Laurie Mitchell

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Laurie Mitchell
Born
Mickey Koren

(1928-07-14)July 14, 1928
DiedSeptember 20, 2018(2018-09-20) (aged 90)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1954–1972
Spouse(s)
Larry White
(m. 1949; div. 1976)

Ron Roberts (until her death)

Laurie Mitchell (born Mickey Koren; July 14, 1928 – September 20, 2018) was an American actress and model. Mitchell was perhaps best known for her role as Queen Yllana, the ruler of Venus, in Edward Bernds's 1958 science-fiction film Queen of Outer Space.

Early life[edit]

Mitchell was born in Manhattan on July 14, 1928.[1] Her parents were Samuel and Adele Koren.[2] She began her career in The Bronx where she was a child model.[1] Her family moved to Los Angeles, when Mitchell was in her teens.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1954, she made her acting debut as a hooker opposite Kirk Douglas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.[4] She also appeared on television for the first time in an installment of Ford Television Theatre.[3] She garnered a degree of fame in her role alongside Zsa Zsa Gabor in the 1958 science-fiction film Queen of Outer Space.[4]

Mitchell also starred in Calypso Joe (1957) and That Touch of Mink (1962) and on television in Adventures of Superman, 77 Sunset Strip, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Hawaiian Eye, Perry Mason, Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Addams Family, and The Virginian.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1949, aged 21, Mitchell married magician Larry White.[3][2] They had two children and divorced in 1976.[2] Mitchell later remarried and had two stepsons.[3]

Mitchell died on September 20, 2018 in Perris, California, from natural causes, aged 90.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned's Girlfriend #2 Uncredited[5]
1955 Women's Prison Inmate Uncredited
1956 The Rawhide Years Minor Role Uncredited[5]
1956 Girls in Prison Phyllis - Tall Blonde
1956 Fighting Trouble Dolly Tate
1957 The Garment Jungle Model Uncredited
1957 The Oklahoman Girl Uncredited
1957 Calypso Joe Leah
1957 The Helen Morgan Story Minor Role Uncredited
1958 The Female Animal Manicurist Uncredited
1958 Attack of the Puppet People Georgia Lane [5]
1958 Queen of Outer Space Queen Yllana [5]
1958 Missile to the Moon Lambda
1959 Some Like It Hot Mary Lou Uncredited[5]
1960 Hell Bent for Leather Girl Friend Uncredited
1962 That Touch of Mink Showgirl [5]
1963 A New Kind of Love Parisienne Poule Uncredited
1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek Tina Neville [5]
1965 Runaway Girl Winnie Bernay
1966 Lord Love a Duck Jack's Wife (scenes deleted)
1969 The Girl Who Knew Too Much Trudell

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laurie Mitchell Interview". Western Clippings. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Laurie Mitchell - A Private Life". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Laurie Mitchell, Villainess in 'Queen of Outer Space,' Dies at 90". The Hollywood Reporter. September 23, 2018. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Laurie Mitchell Biography". Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Laurie Mitchell". Aveleyman. Retrieved September 23, 2018.

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