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  • BIRTH 26/11/1917
  • DEATH 22/11/2002
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 17

Adele Jergens

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Adele Jergens (November 26, 1917 - November 22, 2002) was an American actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jergen's birth date is sometimes listed as 1922. Jergens first rose to prominence in the late 1930s, when she was named "Miss World's Fairest" at the 1939 New York World's Fair. In the early 1940s, she worked as a Rockette, and was named the Number One Showgirl in New York City. After a few years of working as a model and chorus girl, including being an understudy to Gypsy Rose Lee, Jergens landed a movie contract with Columbia Pictures in 1944, with brunette Jergens becoming a blonde. Her chorus girl past came in handy when she played an exotic dancer in Armored Car Robbery (1950). She was usually cast as blonde floozies and burlesque dancers. She once played Marilyn Monroe's mother in Ladies of the Chorus (1948) despite the fact that Jergens was only 9 years older than Monroe. In 1949, while filming Treasure of Monte Cristo, a film noir set in San Francisco, she met and married co-star Glenn Langan (The Amazing Colossal Man). They remained married until his death in 1991. Their only child, actor Tracy Langan, predeceased his mother. She is interred in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.

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Adele Jergens

Movies (17)

Show Boat
Show Boat
Cameo McQueen (uncredited)
The Prince Of Thieves
The Prince Of Thieves
Lady Christabel
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Boots Marsden
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Woman at Party (uncredited)
The Cobweb
The Cobweb
Miss Cobb
Black Arrow
Black Arrow
Mary Brent
The Sound of Fury
The Sound of Fury
Velma
The Crime Doctor's Diary
The Crime Doctor's Diary
Inez Gray
Somebody Loves Me
Somebody Loves Me
Nola Beach
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel
Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Down to Earth
Down to Earth
Georgia Evans
The Gang's All Here
The Gang's All Here
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Together Again
Together Again
Gilda LaVerne (uncredited)
She Wouldn't Say Yes
She Wouldn't Say Yes
Allura
State Fair
State Fair
Girl on Rollercoaster (uncredited)
Day the World Ended
Day the World Ended
Ruby
Pin Up Girl
Pin Up Girl
Canteen Hostess (uncredited)