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Anita Colby (I) (1914–1992)

Anita Colby was born on August 5, 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Anita Counihan. She is known for her work on Mary of Scotland (1936), Brute Force (1947) and Cover Girl (1944). She was married to Palen Flagler. She died on March 27, 1992 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Mary of Scotland Mary Fleming
Brute Force Flossie
Cover Girl Miss Colby
Walking on Air Ex-Mrs. Fred Randolph


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 1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1947 Brute Force
 1944 Cover Girl
Miss Colby
 1937 China Passage
The Nurse (uncredited)
 1936 Walking on Air
Ex-Mrs. Fred Randolph
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Mary Fleming
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Saleslady (uncredited)
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 1944 Cover Girl (press agent - uncredited) / (technical adviser)
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 1963-1966 Girl Talk (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 December 1966 (1966) ... Herself
- Episode dated 4 March 1963 (1963) ... Herself
 1965 The Young Set (TV Series)
- Halston, Anita Colby (1965) ... Herself
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- The Beauty of a Woman (1962) ... Herself
 1958 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #5.22 (1958) ... Herself
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Herself - Hostess
- Portrait of Tobey (1954) ... Herself - Hostess
- One Thing Leads to Another (1954) ... Herself - Hostess
- A Mansion for Jimmy (1954) ... Herself - Hostess
- Playmates (1954) ... Herself - Hostess
- The Perfect Gentleman (1954) ... Herself - Hostess
 1952 We, the People (TV Series)
Herself - Actress
- Episode #4.26 (1952) ... Herself - Actress
 1952 Today (TV Series)
Herself - Today Girl (1961)
 1951 Footlights and Kleiglights (TV Series)
- Episode #1.24 (1951) ... Herself
 1950 Maggi's Private Wire (TV Series)
- Anita Colby (1950) ... Herself
 1949 Celebrity Time (TV Series)
- Episode #1.15 (1949) ... Herself
- Episode #1.6 (1949) ... Herself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Anita Colby's Beauty Book" (Prentice-Hall).

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1 Portrayal | 11 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[about her early acting career, prior to her staff job at "Harper's Bazaar"] I said I was going to be a top model, and I was. Then I had five offers from Hollywood. I went out there and found everything easy. I was earning more than Lucille Ball and Joan Fontaine. I was sure I was going to be a star any day, so I didn't do any work. Suddenly I awoke to the fact that I wasn't getting anywhere. ... See more »


In 1947 she was executive assistant to Henry Ginsberg at Paramount Pictures. She was the first woman to occupy this executive position. See more »


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