Joan BLONDELL
* 30.08.1906, New York (City), USA † 25.12.1979, Santa Monica, California, USA

Schauspielerin * Tochter eines Bühnenkomikers * ab 1919 tritt in Varieténummern ihrer Eltern auf - geht mit ihnen auf Tourneen (USA, Europa, China und Australien) * 1926 Mitglied eines Repertoiretheaters in Dallas * Gewinnerin eines Schönheitswettbewerbs (Miss Dallas) * 1929 Hauptrolle im Musical Maggie the Magnificent (am Broadway) * 1930 Filmdebüt * 1930-38 Vertrag bei Warner Bros. (Sinner's Holiday) - danach freelance actress (Arbeit für verschiedene Studios/Produzenten) * in den 40ern auch Radioarbeit - Ende der Dekade tritt in Sommeraufführungen [summer stock] auf * 1951-56 arbeitet ausschließlich auf der Bühne und fürs Fernsehen * ab 1956 nimmt wieder Filmangebote (Charakterrollen) an * wirkt in TV-Serien The Real McCoys (1963), Here Comes the Brides (1968-70) und Banyon (1972-73) mit * 1972 Veröffentlichung des Romans Center Door Fancy (nach Motiven aus ihrem Leben) * verheiratet mit George Barnes (1. Ehemann, 1933-35), Dick Powell (2. Ehemann, 1936-44) und Michael Todd (3. Ehemann, 1947-50)
FILMS

# The Office Wife (1930-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Charles Kenyon, K: William Rees, D: Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone / JB-Katherine Murdock) 59m-Liebesdrama (Roman von Faith Baldwin)
# Sinner's Holiday (1930-USA; R: John G. Adolfi, B: Harvey Thew, K: Ira Morgan, D: Grant Withers, Evalyn Knapp / JB-Myrtle) 60m-Krimiromanze
# Other Men's Women (Die Frau meines Freundes, 1930-USA; R: William A. Wellman, B: Maude Fulton; William K. Wells, K: Barney McGill, ML: Erno Rapee, D: Grant Withers, Mary Astor / JB-Marie) 71m-Melodram
# Illicit (1930-USA; R: Archie L. Mayo, B: Harvey Thew, K: Robert Kurrle, D: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie / JB-Helen [Duckie] Childers) 81m-Liebesdrama
# Millie (1930-USA; R: John Francis Dillon, B: Charles Kenyon; Ralph Murphy, K: Ernest Haller, ML: Arthur Lange, D: Helen Twelvetrees / JB-Angie Wickerstaff) 85m-Drama (Roman von Donald Henderson Clarke)
# My Past (1930-USA; R: Roy Del Ruth, B: Charles Kenyon, K: Barney McGill, ML: Erno Rapee, D: Bebe Daniels, Lewis Stone, Ben Lyon, JB-Marion Moore)° 72m-Liebesdrama [Roman von Grace Perkins]
# God's Gift to Women (1930/31-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan; Joseph Jackson, Raymond Griffith, K: Robert Kurrle, D: Frank Fay, Laura La Plante, JB-Fifi)°° 72m-Liebeskomödie (3104)
# The Public Enemy (Der öffentliche Feind, 1931-USA; R: William A. Wellman, B: Harvey Thew, K: Dev/ereaux Jennings, D: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, JB-Mamie)* 84m-Gangsterfilm
# Big Business Girl (1931-USA; R: William A. Seiter, B: Robert Lord, K: Sol Polito, D: Loretta Young, Frank Albertson, Ricardo Cortez, JB-Pearl) 75/80m-Liebeskomödie
# Night Nurse (1931-USA; R: William A. Wellman, B: Oliver H.P. Garrett; Charles Kenyon, K: Barney McGill, D: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, JB-Maloney) 72m-Krimidrama (Roman von Dora Macy=Grace Perkins)
# The Reckless Hour (1931-USA; R: John Francis Dillon, B: Florence Ryerson, K: James Van Trees, D: Dorothy Mackaill, Conrad Nagel, H.B. Warner, JB-Myrtle Nichols) 71m-Drama
# Blonde Crazy (1931-USA; R: Roy Del Ruth, B: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, K: Sid/ney Hickox, D: James Cagney, JB-Anne Roberts) 73/8m-Tragikomödie (06-07; 3111)
# The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1931-USA; R: Lowell Sherman, B: Sidney Howard, K: George Barnes, M: Alfred Newman, D: JB-Schatzi, Madge Evans, Ina Claire) 77/80m-Komödie
# Union Depot (Union Depot, 1931-USA; R: Alfred E. Green, B: Kenyon Nicholson, Walter DeLeon; Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, K: Sol Polito, D: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, JB-Ruth Collins) 68m-Drama
# The Famous Ferguson Case (1932-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Harvey Thew, Courtney Terrett, Granville Moore, K: Dev[ereaux] Jennings, D: JB-Maizie Dickson, Grant Mitchell)°°° 74/80m-Krimidrama (01-?; 3205)
# Big City Blues (1932-USA; R: Mervyn LeRoy, B: Ward Morehouse, Lillie Hayward, K: James Van Trees, D: JB-Vida Fleet, Eric Linden)°°°°° 65m-Tragikomödie (3209)
# The Crowd Roars (Der Schrei der Menge, 1932-USA; R: Howard Hawks, B: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Seton I. Miller, Niven Busch, K: Sid/ney Hickox, John Stumar, D: James Cagney, JB-Anne Scott) 85m-Sportdrama
# Make Me a Star (1932-USA; R: William Beaudine, B: Sam Mintz, Walter DeLeon, Arthur Kober, K: Allen G. Siegler, D: JB-"Flips" Montague, Stuart Erwin) 70/80m (Roman von Harry Leon Wilson)
# Miss Pinkerton (1932-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Niven Busch, Lillie Hayward; Robert Tasker, K: Barney McGill, D: JB-Miss Adams [Miss Pinkerton], George Brent)* 66m (Roman von Mary Roberts Rinehart)
# Three on a Match (1932-USA; R: Mervyn LeRoy, B: Lucien Hubbard, K: Sol Polito, D: JB-Mary Keaton, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis) 64m-Melodram
# Central Park (1932-USA; R: John G. Adolfi, B: Ward Morehouse, Earl Baldwin, K: Sid/ney Hickox, D: JB-Dot, Wallace Ford) 58m-Krimidrama
# Lawyer Man (1932-USA; R: William Dieterle, B: Rian James, James Seymour, K: Robert Kurrle, D: William Powell, JB-Olga Michaels) 72m-Liebesdrama (Roman von Max Trell)
# Broadway Bad (1932/33-USA; R: Sidney Lanfield, B: Arthur Kober, Maude Fulton, K: George Barnes, ML: Arthur Lange, D: JB-Tony Landers, Ricardo Cortez) 61m-Drama
# Blondie Johnson (1933-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Earl Baldwin, K: Tony Gaudio, D: JB-Blondie Johnson, Chester Morris) 67/9m-Drama
# Gold Diggers of 1933 (Goldgräber von 1933, 1933-USA * Mervyn LeRoy ... Carol) (Bühnenstück von Avery Hopwood) (02-04; 3305)
# Goodbye Again (1933-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Ben Markson, K: George Barnes, D: Warren William, JB-Anne Rogers) 66m-Romanze
# Footlight Parade (Parade im Rampenlicht, 1933-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Manuel Seff, James Seymour, K: George Barnes, D: James Cagney, JB-Nan) 104m-Musikkomödie
# Havana Widows (1933-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Earl Baldwin, K: George Barnes, D: JB-Mae Knight, Glenda Farrell, Guy Kibbee) 63m-Komödie
# Convention City (1933-USA; R: Archie [L.] Mayo, B: Robert Lord, K: William Rees, D: JB-Nancy Lorraine, Adolphe Menjou) 69m-Komödie
# I've Got Your Number (1933-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Warren Duff, Sidney Sutherland, K: Arthur L. Todd, D: JB-Marie Lawson, Pat O'Brien) 68m-Liebeskomödie
# Smarty (1934-USA; R: Robert Florey, B: F. Hugh Herbert, Carl Erickson, K: George Barnes, D: JB-Vicki Wallace Thorpe, Warren William) 65m-Komödie
# He Was Her Man (1934-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Tom Buckingham, Niven Busch, K: George Barnes, D: James Cagney, JB-Rose Lawrence) 70m-Liebesdrama
# Dames (Broadway-Show, 1934-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Delmer