Georgia Ellis

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Georgia Ellis
Born March 12, 1917
Died March 30, 1988 (aged 71)
Occupation Television actress

Georgia Ellis (1917–1988) was a red-haired[1] American actress who is best known for her recurring role of Kitty in the popular Western radio drama Gunsmoke.

Radio[edit]

In addition to her work on Gunsmoke, Ellis was a member of the cast of Rogers of the Gazette.[2] She also appeared on CBS Radio Workshop.[3]

Television[edit]

Ellis played a number of small roles on the Dragnet TV series in the 1950s.

Film[edit]

Ellis appeared in the films, Dragnet (1954),[4] Penny Serenade (1940), Doomed Caravan (1941), and Light of the Western Stars (1940).[5]

Ellis also used the name Georgia Hawkins,[6] making her film debut under that name in The Light of Western Stars. A news story at that time referred to her and another actress as "discoveries of Victor Jory."[7]

Stage[edit]

Ellis's Broadway credits include Smiles (1930-1931), Zigfeld Follies of 1931 (1931), Hot-Cha! (1932), and Melody (1933).[8]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 'Gunsmoke' Revived". Del Rio News Herald. February 6, 1977. p. 14. Retrieved March 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Rogers of the Gazette" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 7, 1953. p. 16. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 2, 1956. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Corby, Jane (August 21, 1954). "TV's Sergeant Friday Bows On Victoria's Big Screen". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 4. Retrieved March 24, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Our Miss Kitty, examiner.com, Jeff Kallman, November 4, 2011
  6. ^ http://www3.northern.edu/wild/th100/gnsmoke.htm
  7. ^ "Star's Discoveries Featured in Movie". California, Oakland. Oakland Tribune. December 26, 1939. p. 10. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Georgia Ellis". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 19 January 2016.