Alexis Smith is a Canadian actress and singer. Alexis Smith is famous for the film The Smiling Ghost, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Hollywood Canteen, Tough Guys, and The Age of Innocence. Moreover, she is famous for winning the Tony Award in 1972.
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Early life and Childhood
Alexis Smith is a Canadian television actress and singer who was born on June 8, 1921, and in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
Her father’s, name is Alexander Smith, and her mother’s name Gladys Mabel Fitz-Simmons. Her full name is Margaret Alexis Fitzsimmons Smith. There is no information regarding her siblings. Similarly, she belongs to Scottish-Canadian ethnicity and religion. Her Zodiac sign is Gemini.
She studied at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. Later, she studied at the Los Angeles city college. At Los Angeles college she was scouted by Warner Brother’ Talent scout in 1940.
She died at (72 years) on June 9, 1993, the day after her 72nd birthday in Los Angeles, California, the United States due to brain cancer. Alexis Smith had no children; her sole survivor was her husband of 49 years, actor Craig Stevens. Her final film, The Age of Innocence (1993), released shortly after her death. Her body was cremated and her ashes were dispersed over the Pacific Ocean.
Professional Life and Career
As the theater artist, Alexis Smith is well known to the world for her role 40s and 50s in the acting industry. She started her career with the short movie Alice in Movieland in 1940. The first stage work of her was Private Lives in 1952. Then later she went on to do many stage works. Some of the notable works of her are Bell, Book and Candle (1953), The Women (1973), Applause (1973), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1979-1980 National Tour), Nymph Errant (1989 Concert), etc.
Other than she has worked in numerous amount of television series throughout her career. Some of the famous television series are The 20th Century Fox House (1956), Bob Hope Special (1972), Nightside (1973), Numerous episode and season of The Love Boat (1982, 84,85), A Death of California (1985), Dress Grey (1986), Marcus Welby, M.D: A Holiday Affairs (1988), Hothouse (1988), Lola (1990), Cheers (1990), etc.
Moreover, she is a Hollywood film actress who acted in numerous amount of films. Some of her notable films are as follows She Couldn’t Say No, Affectionately Yours (1940), The Smiling Ghost, Steel against the Sky, Drive Bomber (1941), Gentleman Jim (1942), The Constant Nymph (1943), Rapsody in Blue (1945), Always Together (1947), The Division of Christoper Blake (1948), Split second (1953), This Feeling Happy (1958), The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), Tough Guys (1986), and The Age of Innocence (1993 which was released after her death).
Moreover, one of her most notable work came in the 1971 Broadway musical Follies musical center centered around of aging showgirl. Her performance was considered as exceptional and flawless in musical.
Alexis had a successful acting career as a Hollywood actress acting in numerous films, TV series, and stage works. She won the Tony Awards for Best Lead Actress in a musical in 1972 and Drama Desk Awards for outstanding performance in 1971. Moreover, she got nomination as Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series by Pritime Emmy in 1990 for movie Cheers and Best supporting actress for The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane by Saturn Awards in 1978.
Personal Life and Controversy
Alexis Smith is straight and married to actor Craig Stevens in 1944. However, even though their 49 years of marriage, they didn’t have a single child. Other than that there is no information regarding past affairs. She loves to dance and act from a very young age. Moreover, she was a trained dancer and ballet lesson even winning a dance competition.
She was a humble and free spirit person. She doesn’t seem to like to involve in controversy and rather focus on her career.
Alexis Smith has blue eyes with light brown hair color. Moreover, she had a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall. Moreover, she had well maintained a slim body.