April 18, 1922|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||March 24, 1999
|Occupation||Film, television actress|
Ellen Hall was born in Los Angeles, California, and came from an acting family, though all were little known. Her grandmother, May Hall, had been a struggling actress, appearing in one silent film. Her father, Emory Johnson, had been a fairly successful silent film actor from 1913 through 1922, and her brother Richard Emory started acting in 1949, mostly in western films. Of her family of actors and actresses, only her mother, Ella Hall, achieved any real notoriety.
At the age of 8, Ellen Hall received her first film role, uncredited, in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). She had no more acting roles until she appeared uncredited in The Chocolate Soldier (1941).
Her first credited role would be in Outlaws of the Stampede opposite Johnny Mack Brown, with her portraying the heroine. She would star in three films opposite Brown, in addition to films opposite cowboy stars William Boyd and Sunset Carson. It would be in B-westerns like that in which she would see her greatest success. In 1944 she would appear alongside Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, and Louise Currie in Voodoo Man. In 1946 she starred opposite Bob Steele in Thunder Town, then in 1949 she starred opposite Jimmy Wakely in Lawless Code, which would be her last film role.
Hall appeared in several television programs during the early 1950s, such as The Cisco Kid; her brother Richard Emory also appeared in the Western series. By 1951 she had retired. She eventually settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, where she was residing at the time of her death on March 24, 1999.
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
- The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
- Voodoo Man (1944)
- Lumberjack (1944)
- Call of the Rockies (1944)
- Brand of the Devil (1944)
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