Dorothy Lovett

Dorothy Lovett is a nice twist on the usual trope – she was a model who became an actress, based mostly on her looks, but before that, she was an actress who became an model because she couldn’t find thespian work. Dorothy actually had a pretty decent career in Hollywood, being prominently featured in a popular movie serial of the day, but gave up her career in order to raise family.  

Let’s learn more about her!

EARLY LIFE

Dorothy Elizabeth Lovett was born on February 15, 1913, in Providence, Rhode Island, to William Francis Lovett and Katherine E. Galligan. She was the youngest of three children and the only daughter – her siblings were William, born in 1909, and Thomas, born in 1910. Her father was a letter carrier (postman). 

Dorothy grew up in Providence in a happy family unit. She had some early stage experience, as this story can attest:

Dorothy Lovett made a false start as an actress at the age of 5, with the Albee stock company. Burton Churchill was the star, and Dorothy was the little girl who got kidnaped in Only a Woman. Looking back at it now, she regards her earlier self with awe and wonderment because little Miss Lovett was bored by show business. She also was temperamental. After about the second performance, she began to sulk in the wings and refuse to go on until bribed with a new toy a football or a fire truck or a baseball bat. One evening she embellished her role by falling down a flight of stairs in the second act. Her two idolatrous brothers in the audience dashed down the aisle to her rescue and were halted only as they were trying to clamber over the musicians.

Dorothy gave up acting for the time being, attending elementary and high school, and devoting her time to becoming a top notch athlete. She became a typical tomboy, spending a great deal of her time in treetops, hacked off all her hair to be more mobile. Pretty soon, she was the fastest broken-field runner in her neighborhood. Her life changed one day in high school, when she was struck on the larynx by a hard-hit baseball. She fainted from the shock, and afterwards decided to change lanes in life once more. 

After she graduated from high school, Dorothy started to attend Pembroke college, and there she got some feminine touches. She got back into acting again –  she didn’t have any interest in the matter until, by pure chance, she got a speaking part in a little theater play, and slowly, bit by bit, upped the scale.  She did some summer theater, and ultimately decided to try her hand in showbiz for a living. After graduation, not being able to secure acting roles, she worked as a model. In a strange twist of fate, her first job was conducting a recipe program on the air. Dorothy at the time couldn’t cook, but she developed such a convincing manner on her cooking program that thousands’ of listeners would rush to their kitchens and do just what she told them. Pretty soon Dorothy progressed to a program about fashions, which she really knew something about. As time went by, Dorothy became a very successful model – she was voted the most beautiful model in New York City in 1940/41. 

All the while, she tried getting roles but failed. Finally she heard about an interview for John Powers models that RKO was holding. The fact that she was not a Powers model did not deter her. The movie scouts saw her, liked what they saw, and she got her RKO contract. Thus her career started! 

CAREER

Dorothy started her career with Twelve Crowded Hours, a very minor Lucille Ball movie, a crime comedy by genre. In fact, it’s hardy a Lucy movie at all, although she does play the leading female role, she is relegated to being a second banana to the leading man, Richard Dix, a reported who’s tracing Lucy’s wayward brother. Nothing special,  not bad but not really memorable. Next came something a bit more impressive – The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, one of the Rogers/Astaire pairings. What to say, these movies are classics and remain a staple of the genre and 1930s in general. Then came The Flying Irishman,  an unusual movie where aviator Douglas Corrigan stars as himself “accidentally” flying across the ocean to Ireland. Corrigan got some fame in 1938 when this happened, and the movie was made in to cash that fame, since Corrigan is hardly known today, except to hard-core enthusiast. Corrigan, who was not a thespian by any stretch of imagination (albeit in possession of an easy, affable charm), was supported by an able body of RKO staples – Paul Kelly, Donald McBride, Robert Armstrong… 

