Elyse Knox

Elyse Knox
Elyse Knox

Elyse Knox

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Birthday: December 14, 1917 (94 years) Died: February 15, 2012 (10 years Ago)

HomeTown: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon’s mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick Kornbrath, from Vienna. Knox’s first love wasn’t acting but art: she began painting in oils during high school, and painting remained a passion throughout her life. She had an exhibition of her work in 1981.After graduating from New York City’s Traphagen School of Fashion, she got a job in a New York design studio as an artist’s assistant intent on becoming a fashion designer. When a model didn’t show up as scheduled, she filled in and soon became a top fashion model herself, appearing in all the major magazines. She modeled some of her own creations in “Vogue Magazine” in 1937. That and an appearance as a fashion model in a newsreel landed her a Hollywood contract from 20th Century-Fox.She made her debut in an uncredited bit part in Wake Up and Live (1937), starring gossip columnist Walter Winchell, in 1937. Knox would not appear again on-screen for another three years, until Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) in 1940. In all, she made 39 movies in the 1940s.Knox bounced around between studios, including Paramount and Universal. While at Paramount, she met Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, to whom she became engaged. The engagement was broken off when he went off to WWII and she married another man, but that marriage proved short-lived. When Harmon returned from the war, she married him in 1944.She was a contract player at Universal in the 1940s, where she made the “Mummy” movie with Lon Chaney Jr. Elyse Knox was born on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, United States. Elyse Knox died on February 15, 2012 at the age of 94 years. Check below for more deets about Elyse Knox. This page will put a light upon the Elyse Knox bio, wiki, age, birthday, family details, affairs, controversies, caste, height, weight, rumors, lesser-known facts, and more.

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Stage Name Elyse Knox
Real Name Elyse Knox
Profession(s) Actress, Musician,
Birthday December 14, 1917
Death Died on (10 years ago) (Age: 94 years)
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Birthplace Hartford, United States
Hometown Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Elyse Knox was born on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, United States. Elyse Knox died on February 15, 2012 at the age of 94 years.

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  • Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon’s mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick Kornbrath, from Vienna. Knox’s first love wasn’t acting but art: she began painting in oils during high school, and painting remained a passion throughout her life. She had an exhibition of her work in 1981.After graduating from New York City’s Traphagen School of Fashion, she got a job in a New York design studio as an artist’s assistant intent on becoming a fashion designer. When a model didn’t show up as scheduled, she filled in and soon became a top fashion model herself, appearing in all the major magazines. She modeled some of her own creations in “Vogue Magazine” in 1937. That and an appearance as a fashion model in a newsreel landed her a Hollywood contract from 20th Century-Fox.She made her debut in an uncredited bit part in Wake Up and Live (1937), starring gossip columnist Walter Winchell, in 1937. Knox would not appear again on-screen for another three years, until Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) in 1940. In all, she made 39 movies in the 1940s.Knox bounced around between studios, including Paramount and Universal. While at Paramount, she met Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, to whom she became engaged. The engagement was broken off when he went off to WWII and she married another man, but that marriage proved short-lived. When Harmon returned from the war, she married him in 1944.She was a contract player at Universal in the 1940s, where she made the “Mummy” movie with Lon Chaney Jr.

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