Coleen Gray

Birth Name: Doris Bernice Jensen

Date of Birth: October 23, 1922

Place of Birth: Staplehurst, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: August 3, 2015

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*75% Danish
*25% most likely German

Coleen Gray was an American actress, She was known for her roles in the films Nightmare Alley, Red River, and The Killing.

She was the daughter of Anna and Arthur Ludwig Jensen. Her paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather were Danish. Her maternal grandmother was born in Germany. She was raised on a farm, largely in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Coleen was married to aviation executive William Clymer Bidlack, until his death, and then to Biblical scholar Joseph Fritz Zeiser, until his death. She had a daughter with her first husband, screenwriter Rod Amateau; and a son with William. She worked together for Presbyterian causes with Fritz.

Coleen’s paternal grandfather was named C. A. Jensen.

Coleen’s paternal grandmother was named Marie Sorensen.

Coleen’s maternal grandfather was named John T. Thompsen.

Coleen’s maternal grandmother was named Anna.

Source: Genealogy of Coleen Gray –

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