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Yvonne De Carlo is a Actor and Director Canadienne born on 1 september 1922 at Vancouver (Canada)

Yvonne De Carlo

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Birth name Margaret Yvonne Middleton
Nationality Canada
Birth 1 september 1922 at Vancouver (Canada)
Death 8 january 2007 (at 84 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian American actress, singer, and dancer whose career in film, television, and musical theatre spanned six decades.

She obtained her breakthrough role in Salome, Where She Danced (1945), produced by Walter Wanger, who described her as "the most beautiful girl in the world." Success followed in films such as Criss Cross (1949) and The Captain's Paradise (1953). Her film career reached its peak when director Cecil B. DeMille cast her as Sephora, the wife of Moses, her most prominent role, in his biblical epic The Ten Commandments (1956).

After her lead performance in Band of Angels (1957) and supporting role in McLintock! (1963), she played Lily Munster, the wife of Herman Munster, in the CBS sitcom The Munsters (1964-1966).


De Carlo's name was linked with a number of people through her career, including Howard Hughes and Robert Stack. In 1947 she announced her engagement to Howard Duff but it did not last.

In 1954 she told a journalist:

I think it is wonderful to work. I dedicate more time now than ever to study. I really like to delve deeply into the characters and the stories in order to make the most of each part I play. It seems best to remain free of any serious romantic attachments under these circumstances. I will have to meet an exceptional and understanding person, indeed, before I think of marriage. I haven't met such a person yet.
De Carlo married stuntman Robert Drew Morgan, whom she met on the set of Shotgun, on November 21, 1955. They had two sons, Bruce Ross (b. 1956) and Michael (1957-1997). Morgan also had a daughter, Bari Lee (b. 1947), from a previous marriage. Morgan lost his left leg after being run over by a train while filming How the West Was Won (1962). However, his contract with MGM assumed no responsibility for the accident. De Carlo and Morgan filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against the studio, claiming her husband was permanently disabled. They divorced in June 1974.

Her mother died in 1993 from a fall. Her son Michael died in 1997; causes were unknown, although a Santa Barbara Police report contains concerns about possible foul play.

De Carlo was a naturalized citizen of the United States.

De Carlo was a Republican who campaigned for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford.

Best films

The Ten Commandments (1956)
McLintock! (1963)
Song of Scheherazade (1947)

Usually with

Hans Dreier
Hans Dreier
(15 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(11 films)
Bud Westmore
Bud Westmore
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yvonne De Carlo (96 films)

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Here Come the Munsters, 1h36
Directed by Robert Ginty
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Edward Herrmann, Veronica Hamel, Christine Taylor, Robert Morse, Mary Woronov, Troy Evans
Roles Restaurant Guest
Rating51% 2.5618052.5618052.5618052.5618052.561805
The Munster family is tired of being persecuted back in Transylvania, and on finding part of a letter from cousin Marilyn in California, decides to head to the United States. On arrival they find that Marilyn's father, Normann Hyde, is missing, and her Mother (Herman's sister) Elsa Hyde is in a coma. Marilyn details this in the letter but Spot burned the mail (and the letter carrier) so this comes as a surprise to the Munsters.
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot
Roles The Actor's Wife (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9365853.9365853.9365853.9365853.936585
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
Seasons of the Heart, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Sam Hennings, Claude Akins, Yvonne De Carlo
Roles Older Martha (voice)
Rating63% 3.191333.191333.191333.191333.19133
Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That is until an orphan named Danny comes to live with them. Jed immediately accepts Danny as his son, but Martha is still too upset to be able to love him. As time passes, however, she finds herself more and more able to accept him as part of the family.
The Naked Truth
Directed by Nico Mastorakis
Genres Comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Herb Edelman, Brian Thompson, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Barty, Yvonne De Carlo, Shannon Tweed
Roles Mrs. Hess
Rating36% 1.8106751.8106751.8106751.8106751.810675
A take-off on "Some Like it Hot"—the film follows two men who witness a murder, dress up like women to escape, and wind up hiding in the house of a drug dealer.
Desert Kickboxer
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors John Newton, Luis Contreras, Paul L. Smith, Judie Aronson, Yvonne De Carlo, Robert O'Reilly
Rating42% 2.1459652.1459652.1459652.1459652.145965
Un héros amérindien aide de quelques combats d'un groupe d'escrocs qui ont l'intention de leur voler leur argent.
La Classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Steve McQueen
Roles The Actor's Wife (archive footage)
Rating73% 3.6729853.6729853.6729853.6729853.672985
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La Classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Paul Newman
Roles The Actor's Wife (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9373153.9373153.9373153.9373153.937315
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Oscar (1991)
, 1h49
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Ornella Muti, Tim Curry, Chazz Palminteri, Peter Riegert
Roles Aunt Rosa
Rating64% 3.2485253.2485253.2485253.2485253.248525
In the prologue, gangster Angelo "Snaps" Provolone promises his dying father (Kirk Douglas) that he will give up a life of crime, and instead "go straight".
Mirror Mirror, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Rainbow Harvest, Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson, Kristin Dattilo, Ricky Paull Goldin
Roles Emelin
Rating54% 2.749922.749922.749922.749922.74992
Megan Gordon (Rainbow Harvest) is a shy Goth girl who moves into a new neighborhood from Los Angeles with her recently widowed mother Susan (Karen Black). In her new school, Megan does not make friends, and is taunted mercilessly by her peers, apart from Nikki Chandler (Kristin Dattilo) and handsome jock Ron (Ricky Paull Goldin). On moving into her new home, Megan finds an antique framed mirror in her room which belonged to the original owners of the house, and despite an attempt to remove it from the house, it mysteriously appears back in place. Slowly, Megan comes to realize that the mirror can grant her special powers, enabling her to have vengeance on her tormentors. However, the antiques dealer who was in charge of the house clearance finds an old diary that holds the ominous secret of the mirror's past: It describes how the mirror is possessed by a demonic force within it, which has the power to grant requests at a deadly price...and the fate of the previous owner's sister.
Cellar Dweller, 1h17
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood, Vince Edwards, Jeffrey Combs
Roles Mrs. Briggs
Rating51% 2.550072.550072.550072.550072.55007
Thirty years have passed since the grisly murder/suicide of Colin Childress, creator of the comic book, Cellar Dweller. But, as often happens to those ignorant of it, comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way. Little does she know that her twisted renderings will soon reincarnate the bloody hysteria of Cellar Dweller.
American Gothic, 1h25
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Rod Steiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Janet Wright, Michael J. Pollard, William Hootkins, Mark Lindsay Chapman
Roles Ma
Rating58% 2.900572.900572.900572.900572.90057
Cynthia is traumatised by the death of her baby after leaving him in a bathtub, where he accidentally drowned. She and five of her friends, Jeff, Rob, Lynn, Paul and Terri decide to go on a vacation. They take a plane somewhere, but are plagued by engine troubles and are forced to land the plane on a lonely deserted island. The six set camp and the next morning, Paul stays at the camp while the others set off to find help. They come upon a large cottage nestled in the woods.
Play Dead
Play Dead (1983)
, 1h26
Genres Horror
Actors Yvonne De Carlo
Roles Hester
Rating41% 2.08552.08552.08552.08552.0855
Une femme utilise ses pouvoirs magiques et son rottweiler meurtrier pour assassiner ses proches.