Darrin is second from the left in still from The Big Sleep (1946)
June 16, 1924 (age 94)
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
|Children||4 (including Mason Reese)|
Darrin was born to Louis and Rose Paskowitz, Jewish emigrants from Russia, who immigrated to Galveston, Texas. She has two brothers, Adrian and Dorian. Her father operated a clothing store in Galveston. Around 1940, the family moved to Los Angeles, California.
Darrin danced in the film Lady in the Dark (1944) and worked with Ed Wynn and Alan Young on their early television programs. Possibly her most famous role was that of femme fatale Agnes Lowzier in Howard Hawks's 1946 film The Big Sleep where she plays a bookstore clerk and paramour of minor Los Angeles gangster Joe Brody (played by Louis Jean Heydt).
Darrin married William "Bill" Reese,[when?] a theater set designer and marketing services company president. The couple had four children, three sons and a daughter, and lived in Manhattan. Their youngest son is the former child actor Mason Reese. Her last two public appearances were on The Mike Douglas Show in the 1970s, and in a documentary film about her brother, Dorian, in 2007.
|1941||It Started with Eve||Nightclub Patron||Uncredited|
|1941||The Corsican Brothers||Opera Spectator||Uncredited|
|1942||My Gal Sal||Chorus Girl||Uncredited|
|1943||The Hard Way||Chorus Girl||Uncredited|
|1943||Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man||Villager at Festival||Uncredited|
|1943||The North Star||Dancing Peasant||Uncredited|
|1944||Lady in the Dark||Office Girl||Uncredited|
|1946||The Big Sleep||Agnes Lowzier||Uncredited|
|1947||Bury Me Dead||Helen Lawrence|
|1948||I, Jane Doe||Nurse||Uncredited|
|1950||Federal Agent at Large||Mildred||(final film role)|
- "Sonia Paskowitz in the 1940 United States Census". Ancestry.com.
- Lumenick, Lou (February 17, 2016). "Meet the 92-year old New York woman who once starred with Humphrey Bogart". New York Post. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
- "Isle Girl in Gotham Lonely for Seawall". The Galveston Daily News. Texas, Galveston. August 20, 1950. p. 5. Retrieved December 24, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Schuler, Ron (March 25, 2009). "The Disappearance of Agnes Lowzier". Ron Schuler's Parlour Tricks. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
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