Charlie Chaplin actress Gloria DeHaven is no more

The singer/actress has worked in some of the biggest production houses in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Gloria DeHaven, the singer/actress who gave Frank Sinatra his first big-screen kiss, is no more. She died of a stroke at the age of 91, in a hospice in Las Vegas.

Gloria’s filmography includes movies like Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), Summer Holiday (1948), Summer Stock (1950) and others. She also acted in Charlie Chaplin’s silent film, Modern Times (1936) and smooched Frank Sinatra in Step Lively in 1944. Her most famous role was in the Lucille Ball musical comedy, Best Foot Forward (1943).

DeHaven was married 4 times, twice to the same man. She first married actor John Payne, whom she divorced in 1950. She then married real estate developer Martin Kimmel in 1953 and divorced him the following year. In 1957, she married Richard Fincher and divorced him in 1963. They reconciled in 1965 only to divorce again in 1969.

She is survived by 4 children -- 2 from Payne, a daughter Kathleen Hope and son Thomas John Payne and 2 from Fincher, a son Harry and daughter Faith.

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