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Louise Allbritton

Born/Date of Birth: 3 July 1920,
Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 16 February 1979, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Spouse: Charles Collingwood (m. 1946–1979)
Education: The University of Oklahoma
Parents: Caroline Greer Allbritton, L.L.

Louise Allbritton (July 3, 1920 – February 16, 1979) was an American film and stage actress born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She played in such films as Pittsburgh (1942), Son of Dracula (1943), The Egg and I (1947), and Sitting Pretty (1948). Her name was sometimes seen as Louise Albritton.

Born in 1920, Allbritton was the daughter of E.E. Allbritton of Wichita Falls, Texas. She attended the University of Oklahoma and gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse. 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.

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

She had a leading role in the Broadway production of The Seven Year Itch.[citation needed] On television, she played the title role in the NBC-TV series Concerning Miss Marlowe (1954) and co-starred in the CBS drama Stage Door (1950).:1008

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

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

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