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May 27, 2023

30 Beautiful Photos of Penny Edwards in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1928 as Millicent Maxine Edwards in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, American actress Penny Edwards danced in Let’s Face It when she was 12 years old, and at the age of 14, she appeared on Broadway as a dancer in Ziegfeld Follies of 1943. Her other Broadway credits include Laffing Room Only (1944) and The Duchess Misbehaves (1946).

Edwards’ film debut came in My Wild Irish Rose (1947). She also appeared in the films Trail of Robin Hood, Spoilers of the Plains, Heart of the Rockies, In Old Amarillo, North of the Great Divide, Sunset in the West, Street Bandits, and Missing Women, among others.

In the late 1940s, Edwards toured the United States for 14 months, performing in vaudeville. Public response to Edwards’ appearance with Roy Rogers in Sunset in the West (1950) led to her receiving a long-term contract with Republic Pictures.

In the 1950s, Edwards appeared on television in Westerns and mystery programs. Edwards appeared as Nan Gable in the 1958 episode, “Two-Gun Nan”, on the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days.

Edwards died of lung cancer in 1998, in Friendswood, Texas, at the age of 70. Take a look at these beautiful photos to see portraits of young Penny Edwards in the 1940s and 1950s.


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