passed away at the age of 94.
As Elyse Knox, she appeared in bit roles in major films, such as 20th Century-Fox's LILLIAN RUSSELL (1940), and starred in a long line of movies throughout the '40s. Most of her movies were "B" pictures; her most notable role may have been in the Universal horror film THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942).
Knox married former football star Tom Harmon in 1944 and retired from acting in 1949. Tom Harmon later became a sports broadcaster, and all three of the Harmon children went into the acting profession.
Oldest daughter Sharon Kristin, known by her middle name, married Rick Nelson; their children included actress Tracy Nelson. Tracy was at one time married to actor William R. Moses, who himself came from an acting family.
Kelly Harmon was at one time married to John DeLorean, and people of a certain age will remember her as the girl in Tic Tac commercials.
The Harmons' youngest child, born Thomas Mark Harmon, followed in his father's footsteps as a college football star before becoming a popular TV actor, most recently in the megahit NCIS. In 1987 Mark Harmon married actress-singer Pam Dawber, best known as the star of MORK AND MINDY.
Elyse Knox passed away at her home on Thursday. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1990.