NOTE: This list consists of actors whose career was primarily in sound films. For Hoosier silent film actors, go to The Silent Era. Book titles indicated are available through Amazon.com.
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b. Wabash, Indiana December 14, 1919
d. April 26, 2012
A mahogany-haired ingenue who graced millions of morale-boosting
posters during World War II as the U.S. military's official pinup. Stewart was named "Uncle Sam's Poster Girl" by the War Department in the early
1940s. Her posters were distributed by the tens of millions to troops during World War II. She appeared in 20 films over a short period
of time. Stewart attended Indiana University before she
pursued a career in modeling and film. After the war, she and her husband, Jerry Johnson, helped produce concerts in the Hollywood Bowl.
b. Indiana 5/26/??
Member of I.U. Singing Hoosiers. Worked at WTTV in Indianapolis. Many appearances on "Seinfeld," "Father Dowling Mysteries," "Murder She Wrote," etc. Appeared in TV series "Dallas" as Liz Adams 1990-91. Regular on "Port Charles" as Nicole Devlin in 1997.
b. Pleasant Lake, IN 8/29/06
Began her career in radio providing voices for many characters including "Effie Perrine" on "The Adventures of Sam Spade" (1946-1951). Very busy actress both in TV and movies. Appeared in such films as, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968), The Fortune Cookie (1966), Goodby My Fancy (1951). Her last film was a TV movie, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" in 1984.
Irene Vernon (Irene Vergauwen)
b. Mishawaka,Indiana January 16, 1922.
d. April 21, 1998
Started as a "Goldwyn Girl."
In 1946 began getting bit parts,
then moved into
television. Was a regular (Louise Tate) on Bewitched from 1964 to 1966.
b. Indianapolis 12/7/49
Many TV appearances..."Night Court," "Dukes of Hazzard." Was a regular on General Hospital as "Corinne" in 1981. Starred as "Crystal Fox" in Dangerous Women TV series in 1991.
Kristina Wagner (Kristina Malandro Wagner, maiden name Kristina Crump)
b. Indianapolis, 10/30/63
Regular on General Hospital TV soap opera as Felicia Jones Scorpio (1984 - present). Appeared
in two movies in 1993 and 1994.
A graduate of Lawrence Central high school and Indiana University, Hilary Ward has appeared in
several television series
and a number of commercials. She had roles in CSI: Miami, NCIS: Los Angeles and Criminal Minds. She is a
co-founder of Chalk Repertory Theatre, a
company that presents plays all over Los Angeles.
Jan Wiley (Harriett Brandon)
b. Marion, Indiana February 23, 1916
d. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA May 27, 1993
Made her first film in 1937 and made at
least 38 films from that date until 1946. She was the leading lady in two "Range Busters" films which starred fellow Hoosier
Max Terhune...Thunder River Feud (1942) and Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941). She also appeared with Buck Jones in
Dawn on the Great Divide(1942).She married writer/producer/composer Mort Greene. They had two daughters. Greene was a
contract writer for two television shows which featured Hoosiers...Herb Shriner and Red Skelton.
Isabel Withers (real name: Isabel Irene Withers)
b. Frankton, Indiana January 20, 1896
d. Hollywood, CA September 3, 1968
Entered films in 1916 with the Pagent Film Company in Kansas City. Moved to Hollywood and began a busy career which saw her working steadily from 1931 to 1952. She appeared in such major films as, Brother Rat (1938),To Each His Own(1946),Mr. Belvedere Goes to College(1949),The Fountainhead(1949), and The Fuller Brush Girl(1950). She played mostly nurses and
Jo Ann Worley
b. Lowell, Indiana September 6, 1937
Best known as a regular on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (1968). Appeared in numerous TV movies and has served as a "voice" in such films as Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe), A Goofy Movie and Belle's Magical World