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Kathleen Hughes (born November 14, 1928) is an American film, stage, and television actress from Hollywood, California.
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Kathleen Hughes (I)
Date of Birth 14 November 1928, Hollywood, California, USA
Birth Name Elizabeth Margaret von Gerkan
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Kathleen Hughes was born on November 14, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA as Elizabeth Margaret von Gerkan. She is an actress, known for It Came from Outer Space (1953), Revenge (1990) and Cult of the Cobra (1955). She was previously married to Stanley Rubin.
Stanley Rubin (25 July 1954 - 2 March 2014) (his death) (4 children)
Had scenes in Ironweed (1987), Revenge (1990) and The Couch Trip (1988) that were all cut out before their releases. Niece of screenwriter F. Hugh Herbert.
This sexy brunette-turned-blonde "B" actress of 50s screamers and crimers lost out on a starlet role in A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) to none other than Marilyn Monroe.
Interviewed in the books "Science Fiction Confidential" by Tom Weaver and "Invasion of the B-Girls" by Jewel Shepard.
1953 Deb Star.
Cousin of Diana Herbert.
Said in 2015 interview (at Jewish Film Festival) with Harrison Held that she gave Rock Hudson his first on screen kiss.
She was discovered in a Little Theater production in 1948. Signed to a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox, she made fourteen films for the studio. She appeared in five motion pictures for Universal Studios, including the cult film, It Came From Outer Space. Released on May 27, 1953, the sci fi feature was adapted from the writing of Ray Bradbury. It was Universal's first entry into the 3D Film medium.
Had scenes in "Ironweed", "Revenge" and "The Couch Trip" that were all cut out before their releases. Niece of screenwriter F. Hugh Herbert.
She considers The Glass Web (1953), with Edward G. Robinson, her best film. Hughes credits actor Paul Henreid with giving her the major break in her career. This came when he chose her for the role of the stunning blonde in the movie, For Men Only (1952). The film is also known as The Tall Lie.
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American actress Kathleen Hughes was recruited right out of UCLA to be a contract actress at 20th Century-Fox. After several years of thankless bits, Kathleen signed at Universal, where she flourished in supporting parts as seductresses and mystery women. The actress was right in her element in The Glass Web (1953), in which she is murdered by jealous TV writer Edward G. Robinson, who then fashions a script based on the crime! Kathleen Hughes retired upon her marriage to producer Stanley Rubin, making a brief comeback in 1967's The President's Analyst.
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