Elaine Riley pinup photo, 1944
January 15, 1917|
East Liverpool, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 7, 2015(aged 98)|
Elaine Riley (January 15, 1917 – December 7, 2015) was an American film and television actress.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Riley, Riley was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on January 15, 1917. She won the Miss East Liverpool beauty title and was runner-up for the Miss Ohio title in 1937. Riley also was a graduate of the Traphagen School of Fashion, and was a model for Powers and Hattie Carnegie model in New York at the age of 18,
Riley entered Hollywood in 1943 as an extra for RKO Pictures, debuting in Higher and Higher. She left her job as secretary to the managing director of WINS radio in New York City to pursue her career in movies.
She retired from acting in 1960, having more than 70 credits to her name. In 2004, Elaine Riley won the Golden Boot Awards, which honour actors, actresses, and crew members who have made significant contributions to the genre of Western television and movies. She died on December 7, 2015, aged 98.[where?]
- Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) as Model
- Higher and Higher (1944) as Bridesmaid
- Show Business (1944) as Chorine
- Step Lively (1944) as Lois
- Two O'Clock Courage (1945) as Cigarette girl
- You Came Along (1945) as Showgirl
- The Stork Club (1945) as Deb
- Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) (uncredited)
- Variety Girl (1947) as Cashier
- The Big Clock (1948) as Lily Gold
- Beyond Glory (1948) as Nurse
- False Paradise (1948) as Anne Larson
- Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Young lady
- Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Telephone girl
- The Great Lover (1950) as Passenger
- Rider from Tucson (1950) as Jane Whipple
- Where Danger Lives (1950) as Nurse Bates
- Sailor Beware (1952) as Commentator
- Steel Town (1952) as Valerie
- The Caddy (1953) as Bathing beauty
- Pardners (1956) as Dance hall girl
- "Elaine Riley Co-Stars With 'Gildersleeve' In New Comedy By RKO". The Evening Review. April 15, 1944. p. 6. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Cleveland Girl is 'Miss Ohio'". The Evening Independent. August 26, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Head-Turning (photo caption)" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 21, 1943. p. 22. Retrieved July 21, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- "Around Our Town". The Evening Review. December 27, 1940. p. 7. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Elaine Riley profile". Ladies of the Western: Interview with 25 Actresses from the Silent Era to... Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "Former City Girl Appears In TV Drama". The Evening Review. January 5, 1957. p. 10. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Elaine Riley, actress". East Liverpool Historical Society. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "ELAINE RILEY (1917- 2015)". Legacy. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Richard Martin of Newport, 'Chito' of Films, Dies at 75". Los Angeles Times. September 5, 1994. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
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