Sheila Ryan

Sheila Ryan
1921 - 1975
Sheila Ryan  American Actress

Sheila Ryan dating history


Sheila Ryan was previously married to Pat Buttram (1951 - 1975), Edward Norris (1947 - 1950) and Allan Lane (1945 - 1946).

Sheila Ryan was in relationships with George Cameron (1944 - 1945), Stephen Crane (1944 - 1945), Andrew V. McLaglen (1942), John Payne (1942), Don Castle (1942), William Orr (1941), Robert Foulk (1941), Rudy Vallee (1941) and Henry Willson.

Sheila Ryan had encounters with Peter Lawford (1945), Robert Stack (1941 - 1942), Mickey Rooney (1941) and Gene Markey (1940).


American Actress Sheila Ryan was born Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin on 8th June, 1921 in Topeka, Kansas and passed away on 4th Nov 1975 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA aged 54. She is most remembered for Railroaded!. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Sheila Ryan is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Actors from Kansas.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 25 years, 10 months 10 years, 5 months 1 year, 4 months
Dating9 4 months 1 month, 16 days 28 days
Encounter4 5 months, 3 days 2 months, 1 day -
Total16 25 years, 10 months 2 years 28 days


First Name Sheila
Middle Name Elizabeth
Last Name Ryan
Maiden Name McLaughlin
Full Name at Birth Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin
Birthday 8th June, 1921
Birthplace Topeka, Kansas
Died 4th November, 1975
Place of Death Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Cause of Death Lung Disease
Buried Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Railroaded!
Year(s) Active 1939-1968, 1939–1968
Official Websites
Friend Susan Peters, Leslie Brooks

Sheila Ryan (born Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin, June 8, 1921 – November 4, 1975) was an American actress who appeared in more than 60 movies.

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Sheila Ryan54 GeminiActress
Pat Buttram78 GeminiActor
Edward Norris91 PiscesActor
Peter Lawford61 VirgoActor
George Cameron73Religion
Stephen Crane68 AquariusActor
Allan Lane64 VirgoActor
Andrew V. McLaglen94 LeoDirector
John Payne77 GeminiActor
Don Castle48 LibraActor
Robert Stack84 CapricornActor
William Orr85 LibraProducer
Mickey Rooney93 VirgoActor
Robert Foulk80 TaurusActor
Rudy Vallee84 LeoSaxophone
Gene Markey84 SagittariusDirector
Henry Willson67 LeoBusiness
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
KatherineFemale11th March, 195470 years oldPat Buttram


Street of Darkness1958Carmen FloresMovie
Ethel Barrymore Theater1956TV Show
Soldiers of Fortune1955Karen HoltTV Show
Damon Runyon Theater1955ChloeTV Show
Annie Oakley1954Lucille RodellTV Show
Captain Midnight1954Eve GambleTV Show
Adventures of the Falcon1954Margo ReillyTV Show
On Top of Old Smoky1953LilaMovie
I'm the Law1953MarshaTV Show
Pack Train1953Lola RikerMovie
Death Valley Days1952Gwen HaleyTV Show
The Unexpected1952Mrs. GilfordTV Show
Chevron Theatre1952TV Show
Mask of the Dragon1951Ginny O'DonnellShort Film
Fingerprints Don't Lie1951Carolyn PalmerShort Film
Gold Raiders1951Laura MasonMovie
Jungle Manhunt1951Anne LawrenceMovie
Front Page Detective1951TV Show
Mark Saber1951TV Show
The Gene Autry Show1950Mrs. Simmons / Doll / Corinne Sheldon / ...TV Show
Mule Train1950Sheriff CarolMovie
Square Dance Katy1950Vicky DoranMovie
Western Pacific Agent1950Martha StuartMovie
Hollywood Theatre Time1950TV Show
The Lone Ranger1949Maude Carver / Ellen CarterTV Show
Hideout1949Edie HansonMovie
Ringside1949Janet 'J.L.' BranniganMovie
The Cowboy and the Indians1949Doctor NanMovie
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch1949Myra MadisonMovie
Caged Fury1948Kit WarrenMovie
The Cobra Strikes1948Dale CameronMovie
Railroaded!1947Rosie RyanMovie
The Lone Wolf in Mexico1947Sharon MontgomeryMovie
The Big Fix1947LillianMovie
Heartaches1947Toni WentworthMovie
Philo Vance's Secret Mission1947Mona BannisterMovie
Deadline for Murder1946Vivian MasonMovie
Slightly Scandalous1946Christine WrightMovie
Getting Gertie's Garter1945Patty FordMovie
The Caribbean Mystery1945Mrs. Jean GilbertMovie
Something for the Boys1944Melanie WalkerMovie
Ladies of Washington1944Jerry DaileyMovie
The Gang's All Here1943Vivian PotterMovie
Song of Texas1943Sue BennettMovie
A-Haunting We Will Go1942MargoMovie
Footlight Serenade1942Ann - Movie Cowgirl (uncredited)Movie
Lone Star Ranger1942Barbara LongstrethMovie
Careful, Soft Shoulders1942Agatha MatherMovie
Who Is Hope Schuyler?1942Lee DaleMovie
Pardon My Stripes1942Ruth StevensMovie
Dead Men Tell1941Kate RansomeMovie
Dressed to Kill1941Connie EarleMovie
Great Guns1941Ginger HammondMovie
Sun Valley Serenade1941Phone Operator (uncredited)Movie
Golden Hoofs1941GwenMovie
Life with Henry1941Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
We Go Fast1941Diana HempsteadMovie
The Gay Caballero1940Susan WetherbyMovie
I Want a Divorce1940Waitress (uncredited)Movie
Queen of the Mob1940Party Girl (as Betty McLaughlin)Movie
The Farmer's Daughter1940Dorinda (as Betty McLauglin)Movie
The Mad Doctor1940Hostess at Charity Bazaar (uncredited)Movie
The Way of All Flesh1940Mitzi Kriza (as Betty McLaughlin)Movie
Those Were the Days!1940Miss Claire (uncredited)Movie
Dancing on a Dime1940Brunette (uncredited)Movie
A Night at Earl Carroll's1940Miss Borgia (as Betty McLaughlin)Movie
What a Life1939Jessie (as Betty McLauglin)Movie
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Mike TAug 19, 2007

There are at least 2 famous, contemporary Sheila Ryans. The one described above (born 1921 as Katherine McLaughlin) did not marry James Caan nor date Elvis. She was a natural brunette and appeared in many cowboy movies. The one who became Mrs. Caan and an Elvis companion had a blond complexion.

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