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Astrid Allwyn (Astrid Allwyn Christofferson)

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Biography

South Manchester, Connecticut, USA
Lovely Connecticut-born blonde Astrid Allwyn, with her foreign-sounding name and icy countenance, spruced up a number of 1930s and early 1940s films. Of Swedish descent, she studied dancing and dramatics in New York and later gathered experience joining a stock company. Allwyn made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" and, on the strength of her second play "Once in a Lifetime," was brought to Hollywood in 1932.

With the help of the Greta Garbo craze, the chic, heart-shaped faced beauty managed to parlayed her placid Scandanavian allure into a film career. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Mazie Williams

The Girl from Calgary 1932

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Character: Vivian Snowden

Hands Across the Table 1935

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Character: Mrs. Iris Manning

Follow the Fleet 1936

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Character: Cleo Marsh

Dimples 1936

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Character: Kay Swift

Stowaway 1936

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Character: Lois Clarke

Love Affair 1939

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Character: Fortune Teller at Egret Room

Honeymoon in Bali 1939

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Character: Gypsy Toland

No Hands on the Clock 1941

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Character: Sara Cochran

Unexpected Uncle 1941

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Character: Joyce Germaine

Hit Parade of 1943 1943

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