Dorothy then appeared in Fixer Dugan, a Lee Tracy/Peggy Shannon teaming, where they play a couple of circus people who develop a deep affection for orphaned girl, played by Virginia Wielder, whose mother just died in an aerial accident. Tracy was a specific actor who excelled playing smooth talking conman with slight traces of morality, and he’s always tops playing those roles, no matter the movie or the story. As you can guess, he plays the fixer. The movie was sadly a B class affair, and Peggy Shannon was not the greatest of all leading ladies, but she is cute and pert, Virginia is perky and heartwarming, and we get to see how a circus lived in the 1930s. Dorothy’s last uncredited role before breakthrough was in These Glamour Girls, a biting social satire disguised as a frilly upper class comedy. Lew Ayres plays a preppy boy who, by drunken design, invites a taxi dancer to his all-too-snobbish elite school and she unintentionally causes havoc. This is a role I think Lana Turner played best – naughty but nice independent woman who fight for themselves and know their way around men. She was very often miscast as a upper class lady – she never was and could never be one, she just didn’t’ have the sheen, but had plenty of other attributes. The cast is outstanding, Turner, Ayres, Ann Rutherford, Anita Louise, Billie Burke.  

Dorothy’s claim to fame was her role in the Dr. Christian series of movies, where she played nurse Judy in five movies – Meet Dr. Christian, The Courageous Dr. Christian, Dr. Christian Meets the Women,Remedy for Riches, They Meet Again. Whoever loves medical series will probably like this more wholesome and slightly naïve take on the profession. Christian is played by Jean Hersholt, and his support is  good – Robert Baldwin, Edgar Kennedy, and a string of players from the RKO supporting roster. 

Between Dr. Christian movies, Dorothy appear in an odd-RKO feature. The first one was That’s Right – You’re Wrong, a Kay Kyser vehicle, where Kyser plays himself trying to make it in Hollywood. The plot is very thin, but the music is nice if you like Kyser, and there are some good supporting players – Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Lucille Ball. Next Dorothy had a role in the movie serial The Green Hornet Strikes Again! – about the legendary Green Hornet character. 

Dorothy played a prominent role in Lucky Devils, a completely forgotten movie that doesn’t even have a summary on IMDB. Luckily, her next movie, Look Who’s Laughing, was better known, featuring Fibber McGee and Molly and Edgar Bergen. It’s a typical silly comedy, but for anyone who loves either the McGees or Charlie McCarthy will enjoy it immensely. More nostalgia than art, but who’s asking? 

Dorothy had an okay role in Call Out the Marines but it didn’t really help her career. As one reviewer perfectly wrote in IMDB: “The tail end of McLagen and Lowe’s adventures as Flagg and Quirt from WHAT PRICE GLORY (the names are marginally changed) is a piece of production line entertainment that turns the battling buddies into Abbott & Costello substitutes complete with another undercranked chase for a finale”. Too bad, those were two very talented actors. Sing Your Worries Away was another comedy, just this time with Bert Lahr and his own very specific brand of funny. You either like or don’t like him – his movies are mostly just for those who like him. 

Next up – Powder Town, a  low budget movie in it’s own category. Perhaps it can be called a SF-comedy-propaganda movie, it mixes a few genres so it’s impossible to really mark it down into one. Edmund O’Brien, who later in his career became a top class noir actor, plays against type here – he’s a scatterbrained, nutty scientist working on a secret formula for explosives. Then add some spies into the mix, and the fact that O’Brien is hot commodity, desired by all the women who live in his hotel. Vic McLagen plays his brawling sidekick, and he’s as good as always in such roles. Dorothy’s last RKO movie was The Mantrap, a very witty and funny mystery movie, with Henry Stephenson playing a Sherlock Holmes-like detective solving a murder. Lloyd Corrigan, known today as a B western hero, plays his Watson substitute, and the two make a dandy and very appealing companions. Too bad they didn’t make a movie serial out of it. 

Dorothy gave up her RKO contract to get married. She gave acting another go in the 1950s, appeared in TV series, and made another movie in 1960, Why Must I Die?, a weird little Debra Paget movie, conceived as a critique of capital punishment. 1950s brought with them an unusual genre (which did exist before, but not so prominently) – the sleazy, lurid movie, usually featuring young actors and actresses, often bordering on camp. Why must I die is one of those movies, a late 1950s relic, with little to recommend it except the over-the-top story and acting.

Dorothy’s last movie was one of her best, A Patch of Blue. The leads, Sidney Poitier and Elizabeth Hartman are both excellent in their roles – she plays a blind young woman, neglected and abused by her rough mother (played by Shelley Winters), and he is a idealistic African American teacher – she slowly falls for him without knowing his skin color, and when her mother finds out, all hell breaks loose. A very relevant movie, even today, with wonderful performances and plenty of positive subtext, it’s truly a 1960s classic. 

