Beautiful Debra Paget turns 81 today. She was born in Denver on August 19, 1933.
Paget was part of an acting family which included older sister Teala Loring (WIFE WANTED, ALLOTMENT WIVES), who died in 2007, and younger sister Lisa Gaye (DRUMS ACROSS THE RIVER). Older brother Frank Griffin was an actor who became a makeup artist.
Debra Paget retired from acting over half a century ago and at last report is retired in Texas.
Here's a Debra Paget photo gallery for her many fans to enjoy:
With Richard Conte in HOUSE OF STRANGERS:
BIRD OF PARADISE:
PRINCESS OF THE NILE:
Reviews of Debra Paget films at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings: CRY OF THE CITY (1948), IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING (1949), HOUSE OF STRANGERS (1949), MOTHER IS A FRESHMAN (1949), FOURTEEN HOURS (1951), BELLES ON THEIR TOES (1952), THE GAMBLER FROM NATCHEZ (1954), PRINCESS OF THE NILE (1954), and THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956).
Among the additional key titles in Paget's career: BROKEN ARROW (1950), BIRD OF PARADISE (1951), LES MISERABLES (1952), PRINCE VALIANT (1954), THE LAST HUNT (1956), LOVE ME TENDER (1956), and THE RIVER'S EDGE (1957).
2015 Update: I've now reviewed SEVEN ANGRY MEN (1955).
July 2016 Update: An obituary tribute to Debra Paget's sister, Lisa Gaye.