Helen Boyce, (born Helen Boise; September 24, 1918 – February 27, 1997) was an American film actress of the 1940s.

Helen Boyce
Helen Boyce in Abilene Town (1946).jpg
Boyce in Abilene Town (1946)
Helen Boise

(1918-09-24)September 24, 1918
North Campbell, Missouri, U.S.
DiedFebruary 27, 1997(1997-02-27) (aged 78)
Years active1943–1948


Born in Missouri, Boyce moved to Hollywood in the early 1940s to pursue a career in acting. Her first film role was uncredited, in the 1943 film Above Suspicion, starring Joan Crawford and Basil Rathbone. 1945 and 1946 were her biggest years, with her appearing in five films over the two-year period. Her biggest role during her short-lived career was the 1946 film Abilene Town, starring Randolph Scott and Lloyd Bridges. In 1947 and 1948 she had only three film appearances, only one of which was credited, that one being the 1947 film Hollywood Barn Dance. Her last appearance was uncredited, in the 1948 film Arch of Triumph. She retired afterwards, and settled in Burbank, California, where she was living at the time of her death on February 27, 1997.


Year Title Role Notes
1943 Above Suspicion Fat Dowager Dancing with Hassert (uncredited)
1945 Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Richly Dressed Woman (uncredited)
1945 Spreadin' the Jam Landlady (short, as Helen Boise)
1945 Ziegfeld Follies Countness ("This Heart of Mine") (uncredited)
1946 Abilene Town Big Anne
1946 Inside Job Overweight Woman (uncredited)
1946 Double Rhythm (a.k.a. Musical Parade: Double Rhythm) Kate short
1947 Hollywood Barn Dance Esmeralda 'Ezzy' Perkins
1947 Merton of the Movies Minor Role (uncredited)
1948 Arch of Triumph German Woman (uncredited)


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