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Born Virginia Jones in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 30, 1920, lovely Virginia Mayo began dance training while still a young girl. She continued dancing after completing school, and by the time Mayo was 21 she landing film work in small roles and often as a dancer. She signed a contract with Samuel Goldwyn in 1943, and the next year Goldwyn gave Mayo her big break in the Bob Hope comedy The Princess and the Pirate (1944). Goldwyn often cast the beautiful actress in comedies, such as the Danny Kaye vehicles Wonder Man (1945), The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947). Mayo married actor Michael O'Shea in 1947, and the following year she left Goldwyn for Warner Bros. At the new studio Mayo was cast in a number of film noir thrillers such as Flaxy Martin (1949) and White Heat (1949). Beginning with her role in the western Colorado Territory (1949; with Joel McCrea and John Archer), she enjoyed a long association with westerns films.

Virginia Mayo and Michael O'Shea

Virginia Mayo with her husband, actor Michael O'Shea, in the late 1940s

Throughout the 1950s, Mayo acted in many westerns, including The Proud Ones (1956; with Jeffrey Hunter), The Tall Stranger (1957; with Joel McCrea, and Fort Dobbs (1958; with Clint Walker). From the 1960s onward, Mayo accepted just a few film and television roles.

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Up in Arms (1944)

Virginia Mayo

From one of Mayo's earliest film appearances, in the Danny Kaye musical Up in Arms. Mayo went on to make four more films with Kaye

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye

With Danny Kaye in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Out of the Blue (1947) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Virginia Mayo and Turhan Bey

With Turhan Bey in the Eagle-Lion comedy Out of the Blue

Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)

Bruce Bennett and Virginia MayoRobert Hutton and Virginia Mayo

Images from the Warner Bros. film noir release Smart Girls Don't Talk. LEFT: With Bruce Bennett. RIGHT: With Robert Hutton

A Song is Born (1948)

Virginia Mayo

From the Danny Kaye musical A Song is Born

Colorado Territory (1949) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Mitchell, John Archer, and Joel McCrea

From the Warner Bros. western Colorado Territory with James Mitchell, John Archer, and Joel McCrea

Flaxy Martin (1949)

Virginia Mayo and Zachary Scott

With Zachary Scott in the Warner Bros. crime drama Flaxy Martin. Mayo portrays the title character

White Heat (1949) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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With James Cagney in the film noir thriller White Heat

She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Virginia MayoVirginia Mayo and Gene NelsonVirginia Mayo and Ronald Reagan

From the Warner Bros. musical comedy She's Working Her Way Through College. LEFT: Mayo as burlesque queen Hot Garters Gertie. CENTER: With Gene Nelson. RIGHT: With Ronald Reagan

The Silver Chalice (1954) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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With Jack Palance in the Warner Bros. costume drama The Silver Chalice

Congo Crossing (1956)

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LEFT and CENTER: From the Universal-International adventure flick Congo Crossing. RIGHT: With Peter Lorre and George Nader

Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Virginia Mayo

From the RKO release Great Day in the Morning

The Proud Ones (1956) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Mayo, and Robert Ryan

From the 20th Century Fox western The Proud Ones with Jeffrey Hunter and Robert Ryan

The Big Land (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the Alan Ladd western The Big Land

Fort Dobbs (1958) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Clint Walker and Virginia MayoVirginia Mayo and Brian Keith

Images from the Warner Bros. western Fort Dobbs. LEFT: With Clint Walker. RIGHT: With Brian Keith

Castle of Evil (1966)

Lisa Gaye, Hugh Marlowe, Scott Brady, David Brian, and Virginia Mayo

From the low budget horror flick Castle of Evil with Lisa Gaye, Hugh Marlowe, Scott Brady, and David Brian

later years

After the release of the Italian-made Revolt of the Mercenaries (1960), Virginia Mayo took a break from films and began working in theater. In the mid 1960s she acted in the westerns Young Fury (1965) and Fort Utah (1967) and a horror film, Castle of Evil (1966; with Scott Brady and Lisa Gaye). Mayo did no more film work until after the death of her husband in 1973. Afterward, she appeared in several films and made additional television appearances. Her final film was the suspenser The Man Next Door (1997). Sadly, Virginia Mayo passed away on January 17, 2005, of heart failure at the age of 84. She was survived by her daughter.

