Louise Platt

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Louise Platt
Born (1915-08-03)August 3, 1915
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Died September 6, 2003(2003-09-06) (aged 88)
Greenport, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1936–1963
Spouse(s) Jed Harris (1939–1941) (divorced) 1 child
Stanley Gould (1950) 1 child

Louise Platt (August 3, 1915 – September 6, 2003) was an American theater, film, and TV actress.


George Bancroft, John Wayne and Louise Platt in Stagecoach (1939)

Platt is best remembered for her role as the officer's pregnant wife in John Ford's Stagecoach (1939). After two years on Broadway, she came to Hollywood in 1938. She returned to the New York stage in 1942 after acting in a half-dozen movies. She worked with Rex Harrison in Anne of the Thousand Days on Broadway in 1948 and in the 1950s played a variety of roles on television, including two appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and a recurring role as Ruth Holden on The Guiding Light.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Platt was born in Stamford, Connecticut. She married twice, first to theatre director Jed Harris, who abused her. She was later married to Stanley Gould, until his death.[2]


Year Title Costars Role
1938 I Met My Love Again Joan Bennett, Henry Fonda Brenda
Spawn of the North George Raft, Henry Fonda Dian 'Di' Turlon
1939 Stagecoach Claire Trevor, John Wayne Lucy Mallory
Tell No Tales Melvyn Douglas Ellen Frazier
1940 Forgotten Girls Robert Armstrong Judy Wingate
Captain Caution Victor Mature Corunna Dorman
1942 Street of Chance Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor Virginia Thompson


  1. ^ "Louise Platt, 88; Last Survivor of Passengers in Movie 'Stagecoach'". Los Angeles Times. 2003-09-25. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Louise Platt - Obituaries". The Independent. 2003-10-02. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 

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