Elyse Knox

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Elyse Knox
Elyse Knox
Knox in 1943
Birthday/Birthplace Elsie Lillian Kornbrath
(1917-12-14)December 14, 1917
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Deceased February 16, 2012(2012-02-16)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Profession(s) Actress, model,
fashion designer
Active Years 1937–1949
Wife/Husband Paul Hesse (m. 1942; div. 1943)
Tom Harmon (m. 1944; d. 1990)
Kid(s) Kristin Nelson
Kelly Harmon
Mark Harmon

Elsie Lillian Kornbrath (Hartford, December 14, 1917 – Los Angeles, February 16, 2012) worldwide known by her stage name Elyse Knox , was an actress , designer and American model.

Elyse Knox’s Biography

Knox was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Daughter of Austrian immigrants Hermine Sophie Muck and Frederick Kornbrath, she studied at the Traphagen Fashion School in Manhattan, New York, then embarked on a career in fashion design. She modeled some of her own creations for Vogue magazine, which directed her to obtain a contract offer for Twentieth in 1937.

Private life

While appearing at the Bing Crosby radio show, he met football star Tom Harmon, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1940. They were engaged to be married, but the relationship ended when Harmon joined the Army Air Forces. the United States in 1942. Later that year, Knox married the fashion photographer Paul Hesse, who had photographed her in many of his print ads and magazine covers, but the marriage was short.

Following her divorce, Harmon returned from World War II (having survived two plane crashes and being lost in the jungle), they married in 1944 and were together until his death in 1990. Her dress wedding was made of silk and pieces of the parachute that Harmon used to save his life.

With her husband she was the mother of actors Kristin Nelson, Kelly Harmon and Mark Harmon.


Elyse Knox died at her home in Los Angeles on February 16, 2012 and at the age of 94.

More Facts about Elyse Knox

Whole Name Elyse Knox
AKA(s) Elyse Knox, Knox, Elyse
Born/Where Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Born December 14, 1917
Died 2012-02-16
Lived 94 years, 2 month, 2 days
Astrological sign Sagittarius
What He/She Does Actress, model and fashion designer
Relationships Paul Hesse

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