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Louise Allbritton
American actress

Louise Allbritton

Louise Allbritton
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Intro American actress
Was Actor Television actor Film actor Stage actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 3 July 1920, Oklahoma City, USA
Death 16 February 1979, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (aged 58 years)
Star sign Cancer
Louise Allbritton
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Louise Allbritton (right) and Milton R. Krasner on the set of The Egg and I (1947)

Louise Allbritton (July 3, 1920 – February 16, 1979) was an American film and stage actress born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She played in such films as Pittsburgh (1942), Son of Dracula (1943), The Egg and I (1947), and Sitting Pretty (1948). Her name was sometimes seen as Louise Albritton.


Born in 1920, Allbritton was the daughter of E.E. Allbritton of Wichita Falls, Texas. She attended the University of Oklahoma and gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse. Her father cut off her allowance in hopes that she would return home, but her contract with Universal Studios enabled her to continue in Hollywood.

During World War II, Allbritton performed overseas with a USO troupe, a group that "[g]ave show after show, many of them to the accompaniment of the thunder of enemy guns."

She had a leading role in the Broadway production of The Seven Year Itch. On television, she played the title role in the NBC-TV series Concerning Miss Marlowe (1954) and co-starred in the CBS drama Stage Door (1950).

She was married to CBS news correspondent and author Charles Collingwood from 1946 until her death and retired several years after their marriage.


Allbritton died of cancer on February 16, 1979, in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, where she and Collingwood had one of their homes.

Complete filmography

  • Not a Ladies' Man (1942) - Ethel Burlridge
  • Danger in the Pacific (1942) - Jane Claymore
  • Parachute Nurse (1942) - Helen Ames
  • Keeping Fit (1942, Short) - Miss Allbritton
  • Who Done It? (1942) - Miss Allbritton
  • Pittsburgh (1942) - Shannon Prentiss
  • It Comes Up Love (1943) - Edie Ives
  • Good Morning, Judge (1943) - Elizabeth Christine Smith
  • Fired Wife (1943) - Tahitha 'Tig' Callahan Dunne
  • Crazy House (1943) - Louise Allbritton (uncredited)
  • Son of Dracula (1943) - Katherine Caldwell
  • Her Primitive Man (1944) - Sheila Winthrop
  • Follow the Boys (1944) - Herself (uncredited)
  • This Is the Life (1944) - Harriet West Jarrett
  • San Diego, I Love You (1944) - Virginia McCooley
  • Bowery to Broadway (1944) - Lillian Russell
  • Men in Her Diary (1945) - Isabel Glenning
  • That Night with You (1945) - Sheila Morgan
  • Tangier (1946) - Dolores
  • The Egg and I (1947) - Harriet Putnam
  • Sitting Pretty (1948) - Edna Philby
  • Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) - Dr. Toni Neva
  • An Innocent Affair (1948) - Margot Fraser
  • The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) - Rose of Cimarron
  • Felicia (1964) - Felicia (final film role)

Radio appearances

Year Program Episode/source
1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre Men in White
1944 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre Phantom Lady
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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