Veda Ann Borg

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Veda Ann Borg
Veda Ann Borg.jpg
Born (1915-01-11)January 11, 1915
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died August 16, 1973(1973-08-16) (aged 58)
Hollywood, California U.S.
Cause of death
Years active 1936–1963
Spouse(s) Paul Herrick (1942-1942; divorced)
Andrew McLaglen (1946–1958; divorced) (1 child)
Children Andrew Victor McLaglen II (1954-2006)[1]

Veda Ann Borg (January 11, 1915 – August 16, 1973) was an American film actress.


Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Gottfried Borg, a Swedish immigrant and Minna Noble, VBorg became a model in 1936 before winning a contract at Paramount Pictures. A car crash in 1939 required drastic reconstruction of her face by plastic surgery. She appeared in more than one hundred films, including Mildred Pierce, Chicken Every Sunday, Love Me or Leave Me, Guys and Dolls, Thunder in the Sun, and The Alamo (1960) in which she was excellent playing the blind Nell Robertson.

Borg began accepting parts in television when the new medium opened up. From 1952 through 1961, she appeared on shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, General Electric Theater, The 20th Century-Fox Hour, The Abbott and Costello Show, The Restless Gun, Bonanza, The Red Skelton Show, Adventures of Superman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Mr. & Mrs. North, among many others. In 1953-54, she substituted for Gloria Blondell as "Honeybee Gillis" in The Life of Riley TV series.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Borg was briefly married to Paul Herrick (in 1942), and to director Andrew McLaglen (1946–1958) they had one child, Andrew Victor McLaglen II. Both marriages ended in divorce. She died of cancer in Hollywood in 1973, aged 58.

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