May Wynn, 1928 – 2021

May Wynn (born Donna Lee Hickey) in ‘The White Squaw’ 1956.

May Wynn, Actress in ‘The Caine Mutiny,’ Dies at 93

By Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, April 29, 2021

The daughter of a vaudevillian, Donna Lee Hickey was born on Jan. 8, 1928, in New York. She started work as a showgirl at the Copacabana nightclub when she was 17, then signed with 20th Century Fox and moved to Los Angeles…

For the Edward Dmytryk-directed The Caine Mutiny (1954), Hickey was hired the play the nightclub singer May Wynn … “Stanley Kramer… said May was good because it couldn’t be mispronounced.”

… Wynn played Glenn Ford’s fiancee in The Violent Men. She then appeared in The Man Is Armed (1956), The White Squaw (1956), The Unknown Terror (1957) and on a 1960 episode of Shotgun Slade, her final onscreen credit.

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