans and critics agree is best forgotten. In 1956 she appeared in the film that would immortalize her best, The Ten Commandments (1956). She played Sephora, the wife of Moses (Charlton Heston). The film was, unquestionably, a super smash, and is still shown on television today. Her performance served as a springboard to another fine role, this time as Amantha Starr in Band of Angels (1957). In the late 1950s and early 1960s Yvonne appeared on such TV programs as "Bonanza" (1959) and "The Virginian" (1962). However, with film roles drying up, she took what turned out to be the role for which she will be best remembered--that of Lily Munster in the smash series "The Munsters" (1964).
      She still wasn't completely through with the big screen, however.
      Appearances in such films as McLintock! (1963), The Power (1968),
      The Seven Minutes (1971) and Casa de las sombras, La (1976)
      kept her before the eyes of the moviegoing public. On January 8, 2007,
      Miss De Carlo died at the age of 84.
      IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson

      1. The Barefoot Executive (1995) (TV) .... Norma
      2. Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV) .... Cameo appearance
      3. "Tales from the Crypt" .... Mrs. Jones (1 episode, 1993)
      ... aka HBO's Tales from the Crypt
      - Death of Some Salesmen (1993) TV Episode .... Mrs. Jones
      4. Seasons of the Heart (1993) (voice) .... Older Martha
      5. Desert Kickboxer (1992)
      ... aka Desert Hawk (USA: alternative title)
      6. The Naked Truth (1992) .... Mrs. Hess
      7. "Dream On" .... Francesca Goldman (1 episode, 1991)
      - The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (1991) TV Episode .... Francesca Goldman
      8. Oscar (1991) .... Aunt Rosa
      9. "The Black Stallion" (1 episode, 1990)
      ... aka Étalon noir, L' (France)
      ... aka The Adventures of the Black Stallion
      ... aka The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (USA: new title)
      - Star Quality (1990) TV Episode
      10. Mirror, Mirror (1990) .... Emelin

      11. Cellar Dweller (1988) .... Mrs. Briggs
      12. American Gothic (1988) .... Ma
      ... aka Hide and Shriek
      13. Play Dead (1986) .... Hester
      ... aka Killer Dog (International: English title: video title)
      ... aka Satan's Dog
      14. A Masterpiece of Murder (1986) (TV) .... Mrs. Murphy
      15. "Murder, She Wrote" .... Miss Springer (1 episode, 1985)
      - Jessica Behind Bars (1985) TV Episode .... Miss Springer
      16. Flesh and Bullets (1985)
      ... aka The Wife Contract (Europe: English title)
      17. Vultures (1983) .... Rose
      ... aka Vultures in Paradise
      18. Liar's Moon (1982) .... Jeanene Dubois
      19. The Munsters' Revenge (1981) (TV) (as Yvonne DeCarlo) .... Lily Munster
      20. The Man with Bogart's Face (1980) .... Teresa Anastas
      ... aka Sam Marlowe, Private Eye
      21. The Silent Scream (1980) .... Mrs. Engels

      22. "Fantasy Island" .... Fifi Aprea / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
      - The Victim/The Mermaid (1979) TV Episode .... Madame Jeannot
      - Charlie's Cherubs/Stalag 3 (1978) TV Episode .... Fifi Aprea
      23. Guyana: Crime of the Century (1979) .... Susan Ames
      ... aka Guyana, el crimen del siglo (Mexico: dubbed version)
      ... aka Guyana: Cult of the Damned (USA)
      24. Fuego negro (1979) .... Catherine Jones
      ... aka Black Fire
      25. Nocturna (1979) .... Jugula
      ... aka Granddaughter of Dracula
      26. Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) .... Emmy/Sheriff's Wife/High Priestess
      27. "Roots" (1977) (mini) TV Series .... Slave Owner's Wife
      28. Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) .... Cleaning woman
      ... aka Won Ton Ton (USA: poster title)
      29. Casa de las sombras, La (1976)
      ... aka House of Shadows
      30. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975) .... Julia
      ... aka Good Idea
      31. Blazing Stewardesses (1975) .... Honey
      ... aka Cathouse Callgirls (USA: video title)
      ... aka Cathouse Cowgirls (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka Texas Layover
      ... aka The Great Truck Robbery
      ... aka The Jet Set (USA)
      ... aka Up Like a Shot
      32. Black Fire (1975)
      33. The Mark of Zorro (1974) (TV) (as Yvonne DeCarlo) .... Isabella Vega
      34. The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974) (TV) .... Lorraine
      35. The Seven Minutes (1971) .... Constance Cumberland
      36. The Delta Factor (1970) .... Valerie
      37. "The Name of the Game" .... Mrs. Levene (1 episode, 1970)
      - Island of Gold and Precious Stones (1970) TV Episode .... Mrs. Levene

