Laraine Day Overview:

Legendary actress, Laraine Day, was born Laraine Johnson on Oct 13, 1920 in Roosevelt, UT. Day died at the age of 87 on Nov 10, 2007 in Ivins, UT and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


Quiet, sensitive American actress with demure features and fairish brown hair. A middle-range star from 1939 to 1949, she remained fixed in most minds as Nurse Mary Lamont in the Dr. Kildare series, a role she played seven times. She devoted most of her latter days to the Mormon church into which she was born.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Day was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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The Locket (1946): and Splintering Psychology

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 13, 2021 From 4 Star Films

“Have you ever done this before?” – Robert Mitchum as Norman Clyde “No. I’ve never stolen anything in my life.” – as Nancy We’re met by a wedding with all the trimmings. It’s a well-to-do affair and Larraine Day looks quite dazzling. ... Read full article

Day Ten of Noirvember: and The Locket

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2018 From Shadows and Satin

The Locket (1946) is a fascinating film noir that tells the story of Nancy, a beautiful and accomplished young woman who, at the start of the picture, is about to marry the love of her life, John Willis. Shortly before the start of the ceremony, however, John is visited by Dr. Harry Blair, who claim... Read full article

Fingers at the Window (1942) with Lew Ayres and

By Orson De Welles on Aug 18, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! DANGER AT NIGHTFALL! Quirky little films are usually rather amusing.? Such is the case with 1942?s Fingers at the Window, a would-be suspense film starring Lew Ayres in the lead role as out of work actor Oliver Duffy.? His leading lady here is as Edwina Brown.? Sadly, the all... Read full article

The First Lady of Baseball:

on Aug 14, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

She was a perfect mix of sophistication and fresh-faced beauty. was an All-American girl next door, who played Nurse Mary Lamont in the ?Doctor Kildare? film series while under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Day co-starred with top Hollywood stars such as John Wayne, Cary Grant, Lana T... Read full article

By Art on Oct 13, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

(October 13, 1920 ? November 10, 2007) was born La Raine Johnson on October 13, 1920 in Roosevelt, Utah, to an affluent Mormon family. She later moved to California where she was a 1938 graduate of Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California and began her acting ca... Read full article

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Laraine Day Quotes:

Nurse Molly Byrd: Nurses are just like husbands. You can abuse them, insult them, work 'em to death, jump all over 'em. They'll take it. But give 'em a bad cup of coffee and you got a revolution on your hands.

Carol Fisher: I think the world has been run long enough by well-meaning professionals. We might give the amateurs a chance now.

Carol Fisher: You never hear of circumstances out of our control rushing us into peace, have you?

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She was the photo girl of the World War II plane "Lucky Lady". A PC-3 headed by Max Pyles debuted the plane in September 1944 and Laraine, who was at the time a favorite with lonesome G.I.'s, wrote asking her for a photograph to put on the plane. Laraine immediately wrote back with an attached photo of her in a negligee and the "Lucky Lady" soon became held the honor of having the highest record flights in the autumn of 1944. Her photo remained pasted on the L/gun door and the crew and Laraine frequently sent letters back and forth and Laraine was very proud and interested to get updates about "her airplane".

She was described by many as being very kind, intellectual, ladylike, and influential.

She had long friendships with many of her co-stars, some of which included Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Herbert Marshall, Joel McCrea, John Wayne, Lew Ayres, Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Marsha Hunt, and Angela Lansbury. She was also a friend to actress Fay Wray.

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