Timelines for year 1944
Daughter by Condos, Melodye Raye Condos (Melodye Condos), born 26th July 1944.
Patsy was unusual for her time by admitting publicly that she was a lesbian. Many movie historians believe her frankness about her lifestyle hurt her acting career which all but ended in movies by 1944, until television revived it.
Former New York City model, turned actress in 'Cover Girl' (1944), she is not to be confused with Betty Jane Graham (I), best remembered, and most visible, as Little Miss Vitaphone in 'An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee' (1930).
Daughter Phyllis Wanda born by Caesarian section April 26, 1944.
"B" film redhead who was a defense-plant worker in WWII when discovered for films by Fox studios in 1944, playing both sweethearts and shady ladies.
From 1944 through 1957, she had 83 records on Billboard's pop music charts as a solo artist.
Her favorite movie growing up was Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
President of the Screen Writers Guild. [1944-1945]
She was the photo girl of the World War II plane "Lucky Lady". A PC-3 headed by Max Pyles debuted the plane in September 1944 and Laraine, who was at the time a favorite with lonesome G.I.'s, wrote asking her for a photograph to put on the plane. Laraine immediately wrote back with an attached photo of her in a negligee and the "Lucky Lady" soon became held the honor of having the highest record flights in the autumn of 1944. Her photo remained pasted on the L/gun door and the crew and Laraine frequently sent letters back and forth and Laraine was very proud and interested to get updates about "her airplane".
She was singing at the famed Stork Club around Christmas 1944 where she was spotted by a talent scout who brought her to Hollywood in January 1945 to begin her career in motion pictures.
Professional lightweight boxer from 1944 to 1960.
Began boxing in 1944. He had a career record of 90-20-6 though he never gained a championship. Known for his boxing apparel, he wore a gold robe and trunks.He retired in 1960.
Awarded the Silver Star for heroism as a tank commander at the battle of Monte Cassino in 1944.
Host of Mutual Radio's "Quick as a Flash" (1944-1947).
Known slightly for playing exotic roles in the 40s, she was chosen (unknown at the time) by Cecil B. DeMille to play "Tremartini" in the film The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) over the likes of Simone Simon, Yvonne De Carlo and Elena Verdugo.
Was handed a plum acting role in Three Russian Girls (1944) with no prior acting experience after Charlie Chaplin's not-quite wife Oona O'Neill bowed out of the role.
Mother Mildred Brenner worked at MGM in the set department, and created magnificent flowers, trees and other greenery for such notable films as National Velvet (1944), Forbidden Planet (1956), Raintree County (1957) and others.
Star of Mutual and NBC Radio's "The Roy Rogers Show."
Star of Mutual (1944-1951) and NBC Radio's (1951-1955) "The Roy Rogers Show."
Best remembered as the title character in The Lodger (1944).