Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, Audrey Totter was an American actress and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor contract player. She was famous for her work on Main Street After Dark and The Unsuspected. Sadly, she died on December 12, 2013, because of a stroke.
Audrey Totter was born Audrey Mary Totter on December 20, 1917, in Joliet, Illinois, the USA under the birth sign, Sagittarius. She was born to parents John Totter and Ida Mae Totter.
She was an American and belonged to the mixed ethnicity of Austro-Slovenian and Swedish American. Audrey had two brothers named Folger and George and a sister, Collette.
She attended and graduated from Joliet High School. While she was at high school she had acted in a number of school dramas.
On December 12, 2013, in West Hills, Los Angeles, California she died because of a stroke. On the eight days before her 96th birthday. After her death, she was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea.
Audrey was a married woman, she tied the knot to Dr. Leo Fred in 1953, He was an assistant dean of the UCLA School of Medicine.
After some years of their marriage, they welcomed their first child daughter. Sadly, her husband died in 1995.
Talking about her past affairs, she was in a romantic relationship with Clark Gable, John Payne, and Ross Hunter. Later, she ended up marrying Dr. Leo Fred.
Audrey Totter did not reveal any information regarding her net worth to the media. As a successful actress, she must have collected a good amount of fortune.
Talking about her career, she began her career after working in radio in the earlier 1930s in Chicago. During that time, she used to play in soap operas, including Painted Dreams, Road of Life, Ma Perkins and Bright Horizon.
As a result, playing in soap operas, she was signed to a seven-year film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Her film debut was in Man Street After Dark in 1945.
She has appeared in various movie genres, however, she was mostly known for her work in films Noir. During her acting career, she has more than 10 credited movies including, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Lady in the Lake (1947), The Unsupected (1947), High Wall (1947), The Set-up (1949), and FBI Girl (1951).
Back in August 1999, during her interview, she had stated ‘The Bad Girls were so much fun to play. I wouldn’t have wanted to play Coleen’s good-girl parts”.
Later she had also worked with MGM but she was dissatisfied with her MGM career and agreed to appear in Any Number Can Play. Following years after she left MGM she started began to work for Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
In 1954, she made her appearance in the pilot episode of a detective series, Meet McGraw. Following year she also made her another appearance in an episode of Science Fiction Theatre entitled Spider, Inc.
After her success, she started to appear on many television series including The Californians (1957), Cheyenne (1958), Cimarron City (1958), Our Man Higgins (1962-1963), and Perrt Masin (1964).
Form 1972- 1976 she played the role of Nurse Wilcox in the CBS television series Medical Center. She had also appeared as a nun, sister of Paul in a 1987 episode Old Habits Die Hard of CBS’s Murder series, She Wrote.