Joan Blondell

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Joan Rosebud Blondell (August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979) was an American actress. She performed in movies and television for nearly fifty years.[1] She played Rosie Sturges in Kansas City Princess. She also played Gloria Fay in the movie Miss Pacific Fleet.[2]

Blondell was born in New York City on August 30, 1906.[3] Her sister Gloria Blondell was also an actress. She died on December 25, 1979 in Santa Monica, California from leukemia.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Matthew Kennedy, Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007), p. 3
  2. Matthew Kennedy, Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007), p. 250
  3. Ray Hagen; Laura Wagner, Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004), p. 33
  4. Paul Donnelley, Fade to Black: A Book of Movie Obituaries (London: Omnibus, 2003), p. 102