Hailing from the state of New Orleans, it is actress Faith Domergue's birthday. Best known for sci-fi/horror films like This Island Earth, It Came From Underneath The Sea and The House of Seven Corpses.
Part Creole, but primarily of Irish and English extraction. She was adopted when she was six weeks old. In 1927, her adoptive parents took her to live in California, where she was educated at Catholic schools in Santa Monica. She had her first flirt with the acting profession, while still at school, on stage at the Bliss Hayden Theatre. Just after her graduation, she suffered a disfiguring injury during a car accident when she was thrown into a windshield, and spent eighteen months undergoing intensive plastic surgery.
Faith never really caught on as a big star but she has a devoted following thanks to her foray into sci-fi and horror. And especially This Island Earth which is her biggest and best role. And she did star in the film noir Where Danger Lives with Robert Mitchum. So happy birthday Faith Marie Domergue.