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TELEVISION
Wagon Train: The Complete Season Two [DVD](1958) DVD
All 38 episodes from season two--including "Around the Horn," "The Tobias Jones Story," "The Doctor Willoughby Story," "Chuck Wooster, Wagonmaster," and "The Jenny Tannen Story"--are featured in a 10-disc set. 31 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **38 episodes on 10 discs. 31 2/3 hrs.**
Night Gallery: Season Two [DVD](1971) DVD
All 22 episodes from the series's second season--featuring such stories as "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes," "With Apologies to Mr. Hyde," "The Devil Is Not Mocked," "Hell's Bells," and "The Caterpillar"--are included in a five-disc set. 18 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); art gallery; audio commentary on selected episodes; featurette; photo gallery; TV spots. **22 episodes on 5 discs. 18 2/3 hrs.**

FILM
Hey Folks, It's Intermission Time!, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
More memorable ads for movie theaters, including come-ons for Christmas, Halloween and Mother's Day shows, cartoon carnivals, Milkshake candy bars, a Spike Jones live performance and films like "Cinderfella." Also, see Rosemary Clooney's happy holiday greeting, Virginia Mayo promoting Christmas Seals, and an anti-Pay-TV announcement. 90 min.
Jack London (The Jack London Story) [DVD](1943) DVD
This biography of the famed adventure writer features Michael O'Shea in the title role and follows London from his travels in Canada, the Pacific and Japan to his success with such stories as "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang." Exciting real-life drama also stars Susan Hayward, Ralph Morgan, Virginia Mayo. AKA: "The Adventures of Jack London." 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Princess And The Pirate [DVD](1944) DVD
Slapstick swashbuckler stars Bob Hope as 18-century actor Sylvester the Great, who, after being banished from England, heads for America. When the ship he's travelling on is attacked by pirates, the cowardly Sylvester must defend disguised Princess Margaret (Virginia Mayo) from pirate Captain Barrett (Victor McLaglen), aka "the Hook." With Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak, Hugo Haas. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years [DVD] DVD
Danny Kaye made his feature film debut in "Up in Arms" (1944), as a hypochondriac Army draftee who starts feeling even worse when his girlfriend (Constance Dowling) stows aboard his Pacific-bound freighter. Lively service farce marked by "Theater Lobby Number," "Melody in 4-F" co-stars Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore. When a slick entertainer (Kaye) who saw a mob hit gets rubbed out by a gang boss (Steve Cochran), the showman's earthbound spirit decides to see justice done--by possessing the body of his nebbish librarian twin brother (Kaye, again). "Wonder Man" (1945) co-stars Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen. After a meek milkman (Kaye) fortuitously KOs the middleweight champ (Cochran), a calculating promoter (Walter Abel) starts building him up as the next big thing. "The Kid From Brooklyn" (1946), a do-over of "The Milky Way," co-stars Mayo, Vera-Ellen. A mild-mannered music professor (Kaye) gets in hot water when he gets a gun moll (Mayo) to help compile a "jazz encyclopedia" in "A Song Is Born" (1948). Howard Hawks' musical remake of his own "Ball of Fire" co-stars Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong. 7 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Best Years Of Our Lives [Blu-ray](1946)
Seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, went to William Wyler's drama about three World War II veterans who return home and must fight their own personal battles for acceptance and adjustment. Dana Andrews stars as an Air Force officer dealing with a loveless marriage; Fredric March is a sergeant trying to reconnect with his wife and children; and real-life amputee Harold Russell is a young sailor coping with the loss of his hands. With Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright. 170 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; interview; theatrical trailer.
The Best Years Of Our Lives [DVD](1946) DVD
Seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, went to William Wyler's drama about three World War II veterans who return home and must fight their own personal battles for acceptance and adjustment. Dana Andrews stars as an Air Force officer dealing with a loveless marriage; Fredric March is a sergeant trying to reconnect with his wife and children; and real-life amputee Harold Russell is a young sailor coping with the loss of his hands. With Myrna Loy, Hoagy Carmichael, Teresa Wright. 170 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; interview; theatrical trailer.
