Alice Wallace, a former model and magazine cover girl who appeared in a handful of musicals during the 1940s, died Feb. 23 of emphysema in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She was 77.
While a student at UCLA, she modeled part time and wound up as one of the glamorous Goldwyn Girls in the Danny Kaye starrer “Up in Arms” (1944).
Usually playing a showgirl or model, she appeared in RKO’s “Show Business” (1944) starring Eddie Cantor and Joan Davis, “A Song is Born,” “Till the Clouds Roll By” and “The Girl From Jones Beach.”
Moving to Manhattan in 1949, she became one of the highest-paid Powers model. She later appeared in a cigarette commercial on TV and subsequently became a heavy smoker for 38 years. Developing emphysema in 1992, she participated in experiments to control the disease.