Jocelyn Brando
American film actress
Jocelyn Brando
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).
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Gumshoes, Dubliners and Deneuve
NYTimes - over 7 years
North By Northwest (1959) Not to sound churlish about such a lavish and witty entertainment as Alfred Hitchcock's ''North by Northwest,'' but coming as it did in 1959, a year after ''Vertigo,'' the director's richest film, it has sometimes been hard to see anything personal in this dexterous display of professionalism. But if ''North by Northwest''
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Eliot Asinof, Writer, Is Dead at 88
NYTimes - over 8 years
Eliot Asinof, whose journalistic re-creation of the 1919 Black Sox scandal, ''Eight Men Out,'' became a classic of both baseball literature and narrative nonfiction, died Tuesday in Hudson, N.Y. He was 88 and lived in Ancramdale, N.Y. The cause was complications of pneumonia, his son, Martin, said. A writer whose shrewdness and insight trumped his
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 11 years
An obituary by The Associated Press last Wednesday about Jocelyn Brando, an actress and the sister of Marlon Brando, misstated the origin of the surname she used in private life, Pennebaker. It was her mother's maiden name, not her married name. (Her first husband was Don Hanmer and her second husband was Eliot Asinof.)
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Jocelyn Brando -- Actress, 86
NYTimes - about 11 years
Jocelyn Brando, who appeared in more than a dozen films, including two with her younger brother, Marlon, died on Sunday at her home here. She was 86. Ms. Brando, whose married surname was Pennebaker, died of natural causes, said her son Martin Asinof of Tillamook, Ore. Ms. Brando appeared on Broadway in the late 1940's as the leading nurse in
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THEATER; 'Mister Roberts' Goes To Washington
NYTimes - almost 12 years
WORLD War II is ending, and Lt. Douglas Roberts, the cargo officer of a beleaguered ship in a backwater of the South Pacific, wants just two things: a transfer to a destroyer in the thick of the action against the Japanese, and liberty for the 167 desperate men who have been kept aboard his ship for 18 straight months by their tyrannical captain.
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ARTS BRIEFING
NYTimes - over 12 years
HIGHLIGHTS WEST BANK FILM FESTIVAL -- The West Bank's first international film festival is to open today in Ramallah, where organizers hope to encourage Palestinian filmmakers to focus less on conflict with Israel and more on life and love, Reuters reported. ''To document the struggle is important,'' said Adam Zuabi, the director of the festival,
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TV WEEKEND; MONSTERS, RACE HORSES AND SUBURBIA
NYTimes - over 35 years
HALLOWEEN is a weekend away, but CBS begins trick-or-treating tonight at 8 with a documentary called, with strained cuteness, ''Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Monsters ... but Were Afraid!'' Charles Osgood, the CBS News correspondent, serves as host, operating out of a horror-movie film set, complete with squeaking doors, wisps of fog and
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FAYE DUNAWAY PLAYS 'MOMMIE DEAREST'
NYTimes - over 35 years
SHE looks a little like Faye Dunaway, albeit a Faye Dunaway with overpowering eyebrows, angry red mouth and the steeliest of gazes. But she is Joan Crawford, as Miss Dunaway gives the uncanny, meticulous Crawford imitation that is at the heart of ''Mommie Dearest.'' The movie itself has nothing like the brilliance of the impression, which is why it
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 85
    Died on November 27, 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details One of her co-stars was the lead actress Colleen Dewhurst. Jocelyn Brando would later appear with Dewhurst in a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra. Back in uniform as a military officer, Jocelyn made her film debut in Don Siegel's war drama, China Venture (1953). When she first arrived in Hollywood, she gave an interview with The New York Times in which she commented on her brother's advice—or lack of it—to the tyro film actress: "Marlon is a sweet fellow, and he works very hard. I asked him for a tip about pictures, and he answered, 'Oh, I just say the words. That's all I know about picture acting.' He probably was smart at that to let me find my own way." It was her second film that was her best-known movie role: detective Glenn Ford's doomed wife in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953). Her character is killed by a car bomb, intended for her husband. She also appeared in supporting roles in two of her brother's films, The Ugly American (1963) and The Chase (1965).
  • 1950
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1948
    Age 28
    On February 18, 1948, Jocelyn appeared in her second role on Broadway, which was considerably more successful than her debut.
    More Details Hide Details She played Navy nurse Lieutenant Ann Girard in Mister Roberts, which starred family friend Henry Fonda in the eponymous title role. The play was a smash hit, running about three years (1157 performances).
  • 1942
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her next appearance on Broadway came two months after her younger brother began his role as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    Born on November 18, 1919.
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