Monday 8 October 2012

Harley Wood

Born: 25 August 1913, Independence, Missouri, USA
Died: 2 April 1995, Honoka'a, Hawaii, USA

Harley Wood was a radio actress before entering films in 1934. Wood was born Evelyn Merchant, her mother died when she was three and she was fostered. She also appeared in films under the names Jill Martin and Harlene Wood. Later in her career, Wood started to write songs with her second husband Sy Miller. Under the name Jill Jackson Miller she wrote the lyrics to their most famous song 'Let There Be Peace On Earth'.
Knockout Drops (1935) as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
A low budget short comedy. Harley Wood is on the far left.

Midnight Phantom (1935) as Mary Withers (uncredited)

A terrible film for a slightly chubby Harley Wood to do.

Marihuana (1936) as Burma Roberts - aka 'Blondie'

The Law Rides (1936) as Arline Lewis

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Nurse (uncredited)

With Moe Howard in a Three Stooges comedy short.

Cash and Carry (1937) as Jimmie's Sister (uncredited)

With Sonny Bupp in a Three Stooges comedy short.

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