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Kathleen Crowley

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Betty Jane Kathleen Crowley (born December 26, 1931) is an American actress and was Miss New Jersey in 1949 and a contestant for Miss America in the same year (she came in sixth). After the pageants, she became an actress who specialized in being phenomenally seductive in TV series and movies. Most well known for playing a variety of sirens in TV's Maverick (1957) opposite James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Roger Moore, she appears in eight episodes, a series record for leading ladies; "The Jeweled Gun" (with Jack Kelly), "Maverick Springs" (with James Garner and Jack Kelly), "The Misfortune Teller" (with Garner), "A Bullet for the Teacher" (with Roger Moore), "Kiz" (with Moore), and "Dade City Dodge," "The Troubled Heir," and "One of Our Trains Is Missing," with Kelly. Crowley made 81 television appearances on various series and appeared in twenty movies between 1951 and 1970 (one of her last movie roles was in Downhill Racer with Robert Redford). Many of her films were low-budget sci-fi and horror movies, but she seemed to appear in practically every narrative television series produced in the late '50s and '60s, including Bourbon Street Beat, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, Bat Masterson, Bonanza, Branded, My Three Sons, Donna Reed, Perry Mason, Checkmate, Bronco, Route 66, Thriller, Batman, Disneyland, Family Affair, Rawhide, The Lone Ranger, and many others. Crowley was often confused with her acting contemporary Pat Crowley (frequently billed as "Patricia Crowley"), who appeared as guest leading lady in different episodes of many of the same television series and was not related. The two Crowleys were apparently never cast in the same episode. In the Philip Roth novel American Pastoral, the protagonist marries Miss New Jersey 1949, in the book named Dawn Dwyer and having few similarities to Crowley's post-Miss New Jersey life (including a poorer finish in the Miss America pageant). Description above from the Wikipedia article Kathleen Crowley,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 26, 1931 In New Jersey, US
Movie/TV Credits:
47
First Appeared:
In the series Robert Montgomery Presents 1950-01-30
Latest Project:
Movie Downhill Racer 1969-11-06
Known For
Poster of Curse of the Undead
Poster of The Flame Barrier
Poster of Westward Ho, The Wagons!
Poster of Female Jungle
Filmography

Downhill Racer (1969)

Drama
Movie
as American Newspaper Woman
6.2 20 votes

The High Chaparral (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown
9 2 votes

Batman (1966)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 54 votes

Family Affair (1966)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Branded (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8.3 4 votes

Gidget (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 5 votes

FBI Code 98 (1963)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Marian Nichols
5.5 1 votes

Showdown (1963)

Western
Movie
as Estelle

Redigo (1963)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Americans (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

Thriller (1960)

Horror Thriller
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Surfside 6 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.4 8 votes

Curse of the Undead (1959)

Western Horror
Movie
as Dolores Carter
6 2 votes

Bourbon Street Beat (1959)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Rebel Set (1959)

Drama
Movie
as Jeanne Mapes
2 5 votes

Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

The Donna Reed Show (1958)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.7 3 votes

The Flame Barrier (1958)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Carol Dahlmann
5 1 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Yancy Derringer (1958)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

The Phantom Stagecoach (1957)

Western
Movie
as Fran Maroon

The Quiet Gun (1957)

Western
Movie
as Teresa Carpenter
5.8 2 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 20 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Female Jungle (1956)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Peggy Voe
5 1 votes

Westward Ho, The Wagons! (1956)

Adventure Western
Movie
as Laura Thompson
5.5 1 votes

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

City of Shadows (1955)

Crime
Movie
as Fern Fellows
5 1 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Matinee Theater (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Lone Wolf (1954)

Series
as Unknown

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Target Earth (1954)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Nora King
6.4 8 votes

City Detective (1953)

Series
as Unknown

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)

Music Comedy Romance
Movie
as Susanna

Sabre Jet (1953)

Drama War
Movie
as Susan Crenshaw
10 1 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown