Sunday, December 7, 2008

Beverly Garland, 1926-2008

Promotional shot from 'The Alligator People'

Beverly Garland, who starred in a series of B-grade sci-fi movies in the 1950s, and played Fred MacMurray's wife on My Three Sons at the end of the 1960s, has died at the age of 82. I recently blogged about her performance in The Alligator People, a schlocky, but fun, science fiction/horror movie. Garland was well-known for her Fay Wray-style scream, which is probably one of the reasons why she ended doing stuff like The Alligator People.

However, she also got to do more serious work, such as a brief appearance in D.O.A., where she plays a secretary to a dead businessman, telling Edmond O'Brien that her boss committed suicide.

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