Louise Allbritton

Louise Allbritton (right) and Milton R. Krasner on the set of The Egg and I (1947)

Louise Allbritton (July 3, 1920  February 16, 1979) was an American actress born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[1] She played in such films as Pittsburgh (1942), Son of Dracula (1943), The Egg and I (1947), and Sitting Pretty (1948).

Allbritton was the daughter of E.E. Allbritton of Wichita Falls, Texas.[2] She attended the University of Oklahoma and gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse.[3] Her father cut off her allowance in hopes that she would return home, but her contract with Universal Studios enabled her to continue in Hollywood.[2]

During World War II, Allbritton performed overseas with a USO troupe, a group that "[g]ave show after show, many of them to the accompaniment of the thunder of enemy guns."[4]

She had a leading role in the Broadway production of "The Seven Year Itch" and appeared in the NBC-TV series "Concerning Miss Marlowe."

She was married to CBS news correspondent and author Charles Collingwood from 1946 until her death[1] and retired several years after their marriage.[3]


Allbritton died February 16, 1979, in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, where she and Collingwood had one of their homes.[5]

Partial filmography

Radio appearances

Year Program Episode/source
1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre Men in White[6]
1944 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre Phantom Lady[6]


  1. 1 2 Monush, Barry (2003). "Louise Allbritton". The Encyclopedia of Film Actors from the Silent Era to 1965. Vol. 1. New York City: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. p. 8. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Wants to Show Dad". Amarillo Daily News. August 14, 1942. p. 6. Retrieved May 27, 2015 via Newspapers.com.
  3. 1 2 Katz, Ephraim (1979). The Film Encyclopedia: The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume. Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-50601-2. P.20.
  4. "(Naugatuck War Fund ad)". The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune. November 8, 1944. p. 5. Retrieved May 27, 2015 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Louise Allbritton dead at 59". The Milwaukee Sentinel. February 17, 1979. p. Part 2-Page 28. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  6. 1 2 "Abel, Walter". radioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 26 May 2015.

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