      38. "The Virginian" .... Helen Haldeman aka Elena / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1969)
      ... aka The Men from Shiloh (USA: new title)
      - Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs (1969) TV Episode .... Imogene Delphinia
      - A Time Remembered (1963) TV Episode .... Helen Haldeman aka Elena
      39. Arizona Bushwhackers (1968) .... Jill Wyler
      40. The Power (1968) .... Mrs. Sally Hallson
      41. "Custer" .... Vanessa Ravenhill (1 episode, 1967)
      ... aka The Legend of Custer (USA: theatrical title)
      - The Raiders (1967) TV Episode .... Vanessa Ravenhill
      42. Hostile Guns (1967) .... Laura Mannon
      43. "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." .... Nadia Marcolescu (1 episode, 1967)
      - The Moulin Ruse Affair (1967) TV Episode .... Nadia Marcolescu
      44. Munster, Go Home! (1966) .... Lily Munster
      45. "The Munsters" .... Lily Munster (71 episodes, 1964-1966)
      - A Visit from the Teacher (1966) TV Episode .... Lily Munster
      - Herman's Lawsuit (1966) TV Episode .... Lily Munster
      - Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) TV Episode .... Lily Munster
      - A House Divided (1966) TV Episode .... Lily Munster
      - Herman, the Tire Kicker (1966) TV Episode .... Lily Munster
      (66 more)
      46. "The Greatest Show on Earth" .... Magda Kolday (1 episode, 1964)
      - The Night the Monkey Died (1964) TV Episode .... Magda Kolday
      47. Law of the Lawless (1964) .... Ellie Irish
      ... aka Invitation to a Hanging
      48. A Global Affair (1964) .... Dolores
      49. "Burke's Law" .... Countess Barbara Erozzi (1 episode, 1963)
      ... aka Amos Burke, Secret Agent (USA: new title)
      - Who Killed Beau Sparrow? (1963) TV Episode .... Countess Barbara Erozzi
      50. McLintock! (1963) .... Mrs. Louise Warren
      51. "Pantomime Quiz" .... Guest Panelist (1 episode, 1962)
      ... aka Mike Stokey's Pantomime Quiz (USA)
      ... aka Stump the Stars (USA: new title)
      - Yvonne DeCarlo vs. Art Linkletter (1962) TV Episode .... Guest Panelist
      52. "Death Valley Days" .... Dr. Clare Reed (1 episode, 1962)
      ... aka Call of the West (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka The Pioneers (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Trails West (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Western Star Theater (USA: syndication title)
      - The Lady Was an M.D. (1962) TV Episode .... Dr. Clare Reed
      53. "Follow the Sun" .... Anne Beeler / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
      - Annie Beeler's Place (1962) TV Episode .... Annie Beeler
      - The Longest Crap Game in History (1961) TV Episode .... Anne Beeler
      54. "Adventures in Paradise" .... Lianne Zagreb (1 episode, 1960)
      - Isle of Eden (1960) TV Episode .... Lianne Zagreb

