Grace McDonald

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Grace McDonald
Born(1918-06-15)June 15, 1918
DiedOctober 30, 1999(1999-10-30) (aged 81)

Grace McDonald Green (June 15, 1918 New York City, New York – October 30, 1999 Scottsdale, Arizona) was an American actress who appeared in a number of films in the early 1940s, although most were B movies. She and her brother Ray had their Broadway debut in 1937 in Babes in Arms as part of the dance team, and singing I Wish I Were in Love Again. She made her screen debut in 1940's Dancing on a Dime,[1][2] and appeared in Strictly in the Groove in 1942.

In late 1944 she married Lt. Ralph Green and soon moved to Minneapolis, leaving Hollywood behind, and eventually having three children. She died of pneumonia in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 30, 1999.[3][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1940 Dancing on a Dime Lorie Fenton
1942 What's Cookin'? Angela
1942 Give Out, Sisters Gracie Waverly
1942 Strictly in the Groove Dixie
1942 Behind the Eight Ball Babs
1942 Mug Town Norene Steward
1943 How's About It Marion Bliss
1943 It Ain't Hay Kitty McGloin
1943 Get Going Judy King
1943 Gals, Incorporated Molly
1943 Always a Bridesmaid Linda Mae Perkins
1943 Crazy House Herself Uncredited
1943 Flesh and Fantasy Gaspar's Partner Uncredited
1943 She's for Me Jan Lawton
1943 Gung Ho Kathleen Corrigan
1944 Hat Check Honey Susan Brent
1944 Follow the Boys Kitty West
1944 Murder in the Blue Room Peggy
1944 My Gal Loves Music Judy Mason
1944 Destiny Betty
1945 See My Lawyer Betty Wilson
1945 Honeymoon Ahead Evelyn (final film role)


  1. ^ (4 October 1940). Screen Debut, Milwaukee Journal
  2. ^ (27 January 1943). Theater Gossip, Evening Independent
  3. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford companion to the American musical: theatre, film, and television, p. 481 (2008)
  4. ^ (3 November 1999). Obituaries: Grace McDonald Green, 81, performer Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine, Star Tribune

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