Born in Glendale, California, on February 7, 1931, lovely Gloria Talbott began her acting career while still a child. She can be seen in small roles in Sweet and Low-Down (1944) and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) and later was named 'Miss Glendale.' After completing high school, Talbott married and had a son, but when her marriage tanked, she went back to acting. Talbott built her acting career on the stage, working her way up to a trio of western films released by Allied Artists: Desert Pursuit (1952; with Virginia Grey), Northern Patrol (1953; with Kirby Grant), and Border City Rustlers (1953; with Guy Madison). Thereafter, Talbott appeared in numerous westerns throughout her career. In addition, she appeared on many popular television series in guest roles, including The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Perry Mason.

Gloria Talbott

Cheesecake shot of Gloria Talbott

Westerns aside, Talbott is best remembered as a scream queen in several 1950s cult classic horror films, including The Cyclops (1957; with James Craig), Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957; with John Agar), I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958; with Tom Tryon), and The Leech Woman (1960; with Coleen Gray and Grant Williams).

the films of gloria talbott

All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Gloria Talbott and Jane WymanGloria Talbott and Jane WymanGloria Talbott, Rock Hudson, and William Reynolds

From the Douglas Sirk melodrama All That Heaven Allows. LEFT and CENTER: Kay Scott (Talbott) is comforted by her mother, Cary (Jane Wyman). RIGHT: Kay and her brother Ned confront Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson) about his affair with their mother

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Gloria TalbottGloria Talbott and John Agar

LEFT: Gloria Talbott is the Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, directed by low budget auteur Edgar G. Ulmer in a week-long production schedule. RIGHT: With costar John Agar

The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)

Marjorie Main, Gloria Talbott, John Smith, and Parker FennellyMarjorie Main, Gloria Talbott, John Smith, and Parker FennellyMarjorie Main, Gloria Talbott, John Smith, and Parker FennellyGloria Talbott and John SmithGloria Talbott and John Smith

From The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm, the final film in Universal's Ma and Pa Kettle series. LEFT, CENTER A and B: With Marjorie Main, John Smith, and Parker Fennelly. CENTER C and RIGHT: Talbott romances lumberjack Brad Johnson (John Smith)

The Cyclops (1957)

Gloria TalbottJames Craig and Gloria Talbott

From the Allied Artists horror flick The Cyclops. RIGHT: Lobby card featuring Gloria Talbott. RIGHT: With James Craig

I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

Gloria TalbottTom Tryon and Gloria Talbott

A good movie with a great explotation title, I Married a Monster From Outer Space was produced by Paramount for about $170,000. The right photo includes Tom Tryon

Girls Town (1959)

Mamie Van Doren and Gloria Talbott

From the campy MGM drama Girls Town with Mamie Van Doren

The Leech Woman (1960)

Phillip Terry and Gloria TalbottColeen Gray, Grant Williams, and Gloria TalbottColeen Gray

Stills from the campy 1960 Universal horror flick The Leech Woman. LEFT: With Phillip Terry. CENTER: With Coleen Gray and Grant Williams. RIGHT: Coleen Gray and Talbott duke it out over the affections of Grant Williams

Oklahoma Territory (1960)

Gloria Talbott and Bill Williams

With Bill Williams in the low-budget western Oklahoma Territory

Arizona Raiders (1965)

Gloria Talbott

As Martina in the Columbia western Arizona Raiders

An Eye for an Eye (1966)

Paul Fix and Gloria Talbott

With Paul Fix in the western An Eye for an Eye, which was Talbott's final film

later years

Gloria Talbott remarried in 1956 to actor Sandy Sanders, but the couple suffered a bitter divorce in 1965. During her second marriage, her film career cooled; nonetheless, she acted on many popular TV programs of the day, including Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, and Surfside 6. After her third marriage in 1966, she gave birth to a daughter, which is when she threw in the towel on her acting career. Her final film was the low-budget western An Eye for an Eye (1966; with Robert Lansing and Patrick Wayne). Her third marriage ended in divorce in the late 1960s. She remarried in 1970 and remained retired from the screen. Sadly, Gloria Talbott passed away in September 19, 2000, at the age of 69 from kidney failure. She was survived by her fourth husband, her son, and her daughter.

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An Eye for an Eye (1966) with Robert Lansing and Patrick Wayne
Arizona Raiders (1965) with Audie Murphy, Buster Crabbe, and Ben Cooper
The Crimebusters (1961) with Mark Richman, Martin Gabel, and Bruce Dern
The Leech Woman (1960) with Coleen Gray, Grant Williams, and Phillip Terry
Oklahoma Territory (1960) with Bill Williams and X. Brands
The Oregon Trail (1959) with Fred MacMurray and John Carradine
Girls Town (1959) with Mamie Van Doren, Mel Torme, Elinor Donahue, Ray Anthony, and Dick Contino
Alias Jesse James (1959) with Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, and Glenn Strange
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) with Tom Tryon and Ty Hardin
Cattle Empire (1958) with Joel McCrea and Phyllis Coates
Taming Sutton's Gal (1957) with John Lupton and Jack Kelly
The Cyclops (1957) with James Craig and Lon Chaney Jr.
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957) with John Agar
The Oklahoman (1957) with Joel McCrea and Barbara Hale
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957) with Marjorie Main and John Smith
The Young Guns (1956) with Russ Tamblyn and Myron Healey
Strange Intruder (1956) with Edmund Purdom, Jacques Bergerac, and Ida Lupino
All That Heaven Allows (1955) with Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Charles Drake, and Virginia Grey
Crashout (1955) with William Bendix and Marshall Thompson
Lucy Gallant (1955) with Jane Wyman, Thelma Ritter, and Charlton Heston
We're No Angels (1955) with Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, John Smith, Basil Rathbone, and Leo G. Carroll
Border City Rustlers (1953) with Guy Madison
Northern Patrol (1953) with Kirby Grant
Desert Pursuit (1952) with Wayne Morris and Virginia Grey
We're Not Married (1952) with Eve Arden, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, and Marilyn Monroe

Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Unwelcome Well, originally aired April 3, 1966
Death Valley Days, episode Kate Melville and the Law, originally aired May 4, 1965
Lassie, episode Lassie and the Girl in the Canyon, originally aired January 10, 1965
Death Valley Days, episode The Bigger They Are, originally aired March 10, 1964
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Elusive Element, originally aired April 11, 1963
Gunsmoke, episode The Cousin, originally aired February 2, 1963
Laramie, episode Naked Steel, originally aired January 1, 1963
The Untouchables, episode The Contract, originally aired May 31, 1962
Wagon Train, episode The Frank Carter Story, originally aired May 23, 1962
Frontier Circus, episode Never Won Fair Lady, originally aired April 12, 1962
87th Precinct, episode Killer's Choice, originally aired March 5, 1962
Bronco, episode Rendezvous with a Miracle, originally aired February 12, 1962
Gunsmoke, episode Cody's Code, originally aired January 20, 1962
General Electric Theater, episode The Wall Between, originally aired January 7, 1962
Tales of Wells Fargo, episode Defiant at the Gate, originally aired November 25, 1961
Surfside 6, episode The Old School Tie, originally aired November 20, 1961
Rawhide, episode The Prairie Elephant, originally aired November 17, 1961
Dr. Kildare, episode Admitting Service, originally aired November 2, 1961
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Crying Comedian, originally aired October 14, 1961
Laramie, episode Ladies Day, originally aired October 3, 1961
Death Valley Days, episode Queen of Spades, originally aired October 2, 1961
Cain's Hundred, episode Crime and Commitment: Parts 1 and 2, originally aired September 19 and 26, 1961
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, episode Hiding Behind a Star, originally aired May 23, 1961
Whispering Smith, episode The Grudge, originally aired May 15, 1961
The Brothers Brannagan, episode Terror in the Afternoon, originally aired May 6, 1961
Bringing Up Buddy, episode Buddy's Wife, originally aired March 27, 1961
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Angry Dead Man, originally aired February 25, 1961
Rawhide, episode Incident of the Broken Word, originally aired January 20, 1961
The Islanders, episode The Twenty-Six Paper, originally aired January 8, 1961
Laramie, episode The Passing of Kuba Smith, originally aired January 3, 1961
Wanted: Dead or Alive, episode Three for One, originally aired December 21, 1960
Riverboat, episode Devil in Skirts, originally aired November 21, 1960
The Roaring 20's, episode The Velvet Frame, originally aired October 29, 1960
Bat Masterson, episode Barbary Castle, originally aired July 1, 1960
The Rebel, episode Absolution, originally aired April 24, 1960
Law of the Plainsman, episode Stella, originally aired March 31, 1960
Laramie, episode Hour After Dawn, originally aired March 15, 1960
Bonanza, episode Escape to Ponderosa, originally aired March 5, 1960
Wanted: Dead or Alive, episode Tolliver Bender, originally aired February 13, 1960
Riverboat, episode Landlubbers, originally aired January 10, 1960
Playhouse 90, episode Out of Dust, originally aired May 21, 1959
Zorro, episode Zorro Takes a Dare, originally aired April 30, 1959
Rawhide, episode Incident of the Calico Gun, originally aired April 24, 1959
Zorro, episode Exposing the Tyrant, originally aired April 23, 1959
Zorro, episode Treasure for the King, originally aired April 16, 1959
Zorro, episode The Man from Spain, originally aired April 9, 1959
Cimarron City, episode Have Sword, Will Duel, originally aired March 14, 1959
Tales of Wells Fargo, episode Showdown Trail, originally aired January 5, 1959
Bat Masterson, episode Trail Pirate, originally aired December 31, 1958
The Restless Gun, episode Mercyday, originally aired October 6, 1958
Wanted: Dead or Alive, episode Fatal Memory, originally aired September 13, 1958
M Squad, episode The Healer, originally aired May 2, 1958
The Restless Gun, episode The Outlander, originally aired April 21, 1958
Mike Hammer, episode Stay Out of Town, originally aired April 11, 1958
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, episode A Cup of Black Coffee, originally aired February 27, 1958
Climax!, episode Four Hours in White, originally aired February 6, 1958
The Restless Gun, episode Hang and Be Damned, originally aired January 27, 1958
The Millionaire, episode The Jonathan Bookman Story, originally aired January 21, 1958
NBC Matinee Theatre, episode Dark of the Moon, originally aired December 13, 1957
Alcoa Theatre, episode Souvenir, originally aired December 2, 1957
Sugarfoot, episode Reluctant Hero, originally aired October 1, 1957
Climax!, episode Locked in Fear, originally aired July 4, 1957
West Point, episode Pressure, originally aired June 28, 1957
NBC Matinee Theatre, episode Eye of the Storm, originally aired June 7, 1957
Sheriff of Cochise, episode Lynching Party, originally aired February 1, 1957
Zane Grey Theater, episode Star Over Texas, originally aired December 28, 1956
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, episode A Place on the Bay, originally aired December 25, 1956
Conflict, episode The Man from 1997, originally aired November 27, 1956
West Point, episode The Right to Choose, originally aired November 9, 1956
Crossroads, episode The Singing Preacher, originally aired June 15, 1956
The Millionaire, episode The Story of Tod Burke, originally aired May 9, 1956
Adventures of Superman, episode The Girl Who Hired Superman, originally aired May 5, 1956
The Star and the Story, episode The Whizzer, originally aired March 31, 1956
Frontier, episode The 10 Days of John Leslie, originally aired January 22, 1956
Cavalcade of America, episode The Prison Within, originally aired January 17, 1956
Lux Video Theatre, episode The Eyes of Father Tomasino, originally aired September 22, 1955
You Are There, episode The Last Day of an English Queen, originally aired September 18, 1955
Cavalcade of America, episode A Time for Courage, originally aired September 13, 1955
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, episode Mr. Earp Meets a Lady, originally aired September 13, 1955
Gunsmoke, episode Home Surgery, originally aired October 8, 1955
Treasury Men in Action, episode The Case of the Betrayed Artist, originally aired June 17, 1955
Treasury Men in Action, episode The Case of the Steady Hand, originally aired April 21, 1955
TV Reader's Digest, episode America's First Great Lady, originally aired March 21, 1955
The Man Behind the Badge, episode The Case of the Part-Time Cop, originally aired March 19, 1955
Four Star Playhouse, episode Breakfast in Bed, originally aired Janaury 20, 1955
Fireside Theatre, episode Member of the Jury, originally aired October 5, 1954
General Electric Theater, episode The Crime of Daphne Rutledge, originally aired June 13, 1954
Cavalcade of America, episode Moonlight School, originally aired May 18, 1954
The Roy Rogers Show, episode Land Swindle, originally aired March 14, 1954
Fireside Theatre, episode Joe Giordano and Mr. Lincoln, originally aired February 9, 1954
Annie Oakley, episode Ambush Canyon, originally aired February 6, 1954
The Cisco Kid, episode The Faded General, originally aired November 26, 1953
Fireside Theatre, episode We'll Never Have a Nickel, originally aired November 24, 1953
Hopalong Cassidy, episode Twisted Trails, originally aired October 30, 1953
The Cisco Kid, episode Pancho and the Wolf Dog, originally aired October 8, 1953
The Gene Autry Show, episode Gypsy Wagon, originally aired August 25, 1953
Boston Blackie, episode The Motorcycle Kid, originally aired April 3, 1953
Mr. & Mrs. North, episode The Frightened Bride, originally aired February 27, 1953
Cowboy G-Men, episode Ghost Bushwacker, originally aired December 13, 1952
My Little Margie, episode Margie Plays Detective, originally aired July 21, 1952
The Range Rider, episode Gold Hil, originally aired 1952
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, episode Border City, originally aired December 9, 1951

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