Lynn Baggett

as Nurse in the movie The Time, the Place and the Girl

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Was born at 10 May 1923 in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA . Died at 22 March 1960, Hollywood, California, USA (overdose)

Tall, regal, sultry-eyed, flame-haired (later blonde) Lynn Baggett isbetter remembered for her turbulent, unhappy private life than for her"B" level acting roles. Born Ruth Baggett in Wichita Falls, Texas, onMay 10, 1923, her father, David L. , was in the oil business and hermother, the former Ruth Simmons, a stenographer. While in Dallasfollowing her high school graduation, the pretty teenager wasdiscovered by a Warner Bros.

agent and signed. As a girl with noexperience, the studio promoted Lynn (sometimes billed Lynne) as abeauty queen and titleholder ("The Cobra Girl," "The Triple A Girl,"etc. ) while paying her dues in a slew of unbilled sexy starlet bits aschorines, nurses, waitresses, singers and party girl types. For fivelong years she toiled obscurely in such WWII-era films as Manpower (1941) , Air Force (1943) , The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) , Roughly Speaking (1945) , Mildred Pierce (1945) and Night and Day (1946) . The studio did little to increase her stature in Hollywood and sheeventually was released from her contract in 1946.

After signing withUniversal, she finally received her first role of substance in The Time of Their Lives (1946) , an above average Abbott andCostello haunted house comedy vehicle. Following her marriage to theAustro-Hungarian producer 'Sam Spiegel (I)' ("On the Waterfront")in 1948, she acted less frequently, showing up in a few secondary roleswith the classic film noir D. O. A. (1950) , probably her bestremembered role as a shady lady/widow of mystery, and in The Flame and the Arrow (1950) and The Mob (1951) hermost prominent.

The Spiegel/Baggett marriage was quite stormy, marred by adultery andnasty fighting. They separated in 1952. Three years later she finallyreceived a divorce. With her career now in shambles, Lynn found work asan Arthur Murray dance teacher. In 1954, she was the direct cause of afatal two-car accident in which a 9-year-old boy, on his way home froma summer camping excursion, was killed.

Another young boy in the samecar was seriously injured. Overcome by fear and acute anguish, she"blacked out" and was later charged with leaving the scene of anaccident. She was convicted of felony hit-and-run. A failed acting comeback led to severe depression, mental problems andacute substance abuse. She attempted suicide by pills in 1959 beforesucceeding a year later on March 22, 1960, dying of acute barbiturateintoxication.

She had been released from a private sanitarium severalweeks earlier. She was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Neverclose to showing her true potential, Lynn(e) Baggett became one ofHollywood's sadder statistics. .

There is some small facts about Lynn Baggett:
  • Screen and stage actress.
  • Charged over the hit-and-run death of a nine year old boy in July 1954. The car she was driving had been loaned to her by the actor George Tobias. In December that year, she was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and placed on three years probation.
  • Attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills in June 1959. Later that year was found suffering from paralysis due to drug addiction and diagnosed as a 'chronic depressed neurotic'. On 23 March 1960, she was found dead in her apartment from an overdose of barbiturates.
  • Discovered by a top Warner Brothers talent scout on her way to a department store in July 1942. Subsequently signed to a three-year contract. Moved to Universal in late 1946.
  • Married temperamental producer Sam Spiegel in April 1948. He was twenty years her senior.
  • Became a dance instructor for Arthur Murray in October 1952.
  • According to an article on Lynne by Laura Wagner in Films of the Golden Age, Issue 78, Fall 2014, Lynn sustained a head injury while a child that may have instigated her severe emotional and mental problems in later life.
  • Met producer Sam Spiegel while performing a screen test for one of his pictures.
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There is the list of movies, where Lynn Baggett was taked part:
1 The Time, the Place and the Girl movie The Time, the Place and the Girl 1946 as Nurse
2 Air Force movie Air Force 1943 as Nurse
3 Cinderella Jones movie Cinderella Jones 1946 as Junior Leaguer
4 Confidential Agent movie Confidential Agent 1945 as Singer
5 D.O.A. movie D.O.A. 1950 as Mrs. Philips
6 Hollywood Canteen movie Hollywood Canteen 1944 as Junior Hostess
7 In Our Time movie In Our Time 1944 as Friend of Count Orvid
8 Janie Gets Married movie Janie Gets Married 1946 as Hostess
9 Lured movie Lured 1947 as Robert's Rejected Girlfriend
10 Manpower movie Manpower 1941 as Bit Part
11 Mildred Pierce movie Mildred Pierce 1945 as Waitress
12 Murder on the Waterfront movie Murder on the Waterfront 1943 as Backstage Chorus Girl
13 Night and Day movie Night and Day 1946 as Sexpot
14 One More Tomorrow movie One More Tomorrow 1946 as Party Guest
15 Pillow to Post movie Pillow to Post 1945 as Disgruntled Traveler
16 Rhapsody in Blue movie Rhapsody in Blue 1945 as Guest
17 Roughly Speaking movie Roughly Speaking 1945 as Salesgirl
18 Star in the Night movie Star in the Night 1945 as Maria Santos
19 Thank Your Lucky Stars movie Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 as Miss Latin America in 'Good Night, Good Neighbor' Number
20 The Adventures of Mark Twain movie The Adventures of Mark Twain 1944 as Susie Clemens
21 The Flame and the Arrow movie The Flame and the Arrow 1950 as Francesca
22 The Mob movie The Mob 1951 as Peggy Clancy
23 The Time of Their Lives movie The Time of Their Lives 1946 as June Prescott
24 Three Cheers for the Girls movie Three Cheers for the Girls 1943 as Brunette Chorus Girl - framing story
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