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Birth information

8 December 1922 Cisco, Texas, USA

Death information

13 January 2018 Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA

How tall is Jean Porter?

1.52 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Edward Dmytryk

Life Story of Jean Porter

One of MGM's more vivacious secondary stars during the 40s, petite and lovely Jean Porter was born in Texas in 1922 but left the state while young to pursue her dream as an actress. Following some vaudeville experience, she made her uncredited film debut in 1939 (age 17) and slowly graduated to sweet-natured ingénues in light, wholesome "B" fare. Most were sentimental trifles, such as Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)and Easy to Wed (1946), or western action with such obvious titles as Heart of the Rio Grande (1942) and Home in Wyomin' (1942). Despite her promise and talent, none of her approximately 30 films managed to set her apart and top stardom remained elusive.

Jean's finest screen roles probably came with The Youngest Profession (1943) and Till the End of Time (1946), where she met future husband, director Edward Dmytryk. They married in 1948 and had three children: Richard, Victoria and Rebecca, the latter becoming a wildlife rescuer and rehabilitator. Not long into their marriage, Dmytryk was branded a Communist as one of the "Hollywood Ten" (he was admittedly once a member of The American Communist Party) and the next decade or so would be a dark period...

What movies did Jean Porter play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Sea Hunt (1961) Marna Gould, 77 Sunset Strip (1961) Dorothy Cooper, Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (1957) Dixie Dabney Parmenter, The Red Skelton Hour (1957) Miss Henderson / Soda Shop Customer, The People's Choice (1957) Blonde, The Left Hand of God (1955) Mary Yin, Climax! (1955) Joan, The Joe Palooka Story (1954) Mary Rogers, Racing Blood (1954) Lucille Mitchell, The Abbott and Costello Show (1953) Jean Wilson, The Clown (1953) Jean, Ballet Student, G.I. Jane (1951) Jan Smith, Kentucky Jubilee (1951) Sally Shannon, Cry Danger (1951) Darlene, Two Blondes and a...

Birth information

8 December 1922 Cisco, Texas, USA

Death information

13 January 2018 Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA

How tall is Jean Porter?

1.52 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Edward Dmytryk

Life Story of Jean Porter

One of MGM's more vivacious secondary stars during the 40s, petite and lovely Jean Porter was born in Texas in 1922 but left the state while young to pursue her dream as an actress. Following some vaudeville experience, she made her uncredited film debut in 1939 (age 17) and slowly graduated to sweet-natured ingénues in light, wholesome "B" fare. Most were sentimental trifles, such as Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)and Easy to Wed (1946), or western action with such obvious titles as Heart of the Rio Grande (1942) and Home in Wyomin' (1942). Despite her promise and talent, none of her approximately 30 films managed to set her apart and top stardom remained elusive.

Jean's finest screen roles probably came with The Youngest Profession (1943) and Till the End of Time (1946), where she met future husband, director Edward Dmytryk. They married in 1948 and had three children: Richard, Victoria and Rebecca, the latter becoming a wildlife rescuer and rehabilitator. Not long into their marriage, Dmytryk was branded a Communist as one of the "Hollywood Ten" (he was admittedly once a member of The American Communist Party) and the next decade or so would be a dark period...

What movies did Jean Porter play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Sea Hunt (1961) Marna Gould, 77 Sunset Strip (1961) Dorothy Cooper, Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (1957) Dixie Dabney Parmenter, The Red Skelton Hour (1957) Miss Henderson / Soda Shop Customer, The People's Choice (1957) Blonde, The Left Hand of God (1955) Mary Yin, Climax! (1955) Joan, The Joe Palooka Story (1954) Mary Rogers, Racing Blood (1954) Lucille Mitchell, The Abbott and Costello Show (1953) Jean Wilson, The Clown (1953) Jean, Ballet Student, G.I. Jane (1951) Jan Smith, Kentucky Jubilee (1951) Sally Shannon, Cry Danger (1951) Darlene, Two Blondes and a...

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Shirley Temple and Jean Porter in That Hagen Girl (1947)

Interviewed about the beginnings of her career and the movie, One Million B.C. (1940), in the book, "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010), by Tom Weaver.

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Shirley Temple and Jean Porter in That Hagen Girl (1947)

Stepmother of Michael J. Dmytryk.

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Shirley Temple, Conrad Janis, and Jean Porter in That Hagen Girl (1947)

Mother of son Richard and daughters Victoria and Rebecca with Edward Dmytryk.

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Jean Porter and Robert Walker in What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)

Longtime friend of Virginia Weidler.

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Jean Porter and Virginia Weidler in The Youngest Profession (1943)

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Walter Pidgeon, Jean Porter, and Virginia Weidler in The Youngest Profession (1943)

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Greer Garson, Jean Porter, and Virginia Weidler in The Youngest Profession (1943)

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Jean Porter and John Shelton in Little Miss Broadway (1947)

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Richard Erdman and Jean Porter in Cry Danger (1951)

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Richard Erdman, Jean Porter, and Dick Powell in Cry Danger (1951)

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Robert Mitchum and Jean Porter in Till the End of Time (1946)

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Robert Mitchum, Guy Madison, and Jean Porter in Till the End of Time (1946)

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Judy Clark, Jean Porter, and June Preisser in Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947)

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Jimmy Lloyd, Jean Porter, and Rick Vallin in Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947)

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Jimmy Lloyd and Jean Porter in Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947)

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Judy Clark, Jean Porter, and June Preisser in Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947)

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Lou Costello and Jean Porter in Abbott und Costello in Hollywood (1945)

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Jean Porter and Robert Walker in What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)

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Jean Porter, Robert Walker, and Keenan Wynn in What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)

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Jean Porter, Jerry Wald, and Jerry Wald and His Orchestra in Little Miss Broadway (1947)

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Judy Clark, Tony Pastor, Jean Porter, June Preisser, etc.

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Judy Clark, Tony Pastor, Jean Porter, June Preisser, Alex Romero, Nino Pallotti, etc.

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Ann Gillis, Nan Grey, Gloria Jean, Iris Kirksey, Joanne Lybrook, Ann MacLean, etc.

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Lynn Bari, Dorothy Bay, Mary Blackwood, Dorothy Dearing, Paul Kelly, Virginia Myers, etc.

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Jimmy Lloyd, Tom Neal, and Jean Porter in G.I. Jane (1951)

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Jerry Colonna and Jean Porter in Kentucky Jubilee (1951)

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Johnny Arthur, John Berkes, Joe Devlin, Frank Faylen, Ian Keith, Jean Porter, etc.

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Johnny Arthur, Joe Devlin, Frank Faylen, Jean Porter, Bobby Watson, etc.

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Shirley Temple, Penny Edwards, Conrad Janis, Lois Maxwell, etc.

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William Mason and Jean Porter in Betty Co-Ed (1946)

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