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Dale Evans (Frances Octavia Smith)

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Biography

Uvalde, Texas, USA
American leading lady of musical westerns of the 1940s. Born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas. She was raised in Texas and Arkansas. Married at 14 and a mother at 15, she was divorced at 17 (some sources say widowed). Intent on a singing career, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and worked in an insurance company while taking occasional radio singing jobs. After another unhappy marriage, she went to Louisville, Kentucky, and became a popular singer on a local radio station. There she took the stage name Dale Evans (from her third husband, Robert Dale Butts, and actress Madge Evans). Read more...

Actor

Character: Hazel - Band Member's Wife

Orchestra Wives 1942

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Character: Jean Foster

Here Comes Elmer 1943

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Character: Dale Fairchild

Hoosier Holiday 1943

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Character: Ysobel Martinez

Cowboy and the Senorita 1944

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Character: Marjorie Brooks

Lights of Old Santa Fe 1944

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Character: Dale Kenyon

San Fernando Valley 1944

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Character: Jennie Barrabee

Song of Nevada 1944

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Character: Barbara Compton

Casanova in Burlesque 1944

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Character: Reporter Toni Ames

Don't Fence Me In 1945

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Character: Lorry Alastair

Along the Navajo Trail 1945

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Character: Sue Farnum

Bells of Rosarita 1945

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Character: Susan Kendrick

My Pal Trigger 1946

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Character: Lee Madison

Bells of San Angelo 1947

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Character: Stormy Billings

The Golden Stallion 1949

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Character: Kay 'Doc' Parker

Susanna Pass 1949

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Character: Cuddles Walker

In Old Oklahoma 1943

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