Louise Erickson (actress)
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February 28, 1928 |
Oakland, California, United States
|Years active||1942-1951, 1957|
|Spouse(s)||Ben Gazzara (1951-1957; divorced)|
Louise Erickson (February 28, 1928) is a former American radio and film actress.
Early life and career
As an actress, she was most active on radio series. Erickson is best known for starring in the 1940s radio teenage sitcom A Date with Judy in the title role, and for the role of Marjorie in The Great Gildersleeve. She also played the girl friend, Mildred, in Meet Corliss Archer, another teenage situation comedy.
She was the third actress to play bobby soxer Judy on the long running radio series that debuted in 1941. Erickson had joined the cast in 1942 as Mitzi, Judy's friend. The following year, she took over the title character from Ann Gillis and would remain in the role for the rest of the series run, which ended in 1950.
- Three Husbands - Matilda Clegg (1950)
- Meet Miss Bobby Socks - Susan Tyrell (1944)
- Rosie the Riveter - Mabel Prouty (1944)
- Unusual Occupations (documentary short) - Herself (1944)
- Drama of Youth
- The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (Emmy Lou)
- A Date with Judy - Mitzi (1942), Judy (1943-1950)
- Meet Corliss Archer - Mildred
- The Great Gildersleeve - Marjorie Forrester (1944-1948)
- The Life of Riley - Babs (1947-1948)
- The Alan Young Show - Betty (1949)
- Cloak and Dagger (Episode: "Operation Sellout") - Marie (1950)
- Granby's Green Acres - Janice (1950)
- A Hole in the Head - Tina (1957)
- "Tops Among Teens". The Chicago Tribune. December 1, 1946. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "A Hole in the Head". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Marjorie". greatgildersleeve.com. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "(untitled brief)". The Mason City Globe-Gazette. March 10, 1944. p. 2. Retrieved July 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- (John Dunning 1998, pp. 192)
- "(photo caption)". Chicago Tribune. May 28, 1950. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- (John Dunning 1998, pp. 289)
- "Ben Gazzara, risk-taking actor, is dead at 81". The New York Times. February 3, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "Louise Erickson at Voicechasers.com". Voicechasers.com.
- John Dunning (1998), On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3