Nell O'Day

Active - 1932 - 1944  |   Born - Sep 22, 1909 in Prairie Hill, TX  |   Died - Jan 3, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Genres - Western, Action, Comedy, Drama

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Although she enjoyed a varied career that including silent films (Don Juan, 1926), early talkies, Broadway musicals (Fine and Dandy, 1930), and revues (John Murray Anderson's One for the Money, 1939), brunette Nell O'Day is solely remembered for her 13 B-Westerns opposite Johnny Mack Brown at Universal 1940-1942. Although no longer in the full bloom of youth, O'Day became known for her daring and had only rarely used her double, the legendary Babe DeFreest. She left films in 1943 to marry screen actor Larry Williams but returned to the legitimate stage after their divorce and also performed on early television. O'Day became a noted short-story writer late in life and reportedly even had a play produced by BBC Television.

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