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June 11, 2023

35 Gorgeous Photos of Beverly Garland in the 1950s

Born 1926 in Santa Cruz, California, American actress Beverly Garland played Nina in the drama Mama Rosa in 1950.  In the 1950s, many of her roles were of secure, tough women who could handle themselves in violent situations. One such role was as a secrets-keeping secretary in D.O.A..

Garland’s work in feature films primarily consisted of small parts in a few major productions or leads in low-budget action or science-fiction movies. On television, however, she had prominent recurring roles on several popular series.

Garland may be best remembered as Barbara Harper Douglas, the woman who married widower Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray) in the latter years of the sitcom My Three Sons.  She played in that role from 1969 until the series concluded in 1972. In the 1980s, she co-starred as Dotty West, the mother of Kate Jackson’s character, in the CBS television series Scarecrow and Mrs. King.  She had a recurring role as Ginger Jackson on 7th Heaven.  In 1957–1958, she starred in the TV crime-drama Decoy, which ran for 39 episodes.

Garland was nominated for a Best Actress in a Single Performance Emmy Award for her work on Medic (1955). For her contribution to the television industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. It was dedicated on January 26, 1983.

Garland died from natural causes at her home of over 40 years in the Hollywood Hills after a lengthy illness, aged 82.


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