Yvonne de Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo

Posted on January 27, 2015

Yvonne De Carlo timeline & biography, from her birth in 1922 through her successful movie career and her most famous role as Lily Munster on The Munsters.

Sept. 1, 1922
Born as Peggy Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1937
Her mother takes her to Hollywood.

1938
Wins the title of “Miss Venice Beach.” She has trouble finding work after this so she and her mother return to Canada.

1940
She and her mother return to Hollywood.

1941
Appears in her first film, Harvard, Here I Come!

1943
Plays the role of Wah-Tah in Deerslayer.

1945
Plays Salome in Salome, Where She Danced. The film jumpstarts her career.

1945
Plays the role of Lorena Dumont in Frontier Gal.

1947
Plays the role of Cara de Talavera in Song of Scheherazade.

1947
Appears in Brute Force with Burt Lancaster.

1947
Lands her first lead role in Slave Girl.

1948
Stars in Black Bart.

1949
Stars in Criss Cross with Burt Lancaster.

1950
Stars in The Desert Hawk.

1951
Stars in Silver City.

1952
Stars in Scarlet Angel.

1955
Marries stuntman Bob Morgan.

1956
Stars as Sephora, Moses’ wife, in the Cecil B. DeMille film, The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston, John Derek, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget and Yul Brynner.

1957
Stars as Amantha Starr in Band of Angels.

1959
Appears on the tv show, Bonanza.

1962
Appears on the tv show, The Virginians.

1963
Stars in the film, McLintock!

1964
Begins playing Lily Munster on the tv show, The Munsters. She takes the role to pay for her husband Bob Morgan’s medical bills. The show runs from 1964-1966.

1968
Divorces Bob Morgan.

1968
Stars in the sci-fi film, The Power, with George Hamilton and Susanne Pleshette.

1971
Stars in the film, The Seven Minutes.

1976
Stars in the film, La Casa de las sombras.

1993
Stars in the film, The Sorority House Murders.

1995
Stars in the tv production of The Barefoot Contessa.

Jan. 2007
Dies of natural causes at the age of 84.