Charlotte Lawrence (actress)

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Charlotte Lawrence
Charlotte Sorkin

(1921-04-22)April 22, 1921
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedOctober 20, 1993(1993-10-20) (aged 72)
Years active1940–1993

Charlotte Lawrence (April 22, 1921 – October 20, 1993) was an American actress. She appeared in numerous films and TV series from the 1940s to the 1960s. [1]


Early life

Lawrence was born Charlotte Sorkin in Los Angeles, California in 1921. She attended Fairfax High School where she acted in theatre in Los Angeles before moving to New York to begin her show business career. [1]


Lawrence started her career during the 1940s, appearing in films such as Half a Hero, Phffft, Three for the Show, Trial, The Solid Gold Cadillac and The Opposite Sex among others during the 1950s and 1960s.

On television, Lawrence played a variety of roles on Life with Elizabeth . [2] She also appeared on Dragnet, Climax!, I Led 3 Lives, I Married Joan, Cavalcade of America, Four Star Playhouse, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Highway Patrol and Chevron Hall of Stars among others.

On old-time radio, Lawrence portrayed Stacy McGill on The Adventures of Christopher Wells [3] and Reba Britton on Just Plain Bill . [3] :186 She was also a member of the cast of This Is Nora Drake . [4] From the 1940s throughout the 1960s she appeared in several radio shows like Lux Radio Theatre, Suspense and Gunsmoke.

During the 1960s she worked at Capital Records and Lorimar Television Productions, where she had a corporate position.


Lawrence died on October 20, 1993 at the age of 72 in Van Nuys, California. [5]




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