Quick Facts About Sally Forrest
|Birth Name||Katherine Feeney|
|Celebrated Name||Sally Forrest|
|Date of Birth||May 28, 1928|
|Died at||age of 86 on March 15, 2015|
|Place Of Birth||San Diego|
|Husband||Milo O. Frank Jr.|
|Debut Movie||Flame of Youth|
|Best Known For||Not Wanted|
|Agent||Milo O. Frank Jr.|
|Number Of Tv Appearences||21|
|Total Featured Movies||29|
One of the renowned names among the American entertainers of the past, Sally Forrest was an actress and a dancer. She was introduced to the industry in around mid-40s after being discovered by British director Ida Lupino. During her career span of two decades, she played notable roles in several movies and television series, including Not Wanted, Mystery Street, and Hard, Fast and Beautiful.
Born to ballroom dance teaching parents, the actress was inclined towards dancing from a young age. Eventually, her obsession for dancing caught the attention of movie production company MGM, who later signed her as a contract artist after her high school.
Launching her career as a film actress in 1946, Forrest transitioned to television and theater works only in 1952 after shifting to New York with her husband. She was married to Milo O. Frank Jr. from 1951 to 2004. Their marriage ended with Frank's death.
A decade after her husband’s demise, Sally Forrest also left the world on 15 March 2015. She died at the age of 86 at her home in Beverly Hills because of cancer.
Created by MGM, Sally Forrest was an established actress
Sally Forrest was born on 28th May 1928 in San Diego, California to parents Michael Feeney and Marguerite Feeney. She was originally named as Katherine Feeney. Her father was a U.S. Navy officer because of which their family endured a lot of traveling before finally residing in San Diego. After getting retired from his duty, he along with his wife began teaching ballroom dance.
Influenced by her parents' dancing background, Forrest was always interested in pursuing her career in the artistic field. As a result, she began working as a chorus dancer in musicals produced by MGM in the 40s. Her first acting role came in 1946 MGM musical film Till the Clouds Roll By. She appeared as a showgirl in the film but she was not credited.
Till 1949, she appeared in various other drama and musical films like Are You With It?, The Pirate, Easter Parade, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, Dancing in the Dark, Scene of the Crime, and Whirlpool without getting credited for her works.
Sally finally received her first accredited role as Katherine Lang in 1949 movie Flame of Youth. The same year, she played a major role as an unmarried pregnant woman in Ida Lupino directed movie Not Wanted, followed by a role in Never Fear, which was also directed by Lupino.
In 1951, she appeared in another work of Ida Lupino called Hard, Fast and Beautiful which caught the attention of many. She was even honored as the Star of the Year 1951 by a Hollywood columnist for her brilliant contribution to the entertainment world.
Forrest’s attractive measurements had a huge hand in her rise to prominence. An exotic beauty, Sally had an uncommon beauty which was admired by many people. With her pleasing appearance, she has graced various movies like Excuse My Dust (1951), The Strip (1951), Code Two (1953), Son of Sinbad (1955) and While the City Sleeps (1956), the later being her last film project.
Nevertheless, she continued appearing in television productions even after 1956. Her last television appearance was noted in 2000 when she appeared in television documentary Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies.
A major success during the 40s and 50s, Sally Forrest was one among few artists who conquered the television, film as well as theater world. Though no concrete detail about her income was ever made public, it is believed that she has earned net worth in millions.
Child-less married life of Sally Forrest was filled with gossips
Sally Forrest was a one-man woman who cherished a single guy her whole life. And, it was her husband Milo O. Frank Jr. He was a writer and a producer who had worked with CBS. The couple dated each other since June 1950. However, before they tied the knot, there were rumors that they had split.
Forrest and Frank came to know each other through work; he was her agent. Frequent meetings for work purposes developed a good rapport in between them which ultimately turned into a strong bond of marriage.
While they were in a relationship, prophecies about them never getting married started flying around, speaking about which the actress said, "I don’t know where the rumors came from. I pick the paper and read that Milo and I have called off the whole thing off. That’s not true. We’re going to get married, but we don’t know exactly when, that’s all.”
Brushing off all the tittle-tattle in regards to their relationship, they finally tied the knot on 5 August 1951 and lived together for 51 years afterward without any major conflicts. Although they were together for such a long period, they never had children, reasons about which were not revealed to the media.
Sally Forrest's over 5-decade long marital life came to an end when Frank left the world in 2004. Following the death of her husband, Forrest was not romantically linked with anyone.