Ella Raines

Movie Actress

Ella Raines was born on August 6th, 1920 in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, United States and is the Movie Actress from United States. Discover Ella Raines's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 67 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Ella Wallace Raines
Date of Birth
August 6, 1920
United States
Place of Birth
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, United States
Death Date
May 30, 1988 (age 67)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Television Actor
Ella Raines Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 67 years old, Ella Raines has this physical status:

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Hair Color
Light brown
Eye Color
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Ella Raines Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Snoqualmie High School, University of Washington
Ella Raines Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Kenneth Trout, ​ ​(m. 1942; div. 1945)​, Robin Olds, ​ ​(m. 1947; div. 1976)​
Dating / Affair
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About Ella Raines

Ella Wallace Raines (born Ella Wallace Raubes, August 6, 1920 – May 30, 1988) was an American film and television actress.

Early life

Raines was born Ella Wallace Raines on August 6, 1920, in Fall City, Washington. She studied drama at the University of Washington and was appearing in a play there when she was seen by director Howard Hawks. She became the first actress 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 (1943) which Hawks produced.

Acting career

Immediately following her role in Corvette K-225, Raines was cast in the all-female war film Cry "Havoc" (also 1943). She starred in the film noir Phantom Lady, the Preston Sturges comedy Hail the Conquering Hero, and the John Wayne western Tall in the Saddle (all 1944).

She appeared in films such as The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) with Geraldine Fitzgerald and George Sanders, and the thriller The Web (1947). With the exception of Brute Force (1947), in which Raines appeared with Burt Lancaster, none of her later films were nearly as successful as her earlier movies and her career began to decline.

In 1949, she took the role originally intended for Jean Wallace in A Dangerous Profession, as Wallace had made a suicide attempt following her divorce from Franchot Tone.

In 1954 and 1955 she starred in the 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. After a main role in a British-made thriller (The Man in the Road) in 1956, she retired from acting the following year, but made one further screen appearance with a guest role in the series Matt Houston in 1984. Raines appeared on the cover of Life magazine twice, once for Brute Force in 1947 and, in 1944, for her work in Phantom Lady. Also in 1944, she appeared as a pin-up girl in the June 2 and June 16 issue of the G.I. magazine Yank.

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.

Personal life

On August 11, 1942, a few days after her graduation from the University of Washington, Raines married her high school sweetheart, United States Army Air Forces Major Kenneth William Trout. The couple divorced December 18, 1945.

On February 6, 1947, Raines married fighter-pilot triple ace Robin Olds, who was eventually promoted to United States Air Force brigadier general; the couple had three children, one of whom was stillborn. She also had two miscarriages which she blamed on the unsanitary conditions of serving abroad in Africa. They separated in 1975 and divorced in 1976.

Raines was a conservative and anti-communist Republican who supported Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan in their presidential elections.

She died from throat cancer in Sherman Oaks, California in 1988, aged 67.