Helen Walker, an essential film noir actress who was capable of much more as well, is featured in a two part blog that began last week on the Movie Morlocks at at TCM.
Part I can be read here.
Part II can be read here.
An overview of the actress' relatively brief life and career can be seen below in this slideshow:
Many thanks to Karen Lorraine Hannsberry, the author of the seminal resources, Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film (McFarland), Bad Boys: The Actors of the Film Noir
(McFarland) for her generous support. Karen's activities can be
followed at http://www.allthatnoir.com/ where you can read more about
her bi-monthly newsletter, The Dark Pages.
I would also like to extend my appreciation to Alan K. Rode, the author of Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy (McFarland) for his advice and guidance. Alan is also a prime force in the Film Noir Foundation and his work can be followed here at his website: http://alankrode.com/public/