Actress Wanda Hendrix was born on this date in 1928.
Hendrix was born November 3, 1928, in Jacksonville, Florida.
The talented Hendrix was something of a chameleon, with her most notable roles including a young Mexican peasant girl in Robert Montgomery's RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947)...
...a Renaissance princess in PRINCE OF FOXES (1949), also starring Tyrone Power...
...and an Italian girl in CAPTAIN CAREY, U.S.A. (1950), starring Alan Ladd.
Hendrix is particularly special to me for her role opposite Joel McCrea in one of my childhood favorite films, SADDLE TRAMP (1950):
Hendrix married Audie Murphy at age 20, a brief marriage which seems to have been doomed, at least in part, by his PTSD. Hendrix married twice more but is said to have never stopped loving Murphy.
Hendrix died of pneumonia in 1981. She was only 52 years old.
Wanda Hendrix left behind a series of bright, interesting performances in a too-brief film career, which continue to entertain audiences decades after they were filmed.
Wanda Hendrix movies previously reviewed at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings: NORA PRENTISS (1947), WELCOME STRANGER (1947), VARIETY GIRL (1947), RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947), PRINCE OF FOXES (1949), SADDLE TRAMP (1950), SIERRA (1950), THE ADMIRAL WAS A LADY (1950), CAPTAIN CAREY, U.S.A. (1950), and HIGHWAY DRAGNET (1954).
Additional Wanda Hendrix films: MISS TATLOCK'S MILLIONS (1948), MY OWN TRUE LOVE (1949), SONG OF SURRENDER (1949), THE HIGHWAYMAN (1951), MY OUTLAW BROTHER (1951), MONTANA TERRITORY (1952), THE BLACK DAKOTAS (1954), and STAGE TO THUNDER ROCK (1964).