Ella Raines

Ella Raines

in Cry ‘Havoc’ (1943) Born Ella Wallace Raines
August 6, 1920(1920-08-06)
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, U.S. Died May 30, 1988 (aged 67)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S. Years active 1943–1984 Spouse(s) Kenneth Trout (1942–1945)
Robin Olds (1947–1975) (divorced) 2 children

Ella Raines (August 6, 1920 – May 30, 1988) was an American actress.


Born Ella Wallace Raines near Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, Raines studied drama at the University of Washington and was appearing in a play there when she was seen by Howard Hawks. She became the first actor signed to the new production company he had formed with the actor Charles Boyer, “B-H Productions”, and made her film debut in Corvette K-225 in 1943.During 1954 she starred in her own television series Janet Dean, Registered Nurse. She also appeared in such television series as Robert Montgomery Presents, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents, Lights Out, Pulitzer Prize Playhouse and The Christophers.She retired from acting in 1957, but made one further acting appearance with a guest role in the series Matt Houston in 1984.Raines has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, and for television at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard.

Raines was married in 1947 to United States Air Force fighter pilot Brigadier General Robin Olds.She died from throat cancer in Sherman Oaks, California.

  • Corvette K-225 (1943)
  • Cry ‘Havoc’ (1943)
  • Phantom Lady (1944)
  • Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
  • Tall in the Saddle (1944)
  • Enter Arsene Lupin (1944)
  • The Suspect (1944)
  • The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)
  • The Runaround (1946)
  • White Tie and Tails (1946)
  • Time Out of Mind (1947)
  • The Web (1947)
  • Brute Force (1947)
  • The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)
  • The Walking Hills (1949)
  • Impact (1949)
  • A Dangerous Profession (1949)
  • Singing Guns (1950)
  • The Second Face (1950)
  • Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
  • Ride the Man Down (1952)
  • The Man in the Road (1957)


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