Anne Gwynne

Anne Gwynne

Anne Gwynne, Yank (1943) Born Marguerite Gwynne Trice
December 10, 1918(1918-12-10)
Waco, Texas,
United States Died March 31, 2003 (aged 84)
Woodland Hills, California,
United States Occupation Actress Years active 1939-1970 Spouse Max M. Gilford (1945–65) his death

Anne Gwynne (December 10, 1918 – March 31, 2003) was an American film actress of the 1940s. Known as one of the first scream queens because of her numerous appearances in horror films, the actress-model was also one of the most popular pin-ups of World War II.


In 1939 she became a model for Catalina swimwear. Gwynne was a television pioneer, appearing in TV’s first filmed series, Public Prosecutor (1947–48), 26 mysteries each 17½ minutes in running time. When aired, the DuMont Television Network stopped the film before the climax and a live three-member panel would try to guess the identity of the culprit. Other TV stations could buy rights to air this series but usually did not use panelists.[1]

Gwynne was born in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Pearl (née Guinn) and Jefferson Benjamin Trice, an apparel manufacturer.[2][3] Gwynne married Max M. Gilford in 1945. The couple had two children, Gregory and Gwynne, an actress. Gwynne Gilford’s children are actress Katherine Pine and actor Chris Pine. Gwynne died March 31, 2003 of a stroke following surgery at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.

Gwynne, a 1939–40 model for Catalina swimwear, was featured on the January 30, 1940 cover of Look.

  • Unexpected Father (1939)
  • Bad Man from Red Butte (1940)
  • Black Friday (1940)
  • Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
  • The Green Hornet (1940)
  • The Black Cat (1941)
  • Nice Girl (1941)
  • Washington Melodrama (1941)
  • Broadway (1942)
  • Ride ‘Em Cowboy (1942)
  • We’ve Never Been Licked (1943)
  • House of Frankenstein (1944)
  • Weird Woman (1944)
  • Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
  • Arson, Inc. (1949)
  • Teenage Monster (1958)
  • Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

  • ^ Anne Gwynne, A Universal Treasure
  • ^ Paula Allen (2001-12-16). “Don’t know much about S.A. history? These books can help.”. San Antonio Express-News.
  • ^ “Anne Gwynne, 84, Actress Who Worked in Horror Films”. The New York Times. 2003-04-14.
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