Ella Raines

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    There are 6 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by lasbugas.


      Information From IMDb

      Date of Birth
      6 August 1920, Snoqualmie Falls, Washington State, USA

      Date of Death
      30 May 1988, Sherman Oaks, California, USA (cancer of the throat)

      Birth Name
      Ella Wallace Raines

      Robin Olds (6 February 1947 - 1976) (divorced) 2 children
      Kenneth Trout (11 August 1942 - 22 December 1945) (divorced)

      She retired in 1956 after filming The Man in the Road (1956)

      Father was an engineer.

      Broke into films in 1943 as the sole contract star of a new production company, B-H Productions, established by actor Charles Boyer and director Howard Hawks. She later signed with Universal Pictures.

      Her second husband, Robin Olds, was a famous fighter pilot.
      Son of a World War I pilot, Olds was an ace
      (shot down 5 or more enemy aircraft) in WWII and 4 in Vietnam.
      They separated in 1975 and were divorced in 1976.
      Ella moved back to Hollywood and lived in Sherman Oaks
      until her death in 1988.
      She is survived by two daughters, Christina Eloise Olds
      of Vail, Colorado and Susan Olds Scott-Risner
      of North Bend, Washington and a granddaughter,
      Jennifer Newman of Santa Monica, CA.

      Mini Biography
      Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, in 1920.
      After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the
      University of Washington as a drama student and participated in many plays.
      Following graduation, she traveled to New York and the lights of Broadway.
      She was eventually signed by Howard Hawks and played in
      Corvette K-225 (1943) as the love interest of Randolph Scott.
      She appeared in many A pictures very quickly, including Tall in the Saddle (1944) opposite John Wayne.
      She co-starred in many other films opposite such stars as
      Vincent Price, William Powell and Brian Donlevy
      (turning in a good performance as a spunky garage owner
      in director Arthur Lubin's underrated Impact (1949)).
      In the early 1950s she had her own TV series,
      "Janet Dean, Registered Nurse" (1954),
      and also had a short-lived recording career during that period.
      She died in 1988.
      IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Hafker,

      1. "Matt Houston" .... Dorothy (1 episode, 1984)
      - Death Match (1984) TV episode .... Dorothy
      2. "The Christophers" (1 episode, 1956)
      - Washington Speaks for Himself (1956) TV episode
      3. "Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents" .... Claire Calvert (2 episodes, 1956)
      ... aka Matinee (UK: informal short title)
      ... aka Rheingold Theatre (USA)
      - Beloved Stranger (1956) TV episode .... Claire Calvert
      - Better Mousetraps (1956) TV episode
      4. The Man in the Road (1956) .... Rhona Ellison
      5. "Janet Dean, Registered Nurse" .... Janet Dean (34 episodes, 1954)
      - The Applegate Case (1954) TV episode .... Janet Dean
      - The Baker Case (1954) TV episode .... Janet Dean
      - The Banks Case (1954) TV episode .... Janet Dean
      - The Barton Case (1954) TV episode .... Janet Dean
      - The Bellamy Case (1954) TV episode .... Janet Dean
      (29 more)
      6. Ride the Man Down (1952) .... Celia Evarts
      7. "Your Show of Shows" (1 episode, 1952)
      ... aka Sid Caesar's Show of Shows (UK: rerun title)
      - Episode #3.4 (1952) TV episode
      8. Fighting Coast Guard (1951) .... Louise Ryan
      ... aka Fighting U.S. Coast Guard
      9. The Second Face (1950) .... Phyllis Holmes
      10. "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse" (1 episode, 1950)
      - You Can't Take It with You (1950) TV episode
      11. "Lights Out" (1 episode, 1950)
      - The Ides of April (1950) TV episode
      12. "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1 episode, 1950)
      ... aka Lucky Strike Theater
      ... aka Montgomery's Summer Stock
      ... aka The Robert Montgomery Summer Theater
      - The Phantom Lady (1950) TV episode
      13. Singing Guns (1950) .... Nan Morgan
      14. A Dangerous Profession (1949) .... Lucy Brackett
      15. Impact (1949) .... Marsha Peters
      16. The Walking Hills (1949) .... Chris Jackson
      17. The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947) .... Poppy McNaughton
      ... aka Mr. Ashton Was Indiscreet (UK)
      18. Brute Force (1947) .... Cora Lister
      19. The Web (1947) .... Noel Faraday
      20. Time Out of Mind (1947) .... Clarissa 'Rissa' Fortune
      21. White Tie and Tails (1946) .... Louise Bradford
      ... aka The Swindlers (USA: new title)
      22. The Runaround (1946) .... Penelope Hampton aka Annabelle
      ... aka Deadly Enemies (USA: reissue title)
      23. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) .... Deborah Brown
      ... aka Guilty of Murder? (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka Uncle Harry (UK)
      24. The Suspect (1944) .... Mary Gray
      25. Enter Arsene Lupin (1944) .... Stacie Kanares
      26. Tall in the Saddle (1944) .... Arleta 'Arly' Harolday
      27. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) .... Libby
      28. Phantom Lady (1944) .... Carol 'Kansas' Richman
      29. Cry 'Havoc' (1943) .... Connie
      30. Corvette K-225 (1943) .... Joyce Cartwright
      ... aka The Nelson Touch (UK)