Out Of The Blue [DVD](1947) DVD
Zany comedy stars George Brent as a milquetoast husband whose life is turned upside-down when boozy, free-spirited neighbor Ann Dvorak passes out in his apartment while Brent's domineering wife is away. Thinking she's dead, Brent deposits the unconscious Dvorak on the terrace of another neighbor, playboy artist Turhan Bey, who uses the opportunity to blackmail "murderer" Brent. Carole Landis, Virginia Mayo also star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Girl From Jones Beach [DVD](1949) DVD
Bob Randolph (Ronald Reagan) is a famous artist best known for his paintings of one particular gorgeous woman. But that woman doesn't really exist. She's actually an amalgamation of 12 different girls. When Bob sees beautiful schoolteacher Ruth Wilson (Virginia Mayo), he believes he's met the gal who has all the qualities he's looking for. The only problem is Ruth would rather be noticed for her smarts and not her sex appeal. Eddie Bracken, Dona Drake also star in this upbeat comedy. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Red Light [DVD](1949) DVD
Out of the slammer, a convicted embezzler (Raymond Burr) decides the best revenge upon his ex-boss (George Raft) is to arrange a hit on his brother (Arthur Franz), a chaplain just back from the front. With his last breath, the padre tells his sibling to look to the Bible...is it a clue naming the killer? Intriguing noir entry also stars Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Barton MacLane, Harry Morgan. 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Colorado Territory [DVD](1949) DVD
This western remake of the Humphrey Bogart gangster flick "High Sierra" stars Joel McCrea as a notorious outlaw who breaks out of jail and winds up planning one last railroad robbery with his old gang, despite his desire to settle down. But McCrea and dance hall girl Virginia Mayo must make a desperate escape to the mountains when the heist goes bad. Dorothy Malone also stars; directed by Raoul Walsh, who also helmed the original. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
White Heat [Blu-ray](1949)
Quintessential gangster film features James Cagney as Cody Jarrett, a psychotic, mother-obsessed gunman who plans to escape from prison with fellow inmate Vic Pardo (Edmond O'Brien) and reunite his old crew for an armored car job. But Pardo is a federal agent sent to infiltrate the gang, leading to a violent shoot-out with the law and a fiery finale. Virginia Mayo and, as Ma Jarrett, Margaret Wycherly co-star; Raoul Walsh directs. 113 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; newsreel footage; theatrical trailers; bonus shorts "So You Think You're Not Guilty" (1949), "Homeless Hare" (1950).
White Heat [DVD](1949) DVD
The quintessential gangster film features James Cagney in his most frightening role, that of Cody Jarrett, a psychotic, mother-obsessed gunman who plans to escape from prison with fellow inmate Vic Pardo (Edmond O'Brien) and reunite his old crew for an armored car job. But when Pardo turns out to be a federal agent sent to infiltrate the gang, Jarrett engages in a violent shoot-out with the cops that culminates in a fiery finale. Raoul Walsh's riveting crime-drama co-stars Virginia Mayo, and Margaret Wycherly as Ma Jarrett. 113 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Greatest Gangster Films Collection: James Cagney [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "'G' Men," "Each Dawn I Die," "City for Conquest," and "White Heat."
The West Point Story [DVD](1950) DVD
Brassy musical stars James Cagney as a down-on-his-luck stage director who is hired to put on a show at the title military academy. Frustrated by the production's complications, Cagney strikes a cadet and, in order to continue working, must become a cadet himself. Doris Day, Virginia Mayo and Gordon MacRae co-star; songs include "You Love Me," "Long Before I Knew You" and "Military Polka." 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; newsreel footage; bonus shorts "His Bitter Half" (1950), "Granddad of Races" (1950); theatrical trailers.
Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Burt Lancaster [DVD] DVD
