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Dona Drake

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Vivacious Dona Drake (born Rita Novella) was a singer with an all-girl band, the Girl Friends, prior to entering films in 1935 under the name of Rita Rio. She later also used the moniker Rita Ray before settling on Dona Drake. At Paramount in the early '40s, Drake appeared opposite Bob Hope in The Road to Morocco (1942) and took part in the all-star extravaganza Star Spangled Rhythm (1942). She later signed with Columbia but her perhaps most famous role was at Warner Bros., where she played Bette Davis' Indian maid in Beyond the Forest (1949). It was arguably Davis' worst film and did nothing for Drake's standing in Hollywood and the former vocalist spent the remainder of her career in potboilers.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four)
  • Teresa
1952
No Score Yet Valentino
  • Maria Torres
1951
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood
  • Pepita Rosados
1950
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach
  • Connie Martin
1949
No Score Yet The Doolins of Oklahoma
  • Cattle Annie
1949
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest
  • Jenny
1949
No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest
  • Laurette
1948
No Score Yet So This Is New York
  • Kate Goff
1948
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Dolores Ortega
1946
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm
  • Mary Adams
1944
No Score Yet Let's Face It
  • Muriel
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Actor
1942
86% Road to Morocco
  • Mihirmah
1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase
  • Beatrice
1941
No Score Yet Aloma of the South Seas
  • Nea
1941
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink
  • Rita
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
  • Joyce
  • 1953

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