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Wanda Hendrix

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wanda Hendrix (November 3, 1928 – February 1, 1981) was an American film and television actress. Born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida, Hendrix was performing in her local amateur theater when she was seen by a talent agent who signed her to a Hollywood contract. She made her first film, Confidential Agent, in 1945 and for the first few years of her career was consistently cast in "B" pictures. By the late 1940s, she was being included in more prestigious films, such as Ride the Pink Horse (1947) and Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948). She starred with Tyrone Power in Prince of Foxes. In 1949, Audie Murphy saw Hendrix on the cover of a magazine and asked to meet her. They were married on February 8, 1949, but the marriage was short-lived; they divorced on April 14, 1950. Hendrix later said that Murphy had wanted her to give up her career, but more significantly, he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from his service in World War II and during "flashback" episodes he would turn on her, once holding her at gunpoint. In her later years, Hendrix spoke of Murphy's condition with empathy. Hendrix resumed her career but found it difficult to obtain good roles. On June 26, 1954, she married wealthy sportsman James Langford Stack, Jr., the brother of actor Robert Stack, and retired from acting, but made occasional appearances in television series such as My Three Sons and Wagon Train and Bewitched. The couple divorced on November 3, 1958. She married Italian financier and oil company executive Steven LaMonte on June 7, 1969. They divorced on November 17, 1980. She died in Burbank, California from double pneumonia at the age of 52, and was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wanda Hendrix, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 3, 1928 In Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the movie Confidential Agent 1945-11-09
Latest Project:
Series Ma Sorcière Bien-Aimée 1964-09-17
Known For
Poster of Ma Sorcière Bien-Aimée
Poster of Boy Who Caught a Crook
Poster of South of Algiers
Poster of Montana Territory
Filmography
Series Ma Sorcière Bien-Aimée Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie Johnny Cool Miss Connolly 1964-01-17
Movie La Revanche du sicilien Miss Connolly 1963-10-01
Movie Boy Who Caught a Crook Laura 1961-10-01
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Highway Dragnet Susan Willis 1954-01-27
Movie The Black Dakotas Ruth Lawrence 1954-09-02
Movie South of Algiers Anne Burnet 1953-03-17
Movie The Last Posse Deborah 1953-07-04
Movie Montana Territory Clair Enoch 1952-05-31
Movie The Highwayman Bess Forsythe 1951-08-11
Movie My Outlaw Brother Senorita Carmel Alvarado 1951-08-22
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie Captain Carey, U.S.A. Baronessa Giulia de Greffi 1950-02-21
Movie Sierra Riley Martin 1950-06-01
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie The Admiral Was a Lady Jean Madison 1950-08-04
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Saddle Tramp Della 1950-09-21
Movie Song of Surrender Abigail Hunt 1949-10-27
Movie My Own True Love Sheila Heath 1949-02-02
Movie Échec à Borgia Camilla Verano 1949-11-11
Movie Miss Tatlock's Millions Nancy "Nan" Tatlock 1948-11-19
Movie Nora Prentiss Bonita 'Bunny' Talbot 1947-02-22
Movie Ride the Pink Horse Pilar 1947-10-08
Movie Welcome Stranger Emily Walters 1947-06-13
Movie Confidential Agent Else 1945-11-09