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Wanda Hendrix

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wanda Hendrix (November 3, 1928 – February 1, 1981) was an American film and television actress. Born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida, Hendrix was performing in her local amateur theater when she was seen by a talent agent who signed her to a Hollywood contract. She made her first film, Confidential Agent, in 1945 and for the first few years of her career was consistently cast in "B" pictures. By the late 1940s, she was being included in more prestigious films, such as Ride the Pink Horse (1947) and Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948). She starred with Tyrone Power in Prince of Foxes. In 1949, Audie Murphy saw Hendrix on the cover of a magazine and asked to meet her. They were married on February 8, 1949, but the marriage was short-lived; they divorced on April 14, 1950. Hendrix later said that Murphy had wanted her to give up her career, but more significantly, he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from his service in World War II and during "flashback" episodes he would turn on her, once holding her at gunpoint. In her later years, Hendrix spoke of Murphy's condition with empathy. Hendrix resumed her career but found it difficult to obtain good roles. On June 26, 1954, she married wealthy sportsman James Langford Stack, Jr., the brother of actor Robert Stack, and retired from acting, but made occasional appearances in television series such as My Three Sons and Wagon Train and Bewitched. The couple divorced on November 3, 1958. She married Italian financier and oil company executive Steven LaMonte on June 7, 1969. They divorced on November 17, 1980. She died in Burbank, California from double pneumonia at the age of 52, and was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wanda Hendrix, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 3, 1928 In Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie Confidential Agent 1945-11-02
Latest Project:
Movie One Minute Before Death 1972-06-14
Known For
Poster of Johnny Cool
Poster of Your Show of Shows
Poster of Hollywood Wonderland
Poster of Nora Prentiss

Wanda Hendrix Movies Filmography

Movie
One Minute Before Death
Lisa Buckingham 1972-06-14
Series
Bewitched
Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie
Johnny Cool
Miss Connolly 1963-10-01
Movie
Boy Who Caught a Crook
Laura 1961-10-01
Series
My Three Sons
Unknown 1960-09-29
Series
Lock-Up
Unknown 1959-09-28
Series
Bat Masterson
Unknown 1958-10-08
Series
Telephone Time
Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie
Highway Dragnet
Susan Willis 1954-01-20
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie
The Black Dakotas
Ruth Lawrence 1954-09-02
Movie
Sea of Lost Ships
Pat Kirby 1953-10-24
Movie
The Last Posse
Deborah 1953-07-04
Movie
A Tale of Two Cities
Lucie Manette 1953-05-03
Movie
South of Algiers
Anne Burnet 1953-03-17
Movie
Montana Territory
Clair Enoch 1952-05-31
Movie
The Highwayman
Bess Forsythe 1951-08-11
Movie
My Outlaw Brother
Senorita Carmel Alvarado 1951-08-22
Series
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie
Saddle Tramp
Della 1950-09-21
Movie
The Admiral Was a Lady
Jean Madison 1950-08-04
Movie
Sierra
Riley Martin 1950-06-01
Series
Your Show of Shows
Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie
Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Baronessa Giulia de Greffi 1950-02-21
Series
Robert Montgomery Presents
Unknown 1950-01-30
Series
Lux Video Theatre
Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie
My Own True Love
Sheila Heath 1949-02-02
Movie
Prince of Foxes
Camilla Verano 1949-11-11
Movie
Song of Surrender
Abigail Hunt 1949-10-27
Movie
Miss Tatlock's Millions
Nancy "Nan" Tatlock 1948-11-19
Movie
Ride the Pink Horse
Pilar 1947-10-08
Movie
Hollywood Wonderland
Tour Guide 1947-08-09
Movie
Welcome Stranger
Emily Walters 1947-06-13
Movie
Nora Prentiss
Bonita 'Bunny' Talbot 1947-02-22
Movie
Confidential Agent
Else 1945-11-02