Amanda Duff

Amanda Duff (March 6, 1914 - April 6, 2006) was an American actress on stage and in films.

Amanda Duff
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BornMarch 6, 1914
DiedApril 6, 2006(2006-04-06) (aged 92)
Spouse(s)Philip Dunne (1939-1992, his death)
Children3 daughters


Duff was born in Fresno, California, and grew up in Santa Barbara, California. She went on to study music at Mills College and later to study piano in New York City.[1]

Early yearsEdit

She was discovered by the playwright Robert E. Sherwood who cast her in a Broadway production of Tovarich (1936).[1] She played Helene DuPont, a daughter of a rich family.[2]

Duff's films included The Devil Commands (1941) and Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939).[3]

In 1939,[1] she married screenwriter and film director Philip Dunne.[4] They had three daughters.[1]

Later lifeEdit

After Duff retired from acting, she took up photography. Her work was recognized when the presentation "Glimpses of the USA" at the American National Exhibition in Moscow in 1959 include some of her photographs of American children.[1]

On April 6, 2006, Duff died of cancer in San Francisco, California, at age 92. She was survived by three daughters, a brother, and two grandchildren.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f McLellan, Dennis (April 21, 2006). "Amanda Duff Dunne, 92; Former Actress Whose Malibu Home Was Hollywood Salon". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Corby, Jane (June 4, 1937). "'Almost 21,' She Believes in Luck". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. p. 8. Retrieved June 18, 2017 – via CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)  
  3. ^ Jones, Stephen (2011). The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781780332772. Retrieved 18 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ McGilligan, Patrick (1986). Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age. University of California Press. p. 152. ISBN 9780520056893. Retrieved 18 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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