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April 9, 2022

40 Fabulous Photos of Laraine Day in the 1940s

Born 1920 as La Raine Johnson in Roosevelt, Utah, American actress Laraine Day was a former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star. As a leading lady, she was paired opposite major film stars including Robert Mitchum, Lana Turner, Cary Grant, Ronald Reagan, Kirk Douglas, and John Wayne. As well as her numerous film and television roles, she acted on stage, conducted her own radio and television shows, and wrote two books.

Owing to her marriage to Leo Durocher and her involvement with his baseball career, she was known as “The First Lady of Baseball”. Her best-known films include Foreign Correspondent (1940), My Son, My Son! (1940), Journey for Margaret (1942), Mr. Lucky (1943), The Locket (1946), and the Dr. Kildare series.

In the 1970s, Day was the spokesperson for the Make America Better campaign and traveled across the country sharing her views on environmental issues. In 1971, she wrote a book called The America We Love. She died in Ivins, Utah in 2007 at the age of 87.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Day has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6676 Hollywood Blvd. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Laraine Day in the 1940s.


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