Jennifer Holt


Jennifer Holt Biography

Jennifer Holt (November 10, 1920 – September 21, 1997) was an American actress.

Early years

Born Elizabeth Marshall Holt in Hollywood, California to actor Jack Holt and his wife, Margaret Woods. She and her brother Tim would both have careers in acting.

Film

Holt made her film debut using the stage name "Jacqueline Holt" in a 1941 western starring Hopalong Cassidy. A 1942 newspaper article reported, "Jennifer Holt ... has been signed to a long term contract with Universal." Her film singing debut came in Tenting Tonight On The Old Camp Ground in 1943. She sang Cielito Lindo while portraying an entertainer.

She went on to make 47 films during the 1940s. All but eight of her roles were in western films in which she appeared opposite cowboy stars such as Lash LaRue, Tex Ritter and Johnny Mack Brown.

Although the popularity of western films had faded by the mid-1950s, during the 1970s western film festivals became popular with fans of the genre and she occasionally participated as a guest.

Television

After making her final film in 1949, in 1950 Holt co-hosted a television show called Panhandle Pete and Jennifer which ran for one season. During the remainder of the 1950s she made occasional guest appearances on television western series such as The Gabby Hayes Show and Tales of Wells Fargo starring Dale Robertson.

Recognition

In 1984, she was posthumously honored by the Golden Boot Awards for her contributions to western cinema.

Personal life

Holt was married several times, living for a while in Mexico. Her first husband was Marine Major William M. Ritchey, from whom she sought a divorce after having been married four months. The divorce was granted August 4, 1944. She married actor William Bakewell September 29, 1946. She filed suit for divorce from Bakewell April 23, 1948. The divorce was granted June 10, 1948.

Death

Holt was in Dorset in England at the time of her death in 1997.

Filmography

  • Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1959) (TV series) .... Ella / (4 episodes)
  • Perry Mason (1958) (TV series) .... Christine (1 episode)
  • Panhandle Pete and Jennifer (1950) (TV series) .... Co-host (1950-51)
  • The Tioga Kid (1948) .... Jenny Morgan
  • Range Renegades (1948) .... Belle Morgan
  • The Hawk of Powder River (1948) .... Vivian Chambers aka The Hawk
  • Tornado Range (1948) .... Mary King
  • Trail of the Mounties (1947) .... Kathie McBain
  • Where the North Begins (1947) .... Mary Rockwell
  • Shadow Valley (1947) .... Mary Ann Jarvis
  • The Fighting Vigilantes (1947) .... Abby Jackson
  • Stage to Mesa City (1947) .... Margie Watson
  • Ghost Town Renegades (1947) .... Diane Trent
  • Pioneer Justice (1947) .... Betty Walters
  • Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947) .... Dale Harrington
  • Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947) .... Carolyn
  • Trigger Fingers (1946) .... Jane Caldwell
  • Hop Harrigan (1946) .... Gail Nolan
  • Moon Over Montana (1946) .... Gwynn Randal
  • The Lost Trail (1945) .... Jane Burns
  • Song of Old Wyoming (1945) .... Vicky Conway, adopted
  • Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945) .... Dolores Salezar
  • Gun Smoke (1945) .... Jane Condon
  • Under Western Skies (1945) .... Charity
  • The Navajo Trail (1945) .... Mary Trevor
  • Beyond the Pecos (1945) .... Ellen Tanner
  • Riders of the Santa Fe (1944) .... Carla Anderson
  • Outlaw Trail (1944) .... Alice Thornton
  • Guns of the Law (1944) .... Lillian Wilkins
  • Oklahoma Raiders (1944) .... Donna Ross, aka El Vengador
  • Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944) .... Ellen
  • Raiders of Sunset Pass (1943) .... Betty Mathews
  • The Lone Star Trail (1943) .... Joan Winters
  • Hers to Hold (1943) (uncredited) .... Girl
  • Frontier Law (1943) .... Lois Rodgers
  • Get Going (1943) .... Vilma Walters
  • Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) .... Mitzi
  • Raiders of San Joaquin (1943) .... Jane Carter
  • Cheyenne Roundup (1943) .... Ellen Randall
  • Hi, Buddy (1943) .... Miss Russell
  • Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943) .... Kay Randolph
  • Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943) .... Andre Mason [Chs. 5-13]
  • The Old Chisholm Trail (1942) .... Mary Lee
  • Little Joe, the Wrangler (1942) .... Janet Hammond
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942) .... Nan Taylor
  • Pardon My Sarong (1942) (uncredited) .... Girl on bus with Tommy
  • The Silver Bullet (1942) .... Nancy Lee
  • Private Buckaroo (1942) .... Joyce Mason
  • Broadway (1942) (uncredited) .... TWA stewardess
  • Stick to Your Guns (1941) (as Jacqueline Holt) .... June Winters



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