Laraine Day Biography (1920-)

Born La Raine Johnson, October 13, 1920, in Roosevelt, UT; daughter of Clarence Irvin and Ada May (maiden name, Rich) Johnson; married James Ray Hendricks(a singer), May 16, 1942 (divorced); married Leo Durocher (a baseball manager), January 21, 1947 (divorced 1960); married Michel Grilikhes, 1961; children: (first marriage) Christopher Day, Melinda Michele; (third marriage) Dana Laraine, Gigi Jeanine. Religion: Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Career: Actress. Had television sports interview show on WPIX-TV, New York City, 1950; nightly interview series, WMGM-TV, New York City, 1953. Te Arohanui Maori Company, New Zealand, member of the board; LDG Enterprises Inc., president. Addresses: Contact: Charter Management, 900 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
October 13, 1920
Roosevelt, Utah, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; as Laraine Johnson) Stella Dallas, 1937
  • Clara, Tough to Handle, 1937
  • Mary, The Law Commands, 1937
  • (As Lorraine Hayes) Jane Williams, Doomed to Sundown, 1937
  • (Uncredited) Mary Lamont, Young Dr. Kildare, 1938
  • (As Laraine Johnson) Peg Smith, Scandal Sheet, 1938
  • (As Laraine Johnson) Carol Banning, Painted Desert, 1938
  • (As Laraine Johnson) Betty Holden, Border G-Men, 1938
  • Think First, 1939
  • (As Laraine Johnson) Eileen Daly, Sergeant Madden, 1939
  • Mary Lamont, Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939
  • (As Laraine Johnson) Letty Meade, Arizona Legion, 1939
  • Linda Rodgers, I Take This Woman, 1939
  • Mrs. Richard Lancing, Tarzan Finds a Son!, 1939
  • Nurse Mary Lamont, The Secret of Dr. Kildare, 1939
  • Maeve O'Riordan, My Son, My Son, 1940
  • Nurse Mary Lamont, Dr. Kildare's Strange Case, 1940
  • Nurse Mary Lamont, Dr. Kildare Goes Home, 1940
  • Kate Lattimer, And One Was Beautiful, 1940
  • Carol Fisher, Foreign Correspondent, 1940
  • Title role, The Trial of Mary Dugan, 1941
  • Mary Lamont, The People vs. Dr. Kildare (also known as My LifeIs Yours), 1941
  • Dr. A. Martha Kent, Kathleen, 1941
  • Mary Lamont, Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (also known as Mary Names the Day), 1941
  • Lucia Pell, The Bad Man (also known as Two-Gun Cupid), 1941
  • Miss Cronin, Unholy Partners, 1941
  • Gail Farwood, Yank on the Burma Road (also known as China Caravan), 1942
  • Nora Davis, Journey for Margaret, 1942
  • Mr. Gardenia Jones, 1942
  • Dorothy Bryant, Mr. Lucky, 1943
  • Nora, Bride by Mistake, 1944
  • Madeleine, The Story of Dr. Wassell, Paramount, 1944
  • Leigh Rand, Keep Your Power Dry, 1945
  • Helen Brandt, Those Endearing Young Charms, 1945
  • Nancy, The Locket, 1946
  • Maura Alexander, Tycoon, 1947
  • Stephanie Gaylord, My Dear Secretary, 1948
  • Nan Collins, I Married a Communist (also known as Woman on Pier13), 1949
  • Jane Bandle, Without Honor, 1949
  • Lydia Rice, High and the Mighty, Warner Bros., 1953
  • Gwen Taylor, The Toy Tiger, 1956
  • Sue Lorenz, Three for Jamie Dawn, 1956
  • Marian Forbes, The Third Voice, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • House of Dracula's Daughter, 1973
  • Also appeared in Let Freedom Ring.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, The Laraine Day Show, ABC, 1951
  • Host, Daydreaming with Laraine, 1951
  • Panelist, I've Got a Secret, 1952
  • Co-host, Double Play, 1953
  • Double Play with Durocher and Day, 1953
  • Movies
  • Claire Garwood, Murder on Flight 502, ABC, 1975
  • Mrs. Grant, Return to Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Specials
  • Swiss Family Robinson, NBC, 1958
  • Investigating Tarzan, AMC, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "The Crisis," Naish Airflyte, CBS, 1951
  • "Column Item," Lux Video Theater, CBS, 1951
  • "It's a Promise," Lux Video Theater, CBS, 1951
  • "So Many Things Happen," Ford Theater, NBC, 1952
  • "Hired Mother," G.E. Theater, CBS, 1953
  • Tale of the City, CBS, 1953
  • "Women Who Wait," Lux Video Theater, CBS, 1953
  • "Double Bet," Ford Theater, NBC, 1953
  • "Turn Back the Clock," Ford Theater, NBC, 1953
  • "The Legal Beagles," Ford Theater, NBC, 1954
  • "Double Indemnity," Lux Video Theater, NBC, 1954
  • "Too Old for Dolls," Ford Theater, NBC, 1955
  • "Slander," Loretta Young Show, NBC, 1955
  • "Final Tribute," Screen Directors Playhouse, NBC, 1955
  • "A Pattern of Deceit," Loretta Young Show, NBC, 1955
  • "The Prima Donna," Screen Directors Playhouse, NBC, 1956
  • "Now, Voyager," Lux Video Theater, NBC, 1956
  • "Rendezvous in Black," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1956
  • "Woman Who Dare," Ford Theater, ABC, 1956
  • "Obsessed," Lux Video Theater, NBC, 1957
  • "Torn," Ford Theater, ABC, 1957
  • "Bitter Parting," Schlitz Playhouse, CBS, 1957
  • Person to Person, CBS, 1957
  • "Man in a Hurry," Loretta Young Show, NBC, 1957
  • "Tiger on a Bicycle," Pursuit, CBS, 1958
  • "Alone," Theater "59, NBC, 1959
  • "Dark As the Night," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1959
  • "Cage of Air," Moment of Fear, NBC, 1960
  • "To the Best of My Knowledge," Checkmate, CBS, 1961
  • "Not Aunt Charlotte," Follow the Sun, ABC, 1962
  • "A Motive Named Walter," The New Breed, ABC, 1962
  • Ruth, "Death and the Joyful Woman," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963
  • "Who Killed Billy Jo?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1963
  • Cassie Vance, "The Cassie Vance Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1963
  • "The Taker," Name of the Game, NBC, 1968
  • "Gamble with Death," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • "The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972
  • Arelene Gillette, "Broken Image," Medical Center, 1973
  • "Marooned," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • "The Wedding," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979
  • "Hollywood," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979
  • "Eruption," Airwolf, CBS, 1985
  • "Second Offense," Hotel, ABC, 1985
  • Constance Fletcher, "Death Stalks the Big Top: Parts 1 & 2," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Angel Street, 1950; Growing Pains; Call It aDay; Flyaway Home; Winterset; Private Lives; Victoria Regina; toured with Conflict, U.S. cities.
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Day with the Giants, 1952
  • (With Lenore Hershey) The America I Love, 1971

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • Current Biography 1953, pp. 150-53.*

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