And that was it from Dorothy! 

PRIVATE LIFE 

Dorothy was famous in Hollywood for her good looks, and Motion Picture Fan Club voted her the most beautiful girl in B pictures. She was good friends with fellow actress Margaret Hayes.

In 1940 Dorothy started to date Jack Hively, best known as Gloria Swanson’s director. The got engaged in 1941 and planned to wed that December, but  Hively’s enlistment in the Army Signal Corps and they had to change plans. In the end they married on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1942, in Patterson Field, where Hively was stationed. The base was decorated with many lovely flower arrangements to make it more in sync for a wedding revenue. Now something about the groom. Jack Besden Hively was born on September 5, 1910, in Denver, Colorado, to George and Georgenie Hively. His father was an Academy Award-nominated editor, and his brother, George Jr., would become a television editor. Jack grew up in an artistical environment, and when his family moved to California, he decided to go into showbiz himself. He worked at RKO from 1933, first as a editor, then, starting in 1939, as a director. 

The couple were pressed for time – since Dorothy was working at RKO, she was given two weeks off to get married and have a honeymoon, So they decided to honeymoon in vicinity of Patterson Field.  Dorothy cut short her honeymoon and rushed hack to the coast to tell her sailor brother goodbye— only to find him gone when she got here. See then returned to established a permanent home in Osborn. Hively started working with the training film unit of the signal corps place. 

Hively later served under General MacArthur in the Pacific Theater, all the while Dorothy worked back home and was active in the war effort, selling bonds and touring. After Jack was discharged from the army, he returned to Hollywood, where the couple settled permanently. Their daughter Katherine Gordon Hively was born on December 8, 1945. Dorothy took some time off to devote herself to family life and only occasionally returned to acting. 

Hively and Dorothy divorced in the mid 1950s, about 1955, and Hively later remarried, in 1958, to Muriel Bixby. He died on December 19, 1995, in California

Dorothy chose not to remarry, remained living in California, and retired to Sherman Oaks, where she spent her golden years. 

Dorothy Hively died on April 28, 1998, in Sherman Oaks, California

Margaret Landry

Pretty and charming southern girl who came to Hollywood via the pageantry route, Margaret Landry actually had a solid starter career, and perhaps could have been a contended if she stuck to her guns. However she married and left Tinsel town, and that was that! Let’s learn more about her! 

EARLY LIFE 

Margaret Eileen Landry was born on October 2, 1922, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Lawrence and Ada Maya Landry. She was the youngest of three children. Her older siblings were Katherine and Larry. Her father was a medical doctor with his own practice. 

Maggie grew up in a loving family environment in Baton Rouge, and attended Baton Rogue High school. While she did have a knack for singing and acting, she never seriously considered those as her future vocations, graduating high school, enrolled into Louisiana State University. A sunny brunette with a wide wmile, Margaret bloomed into a stunning girl and when she entered LSU, she was noticed all around by everyone. In 1940, she won out over all other coeds as “Darling of L. S. U.” and her picture was featured in the beauty section of the Gumbo, student yearbook. The same year she was selected by the Kansas City Southern Railroad to be Miss Southern Belle. 

Then, in 1941, came her moment of destiny. Margaret was Selected from over 5,000 entries in a nation-wide contest as the  “Sweater Girl of 1941,”. Her award $500 in cash and a trip to New York. The competition was sponsored by a leading knitwear association with the purpose of finding the Ideal American girl dressed in the most typical American garb – a tissue-knit sweater and skirt. The campaign was very much a large publicity stunt, especially blown into the skies when Will Hays, the resident Hollywood censor, pronounced sweaters to b too sexy and immoral. Maggie went head first into a sweater defense. Here is an article from the event: 

