Jocelyn Brando

Film Actress
Born Nov 18, 1919

Jocelyn Brando was an American film, stage and television actress. Her film debut came in the war movie China Venture (1953) with Edmond O'Brien and Barry Sullivan. Her best-known movie role was as detective Glenn Ford's doomed wife in the gangster film noir The Big Heat (1953). Other featured movie roles included The Explosive Generation (1961), Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965), Why Would I Lie? (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981).… Read More

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1919 Birth Born on November 18, 1919.


1942 22 Years Old She made her Broadway debut soon after her 22nd birthday, appearing in The First Crocus at the Longacre Theatre on January 2, 1942; the play closed after five performances. … Read More
1948 28 Years Old On February 18, 1948, Jocelyn appeared in her second role on Broadway, which was considerably more successful than her debut. … Read More


1950 30 Years Old Brando did not complete the run of the play, appearing in the comedy The Golden State in the 1950-51 season, a flop that lasted but 25 performances.
1952 32 Years Old She rebounded with the critically acclaimed, but commercially unsuccessful, 1952 revival of O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, which ran for only 46 performances. … Read More


2005 86 Years Old Died on November 27, 2005.
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