Jean Porter

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Porter in 1945

Bennie Jean Porter (December 8, 1922 – January 13, 2018) was an American actress. She was born in Cisco, Texas.[1] She was known for her roles in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and One Million B.C. (1940).

Porter was active throughout the 1940s. She appeared in almost 30 movies with MGM stars like Esther Williams, Mickey Rooney and the comedy duo Abbott & Costello. In the 1950s, Porter appeared mainly in television series such as The Red Skelton Show, Sea Hunt, and 77 Sunset Strip. She retired from acting in 1961.

Porter died in Canoga Park, California of natural causes, at the age of 95.[2]

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  1. "Familiar Face In "Twice Blessed" -- Star Jean Porter". Big Spring Daily Herald. Texas, Big Spring. October 3, 1945. p. 3. Retrieved May 20, 2016 – via
  2. Barnes, Mike (January 14, 2018). "Jean Porter, Petite Starlet of MGM Films in the 1940s, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660.

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