Georgia Ellis

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Georgia Ellis
BornMarch 12, 1917
DiedMarch 30, 1988 (aged 71)
OccupationTelevision actress

Georgia Ellis (March 12, 1917 – March 30, 1988) was an American actress who is best known for her recurring role of Kitty in the 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.[1] She also appeared on CBS Radio Workshop.[2]

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),[3] Penny Serenade (1940), Doomed Caravan (1941), and Light of the Western Stars (1940).[4]

Ellis also used the name Georgia Hawkins,[5] 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."[6]

Stage[edit]

Ellis's Broadway credits include Smiles (1930-1931), Zigfeld Follies of 1931 (1931), Hot-Cha! (1932), and Melody (1933).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rogers of the Gazette" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 7, 1953. p. 16. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 2, 1956. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Our Miss Kitty, examiner.com, Jeff Kallman, November 4, 2011
  5. ^ "Gunsmoke: Radio's Last Great Dramatic Series". www3.northern.edu. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. ^ "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
  7. ^ "Georgia Ellis". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 19 January 2016.


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