Marie Windsor - biography

Actor from United States of America

Marie Windsor Marie Windsor (December 11, 1919 - December 10, 2000). Born as Emily Marie Bertelson in Marysvale, Piute County, Utah, Windsor was an actress known as "The Queen of the Bs" because she appeared in so many B-movies and film noirs. Windsor, a former Miss Utah, trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya, and after several years as a telephone operator, a stage and radio actress, and a bit and extra player in films, she began playing feature and lead parts in 1947. The 5'9" actress's first memorable role was opposite John Garfield in Force of Evil playing seductress Edna Tucker. Windsor also had large roles in film noirs including The Sniper, The Narrow Margin, City That Never Sleeps, and Stanley Kubrick's heist movie The Killing playing Elisha Cook Jr.'s scheming wife. Later she moved on to television, appearing on such shows as Maverick (in episodes "The Quick and the Dead" with James Garner and "Epitaph for a Gambler" with Jack Kelly), Bat Masterson (in "The Fighter") opposite Gene Barry, The Incredible Hulk, General Hospital, Murder, She Wrote, Rawhide ("Incident on the Edge of Madness"), and Salem's Lot. She was one of the 500 stars nominated to become one of the 50 greatest  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Emily Marie Bertelse
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Lane Bertelsen, Etta Bertelsen
Jack Hupp Ted Steele
Richard Rodney
Jerry Bertlesen Louise Bertlesen


Institution From To
Brigham Young University


Year Performance Character
1976 Freaky Friday
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter!
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
1963 Critic's Choice
1956 Swamp Women
1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
1954 The Bounty Hunter
1953 Cat-Women of the Moon
1953 The Tall Texan
1952 The Narrow Margin
1952 The Sniper
1952 The Jungle Princess Mari
1951 Two-Dollar Bettor
1951 Little Big Horn
1950 Frenchie
1949 Outpost in Morocco
1948 Force of Evil


Date of death
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Beverly Hills
Place of burial
Mountainview Cemetery

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