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Frances Gifford (Mary Frances Gifford)

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Biography

Long Beach, California, USA
Frances Gifford had a somewhat unorthodox introduction to the movie business. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, she had no ambition to be an actress, and in fact had applied to UCLA when, at age 16, she and a friend got to visit the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, where they watched a movie being shot. A studio exec saw her and asked if she would take a screen test. She did, the studio was impressed with the result and put her under contract. Nothing much came of it, however, other than bit parts, and she moved to RKO. Read more...

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Character: Frances Gifford

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Abigail 'Abby' Taylor

American Empire 1942

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Character: Maude Bancroft

Thrill of a Romance 1945

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Character: Laura Dene

Luxury Liner 1948

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