      55. "Bonanza" .... Lotta Crabtree (1 episode, 1959)
      ... aka Ponderosa (USA: rerun title)
      - A Rose for Lotta (1959) TV Episode .... Lotta Crabtree
      56. Timbuktu (1959) .... Natalie Dufort
      57. "Playhouse 90" .... Marina Arkwright (1 episode, 1958)
      - Verdict of Three (1958) TV Episode .... Marina Arkwright
      58. Spada e la croce, La (1958) .... Mary Magdalene
      ... aka Mary Magdalene
      ... aka The Sword and the Cross
      59. Band of Angels (1957) .... Amantha Starr
      60. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" (1 episode, 1957)
      ... aka Herald Playhouse (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Schlitz Playhouse (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Playhouse (USA: syndication title)
      - Storm Over Rapallo (1957) TV Episode
      61. "Shower of Stars" (1 episode, 1957)
      ... aka Chrysler Shower of Stars
      - Skits & Sketches (1957) TV Episode
      62. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) .... Bridget Kelly
      ... aka Diary of a Scoundrel
      ... aka Loves of a Scoundrel
      ... aka The Loves and Death of a Scoundrel
      63. The Ten Commandments (1956) .... Sephora
      64. Raw Edge (1956) .... Hannah Montgomery
      65. Flame of the Islands (1956) .... Rosalind Dee
      66. "Screen Directors Playhouse" .... Pearl (1 episode, 1956)
      - Hot Cargo (1956) TV Episode .... Pearl
      67. Magic Fire (1955) .... Minna Planer
      ... aka Frauen um Richard Wagner
      68. Contessa di Castiglione, La (1955) .... Virginia Oldoini
      ... aka Castiglione, La (France)
      ... aka The Contessa's Secret (USA)
      69. Shotgun (1955) .... Abby
      70. Passion (1954) .... Rosa Melo/Tonya Melo
      71. Happy Ever After (1954) .... Serena McGluskey
      ... aka Tonight's the Night (USA)
      72. Border River (1954) .... Carmelita Carjas
      73. The Backbone of America (1953) (TV)
      74. Fort Algiers (1953) .... Yvette
      75. The Captain's Paradise (1953) .... Nita St. James
      ... aka Paradise
      ... aka The Captain's Progress
      76. Sea Devils (1953) .... Droucette
      77. Sombrero (1953) .... Maria
      78. "The Ford Television Theatre" (1 episode, 1953)
      ... aka Ford Theatre (USA: short title)
      - Madame 44 (1953) TV Episode
      79. Hurricane Smith (1952) .... Luana
      80. Scarlet Angel (1952) .... Roxy McClanahan
      81. The San Francisco Story (1952) .... Adelaide McCall
      82. "Lights Out" (1 episode, 1952)
      - Another Country (1952) TV Episode
      83. Silver City (1951) .... Candace Surrency
      ... aka High Vermilion (UK)
      84. Hotel Sahara (1951) .... Yasmin Pallas
      85. Tomahawk (1951) .... Julie Madden
      ... aka Battle of Powder River (UK)
      86. The Desert Hawk (1950) .... Princess Scheherazade
      87. Buccaneer's Girl (1950) .... Deborah 'Debbie' McCoy
      88. The Gal Who Took the West (1949) .... Linda Marlowe
      89. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) .... Calamity Jane
      90. Criss Cross (1949) .... Anna Dundee
      91. River Lady (1948) .... Sequin
      92. Casbah (1948) .... Inez
      93. Black Bart (1948) .... Lola Montez
      ... aka Black Bart, Highwayman (UK)
      94. Slave Girl (1947) .... Francesca
      95. Brute Force (1947) .... Gina Ferrara
      96. Song of Scheherazade (1947) .... Cara de Talavera
      97. Frontier Gal (1945) .... Lorena Dumont
      ... aka The Bride Wasn't Willing (UK)
      98. Salome Where She Danced (1945) .... Anna Marie
      99. Bring on the Girls (1945) (uncredited) .... Hat check girl
      100. Practically Yours (1944) (uncredited) .... Office Clerk
      101. Here Come the Waves (1944) (uncredited) .... Girl
      102. Rainbow Island (1944) (uncredited) .... Lona's companion
      103. Kismet (1944) (uncredited) .... Handmaiden
      ... aka Oriental Dream (USA: TV title)
      104. Fun Time (1944) .... Phyllis
      ... aka Musical Parade: Fun Time (USA: series title)
      105. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) (uncredited) .... Native Girl
      106. Standing Room Only (1944) (uncredited) .... Secretary
      107. True to Life (1943) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
      108. The Deerslayer (1943) .... Princess Wah-Tah
      109. Let's Face It (1943) (uncredited) .... Chorus Girl
      110. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) (uncredited) .... Girl in cafe
      111. So Proudly We Hail! (1943) (uncredited) .... Girl
      112. Salute for Three (1943) (uncredited) .... Left brunette in Singing Quartette
      113. The Crystal Ball (1943) (uncredited) .... Secretary
      114. Rhythm Parade (1942) (uncredited) .... Showgirl
      115. Lucky Jordan (1942) (uncredited) .... Girl
      116. Road to Morocco (1942) (uncredited) .... Handmaiden
      117. Youth on Parade (1942) (uncredited) .... Student
      118. This Gun for Hire (1942) (uncredited) .... Showgirl at Neptune Club
      119. The Kink of the Campus (1941) .... Kitty O'Hara
      120. Harvard, Here I Come! (1941) (uncredited) .... Bathing Girl
      ... aka Here I Come (UK)
      121. I Look at You (1941)
      ... aka Soundie #1125

