Stanley in The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952
Dolores Diane Freymouth
July 17, 1929
|Died||December 27, 1990 61) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(m. 1953; div. 1955)
(m. 1959; her death 1990)
By the age of 14 she made her first role in the film Girls' Town in 1942. Then she played a series of roles at Universal between 1943 and 1945 (sometimes she took part of a teen dancing group called "The Jivin' Jacks and Jills") and during this period she used the stage name, “Dolores Diane.” In 1946 she started to work with MGM and began to Use the stage name, “Helene Stanley.”
Helene Stanley was married to Johnny Stompanato on January 17, 1953, with their divorce dated February 10, 1955.
After Stompanato, Stanley married a physician from Beverly Hills, David Niemetz. After they were married, Stanley formally retired from show business. Her last role in her career was in the Disney movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Stanley died on December 27, 1990 in Los Angeles. The cause of her death was not reported.
- 1940: Fantasia
- 1942: Girls' Town - Sally
- 1943: Hi, Buddy - Specialty
- 1943: Moonlight in Vermont - A Jivin' Jill
- 1945: Patrick the Great - Member, Jivin' Jills (uncredited)
- 1945: Thrill of a Romance - Susan
- 1946: Holiday in Mexico - Yvette Baranga
- 1947: Brick Bradford - Carol Preston
- 1948: My Dear Secretary - Miss 'Clay' Pidgeon (uncredited)
- 1949: Mr. Soft Touch - Donna (uncredited)
- 1949: Bandit King of Texas - Cynthia Turner
- 1949: All the King's Men - Helene Hale (uncredited)
- 1950: Cinderella (As live-action model for Disney animators to use as a guide) (Cinderella)
- 1950: A Woman of Distinction - Minor Role (uncredited)
- 1950: The Asphalt Jungle - Jeannie - Girl in Diner (uncredited)
- 1952: Diplomatic Courier - Airline Stewardess
- 1952: Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie - Eadie Jordan
- 1952: We're Not Married! - Mary (uncredited)
- 1952: Dreamboat - Mimi
- 1952: The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Connie
- 1953: Roar of the Crowd - Marcy Parker
- 1953: Once I Will Return - Gloria
- 1954: Carnival Story - Peggy
- 1954: Circus of Love - Lore
- 1955: Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier - Polly Crockett (archive footage)
- 1955: Dial Red O - Connie Wyatt
- 1959: Sleeping Beauty (As live-action model for Disney animators to use as a guide) - Princess Aurora
- 1959: "Perry Mason The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll" (Fran Driscoll)
- 1961: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (As live-action model for Disney animators to use as a guide) - Anita
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