Frances Dee
American actress
Frances Dee
Frances Marion Dee was an American actress. She starred opposite Maurice Chevalier in the early talkie musical, The Playboy of Paris (1930). She starred in the film An American Tragedy (1931) in a role later recreated by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1951 retitled remake, A Place in the Sun.
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Late movie star's pristine ranch preserved for future generations - Thousand Oaks Acorn
Google News - over 5 years
The result of two years of planning and construction, the center will feature exhibits, photographs, films and audio tapes on the history of the ranch and farming life and the Hollywood careers of McCrea and his actress wife, Frances Dee
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Supporting actor Ralph Bellamy featured Aug. 14 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Headline Shooter from 1933 airs at 9am/8c and stars William Gargan and Frances Dee as a newsreel camera man and a pretty newspaper columnist whose budding relationship creates as much heat as the stock footage fire sequence included in the film
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Ralph Bellamy on TCM: SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO, THE AWFUL TRUTH - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Unfortunately, there are no TCM premieres, but included are a few lesser-known titles, eg, Otto Brower's watchable mix of adventure, comedy, and romance, Headline Shooter (1933), with William Gargan and Frances Dee; Harry Beaumont's West of Broadway
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Meet the Stewarts: - DVD Talk
Google News - over 5 years
Starring a young William Holden and sassy Frances Dee, Meet the Stewarts is obviously dated in many ways, but feels oddly contemporary at the same time. Charming and often quite funny, The Stewarts offer light entertainment, a type of movie that you'd
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Rex Bell Jr Dead at 76: Son of Clara Bow and Rex Bell - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... features Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell, Lon Chaney Jr, Wanda Hendrix, and John Agar; in addition to Chaney and Agar, Young Fury has Virginia Mayo, Rory Calhoun, Richard Arlen, Merry Anders, and Jody McCrea, son of Joel McCrea and Frances Dee
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'Little Women' on outdoor screen - knox.VillageSoup.com
Google News - over 5 years
This, the 1933 movie version, chronicles the lives and loves of sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth played, respectively, by Katharine Hepburn, Frances Dee, Joan Bennett and Jean Parker). Character actress Edna May Oliver is at her indignant best as Aunt
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Estate of metal company foudner selling Odessa 4BD - Blockshopper
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph R. Lewkowicz of Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the agent for the property. a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=frances-dee-van-camp&pid=151564248" target= "_new">Ms. VanCamp was the founder of Van's Industrial
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War Between Fact and Fiction - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Watching the many possible Scarletts other than Vivien Leigh—Lana Turner, Jean Arthur, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee and, most improbable of all, Tallulah Bankhead with cigarette in hand—is strangely upsetting. Not until you consider how many other
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Classic Film Society begins season May 14; seeks old home movies - Quad-Cities Online
Google News - almost 6 years
Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford, Cara Williams, Harry Morgan. Author Mackinlay Kantor's inspiring story of an Iowa family coming to grips with the meaning of their son's life and sacrifice. Come to the Stable (1949) 69 min
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Sun. 05/08 - Death Notices - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
He is predeceased by his wife Frances (Dee) his mother Maria, his father Pasquale and brothers Michael and Joseph. He is survived by his daugh-ters Maria (Robert) and JoAnn (Jack) his grandchildren Christian (Nancy) & Chelsea, great grandchildren Julia
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Happy 65th Anniversary to the Fullers - The Messenger (subscription)
Google News - almost 6 years
Birthday celebrants for this week include Charlie Brooks, April 27; Brenda Fork Gamblin, Chasity Lopez and remembering Jean Poe Smith, April 28; dear sister-in-law Jean Thorp, Frances “Dee Dee” Darnell, Denita Richardson and Hope Stillwell, April 29;
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Jody McCrea, 74, Veteran Actor
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Jody McCrea, best known for acting in the ''Beach Party'' movies in the 1960s, died on April 4 in New Mexico, where he had become a cattle rancher. He was 74. The cause was cardiac arrest, Mr. McCrea's brother Peter told The Los Angeles Times. Mr. McCrea appeared in a string of ''Beach Party'' movies, comedies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie
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Jody McCrea, Actor in 'Beach Party' Films, Dies at 74
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Jody McCrea, best known for acting in the ''Beach Party'' movies in the 1960s, died on April 4 in New Mexico, where he had become a cattle rancher. He was 74. The cause was cardiac arrest, Mr. McCrea's brother Peter told The Los Angeles Times. Mr. McCrea appeared in a string of ''Beach Party'' movies, comedies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie
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Laraine Day, 'B+ Movie' Star, Dies at 87
NYTimes - over 9 years
Laraine Day, a popular actress who appeared in almost two dozen MGM movies during Hollywood's Golden Age, notably as the nurse Mary Lamont in a series of Dr. Kildare movies, died Saturday in Ivins, Utah. She was 87. Her death, at the home of her daughter, Gigi Bell, in Ivins was announced by her publicist, Dale Olson. She had moved to Utah in March
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Frances Dee, 96, Film Star of the 30's and 40's
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Frances Dee, the actress who starred in the 1930's and 1940's with Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman and her husband, Joel McCrea, died on Saturday in Norwalk, Conn. She was 96. Her death, at Norwalk Hospital, came three weeks after a stroke, said her son Peter McCrea, with whom she was spending the winter. Ms. Dee became a star in 1930
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 15 years
IT'S a crime that only people who manage to go to the theater know August Wilson's work. At least THE PIANO LESSON (1995), his second Pulitzer Prize-winning drama (the first was ''Fences''), was made into a television movie. Charles Dutton stars as Boy Willie, who has driven in a watermelon truck from Sunflower, Miss., to Pittsburgh to talk his
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - almost 21 years
BACKGROUNDS from San Francisco to Asia Minor and from a Caribbean island to New England bring color to some top film dramas this week. A radiant California flavors Richard Marquand's JAGGED EDGE (1985), from the distant Golden Gate Bridge to Telegraph Hill and the city Hall courtroom. Here this emotionally charged story of a lovelorn lawyer (Glenn
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Joel McCrea, Actor, Dies at 84; A Casual, Amiable Leading Man
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Joel McCrea, a tall, trim, ruggedly handsome actor who radiated a casual, amiable image in 80 movies, many of them westerns, died yesterday of pulmonary complications at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84 years old. Joel McCrea, a tall, trim, ruggedly handsome actor who radiated a casual,
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CRITICS' CHOICES; Broadcast TV
NYTimes - about 30 years
Film buffs can savor an array of family nuggets at home this Christmas Eve. Wednesday afternoon repeats the sterling TV version of ''Little Lord Fauntleroy'' (1980) with Ricky Schroder and Alec Guinness - 1 P.M. on Channel 9. Then comes that golden showcase for young Judy Garland, ''Meet Me in St. Louis'' (1945) - 8 P.M. on Channel 5; and, as Santa
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frances Dee
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 94
    Died on March 6, 2004.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 41
    She starred in the film An American Tragedy (1931) in a role later recreated by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1951 retitled remake, A Place in the Sun.
    More Details Hide Details The younger daughter of Francis "Frank" Marion Dee and his wife, the former Henriette Putnam, Frances Marion Dee was born in Los Angeles, California, where her father was working as a civil-service examiner. When Dee was 7 years old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois. She attended Shakespeare Grammar School and Hyde Park High School, where she went by the nickname of Frankie Dee.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1933
    Age 23
    Dee met actor Joel McCrea on the set of the 1933 film The Silver Cord. The attractive couple married on October 20, 1933, after a whirlwind courtship, and remained married until McCrea's death in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details During their lifetime together, the McCreas lived, raised their children, and rode their horses on their ranch in what was then an unincorporated area of eastern Ventura County, California. They ultimately donated several hundred acres of their personal property to the newly formed Conejo Valley YMCA for the city of Thousand Oaks, California, both of which celebrated their 40th anniversaries in 2004. Joel McCrea died on their 57th wedding anniversary. Their three sons, including the actor Jody McCrea, and many grandchildren, also survived McCrea. Frances Dee McCrea died in Norwalk, Connecticut due to complications from a stroke at the age of 94. Jody McCrea died in 2009.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1929
    Age 19
    Following her sophomore year in 1929, she went on summer vacation with her mother and older sister to visit family in the Los Angeles, California area.
    More Details Hide Details She began working as a movie extra as a lark. Her big break came when, still an extra, she was offered the lead opposite Maurice Chevalier in Playboy of Paris. The audience appeal established in two films opposite Paramount stars Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen, led to the co-starring role as Sondra Finchley, opposite Phillips Holmes and Sylvia Sidney, in Paramount Pictures's prestigious, and controversial, production of An American Tragedy, directed by Josef von Sternberg. Dee's additional screen credits included June Moon, Little Women, Of Human Bondage, Becky Sharp, and Payment on Demand. She co-starred with McCrea in the Western Four Faces West (1948).
  • 1927
    Age 17
    After graduating from Hyde Park High in 1927, of which she was vice president of her senior class, as well as voted Belle of the Year, she spent two years at the University of Chicago, where she participated in dramatic activities, before returning to California.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on November 26, 1909.
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