      1. Flame of the Islands (1956) (performer: "Take it or Leave it")
      2. Hotel Sahara (1951) (performer: "Say Goodbye Soldier Boy", "I Love A Man")

      Previous discussion:-
      Yvonne De Carlo R.I.P.

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Yvonne De Carlo

      Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton) was a Canadian-born American actress
      and singer of film, television, and theatre.
      During her six-decade career, her most prominent roles were featured in the films
      Salome Where She Danced, Criss Cross, and Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments.
      De Carlo is also known for her portrayal of Lily Munster in the CBS television series The Munsters.

      Yvonne was a beautiful lady who sadly only made one movie with Duke,
      McLintock! (1963).... Mrs. Louise Warren

      She was the home help, who really, got to Maureen!
      Yvonne, played the handsome widow, Louis Warren,
      and was a late edition to the cast!
      Jimmy Grant had to do a last minute
      scramble of the script, to fill out her part!
      Yvonne, a veteran actress, was married to a long time friend,
      and stunt man for Duke, Bob Morgan.
      Bob, had got seriously injured during the filming of
      How The West Was Won ending his career as a stunt man|!
      When Duke realized the financial straits, rescuing her from
      the night club circuit, he insisted that Yvonne got a well paying role.

      Chuck Robertson recalled in his autobiography,
      If Bob had been able right then, I was damn sure Duke,
      would have found a part for a one-legged man......Somehow he managed to lend a hand, without damaging anyone's sense of dignity

      This was Yvonne's first picture for 4 years,
      and she was quoted as saying,
      McLintock! was a class production...
      and I enjoyed every second of it

      Yvonne, hit the big time, when she took the part of,
      Lily in the hugely successful series The Munsters (1964) to help pay husband Bob Morgan's medical bills.
      By her own admission, Ms. De Carlo never imagined, at the time, that Lily Munster would become her most famous role.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Yvonne De Carlo

      We have seen her in of course her most known roles, as Lily Munster, Mrs. Warren in McLintock! and Sephora in The Ten Commandments. More recently, we saw her in a pirate movie, Buccaneer's Girl, in which she did a creditable job of not only acting but singing! That was a surprise, as I had not seen her sing before (at least not that I can remember).

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Chuck Robertson recalled in his autobiography,

      If Bob had been able right then, I was damn sure Duke,
      would have found a part for a one-legged man......Somehow he managed to lend a hand, without damaging anyone's sense of dignity.

      What a wonderful example of what a great guy John Wayne was, and sensitive to the feelings of others.

      Mrs. C :angel1:
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Yvonne De Carlo

      The Tennesseean wrote:

      It's uncanny how much she and current actress Mila Kunis remind me of each other.

      Never thought of that before, but I think you got a point.

      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "