“The Born to Kill” star Audrey Long died on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the age of 92. The actress has died after battling a prolonged sickness. The hazel-eyed Long was an American actress who appeared mainly in low-budget films in the 1940s and early 1950s. Long, was married to Leslie Charteris, the author of “The Saint” adventure books, from 1952 until his death in 1993. The news of her death broke after an announcement by Ian Dickerson in the website LeslieCharteris.com. Read on for further details.
“My dear friend the actress Audrey Long, also known as Audrey Charteris, has passed away. It won’t come as any surprise to those of us who were lucky enough to know her, for she had been ailing for quite a while and at age 92 she’d had a long and good life, but I already miss her,” wrote Dickerson on the website LeslieCharteris.com.
Long was born on April 12, 1922 in Orlando, Florida. She was educated at St. Margaret’s School for Girls in Tappahannock, Virginia, Los Gatos High School in California and Disputana High School. She received a scholarship to Max Reinhardt’s drama school in Hollywood. Her father, C.S. Long, was an Episcopal minister. He became a naturalized American citizen and served as a United States Navy Chaplain. Before becoming an actress, Long worked as a model.
While still a teenager, she was signed by Warner Bros.; and in 1942, made her screen debut playing a student in “The Male Animal,” starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. Her other credits include:
- “The Male Animal” (1942)
- “Eagle Squadron” (1942)
- “Pardon My Sarong” (1942)
- “The Great Impersonation” (1942)
- “A Night of Adventure” (1944)
- “Tall in the Saddle” (1944)
- “Pan-Americana” (1945)
- “Wanderer of the Wasteland” (1945)
- “The Lost Weekend” (1945)
- “Born to Kill” (1947)
- “The Petty Girl” (1950)
- “Blue Blood” (1951)
May Audrey Long’s soul rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and fans in this difficult time. For more celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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