Born Elena Angela Verdugo on April 20, 1926
Born in Hollywood, California, USA
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A Few Favorite Memories of Elena Verdugo
- As a "Specialty Dancer" in the stirring drama of the bullfighting ring, Blood and Sand (1941), directed by Rouben Mamoulian.
Starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova, Anthony Quinn, J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine, Lynn Bari,
Laird Cregar, George Reeves, Victor Kilian, Russell Hicks, Francis McDonald and Michael Visaroff.
- As the native girl "Ata" in The Moon and Sixpence (1943),
based on Somerset Maugham's novel (inspired by the life of Gauguin), directed by Alfred Lewin.
Starring George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Eric Blore, Albert Bassermann, Florence Bates,
Steven Geray, Robert Greig, Rondo Hatton (as the leper) and Molly Lamont.
- As "Ilonka," who loves Larry Talbot despite his curse, and tries to save his soul in House of Frankenstein (1944), directed by Erle C. Kenton.
Starring Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish and Glenn Strange, with a monstrous supporting cast including George Zucco,
Lionel Atwill, Sig Ruman, Anne Gwynne, Peter Coe, Frank Reicher and Michael Mark.
- As "Nina Coudreau" in Universal's "Inner Sanctum" mystery, The Frozen Ghost (1945), directed by Harold Young.
Starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Evelyn Ankers, with Martin Kosleck, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Tala Birell, Arthur Hohl, Leyland Hodgson and Dennis Moore.
- As "Martha Hill" in The Little Giant (1946), directed by William A. Seiter.
Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, with Brenda Joyce, George Cleveland, Mary Gordon, Pierre Watkin, Donald MacBride,
Victor Kilian, Margaret Dumont, George Chandler, Sid Fields and Milburn Stone.
- As "Dolores," the heroine in the "Durango Kid" western El Dorado Pass (1948), directed by Ray Nazarro.
Starring Charles "Durango" Starrett and Smiley Burnette, with Steve Darrell, Rory Mallinson, Ted Mapes amd Stanley Blystone.
- As "Estrellita Estrada," the romantic interest in The Big Sombrero (1949), directed by Frank McDonald.
Starring Gene Autry, with Stephen Dunne, George J. Lewis, Vera Marshe, William Edmunds,
Martin Garralaga, Gene Stutenroth (Gene Roth), John Cason and Pierce Lyden.
- As "Li Wanna" in the "Jungle Jim" feature The Lost Tribe (1949), directed by William A. Berke.
Starring Johnny Weissmuller, with Myrna Dell, Joseph Vitale, George J. Lewis, Holmes Herbert, George DeNormand,
John Merton and Gil Perkins.
Produced by Sam Katzman
- As "Connie Jackson," alias "Marie Burke," in the "Charlie Chan" feature The Sky Dragon (1949), directed by Lesley Selander.
Starring Roland Winters and Keye Luke as Charlie Chan and Lee Chan, with Mantan Moreland, Noel Neill, Tim Ryan,
Iris Adrian, Milburn Stone, Lyle Talbot, Frank Cady, George Eldredge and Emmett Vogan.
- As "Nona" in the "Bomba the Jungle Boy" feature The Lost Volcano (1950), directed by Ford Beebe.
Starring Johnny Sheffield as Bomba, with Donald Woods, Marjorie Lord, John Ridgely, Tommy Ivo, Don Harvey and Grandon Rhodes.
- As "Orange Girl" in the classic swashbuckling romance, Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), directed by Michael Gordon.
Starring José Ferrer as Cyrano and Mala Powers as Roxane, with William Prince, Morris Carnovsky,
Lloyd Corrigan, Edgar Barrier , Don Beddoe, Percy Helton, Virginia Christine, Paul Dubov, John Crawford and John Harmon.
- As "Marie Duval," a good girl with a bad uncle, in Gene Autry and The Mounties (1951), directed by John English.
Starring Gene Autry and Pat Buttram, Champion, Carleton Young, Herbert Rawlinson, Trevor Bardette, Francis McDonald,
Gregg Barton, Billy Gray and House Peters Jr.
- As "Marge Stevens," shrewd publicity woman for a rival plane company in Jet Job (1952), directed by William Beaudine.
Starring Stanley Clements, John Litel, Tom Powers, Dave Willock, Arthur Space and William Forrest.
- As "Neela" in the exotic swashbuckler Thief of Damascus (1952), directed by Will Jason.
Starring Paul Henreid, with John Sutton, Jeff Donnell as Sheherazade, Lon Chaney Jr as Sinbad,
Leonard Penn, Larry Stewart, Robert Clary and Rick Vallin.
- Starring as "Millie Bronson" in her own television situation comedy series Meet Millie (1952-56).
Co-starring Harry Cheshire, Ross Ford, Florence Halop, Marvin Kaplan,
Ray Montgomery, Isabel Randolph, Earle Ross and Roland Winters.
- As "Gerry" in the cast of the television western drama Redigo (1963).
With Richard Egan, Roger Davis, Rudy Solari and Mina Martínez.
- As "Audrey" in the second season cast (1964) of the TV comedy series The New Phil Silvers Show.
With Phil Silvers, Ronnie Dapo, Sandy Descher, Douglass Dumbrille, Herbie Faye, Buddy Lester,
Stafford Repp and Jim Shane.
- As "Lynn Hall" in the cast of the TV comedy series Many Happy Returns (1964-65).
With John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Richard Collier, Russell Collins, Jerome Cowan, Jesslyn Fax,
Mark Goddard, Arte Johnson, Mickey Manners and Andrea Sacino.
- As "Alice" in the cast of the TV comedy series Mona McCluskey (1965), produced by George Burns.
With Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Robert Strauss, Frank Wilcox, Herbert Rudley and Bartlett Robinson.
- As "Miss Devi" in a thriller about a dead woman returning from the grave to wreak vengeance,
Day of the Nightmare (1965), directed by John A. Bushelman.
With John Ireland, Beverly Bain, Cliff Fields, Jonathan Crane, and John Hart.
- As "Lila Sinclair" in a charming comedy about a small town preacher and his new congregation, Angel in My Pocket (1969),
directed by Alan Rifkin, and written by the same writers from the classic "Andy Griffith Show".
Starring Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke, Kay Medford, Lee Meriwether, Henry Jones, Edgar Buchanan, Gary Collins, Parker Fennelly,
Jack Dodson, Margaret Hamilton, Jim Boles, Leonard Stone, Benny Rubin, Herbie Faye, Eddie Quillan, Ellen Corby and Rufe Davis.
- As Nurse "Consuelo Lopez" the long-running TV medical drama, Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976).
Starring Robert Young, with James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Gavin Brendan, Sharon Gless, Pamela Hensley and Anne Schedeen.
- As "Hilda" in the dramatic TV movie about a parole officer forced into retirement who organizes an armored car robbery, The Alpha Caper (1973),
directed by Robert Michael Lewis.
Starring Henry Fonda, with Leonard Nimoy, James McEachin, John Marley, Larry Hagman, Noah Beery Jr., Woodrow Parfrey, Vic Tayback and Kenneth Tobey.
- Reprising her "Consuelo Lopez" role in the TV reunion movie, The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (1984), directed by Alexander Singer.
Starring Robert Young, Darren McGavin, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Walter, Joanna Kerns, Cristina Raines and Morgan Stevens.
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