Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A Star Is Born
When the time came for the men to go back to their posts of service, there was unanimous appreciation and praise for the good times enjoyed and regret that they were so soon ended. The primary purpose of the leave was to restore their spirits and heighten morale.
The family moved to Los Angeles, California. Maude was born and raised in the Methodist Church, but while living here, she and her husband became Christian Scientists. Some time later, the marriage ended in divorce. Maude began her career as an actress under the name Maude Pierce Allen. She had roles in films such as, The Big Pond, The Cowboy Millionaire, Danger Ahead and many others. She was best known for her role in the Adventures of Red Ryder. She played the role of Dutchess, Red's mother. It indicated on the movie posters that this was an action packed western clifthanger seen in 12 exciting episodes. The film was shown in movie theaters and always ended in some pending tragidy. To see what happened, you had to return the following week. I was able to obtain the video with all 12 episodes. It was great seeing her perform. It brought her back to life.