promotional portrait taken in the 1930s
February 21, 1912|
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 1974
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Other names||Bella Grifiths
|Spouse(s)||Wesley Ruggles (1931-1937)
Dan Topping (1937-1940)
James Ramage Addams (1942-1945)
Vincent Morgan Ryan (1945-1947)
Henry J. Topping (1947-1948)
George Ross III (1949-1950)
Edward Cooper Heard (1955-1960)
Arline Judge (February 21, 1912 – February 7, 1974) was an American actress who worked mostly in low-budget B movies, but gained some fame for marrying and divorcing seven times.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Judge was educated in a Catholic convent and began her career as a dancer in an act for Jimmy Durante. After meeting director Wesley Ruggles on a train, she got her start in films with his help, then married him. Nicknamed "One-Take Sally," her film career spanned the 1930s and 1940s. After that, she had a few television appearances, the last one in 1964 as Emmalou Schneider in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Nautical Knot."
Judge was married seven times and had two sons; Wesley Ruggles, Jr. by her first husband Wesley Ruggles, and Dan Topping, Jr. with second husband Dan Topping, who from 1945-64 was president and part-owner of the New York Yankees.
Her other husbands were:
- James Ramage Addams (October 7, 1942 - July 24, 1945)
- Vincent Morgan Ryan (August 3, 1945 - April 23, 1947)
- Henry J. (Bob) Topping (April 29, 1947 - April 23, 1948)
- George Ross III (January 18, 1949 - August 10, 1950)
- Edward Cooper Heard (April 9, 1955 - November 2, 1960)
Judge died two weeks before her 62nd birthday in California and was interred in Saint Michael's Cemetery in Stratford, Connecticut.
|1931||Are These Our Children?||Florence "Flo" Carnes|
|1932||Girl Crazy||Molly Gray|
|1932||The Age of Consent||Dora Swale|
|1933||Flying Devils||Mrs. Ann Hardy|
|1933||Sensation Hunters||Jerry Royal|
|1934||When Strangers Meet||Ruth Crane|
|1934||Looking for Trouble||Maizie|
|1935||George White's 1935 Scandals||Midgie Malone|
|1936||Pigskin Parade||Sally Saxon||Alternative title: Harmony Parade|
|1936||Valiant Is the Word for Carrie||Lady|
|1941||Harvard, Here I Come!||Francie Callahan||Alternative title: Here I Come|
|1942||Law of the Jungle||Nona Brooks|
|1942||The Lady is Willing||Frances|
|1943||Girls in Chains||Helen Martin|
|1944||Take It Big||Pert Martin|
|1945||G. I. Honeymoon||Flo LaVerne|
|1946||From This Day Forward||Margie Beesley|
|1947||The Sin of Harold Diddlebock||Manicurist||Alternative title: Mad Wednesday|
|1963||The Crawling Hand||Mrs. Hotchkiss||Alternative titles: Don't Cry Wolf
The Creeping Hand
|1953||Mr. and Mrs. North||Dot Jansen||1 episode|
|1964||Perry Mason||Emmalou Schneider||1 episode|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arline Judge.|
- Arline Judge at the Internet Movie Database
- Arline Judge at AllMovie
- "Arline Judge". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- Arline Judge at Virtual History