Joan Blondell biography

Joan Blondell

Actor, Film actor

1906 – 1979

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Who was Joan Blondell?

Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell.

After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions. She was most active in films during the 1930s, and during this time she co-starred with Glenda Farrell in nine films, in which the duo portrayed gold-diggers. Blondell continued acting for the rest of her life, often in small character roles or supporting television roles. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Blue Veil.

Blondell was seen in featured roles in two films released shortly before her death from leukemia, Grease and the remake of The Champ.

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Born
Aug 30, 1906
New York City
Also known as
  • Rose Joan Blondell
  • Rosebud Blondell
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Presbyterianism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of North Texas
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Dec 25, 1979
Santa Monica
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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