      1. "The Ed Wynn Show" .... Actress / ... (1 episode, 1950)
      - Episode #1.28 (1950) TV episode .... Herself - Singer/Actress
      Archive Footage:
      1. Here's Lucy: On Location (2009)

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      Ella Raines

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Ella Raines

      Ella Raines was a fine and beautiful actress,
      sadly only making 1 film with Duke.

      Tall in the Saddle (1944) .... Arleta 'Arly' Harolday

      Pity there were not more, as there was
      obvious chemistry between the pair.

      Apparently when she met Duke, Bond and Fix,
      Duke had expressed concern to Ward about using
      swear words in front of her!
      Ella came to realize that Duke was prolific at swearing!
      We had lunch, and I liked them all so much
      I adored Duke- big old lunk of a thing. never mind his four-letter words.
      They just seemed to be like black pearls cast on hay-
      you overlooked them
      On the way back from lunch Ella overheard Duke say:-
      I'll be goddamned if she doesn't even walk like Arly
      Ella didn't know at the time, that was to be her role.

      Ella said at the time.
      I just grew to be enchanted with Duke.
      We would go over to his dressing room after work and have a drink.
      I would sit around will Ward Bond, Paul Fix and Duke,
      and laugh about the events ofthe day.
      We'd talk about the next day and re-write a few lines,
      then I'd go home.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Ella Raines

      Ella Raines was easily one of Duke's best female love interests. She was stunning in Tall in the Saddle, far more captivating than the gal from the east in the movie. I didn't realize that her body of work was so anemic till just now...
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Ella Raines

      Wow...thankyou ethanedwards for adding her so quickly...if only all my other wishes came true that quickly !!!!! Still think she was gorgeous and fiesty in their movie together..... Duke's face when he walks into the bar after she has been shooting at him...and he says that one word "Whisky!"
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Ella Raines

      A short career than spanned 13 years with one guest appearance almost 30 years late. A beautiful woman with deep blue eyes. Not much of a story there. There must be a story. Why would she as quoted retire from acting in 1956? Duke seem to like her while filming, why didn't they work together more? I'll have to see Tall in the Saddle again to see her preformance. I don't recall much of her preformance. I do agree that she is a beautiful lady. May have not enjoyed acting that much.

      Cheers :cool:

      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Ella Raines

      Just rewatched this movie .... again !!! Hehe !!!

      Found another lovely photo of Ella and wanted to add it on here, if that's okay.....

      Dee x
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