Jacqueline Dalya

Jacqueline Dalya (August 3, 1918 – November 25, 1980) was an American film and stage actress who began her career in the 1940s, appearing in films and on Broadway.

Jacqueline Dalya
Jacqueline Dalya (1944 portrait).jpg
Dalya in 1944
Born(1918-08-03)August 3, 1918
New York City, U.S.
DiedNovember 25, 1980(1980-11-25) (aged 62)
(m. 1941; div. 1944)

(m. 1949; died 1971)


Early lifeEdit

Dalya was born August 3, 1918[1] in New York City.


She appeared in numerous films in the 1940s, including Viva Cisco Kid, Primrose Path, One Million B.C., The Gay Caballero, Sky Raiders, Lady from Louisiana, Blood and Sand, Charlie Chan in Rio, A Tragedy at Midnight, I Married an Angel, The Secret Code, Submarine Base, So's Your Uncle, Crazy House, Flesh and Fantasy, Mystery of the 13th Guest, Voice in the Wind, Bathing Beauty, Song of Mexico, Queen of Burlesque, Adventures of Casanova, Mystery in Mexico, and Smugglers' Cove.[1]

On Broadway, Dalya appeared in The French Touch (1945) and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (1950).[2] In 1947, she made newspaper headlines after being injured while giving autographs to fans in New York City; when a fan grabbed her ankle and jerked it, Dalya fell, hit her head on the sidewalk, and suffered a skull fracture.[3]

Her film credits from the 1950s include Wabash Avenue and Mystery Submarine. She later appeared in Blood Mania (1970) before making her final film appearance in 1972's Miss Melody Jones.[1]


Dalya married screenwriter William Conselman in January 1941 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[4] They were divorced in 1944.[5] She wed lyricist Bob Hilliard in 1949,[6] and they remained married until his death in 1971.[7]


Dalya died on November 25, 1980, in Los Angeles, California.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1939 Honeymoon in Bali Hat Check Girl Uncredited
1940 Viva Cisco Kid Helena Uncredited
1940 Primrose Path Dalya - Carmelita's Friend Uncredited
1940 One Million B.C. Ataf
1940 The Gay Caballero Carmelita
1941 Sky Raiders Innis Clair
1941 Lady from Louisiana Pearl
1941 Blood and Sand Gachi
1941 Charlie Chan in Rio Lola Dean
1942 A Tragedy at Midnight Rita Uncredited
1942 I Married an Angel Olga Uncredited
1942 Cairo Female Theatre Attendant Uncredited
1942 The Secret Code Linda Serial, [Chs.1,3,5,12-15]
1943 Behind Prison Walls Mimi
1943 Mission to Moscow Russian Girl Uncredited
1943 All by Myself Bathing Model Uncredited
1943 Submarine Base Judy Pierson
1943 So's Your Uncle Garter Girl
1943 Fired Wife Divorcee Uncredited
1943 Crazy House Grown-Up Sandy Uncredited
1943 Flesh and Fantasy Angel Uncredited
1943 Mystery of the 13th Guest Marjory Morgan
1944 Voice in the Wind Portuguese Girl
1944 Bathing Beauty Maria Dorango
1944 Gran Hotel Mrs. White
1945 Song of Mexico Eve Parker
1946 Queen of Burlesque Dolly DeVoe
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Flashy Girl Uncredited
1948 Adventures of Casanova Lady Adria
1948 Mystery in Mexico Dolores Fernandez
1948 Smugglers' Cove Sandra Hasso
1949 Mighty Joe Young Nightclub Dancer Uncredited
1950 Wabash Avenue Cleo
1950 Mystery Submarine Carla von Molter
1970 Love Me Like I Do Attorney's Wife
1970 Blood Mania Kate
1972 Miss Melody Jones Helen (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c Brennan, Sandra. "Jacqueline Dalya". AllMovie. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Jacqueline Dalya". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 3, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Jacqueline Dalya Injured In Broadway Soxer Mob". New York Daily News. March 5, 1947. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Actress, Writer Marry". The Times-Dispatch. January 30, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Actress' Name Change Approved". Los Angeles Times. August 4, 1944. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Paramount May Offer New Deal To Marilyn". Lancaster Eagle-Gazette. August 18, 1950. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Kleiner, Dick (October 28, 1982). "Ray Charles croons on coffee commercial". The Evening Sun. p. 39 – via Newspapers.com.

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