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Jocelyn Brando

Film Actress
Female
Born Nov 18, 1919
Hometown San Francisco, Ca...
Died Nov 27, 2005
Death Place City of Santa Monica

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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  • Gumshoes, Dubliners And Deneuve
    NYTimes - Nov 01, 2009
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    NYTimes - Jun 11, 2008
  • Corrections
    NYTimes - Dec 07, 2005
  • Jocelyn Brando Actress, 86
    NYTimes - Nov 30, 2005

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Born on November 18, 1919.

TWENTIES

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
1947 27 Years Old Even before that, however, in the fall of 1947, both Jocelyn and Marlon would become two of the first fifty or so members of New York's newly formed Actors Studio, Jocelyn studying with Elia Kazan, Marlon with Robert Lewis.
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

THIRTIES

1950 30 Years Old Jocelyn 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

LATE ADULTHOOD

1981 61 Years Old Many fans of the 1981 film Mommie Dearest believe Jocelyn portrayed actress Barbara Bennett, sister to Constance Bennett and Joan Bennett, in the movie, but this is incorrect. … Read More
2005 86 Years Old Died on November 27, 2005.
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