Margaret Landry believes “Mr. Hays is Just silly to think sweaters are Immoral” and 6,000 American soldiers free with her. Likewise, some dozen or so hard-boiled New York photographers who In less than an hour today took more pictures of Margaret in her sweater than have been taken of Winston Churchill on his entire American visit. Margaret. 19, brunette and definitely cuddlesome, won the title America’s official sweater girl,” over 5,000 contestants in a Nation-wide competition held by a knitwear association. Her reward, besides honor and glory, v as a $500 defense bond and a 10-day Broadway whirl. Wearing a sweater is really patriotic,” Margaret said in a heavy southern drawl she comes from Baton Rouge, La. “because it pleases the soldiers.” To prove her point Margaret hauled out a batch of fan mail, about 5,000 letters she received from soldiers, sailors and marines, far and near, since her contest victory was announced a few weeks ago. “I get hundreds like this almost every day,” she said, picking out one at random. Sgt. T. E. Wells, Camp Beauregard. La., “on behalf of the whole darn camp.” discussed Margaret and her sweaters for three paragraphs and concluded: “Girls as beautiful as you make this country worth fighting for.” “You see,” Margaret said. “the soldiers are right. Mr. Hays Is Just silly to think sweaters immoral. 1 Nobody can say college girls are immoral and every college girl has a closet full of sweaters.” . “I’m really grateful to him, though,” she added. “If he hadn’t stirred up the fuss about sweaters, nobody would

Well, if this wasn’t enough for Hollywood to notice, I don’t know what was, and the point is Hollywood did notice her, and she got a contract and started her career in 1942. 

CAREER

Maggie’s first movie was The Falcon Strikes Back, one of the Falcon movies. In fact, Maggie appeared in three Falcon movies overall, the other two being The Falcon and the Co-eds and The Falcon Out West. What to say about these works – if you like episodic serial movies with a charming and slick main character, and light and fun plot, but no big emotional impact not any real artistical merit, than Falcon is good enough for anybody. A special plus is that Falcon was played by Tom Conway, George Sander’ brother, and I really really love Sanders as an actor!

Then she appeared in Mexican Spitfire’s Blessed Event, one of the Mexican Spitfire movie. Anyone who fancies fiery senoritas like Lupe Velez, and the adventures and misadventures of her and her comedic entourage (Leon Errol among them), can probably consider this a minor comedy classic. Maggie’s next, The Fallen Sparrow, is an interesting WW thriller/proto noir, with John Garfield and Maureen O’Hara, about a man trying to solve the murder of a benefactor who helped her escape a concertation camp. One more uncredited part came in The Iron Major, the so-so drama with Pat O’Brien playing a football coach who goes blind after returning from WW1. O’Brien is always very good in his roles, but the movie isn’t particularly interesting, like many biopics from that time that aimlessly go from one scene to another. 

Perhaps Maggie’s most memorable role came in The Leopard Man, where she played Teresa Delgado. If Margaret is remembered at all by the movie community today, it’s mostly become of her work on this movie. Made by master director Jacques Tourneur, it’s a gripping, visceral and terrifying psychological horror with an incredible atmosphere of danger and impending doom. No blood necessary – that’s how the masters did it.  

Maggie got her leading lady role in The Adventures of a Rookie, a dismal comedy patterned after the then popular military comedy genre, spearheaded by Abbott and Costello. As one reviewer wrote, Alan Carney and Wally Brown play two clowns who do stupid stuff once they are drafted into the army. While this worked with Abbott and Costello, it just doesn’t work here. If Maggie hoped to secure herself a movie serial like some other actresses, she was sadly mistaken – this was it. The movie did not do good business, and the comedic duo just melted away. Maggie got one more uncredited role – in Gildersleeve on Broadway. Based on based on radio show The Great Gildersleeve, it’s a mildly amusing comedy with the colorful Harold Peary as the titular character, and Billie Burke plays support (love that woman!)

Maggie’s career took a bit of a nosedive afterwards. Gangway for Tomorrow, a typical WW2 propaganda piece about five women who all work in the same factory. It’s actually not a bad film and illustrates the psychological state of US in the early 1940s very well, but perhaps it’s not as interesting to today’s audiences as it was back then (this is the downfall of most propaganda movies). Then came Government Girl, an okay comedy about a naïve senator (Sunny Tufts) who gets schooled by his secretary, played by Olivia de Havilland, about the way thing work in Washington. 

In 1944 there was Bride by Mistake, a predictable but ultimately fun comedy about a independent career woman (played by Laraine Day), who becomes, as the title says, a bride by mistake (the groom is Alan Marshal). Maggie than had a lightly more visible role in Mademoiselle Fifi, which is an interesting movie all around. Based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant, it does tackle, albeit in a very non-subtle way, some very relevant moral questions. It does have WW2 propaganda movie shades as all Germans in movie are shown in a rather negative light (Mademoiselle Fifi is nickname for a German man, and you guess why!). Our heroin is played by Simone Simon, an unique actress that was not really well used by Hollywood. Their loss! 

