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Colleen Townsend is a Actor American born on 21 december 1928 at Glendale (USA)

Colleen Townsend

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Birth name Colleen Lucille Townsend
Nationality USA
Birth 21 december 1928 (92 years) at Glendale (USA)

Colleen Townsend (born December 21, 1928 in Glendale, California) is an American actress, author and humanitarian.

Townsend began a film career in 1944, appearing in minor roles in several films. By 1946, she was appearing on the cover of magazines, and in 1947 was signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox. She was the subject of a cover story for Life in 1948, which discussed the way in which major studios groomed and manufactured their stars, using Townsend's story as an example. The studio created a photographic calendar for her, to "put [her] face in every home, office and barracks in America all year around." Hedda Hopper was also quoted as saying that Townsend was "going places."

She played a featured role in the film The Walls of Jericho (1948), and was billed third behind Dan Dailey and Celeste Holm in Chicken Every Sunday (1949). Her biggest success was in the 1950 film When Willie Comes Marching Home, in which she was paired with Dan Dailey. Again... Pioneers (1950) provided her with her first lead role.

She grew up attending the LDS Church and in 1948 became a committed Christian and became active in the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. In 1950, Townsend left her acting career and married long-time friend Louis H. Evans, Jr. who was a seminary student at the time at San Francisco Theologic Seminary. Rev. Louis Evans was the founding pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church, which began in the Evans home. Bel Air Presbyterian Church exists today as the largest Presbyterian congregation in the Los Angeles area and has a beautiful and welcoming location on Mulholland Drive. Colleen was part of the groundbreaking on that location.

Later, the couple became associated with Billy Graham. Townsend, now billed as "Colleen Evans", returned to films briefly, starring in two films produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Oiltown, U.S.A. (1950) and Souls in Conflict (1955).

Thereafter she dedicated herself to humanitarian works, specifically in relation to racial or religious discrimination, human rights, and in furthering the role of women in society. She and her family relocated to Washington to work on improving relationships with the African-American community. She served as the first female chair of the Billy Graham Crusade in 1986.

As "Colleen Townsend Evans" she is the author of several books.

Colleen Evans now lives in Fresno, California.


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Filmography of Colleen Townsend (6 films)

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When Willie Comes Marching Home, 1h22
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest, Evelyn Varden, Jimmy Lydon
Roles Marjorie 'Marge' Fettles
Rating64% 3.2003953.2003953.2003953.2003953.200395
William "Bill" Kluggs (Dan Dailey) is the first in his hometown of Punxatawney, West Virginia, to enlist in the Army Air Forces after the attack on Pearl Harbor, making his father Herman (William Demarest), mother Gertrude (Evelyn Varden) and girlfriend Marge Fettles (Colleen Townsend) proud. The whole town sees him off. Willie tries to become a pilot but washes out, although he proves to be so proficient at aerial gunnery that, rather than being sent to Europe to fight, he is made an instructor and assigned to a base near his hometown. After two years in the same place, he is branded a coward by the townsfolk, even though he continually requests a transfer into combat.
Chicken Every Sunday, 1h34
Directed by George Seaton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Dan Dailey, Celeste Holm, Alan Young, Colleen Townsend, Natalie Wood, William Frawley
Roles Rosemary Hefferen
Rating63% 3.194323.194323.194323.194323.19432
In Tucson, Arizona in 1910, Emily Hefferen visits attorney Robert Hart to file for divorce from her husband Jim, citing his lack of support as grounds. When Hart expresses surprise, given the local hotel, laundry, and dairy bear the Heffernen name, suggesting the family is wealthy, Emily describes her family life for the past twenty years.
The Walls of Jericho, 1h46
Directed by John M. Stahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, Anne Baxter, Kirk Douglas, Ann Dvorak, Marjorie Rambeau
Roles Marjorie Ransome
Rating68% 3.436743.436743.436743.436743.43674
County attorney Dave Connors is stuck in an unhappy marriage to his wife, Belle. He invites his friends, newly-married Tucker and Algeria Wedge, to come and visit.
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, 1h35
Directed by F. Hugh Herbert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors June Haver, Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan, Anne Revere, Natalie Wood, Robert Karnes
Roles Girl Leaving Church Service (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.001853.001853.001853.001853.00185
Farmer Milt Dominy (Henry Hull) and his son Daniel (Lon McCallister), who is called "Snug", commiserate with each other about their loathing of Judith (Anne Revere), Milt's second wife, and her brutish son Stretch (Robert Karnes). Milt decides to return to the sea while Snug takes a job as a hired hand with a neighboring farmer, Robert "Roarer" McGill (Tom Tully), with whose daughter, Rad (June Haver), he is in love, although the daughter gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Her father neither encourages nor endorses the courtship.
Janie (1944)
, 1h42
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Joyce Reynolds, Edward Arnold, Robert Hutton, Ann Harding, Alan Hale, Robert Benchley
Roles Hortense Bennett
Rating60% 3.0022253.0022253.0022253.0022253.002225
Janie is a free spirited teenage girl living in a small town. World War II brings the establishment of an army camp nearby. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set afire by the prospect of so many young soldiers so close.