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Lois Collier
Born Madelyn Jones
March 21, 1919(1919-03-21)
Salley, South Carolina
Died October 27, 1999 (aged 79)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles California
Spouse(s) Paul Schreibman (1957-1999)

Lois Collier (born Madelyn Jones) (21 March 1919 – 27 October 1999) was an American film actress born in Salley, South Carolina. She was sometimes credited as Lois Collyer.

Collier's acting career started in 1938, when she had a small but credited role in A Desperate Adventure, starring Ramon Novarro and Marian Marsh. From 1940 through 1949 her career would be active and somewhat successful, with her playing mostly heroine roles in B-movies. During that period she often starred opposite western stars Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, and Dennis Moore. In 1950 she starred in the sci-fi serial The Flying Disc Man From Mars. From 1950 through 1957 she starred mostly on television series episodes, playing in fifty eight episodes of the television series Boston Blackie, which ran from 1951 to 1954. She retired from acting after 1957.

She died of Alzheimer's Disease on October 27, 1999, while living in a retired actors community in the Woodland Hills area of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Television

  • Dick Tracy .... Fluff (5 episodes, 1950)
    • "Chopper" (1950) TV Episode
    • "The Mole: Part 1" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
    • "The Mole: Part 2" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
    • "The Mole: Part 3" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
    • "The Payroll Robbery" (????) TV Episode .... Fluff
  • Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) .... Anne Howe Palooka
  • Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) .... Helen Hall
  • Rhythm Inn (1951) .... Betty Parker
  • The Unexpected - "Beyond Belief" (1952) TV Episode
  • Boston Blackie .... Mary Wesley (58 episodes, 1951-1953)
  • Letter to Loretta - "600 Seconds" (1955) TV Episode (as Lois Collyer) Gloria Joy
  • Cavalcade of America - "Sunrise on a Dirty Face" (1955) TV Episode .... Marion
  • Damon Runyon Theater - "A Job for Macarone" (1955) TV Episode .... Mary Peering
  • Cheyenne - "West of the River" (1956) TV Episode .... Ruth McKeever
  • Screen Directors Playhouse - "The Sword of Villon" (1956) TV Episode .... Elaine
  • It's a Great Life - "Operation for Earl" (1956) TV Episode .... Nurse
  • Strange Stories (1 episode, 1956) - "Con Game" (1956) TV Episode
  • Broken Arrow (1 episode, 1957) - Johnny Flagstaff
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show -
    • "Ronnie Gets an Agent" (1956) TV Episode .... Devlin's Secretary
    • "The Plumber's Union" (1957) TV Episode .... Julie Ames
  • The Web (1 episode, 1957) - Easy Money TV Episode

Movies

  • A Desperate Adventure, aka It Happened in Paris (UK) (1938) .... Angela
  • Girls of the Road (1940) (uncredited)
  • Ice-Capades, aka Music in the Moonlight (USA: reissue title) (1941) (uncredited) Audition Girl
  • Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) .... Doris Sheldon
  • Sailors on Leave (1941) (uncredited) .... Pretty Brunette
  • Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) .... Ellen
  • West of Cimarron (1941) .... Doris Conway
  • Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) (uncredited) .... Receptionist
  • Blondie Goes to College, aka The Boss Said 'No' (UK)(1942) (uncredited) Coed
  • A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) (uncredited)
  • The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) (uncredited) Mary Tuller
  • Yokel Boy (1942) ... aka Hitting the Headlines (UK) (uncredited) .... Stewardess
  • Raiders of the Range (1942) .... Jean Travers
  • The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine, aka Unforgotten Crime (USA: TV title)(1942) .... Receptionist
  • The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) (uncredited) .... Cynthia, Girl at the Dance
  • Westward Ho (1942) .... Anne Henderson
  • The Phantom Plainsmen (1942) .... Judy Barrett
  • My Son, the Hero (1943) .... Nancy Cavanaugh
  • Santa Fe Scouts (1943) .... Claire Robbins
  • Get Going (1943) .... Doris
  • Young Ideas (1943) (uncredited) .... Co-ed
  • She's for Me (1943) .... Eileen Crane
  • Ladies Courageous (1944) .... Jill
  • Weird Woman (1944) .... Margret Mercer
  • Prices Unlimited (1944)
  • Cobra Woman (1944) .... Veeda
  • Jungle Woman (1944) .... Joan Fletcher
  • Jungle Queen (1945) .... Pamela Courtney
  • The Naughty Nineties (1945) .... Miss Caroline Jackson
  • Penthouse Rhythm (1945) .... Linda Reynolds, Junior's Secretary
  • The Crimson Canary (1945) .... Jean Walker
  • Girl on the Spot (1946) .... Kathy Lorenz
  • A Night in Casablanca (1946) .... Annette
  • The Cat Creeps (1946) .... Gay Elliott
  • Wild Beauty (1946) .... Linda Gibson
  • Slave Girl (1947) .... Aleta
  • Arthur Takes Over (1948) .... Margaret Bixby
  • Out of the Storm (1948) .... Ginny Powell
  • Miss Mink of 1949 (1949) .... Alice Forrester

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