Shirley Deane

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San Francisco, California, USA
Vivacious, sunny, blue-eyed Shirley Deane first trained as a dancer from the age of seven and learned to play the piano. She began her professional career on stage in San Francisco and arrived in Hollywood via winning a dancing beauty contest. Signed by 20th Century Fox primarily on the strength of her singing voice, she spent several years training in 'stock school' and assigned mainly extra work. Graduating to featured roles, her first significant speaking part was in Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936), appearing as a platinum blonde. Read more...