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Cathy Downs

Cathy Downs (March 3, 1924 – December 8, 1976) was an American film actress. Born in Port Jefferson, New York, Downs began her film career with a small role in The Dolly Sisters (1945) and the following year played the title role in My Darling Clementine. Following the success of the latter, Downs was cast in a prison drama For You I Die (1947), an Abbott & Costello comedy The Noose Hangs High, and several western films.

By the beginning of the 1950s she was appearing in lower budget films, including some science fiction films, with one of these films Missile to the Moon marking her last screen appearance, in 1958.

She worked sporadically in television during the 1960s but was unemployed for several years before her death in Los Angeles, California.

Cathy Downs has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Cathy Downs Facts

BirthdayMarch 3, 1924
BirthplacePort Jefferson, New York, USA
Date of deathDecember 8, 1976 (age 52)

Selected Filmography

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues / The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes! / War Gods of the Deep / At the Earth's Core
The Dark Corner
State Fair
Missile To The Moon
Kentucky Rifle
My Darling Clementine
North and South: The Complete Collection
The Noose Hangs High
Darn Good Westerns Vol 1: Hellgate, Fangs of the Wild, Train to Tombstone, Panhandle, Operation Haylift, Wildfire: The Story of a Horse
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