Laura Shelton (Carol Jean Ready Shelton)

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Eastland, Texas, USA
Carol Monson (aka Laura Shelton) was born Carol Jean Ready Shelton on September 5, 1935 in Eastland, Texas, and raised primarily in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Austin High School in 1953. She was married briefly to classmate Frank Grimmer while attending Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso). After divorcing and winning a contest to appear on a television game show, she was offered a scholarship to the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse's School of Theatre, known as the Hollywood "Star Factory", where her contemporaries included Oscar-winner Gene Hackman and Rue McClanahan. Read more...


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