Cora Sue Collins
Cora Sue Collins in 1931
|Born||April 19, 1927|
Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ivan Stauffer (1944-1947)|
James Morgan Cox (1961-?)
Cora Sue Collins (born April 19, 1927) is an American former child actress who appeared in numerous films during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Cora Sue Collins was born on April 19, 1927, in Beckley, West Virginia. She later moved to Los Angeles along with her mother and older sister. In 1932, she made her acting debut in The Unexpected Father at the age of five. Her reported salary in 1934 was $250 per week.
Collins continued to appear in numerous films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, such as Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, and All This, and Heaven Too. She was initially cast as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), but the role was changed to Amy Lawrence due to her being deemed as too tall for Tommy Kelly.
She made her last movie in 1945, when she retired from show business at the age of 18. In total, she has 47 credits to her name.
Around 1944, she married a rich rancher from Nevada named Ivan Stauffer. In 1960, robbers stole two mink coats from her home while she was on vacation. Around 1961, she married James Morgan Cox. In a 1996 article, she was referred to as "Susie Nace", and resided in Phoenix, Arizona. Her husband at the time was theatre owner Harry Nace. He died in June 2002 at the age of 87. Having appeared in two films with Greta Garbo, the two remained in contact until her death in 1990.
|1932||The Unexpected Father||Pudge|
|Smilin' Through||Young Kathleen|
|Silver Dollar||Maryanne Martin, as a Girl|
|They Just Had to Get Married||Rosalie|
|The Strange Case of Clara Deane||Nancy at age 4|
|1933||Picture Snatcher||Jerry's little girl|
|Jennie Gerhardt||Vesta at age 6||Uncredited|
|Torch Singer||Sally at age 5|
|The Prizefighter and the Lady||Farmer's daughter||Uncredited|
|The Sin of Nora Moran||Nora Moran, as a child|
|Queen Christina||Queen Christina, as a child||Uncredited|
|1934||Black Moon||Nancy Lane|
|The World Accuses||Pat Collins|
|Treasure Island||Young girl at the inn||Uncredited|
|The Scarlet Letter||Pearl|
|The Spectacle Maker||The little princess||Uncredited|
|Caravan||Latzi, as a child||Uncredited|
|Evelyn Prentice||Dorothy Prentice|
|Public Hero No. 1||Little girl||Uncredited|
|Mad Love||Gogol's Lame child patient||Uncredited|
|The Dark Angel||Kitty, as a child|
|Two Sinners||Sally Pym|
|Harmony Lane||Marian Foster|
|Mary Burns, Fugitive||Little girl||Uncredited|
|1936||The Harvester||Naomi Jameson|
|Three Married Men||Sue Cary|
|1938||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Amy Lawrence|
|1939||Stop, Look and Love||Dora Haller|
|1940||All This, and Heaven Too||Louise de Rham||Uncredited|
|1941||Blood and Sand||Encarnacion, as a child||Uncredited|
|1942||Get Hep to Love||Elaine Sterling|
|1945||Youth on Trial||Cam Chandler|
|Roughly Speaking||Elinor Randall, as a girl||Uncredited|
|Week-End at the Waldorf||Jane Rand|
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