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Kathleen Crowley

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Betty Jane Kathleen Crowley (born December 26, 1931) is an American actress and was Miss New Jersey in 1949 and a contestant for Miss America in the same year (she came in sixth). After the pageants, she became an actress who specialized in being phenomenally seductive in TV series and movies. Most well known for playing a variety of sirens in TV's Maverick (1957) opposite James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Roger Moore, she appears in eight episodes, a series record for leading ladies; "The Jeweled Gun" (with Jack Kelly), "Maverick Springs" (with James Garner and Jack Kelly), "The Misfortune Teller" (with Garner), "A Bullet for the Teacher" (with Roger Moore), "Kiz" (with Moore), and "Dade City Dodge," "The Troubled Heir," and "One of Our Trains Is Missing," with Kelly. Crowley made 81 television appearances on various series and appeared in twenty movies between 1951 and 1970 (one of her last movie roles was in Downhill Racer with Robert Redford). Many of her films were low-budget sci-fi and horror movies, but she seemed to appear in practically every narrative television series produced in the late '50s and '60s, including Bourbon Street Beat, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, Bat Masterson, Bonanza, Branded, My Three Sons, Donna Reed, Perry Mason, Checkmate, Bronco, Route 66, Thriller, Batman, Disneyland, Family Affair, Rawhide, The Lone Ranger, and many others. Crowley was often confused with her acting contemporary Pat Crowley (frequently billed as "Patricia Crowley"), who appeared as guest leading lady in different episodes of many of the same television series and was not related. The two Crowleys were apparently never cast in the same episode. In the Philip Roth novel American Pastoral, the protagonist marries Miss New Jersey 1949, in the book named Dawn Dwyer and having few similarities to Crowley's post-Miss New Jersey life (including a poorer finish in the Miss America pageant). Description above from the Wikipedia article Kathleen Crowley,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 26, 1931 In New Jersey, US
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the series Robert Montgomery Presents 1950-01-30
Latest Project:
Movie Downhill Racer 1969-11-06
Known For
Poster of FBI Code 98
Poster of The Rebel Set
Poster of Curse of the Undead
Poster of The Phantom Stagecoach
Filmography
Movie Downhill Racer American Newspaper Woman 1969-11-06
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Movie FBI Code 98 Marian Nichols 1963-01-04
Movie Showdown Estelle 1963-05-03
Series Redigo Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series The Americans Unknown 1961-01-23
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Curse of the Undead Dolores Carter 1959-05-01
Series Bourbon Street Beat Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie The Rebel Set Jeanne Mapes 1959-06-28
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie The Flame Barrier Carol Dahlmann 1958-04-02
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Yancy Derringer Unknown 1958-10-02
Movie The Phantom Stagecoach Fran Maroon 1957-03-31
Movie The Quiet Gun Teresa Carpenter 1957-07-18
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Female Jungle Peggy Voe 1956-06-16
Movie Westward Ho, The Wagons! Laura Thompson 1956-12-20
Series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Unknown 1956-10-21
Movie City of Shadows Fern Fellows 1955-06-02
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Target Earth Nora King 1954-11-07
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Farmer Takes a Wife Susanna 1953-06-12
Movie Sabre Jet Susan Crenshaw 1953-09-04
Movie The Silver Whip Kathy Riley 1953-02-01
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02