Fraser, Elisabeth A.

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Actress Elisabeth Fraser (b. 1920) made her Broadway debut in 1940, her motion picture debut the following year, and worked steadily in theater, movies and television for the next four decades.

Born Elisabeth Fraser Jonker in Brooklyn, New York, she attended school in Haiti and France before returning to New York to graduate from Washington Irving High School, having learned several languages in her travels. Summer stock performances in Vermont led to a supporting role in the Broadway production of Robert E. Sherwood's THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT, opposite Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, and Montgomery Clift. She went from the national tour of this production into her screen debut in ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, with Fredric March. Other film roles included THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, THE COMMANDOS STRIKE AT DAWN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, THE TUNNEL OF LOVE, THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT, SECONDS, THE WAY WEST, THE GRADUATE and NINE TO FIVE. Elisabeth Fraser's television appearances include THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (a.k.a. YOU'LL NEVER GET RICH and SERGEANT BILKO), in which she played Sgt. Joan Hogan from 1955 to 1958, and also ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, RAWHIDE, PERRY MASON, THE JACK BENNY SHOW, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., THE MONKEES, MAUDE, and the made-for-television movie THE SCARLETT O'HARA WAR.

From the description of Elisabeth Fraser papers, 1920-1999. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122408213

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associatedWith Goldman, James. person
associatedWith Hanley, William, 1931- person
associatedWith Maddow, Ben, 1909-1992. person
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Active 1920

Active 1999



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