- Category : 1922-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (13,16,20,31,40,59)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Separation 2
American screen actress who began her career with bit parts in movies such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and One Million B.C. (1940), before eventually establishing herself as an actress for MGM in 1941. While never a big star, she was active throughout the 1940s, appearing in almost 30 motion pictures alongside stars like Esther Williams, Mickey Rooney and the comedy duo Abbott & Costello. In the 1950s, Porter appeared mainly in television series such as The Red Skelton Show and 77 Sunset Strip. She retired from acting in 1961.
From 1948 to 1999, she was married to film director and writer Edward Dmytryk, who was one of the Hollywood Ten, the most prominent blacklisted group in the film industry during the McCarthy-era. The two married on 12 May 1948 in Ellicott City, Maryland. They had three children. In 2010, Porter wrote and published a biography on jazz musician Jess Stacy.
Porter died in Canoga Park, California, on 13 January 2018 of natural causes, at the age of 95.