A rousing adventure saga set in medieval Italy, "The Flame and the Arrow" (1950) stars Burt Lancaster as the leader of a rebel army tangling with Hessian troops, whose leader (Robert Douglas) has welcomed Lancaster's ex-wife (Lynn Baggett) into his arms and taken his son hostage. Virginia Mayo co-stars. Next, John Frankenheimer directs Rod Serling's script for "Seven Days in May" (1964), a political thriller about a U.S. president (Fredric March) whose nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets motivates a right-wing general (Lancaster) to plot to overthrow the government. Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien co-star. And, "Local Hero" (1983) is an understated comedy from Bill Forsyth about an American oil executive sent to a Scottish seacoast village full of offbeat residents to close a land deal. Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Jenny Seagrove star. Two-disc set also includes "Executive Action." 6 3/4 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; audio commentary; featurette; bonus shorts "So You're Going To Have An Operation" (1950), "Strife With Father" (1950); theatrical trailers.
Along The Great Divide [DVD](1951) DVD
Believing himself to be responsible for the death of his father, guilt-ridden marshal Kirk Douglas saves an accused killer from a lynch mob. Together, the men set out across the desert to the nearest town with hopes of getting the would-be murderer a fair trial--experiencing plenty of difficulties during their travels. Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan co-star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Painting The Clouds With Sunshine [DVD](1951) DVD
Fun romantic comedy remake of 1923's "The Gold Diggers" stars Lucille Norman, Virginia Mayo, and Virginia Gibson as a nightclub song-and-dance trio that heads to Las Vegas in order to land rich husbands. However, Norman is only lukewarm to the idea because she's heartbroken over leaving beau and chronic gambler Dennis Morgan behind. She eventually becomes engaged to a local playboy, but when Morgan hears the news, it sets a wild road to reconciliation in motion. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Captain Horatio Hornblower [DVD](1951) DVD
Thrilling adventure saga starring Gregory Peck as a British naval officer caught in the crossfire between the Spanish, the French and a Central American dictator during the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Mayo also stars as the beautiful aristocrat who catches Peck's eye when she hitches a ride with him and his crew while trying to escape an outbreak of yellow fever. Lavish adaptation of C.S. Forester's novel also stars Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall. 117 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Portuguese; theatrical trailer; bonus shorts "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (1950), "Captain Hareblower" (1954); radio broadcast with Peck, Mayo.
Literary Classics Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), "The Three Musketeers" (1948), "Captain Horatio Hornblower," "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1952), "Billy Budd," and "Madame Bovary" (1949).
The Iron Mistress [DVD](1952) DVD
Alan Ladd stars as famed American frontiersman Jim Bowie in this involving western biopic. Traveling to New Orleans to sell a lumber supply, Bowie falls for the beautiful and upper crust Judalon de Bornay (Virginia Mayo). Bowie tries to reinvent himself as a member of Southern high society in an effort to win his beloved's heart, finding time along the way to craft the knife that would bear his name. Joseph Calleia, Phyllis Kirk also star. 109 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
She's Working Her Way Through College [DVD](1952) DVD
A burlesque dancer (Virginia Mayo) looking for a sound mind to match her sound body enrolls at a Midwestern college, where she catches the eye of the school's star quarterback (Gene Nelson) and complicates the life of a theater arts professor (Ronald Reagan). Phyllis Thaxter and Don DeFore co-star in this musical revamping of "The Male Animal"; songs include "With Plenty of Money and You," "Am I in Love?" 101 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
She's Back On Broadway [DVD](1953) DVD
With her Hollywood career in the doldrums, actress Virginia Mayo tries to revive her popularity by treading the boards in New York. When the new play's director turns out to be ex-lover Gene Nelson, the stage is set--in more ways than one--for conflict, comedy, romantic sparks, and music. Frank Lovejoy, Steve Cochran also star; songs include "I May Be Wrong," "Breakfast in Bed," "I'll Take You." 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Silver Chalice [DVD](1954) DVD
