Dusty Anderson

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Dusty Anderson
Dusty Anderson pin-up from Yank, The Army Weekly, October 1944.jpg
Born (1918-12-17) December 17, 1918 (age 98)
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1944-1951
Spouse(s) Jean Negulesco (m. 1946–1993; his death)
Captain Charles Mathieu (1941-1945) (divorced)

Ruth "Dusty" Anderson (born December 17, 1918) is an American actress and World War II pin-up girl.

She began her career as a model and made her motion picture debut in a minor role as one of the cover girls in the 1944 Columbia Pictures production of Cover Girl starring Rita Hayworth. Over the next three years Anderson appeared in another eight films, usually in secondary roles.[1]

During World War II she was one of a number of actresses who became a pin-up girl, appearing in the October 27, 1944, issue of the United States Military's YANK magazine.

Anderson was featured in the mystery films Crime Doctor's Warning (1945), which was one in the popular Crime Doctor series, and The Phantom Thief (1946), from the Boston Blackie crime series films.

Her first husband, Charles Mathieu, was a United States Marine Corps Captain when she married him (1941-1945). Anderson married director Jean Negulesco on July 21, 1946, in West Los Angeles, California,[2] and retired from acting. Four years later, her final screen work was an uncredited role in one of her husband's films.[3]

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  1. ^ "The Cover Girls came to Hollywood and left-but not Dusty Anderson". The Sunday Morning Star. January 28, 1945. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dusty Anderson Is Bride". The Post-Standard. New York, Syracuse. Associated Press. July 22, 1946. p. 1. Retrieved October 31, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Mitch is the guest of Toledo's Dusty Anderson on Hollywood film set". Toledo Blade. March 28, 1946. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 

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