Veda Ann Borg

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Veda Ann Borg
Veda Ann Borg.jpg
Born (1915-01-11)January 11, 1915
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died August 16, 1973(1973-08-16) (aged 58)
Hollywood, California U.S.
Cause of death cancer
Years active 1936–1963
Spouse(s) Paul Herrick (1942-1942; divorced)
Andrew McLaglen (1946–1958; divorced) (1 child)
Children Andrew Victor McLaglen II (1954-2006)[1]

Veda Ann Borg (January 11, 1915 – August 16, 1973) was an American film and television actress.

Early years[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gottfried Borg, a Swedish immigrant, and Minna Noble, Borg became a model in 1936 before winning a contract at Paramount Pictures. An item in a 1936 newspaper described her as a "former New York and Boston manakin" when her signing with Paramount was announced.[2]

Film[edit]

Soon after Borg signed her contract with Paramount, studio officials decided to change her name to Ann Noble for her work in films. However, a newspaper article reported, "Miss Borg contended that her own name is more descriptive of her personality than Ann Noble."[3] Her argument was successful, and she retained her name.[3]

She appeared in more than 100 films, including Mildred Pierce, Chicken Every Sunday, Love Me or Leave Me, Guys and Dolls, Thunder in the Sun, You're Never Too Young, and The Alamo (1960), in which she portrayed the blind Nell Robertson.

Television[edit]

Borg began accepting parts in television when the new medium opened up. From 1952 through 1961, she appeared on shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, General Electric Theater, The 20th Century-Fox Hour, The Abbott and Costello Show, The Restless Gun, Bonanza, The Red Skelton Show, Adventures of Superman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Mr. & Mrs. North, among many others. In 1953-54, she substituted for Gloria Blondell as "Honeybee Gillis" in The Life of Riley TV series.[4]

Personal life[edit]

A car crash in 1939 required surgical reconstruction of Borg's face.

Borg was married briefly to Paul Herrick (1942) and to film director Andrew McLaglen[5] (1946–1958), with whom she had a son: Andrew Victor McLaglen II (August 3, 1954 – January 16, 2006). Both marriages ended in divorce. She died of cancer in Hollywood in 1973, aged 58.

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergan, Ronald (September 4, 2014). "Andrew McLaglen obituary". theguardian.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "(untitled brief)". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. Wisconsin, Oshkosh. March 13, 1936. p. 19. Retrieved November 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ a b Keavy, Hubbard (April 23, 1936). "Screen Life In Hollywood". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. p. 19. Retrieved November 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Veda Ann Borg, The Powder Puff Girl (Classic Images, Muscatine, Iowa
  5. ^ Armstrong, Stephen B. (2011). Andrew V. McLaglen: The Life and Hollywood Career. McFarland. p. 8. ISBN 9780786486700. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 

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