Margia Dean appeared in a number of 50s Westerns, from The Return Of Jesse James (1950) to Ambush At Cimarron Pass (1958, above). She’s also in the Hammer classic The Quatermass Experiment/The Creeping Unknown (1955). Then there’s winning a Shakespearean performance contest at 15, being crowned Miss California and producing a couple pictures in the 60s. I could go on and on.
Ms. Dean is mentioned in Maury Dexter’s memoirs, and she didn’t like, or agree with, what she read. Here’s her response:
“An author shouldn’t make accusations without being sure of the facts. I didn’t even know that Maginetti was fired, or why. I had no knowledge or participation in the business operations, or input. I would never have used any influence that I might have had to harm someone. It saddens me to have read that those whom I thought of as friends, were threatened by me and even boycotted me. I was nice to everyone.” — Margia Dean