Mari Aldon (Aldona Pauliutė)
Mari Aldon with Richard Webb in 1951
November 17, 1925
|Died||October 31, 2004 (aged 78)|
|Spouse(s)||Tay Garnett (1953-1977) (his death) (1 child)|
|Children||Tiela (b. 1955)|
Mari Aldon (November 17, 1925 – October 31, 2004; real name Aldona Pauliutė) was a Lithuanian American actress.
Aldon was born in Tauragė, Lithuania. When she was three years old, her parents moved to Toronto where she attended Givens Public School and Central High School. She studied ballet, drama, piano, and singing. Before she began working in films, she acted for 11 months in a road company of A Streetcar Named Desire and danced with the Canadian Ballet. She also appeared on radio with Alan Young and on The Great Gildersleeve.
After making her screen debut in a minor role in The Locket (1946) she gradually evolved to playing supporting or lead roles. Her most notable performance was starring opposite Gary Cooper in the 1951 Western Distant Drums. By the mid-1950s she was appearing either in B Pictures like the British thriller Mask of Dust (1954) or in supporting roles in more expensive films such as David Lean's Summertime (1955). After this point she worked largely in television.
|1947||Forever Amber||Bess||Scenes deleted|
|1948||A Woman's Vengeance||Girl||Uncredited|
|1951||Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison||Mrs. Daniels||Uncredited|
|1951||Tomorrow Is Another Day||Dance Hall Hostess||Uncredited|
|1951||The Tanks Are Coming'||Patricia Kane|
|1951||Distant Drums||Judy Beckett|
|1952||This Woman Is Dangerous||Ann Jackson|
|1954||The Barefoot Contessa||Myrna|
|1954||Mask of Dust||Patricia Wells|
|1968||Live a Little, Love a Little||Minor Role||Uncredited, (final film role)|
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- Padgitt, James (April 11, 1951). "2 Weeks Ago She Sought Bit Job, Now Mari Aldon Is Leading Lady". Press and Sun-Bulletin. New York, Binghamton. International News Service. p. 44. Retrieved October 8, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Aaker p.85
- Aaker, Everett. George Raft: The Films. McFarland, 2013.
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