Anne Helm (born September 12, 1938) is a retired actress, born in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a current resident of Pasadena,
2 Personal life
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Living in New York City, Helm began her pursuit of an acting career,
which eventually led to Hollywood. Beginning in the 1950s, she made
guest appearances on different television series and made her motion
picture debut in 1960.
Helm was cast as Linda Moon in the 1960 episode "A Thief or Two" on
CBS's anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, with
co-star Lew Ayres. She appeared on the
CBS western series Rawhide in
the episodes "Incident Near Gloomy River (1961) and "Inside Man"
(1962). She guest-starred in an episode of the
CBS sitcom My Sister
Elaine Stritch and Shirley Bonne.
In 1961, she guest-starred in the premiere episode of ABC's Bus Stop
drama series with Marilyn Maxwell, a one-season drama set about a bus
station/diner in fictitious Sunrise, Colorado. That same year, she
appeared in the first season of CBS's Route 66 in the episode "The
Clover Throne", and in the syndicated crime drama The Brothers
Brannagan in the episode "Equinox." She also played Glamis Barlow, the
title character, in the Perry Mason TV episode, "The Case of the
Helm drew national recognition as the love interest of Elvis Presley
in his 1962 film Follow That Dream. She made five more films during
the 1960s including
The Iron Maiden
The Iron Maiden (released in the US as Swinging
Maiden), a 1962 British made comedy film, The Interns (1962),
Honeymoon Hotel (1964),
The Unkissed Bride
The Unkissed Bride (1966), and the horror film
Nightmare in Wax
Nightmare in Wax (1969).
Helm made three appearances on Wagon Train, an American Western series
that ran on
NBC from 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65. The first
episode Helm was on was entitled "The Dick Pederson Story" (10 Jan.
1962); the second episode was entitled "Heather and Hamish" (10 Apr.
1963) and the third was "The Story of Cain" (16 Dec. 1963).
On January 15, 1963, Helm guest-starred in the episode "Protective
Custody" of NBC's Laramie western series.
David Brian played Walt
Douglas, an official of the stage line, who arrives in Laramie seeking
his estranged daughter, Alicia, portrayed by Helm. Series character
Jess Harper (Robert Fuller) knows Alicia as a saloon hostess using the
name Leona. Alicia is involved with two outlaws, Cass and Willard,
Ron Hayes and Gregory Walcott, respectively, who aim to
steal a mining payroll. Series character Slim Sherman (John Smith)
tries to bring about reconciliation between Walt and Alicia, but
Alicia shoots her father. Slim keeps the wounded Walt and Alicia at
his relay station pending a hearing while Cass and Willard plan to
seize the payroll when it is dropped off at the relay station.
She was also "Helena Dales" on the
Gunsmoke episode "One Killer on
Later in 1963, she was cast as Joanie in the series finale, "The
Convention," of the modern western series, Empire, with Richard Egan
as rancher Jim Redigo, along with other guest stars Diane Brewster,
Alan Hale, Jr., and L.Q. Jones.
She appeared in The Magic Sword opposite Basil Rathbone and Gary
Lockwood. She was originally cast to play Joan Crawford's daughter
Carol in William Castle's
Strait-Jacket but was replaced by Diane
In 1965, Helm was cast in the ABC western series The Big Valley, which
starred Barbara Stanwyck. Her first appearance was on October 20,
1965, in the first-season episode "Heritage" in the role of Brydie
Hanrahan. Helm then returned on March 4, 1968, in the third season in
the episode entitled "The Devil's Masquerade," playing the role of
Nancy. Both episodes featured her with cast member Lee Majors
prominently in each one.
In 1967 she appeared as Jeanne Springer in Season 3 Episode 16 "Long
Time Dead" of Twelve O'Clock High 
In 1968, Helm appeared as Irene Park in Season 1 of Hawaii Five-O.
From 1971 to 1973, Helm was a regular cast member on the ABC soap
opera General Hospital.
Her brother, Peter Helm, also became an actor. The two appeared
separately on the
NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour. Anne Helm
starred as Janet Nolan in the 1964 episode "The Only Remaining Copy Is
in the British Museum."
After her acting career ended in 1986, Helm published children's books
The Sunshine Angel Book for Angel Workers of All Ages (1992) and The
Little Angel Workbook for Children of all Ages (1993) as Annie
Anne Helm was married from 1968 to 1969 to author John Sherlock, with
whom she had a son, Peter Sherlock. Her second husband was actor
Robert Viharo, whom she wed in 1971 and had a daughter, Serena Viharo
(born 1977), who also became an actress. Helm and Viharo divorced in
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^ "Laramie: "Protective Custody", January 15, 1963". Internet Movie
Data Base. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
^ ""The Convention", Empire, May 14, 1963". Internet Movie Data Base.
Retrieved February 28, 2013.
^ "The Sunshine Angel Book for Angel Workers of All Ages". Amazon.com.
^ "The Little Angel Workbook for Children of all Ages". Amazon.com.
Anne Helm on IMDb
The Private Life and Times of Anne Helm
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