|Born||July 17, 1923|
|Resting place||Ivy Hill Cemetery (Alexandria, Virginia)|
|Other names||Lita Ward|
|Years active||1943 - 1949|
|Spouse(s)||Leo Gorcey, 1949-1956, divorced, 2 children|
Amelita Ward (1923–1987) was an American film actress. She played supporting roles in over 20 films between 1943 and 1949, generally in B Pictures such as Gangway for Tomorrow and The Falcon in Danger (1943). She was sometimes credited as Lita Ward.
Life and career
|1943||Aerial Gunner||Peggy Lunt|
|1943||Clancy Street Boys||Judy Monahan|
|1943||The Sky's the Limit||Southern Girl||Uncredited|
|1943||The Falcon in Danger||Bonnie Caldwell|
|1943||Let's Face It||Chorus Girl||Uncredited|
|1943||Gangway for Tomorrow||Mary Jones, Miss America|
|1943||The Falcon and the Co-eds||Jane Harris|
|1944||Seven Days Ashore||Lucy Banning|
|1944||Gildersleeve's Ghost||Marie - Wells' Maid|
|1945||Rough, Tough and Ready||Kitty Duval|
|1945||The Jungle Captive||Ann Forrester|
|1945||Swingin' on a Rainbow||Barbara Marsden|
|1945||Come Out Fighting||Rita Joyce|
|1945||Who's Guilty?||Ruth Allen|
|1946||The Best Years of Our Lives||Counter Girl||Uncredited|
|1947||When a Girl's Beautiful||Bunty McGregor - Model|
|1948||Smugglers' Cove||Teresa Mahoney|
|1949||Rim of the Canyon||Lily||Uncredited|
|1949||Slattery's Hurricane||Marie||Uncredited, (final film role)|
- Sec. 31, lot 8, site 1, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA., Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Location 49545). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
- Fyne p.9
- "Actress Will Spend Birthday in Capital". The Daily Notes. Pennsylvania, Huntingdon. June 28, 1943. p. 4. Retrieved October 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Newcomer Given 'Aerial Gun' Lead". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. November 22, 1942. p. 32. Retrieved October 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Getz, Leonard (2006). From Broadway to the Bowery: A History and Filmography of the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys Films, with Cast Biographies. McFarland. p. 291. ISBN 9780786460922. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- Fyne, Robert. Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
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