Faith Domergue

Faith Domergue

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1924-06-16
Deathday: 1999-04-04 (74 years old)

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Biography

Faith Marie Domergue (; June 16, 1924 or 1925 – April 4, 1999) was an American film and television actress. Discovered at age sixteen by media and aircraft mogul Howard Hughes, she was signed to a contract with Hughes' RKO Radio Pictures and cast as the lead in the studio's thriller Vendetta, which had a troubled four-year production before finally being released in 1950.Domergue appeared in science fiction and horror pictures, such as Cult of the Cobra, This Island Earth, It Came from Beneath the Sea, and The Atomic Man, all released in 1955, earning her a reputation as an early "scream queen". Domergue's later career consisted of B movies, television guest roles, and European productions.

Personal Life

In 1942, Domergue began an intermittent relationship with Howard Hughes. After she discovered that Hughes was also seeing Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Lana Turner, the couple broke up in 1943. She later described those experiences in her 1972 book My Life with Howard Hughes.On January 28, 1946, Domergue married bandleader Teddy Stauffer at the San Diego Superior Courthouse. On October 8, 1947, hours after divorcing Stauffer in Ciudad Juárez, she married director Hugo Fregonese there. Their first child, Diana Maria, was born on January 1, 1949 in Buenos Aires. Their second child, John Anthony, was born on August 22, 1951 in Los Angeles. John, who became an urban planner, died on what would have been his mother's 94th birthday. The couple separated twice before Domergue was granted an uncontested divorce on June 24, 1958. In 1966, she married director Paolo Cossa, with whom she remained until his death in 1992. Despite the divorces, Domergue remained a practicing Roman Catholic.

Early Life

Domergue was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 16, 1924 or 1925 (sources differ), of part-Creole descent. She was adopted by Adabelle Wemet when six weeks old. When Faith was 18 months old, Adabelle married Leo Domergue.The family moved to California in 1928 where Domergue attended Beverly Hills Catholic School and St. Monica's Convent School. While a sophomore at University High School, she signed a contract with Warner Bros., and made her first on-screen appearance with an uncredited walk-on role in Blues in the Night (1941). The same year, she appeared on the cover of Photoplay as Faith Dorn; the name change, she later claimed, was "because Jack Warner was too stupid to pronounce Domergue".

Filmography

All 44

Movies 27

TV shows 17

Actress
Amore grande, amore libero (1976)

Amore grande, amore libero (1976)

Movie
Gayle Dorian
The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

Movie
Millie Hartman
Psycho Sisters (1974)

Psycho Sisters (1974)

Movie
Mrs. Valdes
The Man with Icy Eyes (1971)

The Man with Icy Eyes (1971)

Movie
Veronica Dean
Blood Legacy (1971)

Blood Legacy (1971)

Movie
4.75
Signora Del Isolla
The Gamblers (1970)

The Gamblers (1970)

Movie
Marta / Martha
One on Top of the Other (1969)

One on Top of the Other (1969)

Movie
Lorenzo's mother
Besieged (1969)

Besieged (1969)

Movie
Mrs. Goodwin
Track Of Thunder (1968)

Track Of Thunder (1968)

Movie
Garrison's Gorillas (1967)

Garrison's Gorillas (1967)

TV show
Dr. Marsha Evans - Vega
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

Movie
Carlotta Torres
California (1963)

California (1963)

Movie
Madame Fouchet
Combat! (1962)

Combat! (1962)

TV show
6
The Tall Man (1960)

The Tall Man (1960)

TV show
Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Hawaiian Eye (1959)

TV show
Bourbon Street Beat (1959)

Bourbon Street Beat (1959)

TV show
Lock-Up (1959)

Lock-Up (1959)

TV show
Martha Drury
Escort West (1959)

Escort West (1959)

Movie
77 Sunset Strip (1958)

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

TV show
The Rifleman (1958)

The Rifleman (1958)

TV show
6.67
Bronco (1958)

Bronco (1958)

TV show
Anna
Il cielo brucia (1958)

Il cielo brucia (1958)

Movie
Perry Mason (1957)

Perry Mason (1957)

TV show
4.33
Isabel Starkey
Sugarfoot (1957)

Sugarfoot (1957)

TV show
Have Gun, Will Travel (1957)

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957)

TV show
6
Barbara Peters
Man in the Shadow (1957)

Man in the Shadow (1957)

Movie
State Trooper (1956)

State Trooper (1956)

TV show
Bella Francesi
Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Movie
The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

TV show
Jill Robowski
Timeslip (1955)

Timeslip (1955)

Movie
6
Cheyenne (1955)

Cheyenne (1955)

TV show
Prof. Lesley Joyce
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Movie
8
Dr. Ruth Adams
This Island Earth (1955)

This Island Earth (1955)

Movie
6.25
Lisa Maya
Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Movie
9
Aurelie St. Clair
Santa Fe Passage (1955)

Santa Fe Passage (1955)

Movie
Evelyn Myer
This Is My Love (1954)

This Is My Love (1954)

Movie
Joan Britton
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

Movie
Opal Lacy
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Movie
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

TV show
Colomba della Rabia
Vendetta (1950)

Vendetta (1950)

Movie
Margo Lannington
Where Danger Lives (1950)

Where Danger Lives (1950)

Movie
Sue Dawson
Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

TV show
Gerry Taylor
Young Widow (1946)

Young Widow (1946)

Movie
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Blues in the Night (1941)

Blues in the Night (1941)

Movie
Faith Domergue
Faith Domergue

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1924-06-16

Deathday
1999-04-04 (74 years old)

Birth name
Faith Marie Domergue

Place of birth
New Orleans, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Faith Dorn

Alexander Golitzen
Faith Domergue
Alexander Golitzen worked together with Faith Domergue in:
4 Movies
Russell A. Gausman
Faith Domergue
Russell A. Gausman worked together with Faith Domergue in:
3 Movies
Bud Westmore
Faith Domergue
Bud Westmore worked together with Faith Domergue in:
3 Movies
Peter Whitney
Faith Domergue
Peter Whitney worked together with Faith Domergue in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Faith Domergue
Faith Domergue
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