Jacqueline de Wit

Active - 1943 - 1966  |   Born - Jan 1, 1916   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Crime, Mystery

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Statuesque, brunette American actress Jacqueline De Wit built her reputation in icy "other woman" roles. Active from the early 1940s, DeWit accepted assignments at practically every studio from MGM to Monogram. She holds the distinction of being the only film actress ever to play the wife of comedian Bud Abbott (in the 1946 Abbott and Costello vehicle Little Giant). She also essayed featured roles in "A" pictures like The Snake Pit (1948), Carrie (1952, as the title character's sister), Tea and Sympathy (1956) and The Toy Tiger (1956), her characters becoming less truculent and more maternal as the years rolled on. After several years' inactivity, Jacqueline DeWit briefly returned before the cameras in 1966 and 1967, with supporting parts in theatrical features and guest shots on TV.

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