In his film debut, Paul Newman portrays Basil the Defender, a 1st-century Greek artisan sold into slavery by his evil uncle. When his gifts as a sculptor are discovered, Basil is commissioned to cast a silver replica of the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper. Jack Palance, Pier Angeli, Virginia Mayo, Lorne Greene, Natalie Wood, and E.G. Marshall also star in this sprawling costume epic based on the novel by Thomas B. Costain. 135 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
King Richard And The Crusaders [DVD](1954) DVD
Lavish epic detailing the adventures of Sir Kenneth (Laurence Harvey), the brave, trustworthy knight picked by King Richard the Lionhearted (George Sanders) to find the conspirators attempting to overpower him. Rex Harrison and Virginia Mayo also star in this tale filled with rousing swordplay based on Sir Walter Scott's 1825 novel "The Talisman." 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Pearl Of The South Pacific [DVD](1955) DVD
It's adventure, romance and mayhem in Paradise when comely con woman Virginia Mayo and her partners in crime, Dennis Morgan and David Farrar, try to rob some South Seas natives out of a fortune in rare black pearls. Trouble is, the gems are guarded in an undersea grotto by a giant octopus! 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailers; scene access.
Classic Western Collection: The Outlaws [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Broken Lance," "The Proud Ones," "Forty Guns," and "The Culpepper Cattle Co."
The Proud Ones [DVD](1956) DVD
Robert Ryan stars in this dramatic oater as Marshal Silver, struggling to maintain law and order in a quiet Kansas town after the arrival of trail herds from Texas. Silver faces additional danger when Thad Anderson (Jeffrey Hunter), the son of a gunman killed by Silver, comes into town. Silver tries to take the young cowboy under his wing, but the thirst for revenge may prove too strong. 94 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
The Big Land [DVD](1957) DVD
Returned to his Texas home to find a corrupt beef broker (Anthony Caruso) squeezing the local cattlemen, Civil War vet Chad Morgan Alan Ladd) decides to develop a railroad town where the ranchers can get their herds to market at a fair price. The powers that be, though, aren't happy with his plan...and they aren't adverse to slaughter. Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Julie Bishop co-star. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Story Of Mankind [DVD](1957) DVD
During a cosmic courtroom drama in which the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, the Devil (Vincent Price) and the Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) argue about the nobility of the human race. Brought into evidence are the deeds of Nero (Peter Lorre), Joan of Arc (Hedy Lamarr), Queen Elizabeth I (Agnes Moorehead), Napoleon (Dennis Hopper), and many others. Director/co-writer Irwin Allen's wildly strange film co-stars Groucho, Harpo, and Chico Marx, Cedric Hardwicke, Virginia Mayo, John Carradine, and more. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Fort Dobbs [DVD](1958) DVD
TV western hero Clint Walker ("Cheyenne") got his first big-screen starring role in this frontier drama, playing a stranger who comes to the aid of a widow (Virginia Mayo) and her young son and guards them through hostile Comanche territory on their way to the title fort. But is Walker's secret past linked to the murder of Mayo's husband? Brian Keith, Richard Eyer co-star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Westbound [DVD](1959) DVD
During the Civil War, Union army captain Randolph Scott ventures deep into Confederate territory to carry out a dangerous assignment to create a safe route of passage to California for stagecoaches filled with gold. Complicating matters is the blossoming romance between Scott and Karen Steele (wife of director Budd Boetticher) and conflicts between Southerners eager to see Scott's mission fail. With Michael Dante, Virginia Mayo. 72 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
French Quarter [DVD](1977) DVD
New Orleans is the backdrop for this underrated melodrama chronicling the experiences of a prostitute in the early 19th century and her reincarnation who also lives in the Big Easy nearly 100 years later. As both of the women and their co-workers have their fates intertwined by a voodoo curse that spans the ages, they try to make lives for themselves--despite what the future (or the past) has in store for them. Virginia Mayo, Bruce Davison, Alisha Fontaine star. 101 min. Soundtrack: English.
Evil Spirits [DVD](1990) DVD
Sinister shocker about a deranged boardinghouse owner who kills her tenants. Is the spirit of her dead husband driving her to murder? Karen Black, Michael Berryman, Arte Johnson, and Virginia Mayo star. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

