Gloria Castillo Actor

Gloria Castillo (born March 3, 1933, died October 24, 1978) was an American stage and motion picture actress of the 1950s. Castillo was born in Belen, New Mexico, and graduated from the University of New Mexico in June 1954. She appeared in a production of the play Late Love in July 1954, at the Little Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and later at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. She was signed by MGM production manager Harry Joe Brown in 1954. She first appeared on television on the General Electric Theater (1954) and in an episode of I'm A Fool (1954). Later she was in episodes of Disneyland (1959), The Millionaire (1959) and Zorro (1959). Her first movies roles were in 1955 in The Night of the Hunter and The Vanishing American. Most frequently Castillo can be seen in sci-fi and B-movie films made in the late 1950s. Some of the titles in which she appears are Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), Reform School Girl (1957) and Teenage Monster (1958). Castillo married Hollywood writer, producer, and director Ellis Kadison. Her brother is actor Leo Castillo. Her second child is singer-composer Joshua Kadison.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 3rd, 1933
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
October 24th, 1978 at age of 45
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Cancer

Family

Siblings
Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of New Mexico Colleges/University

The University of New Mexico at Albuquerque (officially University of New Mexico, although also commonly referred to as UNM-Albuquerque, UNM, or New Mexico) is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States. It is the state's flagship research institution. It is the largest post-secondary institution in the state in terms of total enrollment across all campuses as of 2012, as well as one of the state's largest employers.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 542 mil. $
2010. 290 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
February 28th, 1889
Headquarters
1 University of New Mexico, 87131 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Undergraduates
2013. 19,464
2010. 22,476
2009. 21,392
Postgraduates
2013. 6,129
2010. 6,212
2009. 5,912
Acceptance rate
2012. 64.58 %
2010. 66.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 6.35 K $
2011. 5.81 K $
2010. 5.51 K $
2009. 5.1 K $
2008. 4.83 K $
Official web page www.unm.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of New Mexico connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Horror24.35
Sci-Fi24.35
Western24.85

1. Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
69.0

Invasion of the Saucer Men is a 1957 sci-fi comedy film starring Steven Terrell and Gloria Castillo and personally produced by James H. Nicholson for his American International Pictures. The screenplay by Robert J Gurney Jr and Al Martin was based on the 1955 short story "The Cosmic Frame" by Paul W. Fairman. The film was released as a double feature with I Was a Teenage Werewolf.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Teenage Monster (1957)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Jacques R. Marquette
$57K

Teenage Monster is an independent science fiction, horror film, premiered December 25, 1957 and released by Marquette Productions Limited in 1958. Directed by Jacques R. Marquette, the film starred Anne Gwynne and Stuart Wade. The film combined the elements of science fiction and westerns, both of which were popular in the late 1950s. It also continued to use the word "teenage" in the title, a trend that was common in motion picture titles, including I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, and I Was a Teenage Werewolf. The film's alternative titles were Meteor Monster and Monster on the Hill.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. The Vanishing American (1955)

Adventure, Drama, Western
played Yashi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
11 Show list

The Vanishing American is a 1955 adventure, drama and western film written by Alan Le May and directed by Joseph Kane.

Awards

Top cast

Jay Lord
Freil
Blandy
Blucher
Glendon
Beleanth
Beeteia
Marion Warner
Quah-Tan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
R. Dale Butts
John L. Russell
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

4. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
played Ruby
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Paul Gregory
15 Show list $795K

The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. The film is based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis Grubb, adapted for the screen by James Agee and Laughton. Its plot focuses on a corrupt reverend-turned-serial killer who uses his charms to woo an unsuspecting widow and her two children in an attempt to steal a fortune hidden by the woman's dead husband. The novel and film draw on the true story of Harry Powers, hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The film's lyric and expressionistic style sets it apart from other Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s, and it has influenced later directors such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, and the Coen brothers. In 1992, The Night of the Hunter was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in its National Film Registry.

Awards

Top cast

Ben Harper
Harry Powell
Willa Harper
District Attorney
Townsman Who Greets Rachel
Birdie Steptoe
Child
Rachel Cooper
Young Man in Town
Walt Spoon
Burlesque Dancer
Icey Spoon
Birdie Steptoe
John Harper
Pearl Harper
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Serial killer
Walter Schumann
The Night of the Hunter
English
United States of America

5. You've Got to Be Smart

played Connie Jackson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Ellis Kadison
Ellis Kadison
Ellis Kadison
4 Show list

You've Got to Be Smart is a 1967 low-budgeted drama film. The movie was released in few theaters in 1967. The film starred Tom Stern, Roger Perry, Gloria Castillo, and Mamie Van Doren. The movie was one of the few drama films that Van Doren made during the decade of the 1960s. Van Doren had risen to fame in the early 1950s, but by the 1960s her career had faltered.

Awards

Top cast

D.A. Griggs
Miss Hathaway
Nick Sloane
Jerry Harper
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gerald Alters
,
Stan Worth
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Bat Masterson

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E32 May 19th, 1960 Rosita Anselm

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 November 14th, 1954 Elinor

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E14 January 7th, 1956 Mrs. Ringle

NBC Matinee Theater

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.nJim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse recalled:nWhen Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week live, airing around noon in order to promote color TV to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E196 July 17th, 1957 guest star

The Crusader

Program genre

Adventure Film
Drama

External resources

Crusader is a half-hour black-and-white American adventure/drama series that aired on CBS for two seasons from October 7, 1955 to December 28, 1956.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E18 February 10th, 1956 Karen Haller

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E21 February 11th, 1959 Anna Krishna
S03-E13 December 12th, 1956 Theresa Buonarotti

Zorro

Program genre

Drama
Comedy
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action

Official site

External resources

Zorro is an American action-adventure western drama series produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on the well-known Zorro character, the series premiered on October 10, 1957 on ABC. The final network broadcast was July 2, 1959. Seventy-eight episodes were produced, and 4 hour-long specials were aired on the Walt Disney anthology series between October 30, 1960 and April 2, 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E14 January 8th, 1959 Buena

Wikipedia

Check Gloria Castillo on wikipedia.

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