“Forgotten Hollywood”- Roads Traveled by Beverly Garland…

Posted on June 22, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Beverly Garland was a fine actress of movies and television for five decades. She began her career opposite Edmond O’Brien in the film noir classic D.O.A. She also pioneered the female cop-genre on television, starring in Decoy during the 1958-59 season. Garland is best known for her co-starring role as Fred MacMurray’s wife on the long-running My Three Sons.

   In between, the actress worked in a number of movies for Roger Corman, and guest starred in television shows as Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre, The Twilight Zone, GunsmokeWonderful World of Disney, RawhideWild Wild West, Mannix, Marcus Welby M.D., Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Medical CenterLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, 7th Heaven, Remington Steele, and most notably, Scarecrow & Mrs. King.

   Garland juggled her thriving career to become the owner and operator of a hotel complex, situated on property once owned by Gene Autry. Originally a Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge, the Spanish-mission style complex was renamed THE BEVERLY GARLAND HOLIDAY INN. Lending her name to the 255-room facility is part of its charm.bevs-boutique-logo

   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History can now be purchased at BEV’s BOUTIQUE, the quaint souvenir shop on site. It’s located at 4222 Vineland Ave. in the heart of North Hollywood, near Universal Studios.

   On a personal note, I worked with Beverly’s daughter, Carrington Garland, on the NBC daytime soap opera Santa Barbara in 1990. She assumed the role of Kelly Capwell, a part originated by actress Robin Wright. I found the younger Garland to be quite amiable and  incredibly talented.

   Beverly Garland passed away on December 5th, 2008 at the age of 82. A memorial service and reception was attended by over two hundred friends and members of her family on December 13th at Garland’s beloved inn.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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