Louise Platt (Louise Platt)

Louise Platt

Louise Platt (August 3, 1915 – September 6, 2003) was an American theater, film, and TV actress. Platt is best remembered for her role as the officer’s pregnant wife in John Ford’s critically acclaimed Stagecoach (1939). After two years on Broadway, she came to Hollywood in 1938. She returned to the New York stage in 1942 after acting in a half-dozen movies. She worked with Rex Harrison in Anne of the Thousand Days on Broadway in 1948 and in the 1950s played a variety of roles on television, including two appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and a recurring role as Ruth Holden on The Guiding Light. Platt began her career in plays on Broadway, before entering into films and television. Her films include, “Street Of Chance” (1942), “Captain Caution” (1940), “Forgotten Girls” (1940), “Tell No Tales” (1939), “Stagecoach” (1939), “Spawn Of The North” (1938), and “I Met My Love Again” (1938). On television she made guest appearances on such shows as, “Naked City,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The United States Steel Hour,” “Kraft Television Theatre,” and “Star Tonight.” Louise Platt was born in Stamford, Connecticut. She married twice, first to theatre director Jed Harris, who abused her. She was later married to Stanley Gould, until his death.

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  • August, 03, 1915
  • USA
  • Stamford, Connecticut


  • September, 06, 2003
  • USA
  • Greenport, New York


  • Cremated

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