Andrea King

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Andrea King
Andrea King pin-up from Yank, The Army Weekly, August 1945.jpg
King from Yank, The Army Weekly, August 1945
Born Georgette André Barry
(1919-02-01)February 1, 1919
Paris, France
Died April 22, 2003(2003-04-22) (aged 84)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles
California, USA
Resting place
Zion Episcopal Churchyard in Charles Town, West Virginia
Years active 1940–1994
Spouse(s) Nat Willis (married 1940-1970, his death) 1 child
Website
http://www.andreaking.com/index.html

Andrea King (February 1, 1919 – April 22, 2003) was an American stage, film, and television actress, sometimes billed as Georgette McKee.

Early life[edit]

Andrea King was born Georgette André Barry in Paris, France. At two months of age, she moved with her mother to the United States and was reared in Forest Hills, Queens in New York City, and Palm Beach, Florida.[1]

Career[edit]

Andrea King appeared in Broadway plays and other theater work before appearing in The March of Time's first feature-length film entitled The Ramparts We Watch (1940). In 1944, she signed with Warner Bros. and changed her stage name to King (some of her early movies have her credited as Georgette McKee - her stepfather's name). King appeared uncredited in the Bette Davis film, Mr. Skeffington (1944) and went on to do another ten movies in the next three years. King was originally cast to play Dr. Lilith Ritter in Edmund Goulding's film noir classic Nightmare Alley, but she chose instead a memorable role as sophisticated Marjorie Lundeen in Ride the Pink Horse (1947).

Awards[edit]

The Warner Bros. studio photographers voted King the most photogenic actress for the year 1945.

Television[edit]

In the 1960s and 1970s, most of her acting work was on television, including the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Maverick episode "Two Tickets to Ten Strike" opposite James Garner. In 1959-1960, King appeared twice as "Duchess" in the episodes "The Blizzard" and "The Devil Made Fire" of another ABC/WB western series, The Alaskans, starring Roger Moore, Jeff York, Ray Danton, and Dorothy Provine. She also made four guest appearances on Perry Mason between 1959-1963, including the role of murderer Barbara Heywood in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor."

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Paul Miles. Biography, The official Andrea King Website. Accessed June 18, 2009. "A few years later, after settling in New York, Belle consented to marry Douglas McKee, the Vice President of the Title Guarantee & Trust Company, and the threesome moved into a large house in Forest Hills, Long Island."

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