Youth Runs Wild is an WW2 propaganda, plus teen movie. While the teen genre would only spark up in the 1950s, there were traces of it before, like this movie – but it’s far from being a memorable film. It’s a very heavy-handed movie, literary ramming it’s messages right into the viewers brain. The cast is also nothing exceptional – Bonita Granville and Kent Smith are okay, but rather bland overall. Then came Girl Rush, another Carney/Brown comedy, just this time Maggie wasn’t in the leading female role (the dubious honor goes to songbird Frances Langford). Maggie’s last movie was Having Wonderful Crime, a funny crime romp about a lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort. Probably worth watching just to see the lovely Carole Landis. 

And that was it from Maggie! 

PRIVATE LIFE 

Margaret seemed like an easy going, happy-go-lucky southern girl who landed in Hollywood more due to luck than any real design. She was very close to her family and enjoyed nothing better than having coffee and breakfast in bed while home in Baton Rouge. Like many southerners, Maggie was a gourmand, and this put her at odds, slightly, with the Hollywood brass, as this article can attest: 

Margaret Landry, the charming R.K.O. menace, was asked by her studio to keep her figure as is, and not indulge in starchy foods. One day recently, a producer came into the RICO. dining room, and spied Margaret Indulging in a creamy hit of fluff. That is not cricket.” said the producer. Margaret looked up and said, “Not even this light desert? You make it sound as if a girl becomes a great actress On the cricket fields of eatin’.”

Margaret’s brother Larry Jr. died in Bali during the war. He was in the air force. Even before this tragic occurrence, Maggie was very active in the war effort work. She was so popular that U. S. fliers in the South Pacific called their sweaters “Maggies” in her honor. Here is a short article about this:

Margaret Landry is a lovely flower from Louisana. She won national attention as a “sweater girl” (for good reasons, plural) .’. and,, given the fight breaks, should make a name for herself . She deserves the breaks, too, if she does many such nice acts as one , I shall now describe. At a party, she overheard six air cadets lamenting the fact that they had missed the last bus to camp, and would have to hitch-hike thirty five miles. Whereupon Miss ‘ Landry loaned them her car, which is quite a favor these days. Next morning, it was returned, together with a large box of candy. What makes this story more poignant is the fact that Margaret lost her brother in air battles over New Guinea. 

Maggie married her Baton Rogue sweetheart, James Alexander Moore, who served in the US Air Force during WW2. After he came back from the war, she gave up movies and moved to Houston with him. They raised four children together: Michael, Larry, Candance and Susan. In the end, Maggie found true happiness not in Hollywood, but in Texas. She was active in local civic activities, volunteering many hours at the Hermann Hospital and was a member of the Houston Junior League. She and James continued living in Houston, where he died sometime in the 1990s.

Margaret Landry Moore died on April 22, 2005, in Amarillo, Texas

Luana Lee

Luana Lee was a very pretty girl who was literary born into acting – she came from a theatrical family, was on the stage from the age of 2 and considered a very talented child actress. Then she came to Hollywood after high school, with hopes of continuing her lucky strike. Sadly nothing much happened, and her career was over in a few short years. Let’s learn more about her!

EARLY LIFE

Luana Lee Mehlberg was born on October 11, 1935 in Pasadena, California, to Ernest Mehlberg and Dorothy Meilbeck. Luana was sadly not the first Luana Lee Mehlerg – her older sister with the same moniker was born on September 10, 1934, but died at only a month old on October 12, 1934. Her father, who was about 45 years old when Luana was born, was wed twice previously but had no children.

Luana’s parents had long experience as dramatic teachers in such well-known schools as the Meglin Kiddies. In 1938 the Mehlbergs left for Detroit, Michigan, to establish their own dramatic and dancing school. Both Ernest and Dorothy were Michigan natives so it was like a homecoming for them. Luana was thus just 3 when she made her theatrical debut as the Christ Child in a Christmas pageant.

Luana became her parent’s star pupils during some 10 years they conducted the dramatic school in Detroit, where she also attended elementary school. But Luana was fired with ambition to become a movie star and returned to California in 1949. From then on, things began to happen. Luana enrolled at Hollywood High School because she had heard how Lana Turner was once a pupil there and how other girls had gone on from there to film fame. After a year, she left to enter the Hollywood Professional School.