Daves, K: Sid/ney Hickox, D: JB-Mabel Anderson, Dick Powell) 90m-Musical
# Kansas City Princess (1934-USA; R: William Keighley, B: Manuel Seff, Sy Bartlett, K: George Barnes, D: JB-Rosie Sturges, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong) 64/9m-Komödie
# Traveling Saleslady (1935-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: F. Hugh Herbert, Manuel Seff, Benny Rubin, K: George Barnes, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: JB-Angela Twitchell, Glenda Farrell, William Gargan) 64m-Liebeskomödie
# Broadway Gondolier (1935-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Warren /B./ Duff, Sig Herzig, K: George Barnes, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Dick Powell, JB-Alice Hughes) 99m-Musikkomödie
# We're in the Money (1935-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: F. Hugh Herbert, Brown Holmes; Erwin Gelsey, K: Arthur L. Todd, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: JB-Ginger Stewart, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert) 65m
# Miss Pacific Fleet (1935-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Peter Milne, Lucille Newmark, Patsy Flick, K: Arthur L. Todd, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: JB-Gloria Fay, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert) 66m-Liebeskomödie
# Colleen (1935/36-USA; R: Alfred E. Green, B: Peter Milne, F. Hugh Herbert, Sig Herzig, K: Byron Haskin, Sol Polito, MA: Ray Heindorf, D: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie, JB-Minnie Hawkins) 89m-Musikromanze
# Sons o' Guns (Heiliges Kanonenrohr!, 1936-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Jerry Wald, Julius J. Epstein, K: Sol Polito, D: Joe E. Brown, JB-Yvonne) 82m-Komödie
# Bullets or Ballots (Wem gehört die Stadt?, 1936-USA * William Keighley ... Lee Morgan) (3606)
# Stage Struck (1936-USA; R: Busby Berkeley, B: Tom Buckingham, Pat C. Flick, K: Byron Haskin, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Dick Powell, JB-Peggy Revere) 91m-Musikkomödie
# Three Men on a Horse (1936-USA; R: Mervyn LeRoy, B: Laird Doyle, K: Sol Polito, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Frank McHugh, JB-Mabel) 88m-Komödie
# Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: Warren Duff, K: Arthur Edeson, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Dick Powell, JB-Norma Perry)* 101m-Musikkomödie
# The King and the Chorus Girl (1937-USA; R: Mervyn LeRoy, B: Norman Krasna, Groucho Marx, K: Tony Gaudio, M: Werner R. Heymann, D: Fernand Gravey, JB-Dorothy Ellis) 94m-Komödie
# Back in Circulation (1937-USA; R: Ray Enright, B: Warren Duff, K: Arthur [L.] Todd, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Pat O'Brien, JB-Timothea [Timmy] Blake) 82m-Drama
# The Perfect Specimen (Ein Kerl zum Verlieben, 1937-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Norman Reilly Raine, Lawrence Riley, Brewster Morse, Fritz Falkenstein, K: Charles Rosher, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Errol Flynn, JB-Mona Carter) 88/97m-Komödie (Roman von Samuel Hopkins Adams) (3710)
# Stand-In (Mr. Dodd geht nach Hollywood, 1937-USA; R: Tay Garnett, B: Gene Towne, C. Graham Baker, K: Charles G. Clarke, ML: Heinz Roemheld, D: Leslie Howard, JB-Lester Plum) 91m-Komödie (Roman von Clarence Budington Kelland)
# There's Always a Woman (1938-USA; R: Alexander Hall, B: Gladys Lehman, K: Henry Freulich, ML: Morris Stoloff, D: JB-Sally Reardon, Melvyn Douglas) 82m-Mysterykomödie
# Off the Record (1938-USA; R: James Flood, B: