Louise Allbritton

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Louise Allbritton (right) and Milton R. Krasner on the set of The Egg and I (1947)

Louise Allbritton (July 3, 1920 – February 16, 1979) was an American actress born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[1] She played in such films as Pittsburgh (1942), Son of Dracula (1943), The Egg and I (1947), and Sitting Pretty (1948).

Allbritton was the daughter of E.E. Allbritton of Wichita Falls, Texas.[2] She attended the University of Oklahoma and gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse.[3] Her father cut off her allowance in hopes that she would return home, but her contract with Universal Studios enabled her to continue in Hollywood.[2]

During World War II, Allbritton performed overseas with a USO troupe, a group that "[g]ave show after show, many of them to the accompaniment of the thunder of enemy guns."[4]

She had a leading role in the Broadway production of "The Seven Year Itch" and appeared in the NBC-TV series "Concerning Miss Marlowe."

She was married to CBS news correspondent and author Charles Collingwood from 1946 until her death[1] and retired several years after their marriage.[3]


Allbritton died February 16, 1979, in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, where she and Collingwood had one of their homes.[5]

Partial filmography[edit]

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source
1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre Men in White[6]
1944 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre Phantom Lady[6]


  1. ^ a b Monush, Barry (2003). "Louise Allbritton". The Encyclopedia of Film Actors from the Silent Era to 1965. Vol. 1. New York City: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. p. 8. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Wants to Show Dad". Amarillo Daily News. August 14, 1942. p. 6. Retrieved May 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ a b Katz, Ephraim (1979). The Film Encyclopedia: The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume. Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-50601-2. P.20.
  4. ^ "(Naugatuck War Fund ad)". The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune. November 8, 1944. p. 5. Retrieved May 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Louise Allbritton dead at 59". The Milwaukee Sentinel. February 17, 1979. p. Part 2-Page 28. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Abel, Walter". radioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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