Alexis Smith Overview:

Legendary actress, Alexis Smith, was born Gladys Smith on Jun 8, 1921 in Penticton, Canada. Smith died at the age of 72 on Jun 9, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA .


Blonde Canadian actress whose height (5ft 10in) and determined features got her cast as adventuresses of one kind or another, sometimes spirited, sometimes scheming. Also a dancer and light singer. Resident at Warners throughout the forties. Married to Craig Stevens from 1944. Died from cancer.

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Smith was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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(June 8, 1921 – June 9, 1993) was a stage, film, and television actress. She performed in Hollywood movies in the 1940s and had a notable career on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award in 1972. Fun Facts: Tall, graceful, talented, Canadian-born actress who was married for... Read full article

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By monty on Jun 8, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(1921-1993) Just recently saw Alexis in the screwball comedy, The Doughgirls, and she was awesome. Normally known for dramatic roles, she showed a natural flair for comedy. Happy Birthday Alexis. Photos... Read full article

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Alexis Smith Quotes:

Victoria Ware: [after being kissed by Corbett] Fine way for a gentleman to behave.
James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim: Oh, darling, that gentleman stuff never fooled you, did it? I'm no gentleman.
Victoria Ware: In that case, I'm no lady.
[they kiss again]

Dr. Mark Hamilton: [fishing] Any luck?
Richard Mason: [holds up his fish] Well if you call this luck.
Dr. Mark Hamilton: [laughs] I could use that for bait.
Evelyn Turner: I caught one bigger than that but I didn't like the way he looked at me so I threw him back.

Jeanne Starr: This town looks as if it's full of men who step on baby chickens.

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Her first professional dance job was in 1934 in the ballet "Carmen" at the Hollywood Bowl.

In her final years, she and husband Craig Stevens lived in the West Hollywood house formerly owned by Loretta Young. The living room still had the big white doors that Young has used for her entrances on her TV series.

Smith toured for more than a year in the Dolly Parton role of Miss Mona, the madam in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.".

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