Before she left Hollywood High she was called to MGM for a bit role as Janet Leigh’s sister in “Rosika the’ Rose” and an episode in “It’s a’ Big Country”. She appeared in little theaters and summer stock. After graduating from Professional School she worked two weeks in a department store sportswear department. Then a friends of hers, who had become head dispatcher of MGM messengers, called Luana to fill a messenger vacancy.

While she was a messenger in MGM, a stroke of good luck happened. Producer Arthur Freed saw screen possibilities in her and arranged for Gene Kelly to star in a test with her and also ty directed it. A contract resulted for Luana who then was given roles in two musicals “It’s Always Fair Weather” and “Kismet”.

And her career started!

CAREER

Luana appeared in seven MGM features. Her first three were prestigious, high-budget musicals – however, this was the end of the golden age of musicals, and the movies show. Gone were the days of American in PAris and Rinsing in the rain – things were happening that were not kind to the movie musical genre. As in most cases on this page, Luana was uncredited in all of her movies.

Anyway, Luana’s first movie was It’s Always Fair Weather, bit of a more mature musical, a spiritual successor to the immensely popular on the Town. Three soldiers meet again after some years of being apart and slowly start to realize they have nothing in common. Three tio was played by Gene Kelly, Michael Kidd and Dan Dailey. Interesting cinematography, great dancing, good music, a bit more sombre story than usual – its still a musical with no great depth, but it’s definitely not bad. Plus there is Cyd Charisse to look at 🙂

THe next musical, Kismet, is very well made but never achieved a level of fame like other musicals. This Baghdadian fable with grand wiziers, harem dancers and beggar kings was helmed by Vincente Minnelli and based on a stage play which was re-made into a Broadway musical. The movie oversimplifies some things but adds plenty of others for some colorful, oriental entertainment. The cast is singularly MGM 1950s bonanza – Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone… Nope, they are not Kelly and Astaire, but they were all very good singers and dancers. Music is based on Russian composer Borodin’s work, so it’s an very good update to the 20th century.

Luana’s third musical was Meet Me in Las Vegas – basic plot with nothing special to recommend it (a gambler and ballerina get lucky in gambling under special circumstance), but with great dancing by the leads and some nice music. Plus Lena Horne! She was a dream!

Luana was then moved to other kinds of MGM movies. The first was The Fastest Gun Alive, a very interesting western with an unusually story, low budget, but superbly made, without a lost second. Glenn Ford, never a great actor, is actually very good as a timid shopkeeper with a secret history who’s coerced into robbing a bank. Broderick Crawford plays the bully who manhandles him, and he’s simply perfect in these larger-than-life roles. Then came These Wilder Years, a low-key drama with James Cagney and Babs Stanyck. It deals with some very serious issues, and doesn’t have a leading man/lady romance, which I find very refreshing!

Afterwards came The Opposite Sex, a tame remake of The Women, a so-so comedy with some good performances (Dolores Gray!), but overall nothing special. Her last movie was Raintree County, an interesting movie, and for more than one reason. However heavy handed and with a sloppy script, it’s worth seeing to see Liz Taylor and Monty Clift together again.

And that as it from Luana!

PRIVATE LIFE

She is 5 feet 7 inches weighs 120 pounds and has blonde hair and hazel eyes. When she was under contract to MGM, she did as all starlets did – got themselves into the papers with engineered romances. In 1954 thus Luana had a studio backed relationship with young hopeful Russ Tamblyn.

Luana ended her contract to MGM and and began freelancing, with some success in the beginning, as she had been chosen out of 200 aspirants to appear in the musical version of “Seventeen” at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. However, other things started to occupy her mind and acting would soon slip into obscurity.

Yes, for all the hubaloo over her burning desire to act and how she was literary born a thespian, Luana gave acting and Hollywood up and in 1959 married George V. Clark in Las Vegas, Nevada. This proved to be the right choice for her – they remained happily married.

The couple had six children: Christoph, born on January 18, 1960, Matthew, born on December 4, 1961, Daniel, born on March 13, 1963, Johnathan, born on July 21, 1964, Jason, born on September 30, 1966, and Christia, born on August 10, 1968.

Luana and her family lived in Orange, California, and allegedly dabbed in pet care.

Luan Lee Clark is still alive today, as always, I hope she has a happy life!