Laura Devon was born on 23rd May, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA the daughter of Merrill Devon, an auto engineer of Swedith, Scottish and Irish descent, and a mother of Dutch heritage.
Biography and Career
Her family later moved to Grosse Point, Michigan, where she attended University High School. Her interest in singing came at a fairly young age and, by her early teens, was performing. Graduating from the University of Michigan where she majored in journalism and political science, she began acting on stage in such musicals as "The Boyfriend" at the Vanguard Playhouse in Detroit.
Gorgeous, well-endowed singer/actress Laura Devon arrived in Tinseltown during the early 1960s, but gave notice less than a decade later and retired permanently after her second marriage.
1961, Laura was spotted singing at a Detroit night club by a 20th Century-Fox talent agent and given a screen test. Universal also took an interest in her photogenic beauty and signed her instead. Laura's first year under contract involved intensive study in acting, singing and dance before she even started making the rounds on TV.
Eventually, she appeared in such popular programs as "Route 66" (1960) and "The Twilight Zone" (1959), her big break coming when she and another budding actress, June Harding, were hired as ensemble cast members on "The Richard Boone Show" (1963), an anthology TV series also featuring veterans Boone, Warren Stevens, Jeanette Nolan, Harry Morgan, Robert Blake, Guy Stockwell, Bethel Leslie and Ford Rainey.
Still moving up the ranks, she was prominently displayed on "Bonanza" (1959), "The Rogues" (1964), "Rawhide" (1959), "I Spy" (1965), "The Big Valley" (1965) and enjoyed a recurring role on "Dr. Kildare" (1961).
Laura made her film debut as a second female lead in the Tony Curtis/Debbie Reynolds gender-bending romp Goodbye Charlie (1964). Laura figured prominently in all the sexual hijinks happening in the taunting George Axelrod script, but the film was considered a misfire.
Laura then got hot and heavy in Red Line 7000 (1965), one of Howard Hawks later and lesser efforts. Again, Laura (and the other ladies, for that matter) provided diverting distraction from the stock car racing sequences.
Birth Name : Mary Laura Briley
She died on 19th July, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California, USA (heart failure)
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