Alexis Smith





6/8/1921 , Penticton, British Columbia, Canada



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Alexis Smith was a Canadian actress born June 8, 1921 in British Columbia. While in college she became a contract player with Warner Brothers. She had many tiny roles in movies, usually uncredited. However, it was in the 1940s that her film career took off. She appeared with movie legends such as Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, and Humphrey Bogart. A few of the better known movies are The Young Philadelphians, Rhapsody in Blue, Of Human Bondage. She made her Broadway debut in the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies. Because of the praise for her singing and dancing in this show, she got on the cover of Time magazine. She later won a Tony Award for Best Actress for this performance. Smith also had a recurring role on Dallas as Clayton's sister. A guest spot on Cheers earned her an Emmy nomination. Alexis Smith died in Los Angeles on June 9, 1993 of brain cancer. She was survived by her husband of 49 years, actor Craig Stevens.