Gloria DeHaven

Gloria DeHaven

Children with third husband: Harry (b. 1958) and Faith (b. 1962).

Daughter of actor-director Carter DeHaven and actress Flora Parker DeHaven.

Daughter, Kathleen, with John Payne, born 1945. Son, Thomas, with Payne, born 1947.

Ex-step-grandmother of Katharine Towne.

Ex-stepmother of Julie Payne.

Grandmother of actress Holly Payne.

In Three Little Words (1950), she portrayed her own, real-life mother.

In Call Her Mom (1972) (TV), she replaced Ann Miller who in turn had replaced Cyd Charisse.

In 1944 De Haven came into the makeup and hair department at MGM to wash her hair in prep for a scene she was going to shoot. Halfway into the endeavor she felt a hand push her head into the bowl and began washing her hair. When she was finished she looked up and saw that it was Marlene Dietrich who had washed her hair. Dietrich had entered the room to pick up the gold paint she was using for to cover her left leg in _"Kismit"_ (1944) and figured that since she was there she would give De Haven a quick hairwash. De Haven was so stunned that she could hardly utter a thank you.

Measurements: 34-24-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

MGM allegedly suspended her for refusing to do the film Good News (1947).

Mother of actor Richard DeHaven.

She is a conservative Republican and over the years has endorsed and supported Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.

She was taught to speak eloquent English by Joan Crawford.

Sister of assistant director/unit manager Carter De Haven Jr..

Was host of the morning movie series "Prize Movie" on WABC-TV (Channel 7) in New York for a few years starting in 1969.