Karen Morley

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Birthday
12, 1909
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Mar 8, 2003 (93)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1909
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Mar 8, 2003 (93)

About

Popular actress of the 1930s who was blacklisted by Hollywood during the McCarthy era, effectively ending her acting career.

Before Fame

She came to Los Angeles at age 14 to recover from tuberculosis in a warm, dry climate.

Trivia

Becoming involved in politics through Hollywood films like Our Daily Bread, she invoked the Fifth Amendment in testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and later ran for lieutenant-governor of New York State.

Family Life

She was married to Charles Vidor, who was the director of Man About Town; the two met on set and after marrying had one son together.

Associated With

One of her earliest roles was in the 1931 film Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo.