Dee Hartford

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Dee Hartford
BornDonna Higgins
(1928-04-21) April 21, 1928 (age 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupationactress
Years active1952–1976
Spouse(s)Howard Hawks (1953-1959)
 
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Dee Hartford
BornDonna Higgins
(1928-04-21) April 21, 1928 (age 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupationactress
Years active1952–1976
Spouse(s)Howard Hawks (1953-1959)

Dee Hartford (born April 21, 1928, Salt Lake City, Utah) is a retired American television actress. She was married to Howard Hawks from 1953 to 1959. Her sister was actress Eden Hartford.

Born as Donna Higgins, Dee Hartford was a model and actress when she married director Howard Hawks. She initially achieved fame in the late '40s as a model for Vogue magazine. Hartford was cast in one big-screen credit in her early career, with a role in A Girl in Every Port (1952), directed by Chester Erskine.[1]

She married Hawks in 1953 and did no acting during the six years they were together. They divorced in 1959, though she had an uncredited role in his 1965 film Red Line 7000. In 1964-1965 she made three guest appearances on Perry Mason; as Leslie Ross in "The Case of the Accosted Accountant," as Lois Gray in "The Case of the Missing Button," and she played Rhonda Coleridge in "The Case of the Baffling Bug." In 1964, she also appeared in "The Bewitchin' Pool", the last original broadcast episode of The Twilight Zone. Hartford also guest starred in Gunsmoke, Burke's Law, The Outer Limits, Batman (two episodes), Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and Lost in Space (three episodes).[1] She appeared as the android Verda in the 1966 Lost in Space episode "The Android Machine" and in a sequel, "Revolt of the Androids".

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  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Dee Hartford". allmovie.com. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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