Short Biography: Yvonne De Carlo

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Yvonne De Carlo once said “I found I had the ability to do comedy. My timing was really inborn.” Margaret Yvonne De Carlo was born on September 1st, 1922, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her parents were William Middleton and Marie De Carlo. When Yvonne was three years old her father had abandoned her and her family, which drove her mother to pick up extra jobs as a waitress to make ends meet. Since she was Marie´s only child, she wanted her daughter to have a career in entertainment, so she enrolled her in acting, dancing, and singing classes. She would put on performances for her neighborhood doing unrehearsed productions. In 1937 when Yvonne was 15, she and her mother went to Hollywood to begin her fame and fortune, however, luck …show more content…
She allowed a couple of albums to go public, emphasizing her amazing voice. Her fame continued to rise when she starred in a films such as Silver City, The Desert Hawk, Hotel Sahara, The San Francisco Story, and Tomahawk. However, her contract had been discontinued when the 1952 film called Hurricane Smith was agreed by most critics and fans to be best forgotten. She ended up continuing to do remarkable work in western films, such as Shotgun, Sombrero, The Captain’s Paradise, and with Rock Hudson in Sea Devils, and Scarlet Angel. Her most unforgettable role in film is playing Sephora, wife of Moses, played by Charlton Heston, in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film The Ten Commandments. This film along with the tv series The Munsters will be her most commemorate the memory among her fans and loved ones. Today the film is still shown on television. A New York Times article author, Bosley Crowther, wrote “Yvonne De Carlo as the Midianite shepherds to whom Moses is wed, is notably good in a severe role. While filming the movie, Carlo was suppose to act campy and to look more beautiful than …show more content…
In 1957, she, Sidney Poitier, and Clark Gable were paired together in the Band of Angels. Also during that exact year, she made her album “Yvonne De Carlo Sings,” go public. From the late 1950s and early 1960s, she made appearances on several TV series such as The Virginian and McLintock, starring John Wayne. In 1964, she had a role in a film called Law of the Lawless, with John Agar and Dale Robertson. In 1967 and 1968, she returned to the making of westerns, where she starred in Hostile Guns and Arizona

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