Niven Busch, Lawrence Kimble, Earl Baldwin, K: Charles Rosher, M: Adolph Deutsch, D: Pat O'Brien, JB-Jane Morgan) 71m-Drama
# The Kid from Kokomo (1938/39-USA; R: Lewis Seiler, B: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, K: Sid/ney Hickox, M: Adolph Deutsch, D: Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris, JB-Doris Harvey) 93/5m-Komödie
# East Side of Heaven (1939-USA; R: David Butler, B: William Conselman, K: George Robinson, ML: Charles Previn, D: Bing Crosby, JB-Mary Wilson) 90m
# Good Girls Go to Paris (1939-USA; R: Alexander Hall, B: Gladys Lehman, Ken Englund, K: Henry Freulich, ML: Morris Stoloff, D: Melvyn Douglas, JB-Jenny Swanson) 75m-Komödie
# The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939-USA; R: Alexander Hall, B: Dwight Taylor, Sy Bartlett, Richard Maibaum, K: Arthur [L.] Todd, ML: Morris Stoloff, D: Melvyn Douglas, JB-Maxine Carroll) 80m
# Two Girls on Broadway (1940-USA; R: S. Sylvan Simon, B: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields, K: George J. Folsey, ML: Georgie Stoll, D: Lana Turner, JB-Molly Mahoney, George Murphy) 73m-Musikromanze
# I Want a Divorce (1940-USA; R: Ralph Murphy, B: Frank Butler, K: Ted Tetzlaff, M: Victor Young, D: JB-Geraldine [Jerry] Brokaw, Dick Powell) 75/92m-Komödie
# Topper Returns (Topper 2 - Das Gespensterschloß, 1940-USA; R: Roy Del Ruth, B: Jonathan Latimer, Gordon Douglas; Paul Girard Smith, K: Norbert Brodine, M: Werner R. Heymann, D: JB-Gail Richards, Roland Young) 88/95m-Fantasykomödie
# Model Wife (1941-USA; R: Leigh Jason, B: Charles Kaufman, Horace Jackson, Grant Garett, K: Norbert Brodine, ML: Hans J. Salter, D: JB-Joan Keating, Dick Powell) 78m-Komödie
# Three Girls about Town (1941-USA; R: Leigh Jason, B: Richard Carroll, K: Franz Planer, ML: Morris Stoloff, D: JB-Hope Banner, Robert Benchley) 73m-Abenteuerkomödie
# Lady for a Night (1941-USA; R: Leigh Jason, B: Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, K: Norbert Brodine, M: David Buttolph, D: JB-Jenny Blake, John Wayne) 87m-Liebesdrama
# Cry "Havoc" (1943-USA; R: Richard Thorpe, B: Paul Osborn, K: Karl Freund, M: Daniele Amfitheatrof, D: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, JB-Grace Lambert) 97m-Kriegsdrama
# A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Ein Baum wächst in Brooklyn, 1944-USA; R: Elia Kazan, B: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, K: Leon Shamroy, M: Alfred Newman, D: Dorothy McGuire, JB-Tante Sissy, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan) 128m-Drama (Roman von Betty Smith)
# Don Juan Quilligan (1945-USA; R: Frank Tuttle, B: Arthur Kober, Frank Gabrielson, K: Norbert Brodine, M: David Raksin, D: William Bendix, JB-Marjorie Mossrock, Phil Silvers) 75m-Komödie
# Adventure (1945-USA; R: Victor Fleming, B: Frederic Hazlitt Brennan, Vincent Lawrence; Anthony Veiller, William H. Wright, K: Joseph Ruttenberg, M: Herbert Stothart, D: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, JB-Helen Melohn) 125m (Roman von Clyde Brion Davis)
# Christmas Eve / Sinner's Holiday (1946-USA; R: Edwin L. Marin, B: Laurence Stallings, K: Gordon Avil, M: Heinz Roemheld, D: George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, JB-Ann Nelson) 90m-Tragikomödie
# The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1946/47-USA; R: Henry Levin, B: George Bricker, Dwight Babcock, K: Lucien Andriot, M: George Duning, D: George Brent, JB-Rosemary Durant) 87m-Mysterykomödie (Roman von Jimmy Starr)
# Nightmare Alley (Der Scharlatan, 1947-USA; R: Edmund Goulding, B: Jules Furthman, K: Lee Garmes, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, D: Tyrone Power, Coleen Gray, JB-Zeena Krumbein) 111m-Drama (Roman von William Lindsay Gresham)
# For Heaven's Sake (1950-USA; R+B: George Seaton, K: Lloyd Ahern, M: Alfred Newman, D: Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn, JB-Daphne) 92m-Fantasykomödie
# The Blue Veil (Das Herz einer Mutter, 1951-USA; R: Curtis Bernhardt, B: Norman Corwin, K: Franz Planer, M: Franz Waxman, D: Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, JB-Annie Rawlins) 113m-Melodram
# The Opposite Sex (Das schwache Geschlecht, 1956-USA; R: David Miller, B: Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, K: Robert Bronner, MÜ: George Stoll, D: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller, Leslie Nielsen / JB-Edith Potter) 117m-Gesellschaftskomödie
# Lizzie (1956-USA; R: Hugo Haas, B: Mel Dinelli, K: Paul Ivano, M: Leith Stevens, D: Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone, JB-Tante Morgan) 81m-Drama (Roman von Shirley Jackson)
# This Could Be the Night (Kein Platz für feine Damen, 1956-USA; R: Robert Wise, B: Isobel Lennart, K: Russell Harlan, MÜ: George Stoll, D: Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa / JB-Crystal St. Clair) 104m-Musikkomödie
# Desk Set (Eine Frau, die alles weiß, 1957-USA; R: Walter Lang, B: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, K: Leon Shamroy, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, D: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, JB-Peg Costello) 103m-Liebeskomödie
# Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Sirene in Blond, 1957-USA; R+B: Frank Tashlin, K: Joseph MacDonald, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, D: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, JB-Violet) 94m-Komödie
# Angel Baby (Angel Baby, 1960-USA; R: Paul Wendkos, B: Orin Borsten, Samuel Roeca, Paul Mason, K: Haskell Wexler, Jack Marta, M: Wayne Shanklin, D: George Hamilton, Salome Jens / JB-Mollie Hays) 97m-Drama (Roman von Elsie Oakes Barber)
# Advance to the Rear (Helden ohne Hosen, 1963-USA; R: George Marshall, B: Samuel A. Peeples, William Bowers, K: Milton Krasner, M: Randy Sparks, D: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens / JB-"Easy Jenny") 97m-Westernkomödie
# The Cincinnati Kid (Cincinnati Kid, 1965-USA; R: Norman Jewison, B: Ring Lardner, Jr, Terry Southern, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Lalo Schifrin, D: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, JB-Lady Fingers) 102/13m-Spielerdrama (Roman von Richard Jessup)
# Big Daddy / Paradise Road (1965-USA; R+B: Carl K. Hittleman, K: Morrison B. Paul, M: Alan Hyams, D: Victor Buono, JB) 68m-Drama
# Ride beyond Vengeance (Tag der Abrechnung, 1965-USA; R: Bernard McEveety, B: Andrew J. Fenady, K: Lester Shorr, M: Richard Markowitz, D: Chuck Connors, Michael Rennie, Kathryn Hays, JB-Mrs. Lavender) 100m-Western (Roman von Al Dewlen)
# The Spy in the Green Hat (Der Mann im grünen Hut, 1966-USA; R: Joseph Sargent, B: Peter Allan Fields, K: Fred J. Koenekamp, M: Nelson Riddle, D: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Jack Palance, Janet Leigh / JB-Mrs. "Fingers" Stilletto) 91m-Agentenkrimi > Zusammenschnitt zweier Folgen aus der TV-Serie The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
# Waterhole #3 (Wasserloch Nr. 3, 1966/67-USA; R: William A. Graham, B: Joseph T. Steck, R[obert] R. Young, K: Robert Burks, M: Dave Grusin, D: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor / JB-Lavinia) 95m-Westernkomödie
# Stay Away, Joe (Stay Away, Joe, 1967-USA; R: Peter Tewksbury, B: Michael A. Hoey, K: Fred J. Koenekamp, M: Jack Marshall, D: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, JB-Glenda Callahan) 102m-Musikdrama (Roman von Dan Cushman)
# Kona Coast (1967/68-USA; R: Lamont Johnson, B: Gil/bert Ralston, K: Joseph LaShelle, M: Jack Marshall, D: Richard Boone, Vera Miles, JB-Kittibelle Lightfoot) 93m-Drama
# The Phynx (1969/70-USA; R: Lee H. Katzin, B: Stan Cornyn, K: Michel Hugo, MÜ: Sonny Burke, D: Michael A. Miller + Ray Chippeway + Dennis Larden + Lonnie/Lonny Stevens / JB-Ruby) 91m-Komödie
# Support Your Local Gunfighter (Latigo, 1970-USA; R: Burt Kennedy, B: James Edward Grant, K: Harry Stradling, Jr, M: Jack Elliott, Allyn Ferguson, D: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette / JB-Jenny) 92m-Westernkomödie
# Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (Won Ton Ton... der Hund, der Hollywood rettete, 1975-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Arnold Schulman, Cy Howard, K: Richard H. Kline, M: Neal Hefti, D: Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn / JB-cameo) 92m-Komödie
# Opening Night (Opening Night, 1976/77-USA * John Cassavetes ... Sarah Goode) (11-03; 7712)
# Grease (Grease, 1977-USA * Randal Kleiser ... Vi) (06-09; 7806)
# The Glove (1978-USA; R: Ross Hagen, B: Hubert Smith, Julian Roffman, K: Gary Graver, M: Robert O. Ragland, D: John Saxon, Rosey Grier, Joanna Cassidy, JB-Mrs. Fitzgerald) 90m-Action
# The Champ (Der Champ, 1978-USA; R: Franco Zeffirelli, B: Walter Newman, K: Fred J. Koenekamp, M: Dave Grusin, D: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway / JB-Dolly Kenyon)* 121m-Sportdrama
# The Woman Inside (1979-USA; R+B: Joseph Van Winkle, K: Ron Johnson, M: Eddy Manson, D: Gloria Manon, Dane Clark, JB-Tante Coll) 94m-Drama

AWARD
» National Board of Review Award (beste Nebendarstellerin) für The Cincinnati Kid (1966)
BOOK
» Matthew Kennedy: Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes. [?]: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2009 > 312 Seiten

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes is the first major biography of the effervescent, scene-stealing actress (1906-1979) who conquered motion pictures, vaudeville, Broadway, summer stock, television, and radio. Born the child of itinerant vaudevillians, she was on stage by age three. With her casual sex appeal, distinctive cello voice, megawatt smile, luminous saucer eyes, and flawless timing, she came into widespread fame in Warner Bros. musicals and comedies of the 1930s, including Blonde Crazy, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Footlight Parade. Frequent co-star to James Cagney, Clark Gable, Edward G. Robinson, and Humphrey Bogart, friend to Judy Garland, Barbara Stanwyck, and Bette Davis, and wife of Dick Powell and Mike Todd, Joan Blondell was a true Hollywood insider. By the time of her death, she had made nearly 100 films in a career that spanned over fifty years. Privately, she was unerringly loving and generous, while her life was touched by financial, medical, and emotional upheavals. Meticulously researched, expertly weaving the public and private, and featuring numerous interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes traces the changing face of Twentieth Century American entertainment through the career of this extraordinary actress.
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