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Wanda Hendrix ACTOR


Wanda Hendrix was born on November 3rd, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida with the birth name Dixie Wanda Hendrix to parents Max Sylvester Hendrix and Mary Bailley.  As a young girl she became involved with the local youth theater and it was there that a talent scout spotted her and suggested her family relocate to California and attempt pursuing a career for Hendrix in acting.
Immediately upon relocating she was given decent star roles with Warner Brothers films.  She was cast in, "Confidential Agent" (1945) followed by a role in, "Nora Prentiss" (1947).  She was then hire by Paramount for the film, "Welcome Stranger" (1947) and  then paramount signed Hendrix to a contract and cast her right away in the film, "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947).
As her career progressed she worked on a couple more films such as, "Miss Tatlock's Millions" (1948), "My Own True Love" (1949), "Sierra" (1950), "Captain Carey, U.S.A." (1950), "The Highwayman" (1951) and "Highway Dragnet" (1954). 
She briefly retired from acting in 1954 to work on her 2nd marriage, but after a 2nd troubled marriage and divorce, Hendrix returned back to the industry and tried to continue climbing up the ladder of stardom.  Even with roles on television, stage and the big screen, she was never quite able to achieve the level of success she aimed for.  She did have a couple more roles in the 1970's on the film, "One Minute Before Death" (1972) and on an episode of "Bewitched' (1971). 
Wanda then retired from acting and remarried for a third time, but this marriage too ended in divorce in 1980 and she passed away on February 1st, 1981 at the young age of fifty two after suffering from double pneumonia in Los Angeles.  She never had any children of her own and is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. 


1972 One Minute Before Death 
1971 Bewitched
1969 My Three Sons 
1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
1963 Johnny Cool 
1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show
1961 Boy Who Caught a Crook 
1961 The Deputy
1960 Bat Masterson
1960 Lock Up
1959 The Red Skelton Hour
1958 Wagon Train
1958 Telephone Time
1957 Climax!
1954 The Black Dakotas 
1954 Highway Dragnet 
1953 Schlitz Playhouse
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1952-1953 The Ford Television Theatre
1953 Sea of Lost Ships 
1953 The Last Posse 
1953 The Plymouth Playhouse
1953 The Golden Mask 
1953 Your Favorite Story
1952 Robert Montgomery Presents
1952 Montana Territory 
1951-1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1951 My Outlaw Brother 
1951 The Highwayman 
1951 The Bigelow Theatre
1950 Lux Video Theatre
1950 Saddle Tramp 
1950 The Admiral Was a Lady 
1950 Sierra 
1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A. 
1949 Prince of Foxes
1949 Song of Surrender
1949 My Own True Love 
1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions 
1947 Ride the Pink Horse 
1947 Hollywood Wonderland 
1947 Welcome Stranger 
1947 Nora Prentiss 
1945 Confidential Agent 

Matinee Classics - My Brother, The Outlaw starring Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston and Robert Stack
Matinee Classics - The Admiral Was a Lady starring Edmond O’Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Richard Erdman, Hillary Brooke, Richard Lane, Fred Essler, Garry Owen and Rudy Vallee

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