Angela Greene (Angela Greene)

Angela Greene

Actress. Gorgeous, Irish-born screen personality. In films from 1943, she usually played decorative leads in B pictures and aggressive party girls in A’s. Despite her looks and talent, Greene was too independent-minded for a starring career in Hollywood. She once turned down a Paramount contract because she objected to being called a “starlet”, claiming, “Girls given that label get stuck with bit parts, pin ups, and wolves”. She nevertheless amassed a respectable resume, including the films “Hollywood Canteen” (1944), “Mildred Pierce” (1945), “At War with the Army” (1950), “The Lady Wants Mink” (1953), “Affair in Reno” (1957), “Night of the Blood Beast” (1958), “Tickle Me” (1965), “The Day of the Locust” (1975), and “Futureworld” (1976), and dozens of appearances in such TV shows as “Topper”, “The Cisco Kid”, “The Donna Reed Show”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “77 Sunset Strip”, “Batman”, “Marcus Welby, MD”, “The Waltons”, and “Baretta”. Angela Catherine Greene was born in Dublin, and raised in Queens, New York. Starting out as a model, she became a popular World War II pin-up girl and her bikini-clad image graced the nose of the US bomber Skipper 2, which flew 25 missions over North Africa and Europe. She dated naval lieutenant John F. Kennedy before marrying businessman Stuart Martin in 1946. They had three children. For years the couple were prominent figures in Tinseltown society and their rocky union was often fodder for the gossip columns. Greene later took up painting seriously and had several exhibitions of her work. One of her canvases was reportedly used in the animated feature “Plague Dogs” (1982). She died of a stroke at 56. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cause of death: Stroke

Born

  • February, 24, 1921
  • Ireland

Died

  • February, 02, 1978
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • Stroke

Cemetery

  • San Fernando Mission Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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