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Allene Roberts, R.I.P. (1928-2019)
Edited by Dan in the MW on 6/23/2019, 9:17 pm
Posted by Dan in the MW
on 6/23/2019, 9:15 pm
Her film career lasted little more than a decade in total, but Allene Roberts racked up a substantial number of credits as a supporting actress in a number of quality film noir roles, including her debut in "The Red House" and subsequent features such as "Sign of the Ram," "Knock on Any Door," "Union Station" and "The Hoodlum."
Oftentimes, Roberts played good girls exploited and, sometimes, brutalized by bad men. Her character was raped, impregnated, and driven to suicide by Lawrence Tierney in "The Hoodlum." Roberts was the sympathetic wife of John Derek in "Knock on Any Door." Edward G. Robinson obsessed over her in "The Red House."
Roberts retired from screen acting over sixty years ago. At the time of her death, she was a resident of her native Alabama.