Birth Name: Mildred Linton
Born: 12 December 1909 Died: 8 March 2003
Country of origin: United States
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Karen Morley (December 12, 1909 – March 8, 2003) was an American film actress.
Born Mildred Linton in Ottumwa, Iowa, Morley lived there until she was thirteen years old. When she moved to Hollywood, she attended Hollywood High School and later graduated from UCLA.
After working at the Pasadena Playhouse, she came to the attention of the director Clarence Brown, at a time when he had been looking for an actress to stand-in for Greta Garbo in screen tests. This led
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She did not possess the typical "beauty" Hollywood was after - as, logically, was often cats in non flattering, grim, supporting roles - but Karen Morley was one of the best, most serious actresses to come out of the 1930s. Whenever she appears on the screen, an almost magnetic pull sucks in the viewer, and the fact that she isn't as beautiful as the leading actress opposite her turn to dust quickly. She also had an very developed actor's "sensitivity", adapting with little effort to a broad p"