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Roberts in The Red House (1947)
Emma Allene Roberts

(1928-09-01)September 1, 1928
Died May 9, 2019(2019-05-09) (aged 90)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1947–1957
Ralph Cochran
(m. 1955; died 1989)
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Emma Allene Roberts (September 1, 1928 – May 9, 2019) was an American actress.

Early years

Born in Fairfield, Alabama, Roberts was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Roberts. In 1941, she won the "America's Most Charming Child" contest sponsored by the New York Daily Mirror, receiving $1,000 in cash and a $1,000 contract with Warner Bros. studio.


Roberts appeared in twelve movies between 1947 and 1954 and on TV in Four Star Playhouse, Adventures of Superman and Dragnet. Her first big picture was The Red House (1947) starring Rory Calhoun, Julie London and Edward G. Robinson. That movie was considered by the critics to be the "sleeper hit" of the year.

Roberts' other films included the film noir pair, Knock on Any Door, Union Station and Bomba on Panther Island.


On May 9, 2019, Roberts died in Huntsville, Alabama, at age 90.


Year Title Role Notes
1947 The Red House Meg
1948 The Sign of the Ram Jane St. Aubyn
Michael O'Halloran Lily Nelson
1949 Knock on Any Door Emma
Bomba on Panther Island Judy Maitland
1950 Union Station Lorna Murchison
1951 A Wonderful Life Mary Wood Short
Santa Fe Ella Sue Canfield
The Hoodlum Rosa
1952 Kid Monk Baroni Emily Brooks
Thunderbirds Margie Hanford
The Blazing Forest Milly Uncredited
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