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FILM
The Man Next Door (1997) with Karen Carlson
Evil Spirits (1990) with Martine Beswick, Karen Black, Anthony Eisley, and Yvette Vickers
The Haunted (1979) with Aldo Ray
French Quarter (1977) with Bruce Davison
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) featuring an all-star cast
Fugitive Lovers (1975) with John Russell
Fort Utah (1967) with John Ireland, Scott Brady, John Russell, and Richard Arlen
Castle of Evil (1966) with Scott Brady, Lisa Gaye, David Brian, and Hugh Marlowe
Young Fury (1965) with Rory Calhoun, John Agar, Lon Chaney Jr., Merry Anders, Jody McCrea, Richard Arlen, and William Welman Jr.
Revolt of the Mercenaries (1960)
Jet Over the Atlantic (1959) with Guy Madison, George Raft, Brett Halsey, and Ilona Massey
Westbound (1958) with Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, and Andrew Duggan
Fort Dobbs (1958) with Clint Walker and Brian Keith
The Tall Stranger (1957) with Joel McCrea and Whit Bissell
The Story of Mankind (1957) with Hedy Lamarr, Vincent Price, and Ziva Rodann
The Big Land (1957) with Alan Ladd and Edmond O'Brien
Congo Crossing (1956) with George Nader, Peter Lorre, and Raymond Bailey
The Proud Ones (1956) with Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Ryan, Ken Clark, and Whit Bissell
Great Day in the Morning (1956) with Ruth Roman, Raymond Burr, Robert Stack, and Alex Nicol
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) with Dennis Morgan and Lance Fuller
The Silver Chalice (1954) with Jack Palance, Pier Angeli, and Paul Newman
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) with Rex Harrison, George Sanders, and Paula Raymond
Devil's Canyon (1953) with Dale Robertson, Stephen McNally, and Whit Bissell
South Sea Woman (1953) with Burt Lancaster and Chuck Connors
She's Back on Broadway (1953) with Steve Cochran and Gene Nelson
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) with Ronald Reagan, Don DeFore, and Phyllis Thaxter
The Iron Mistress (1952) with Alan Ladd and Phyllis Kirk
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) with Dennis Morgan, Gene Nelson, and Tom Conway
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) with Gregory Peck
Along the Great Divide (1951) with Kirk Douglas and John Agar
The West Point Story (1950) with James Cagney, Doris Day, Gene Nelson, and Gordon MacRae
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) with Burt Lancaster
Backfire (1950) with Dane Clark, Gordon MacRae, and Edmund O'Brien
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) with Milton Berle, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr, and Max Showalter
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) with Ronald Reagan and Eddie Bracken
Red Light (1949) with George Raft and Raymond Burr
White Heat (1949) with James Cagney, Steve Cochran, and Edmund O'Brien
Colorado Territory (1949) with Joel McCrea, John Archer, James Mitchell, and Dorothy Malone
Flaxy Martin (1949) with Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) with Bruce Bennett and Robert Hutton
A Song Is Born (1948) with Danny Kaye and Steve Cochran
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) with Danny Kaye, Boris Karloff, and Fay Bainter
Out of the Blue (1947) with George Brent, Turhan Bey, and Carole Landis
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) with Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Cathy O'Donnell, Dana Andrews, and Steve Cochran
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) with Danny Kaye, Steve Cochran, Eve Arden, Vera-Ellen, and Fay Bainter
Wonder Man (1945) with Danny Kaye, Steve Cochran, and Vera-Ellen
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) with Bob Hope, Walter Slezak, and Walter Brennan
Seven Days Ashore (1944) with Wally Brown
Up in Arms (1944) with Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, and Dana Andrews
Jack London (1943) with Michael O'Shea and Susan Hayward

TELEVISION SERIES
Santa Barbara, 1984-1993 NBC daytime TV series. Mayo portrayed Peaches DeLight during the 1984 season

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
The Naked Truth, episode Bridesface Revisited, originally aired October 20, 1997
The Love Boat, episode Hello Emily/The Tour Guide/The Winner Number, originally aired February 15, 1986
Remington Steele, episode Cast in Steele, originally aired December 4, 1984
Murder, She Wrote, episode Hooray for Homicide, originally aired October 28, 1984
Lanigan's Rabbi, episode The Cadaver in the Clutter, originally aired March 20, 1977
Police Story, episode Face for a Shadow, originally aired November 7, 1975
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, episode The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture, originally aired November 10, 1971
The Outsider, episode Behind God's Back, originally aired February 5, 1969
Daktari, episode Judy and the Gorilla, originally aired January 10, 1967
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed the Man on the White Horse?, originally aired February 17, 1965
Lux Playhouse, episode Deathtrap, originally aired February 6, 1959
The Loretta Young Show, episode Operation Snowball, originally aired December 28, 1958
Wagon Train, episode The Beauty Jamison Story, originally aired December 17, 1958
Conflict, episode Execution Night, originally aired May 28, 1957

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