Mona Freeman
American actress
Mona Freeman
Mona Freeman is an American film actress. The 5' 1" blonde was a model while in high school, and after becoming the first "Miss Subways" of the New York City transit system, eventually signed a movie contract with Howard Hughes. Her contract was later sold to Paramount Pictures. After 1944, she became a popular teenage movie star. As an adult, her career slowed and she appeared in mostly B-movies, though one exception was her role in the film noir Angel Face (1952).
Biography
Mona Freeman's personal information overview.
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News
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Today in History: June 9
Aiken Standard - almost 5 years
Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 9, the 161st day of 2012. There are 205 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History * On June 9, 1972, heavy rains triggered record flooding in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the resulting disaster left at least 238 people dead and $164 million in damage. On this date * In A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign. * In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England. * In 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22, set out from New York in a Maxwell DA on a journey to become the first woman to drive across the United States. (Ramsey and three female companions arrived in San Francisco on Aug. 7.) * In 1911, Carrie (sometimes spelled "Carry") A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, died in Leavenworth, Kan., at age 64. * In 1940, during World War II, Norway decided to surrender to the Nazis, effective at midnight. * In 1949, Georgia Neese Clark was unan ...
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Anne Francis Movie Schedule: BRAINSTORM, IMPASSE, A LION IS IN THE STREETS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman. C-148 mins, Letterbox Format. 12:00 PM BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955) A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero's family. Dir: John Sturges
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Fast finish lifts West, Purcell to ACC Ladies Partnership golf crown - Amarillo.com
Google News - over 5 years
West and Purcell won, beating Lisa Beck and Mona Freeman, 5 and 4, in the finals. By LES GILES Hereford natives Tiffi West and Whitney Purcell made their first venture as partners in the Amarillo Country Club Ladies Partnership a success as they took
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Tab Hunter Turns 80: RIDE THE WILD SURF, BATTLE CRY on TCM - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The extensive cast in this war drama includes numerous well-known names of the time, among them Van Heflin, Dorothy Malone, Mona Freeman, and Aldo Ray. In his autobiography, Hunter also says that brother Walt — a military man — was the inspiration
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Tennis in Hollywood - 10sBalls
Google News - almost 6 years
Today we are wishing Mona Freeman a belated Happy Birthday. Mona was the first Miss Subway in New York City. So it's perfect she is our first “Miss Hollywood”. Mona was one of those lucky actors at Paramount Studios that went to the tennis at the Los
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Secretariat wins the Triple Crown in 1973 - Bend Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
Actress Mona Freeman is 85. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 72. Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin is 72. Mystery author Patricia Cornwell is 55. Actor Michael J. Fox is 50. Writer-producer Aaron Sorkin is 50. Actor Johnny Depp is 48
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - almost 6 years
Actress Mona Freeman is 85. (Born 1926) She appeared in several films including "National Velvet" and "Black Beauty." Actor Joe Santos is 80. (Born 1931) His credits include the TV series "The Rockford Files" and "Hardcastle and McCormick" and the
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News Corp. apologizes, pays, for hacking Sienna Miller. - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
Actress Mona Freeman (85), sports commentator Dick Vitale (72), author Letty Cottin Pogrebin (72), mystery author Patricia Cornwell (55), actor Michael J. Fox (50), writer-producer Aaron Sorkin (50), actor Johnny Depp (48), actress Gloria Reuben (47),
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 6 years
8 P.M. (TCM) TCM SPOTLIGHT: PLAYING THE PONIES Turner Classic Movies presents five for horse lovers, starting with ''National Velvet'' (1944), starring Mickey Rooney as a young drifter who tames the Pie, the wild steed of a 12-year-old British girl (Elizabeth Taylor, above, with Mr. Rooney), training the horse for the Grand National steeplechase.
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NEW YORK OBSERVED; Miss Subways, Subversive and Sublime
NYTimes - over 12 years
RIDING the D train to Sheepshead Bay in the 1970's, I knew I would never be Miss America. Not just because I was short, Jewish and nerdily bespectacled by the time I was 8. No, it was something more enigmatic than that, and even less changeable: Even as an 8-year-old, I sensed the complete and irrevocable impossibility of anyone who rode the D
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High Above the City, Minimalist Sparkle For Subway Queen
NYTimes - about 26 years
THE first encounter between the architect and his potential clients was made in design heaven. "We got on like a house on fire," recalled R. Scott Bromley, whose New York firm, Bromley-Jacobsen Design , is known for its sleek, futuristic rooms. "I liked their sparkling and fun personalities." Ellen Hart has always sparkled. She said she became an
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF MOVIES AND TELEVISION
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Eddie Murphy has a cuter figure than I do. I know this because I stood in front of a smoky mirror in the new American Museum of the Moving Image in the Astoria section of Queens, pressed a computer button and saw my face reflected over the jeans, T-shirt and jacket Axel Foley wears in ''Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy has a cuter figure than
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SUBWAY QUEENS OF OLD TO GATHER FOR REUNION
NYTimes - over 33 years
Once there was a young woman - Ruth Ericsson was her name - who worked at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel filing the nails and pushing back the cuticles of people she imagined were on their way to glamorous nightclubs, expensive restaurants and elegant society affairs. One day, John Robert Powers of the famous modeling agency was passing through the
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QUESTION BOX; S. Lee Kanner
NYTimes - over 34 years
QUESTION: A batter lunges for a wide pitch and steps on home plate as he drives the ball into the outfield for a single. What is the ruling? Does it change the ruling if he makes contact with the ball before he steps on the plate? Even if the batter makes contact first with the ball, he is out if he touches the plate in the same fluid motion of his
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mona Freeman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 87
    Mona Freeman died on May 23, 2014 at the age of 87 after a long illness at her Beverly Hills home.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 34
    In 1961 she married H. Jack Ellis.
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    Freeman was also a portrait painter and after 1961, she concentrated on painting.
    More Details Hide Details Her best-known portrait is that of Mary See, founder of See's Candies.
  • 1960
    Age 33
    Among her appearances were seven guest roles on The United States Steel Hour from 1960–1962 and three on Perry Mason, all of them roles as Mason's client: Jane Wardman in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Lurid Letter", Rosanne Ambrose in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Illicit Illusion", and Ellen Payne in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the 12th Wildcat", with Perry himself portrayed as the title character by Ellen.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 25
    Also in 1952, she was called a "vest pocket Venus" by sculptor Yucca Salamunich because her proportions were the same as those of the Venus de Milo but three-quarter size.
    More Details Hide Details Her daughter, Mona Freeman, "Monie", (b. 1947) became an actress as well. Freeman's appearances in films ended in the 1950s but she continued to work in television.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1945
    Age 18
    Freeman was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Pelham, New York. She married Pat Nerney, a car dealer, in Los Angeles in 1945. The couple had one daughter, Mona. They divorced in 1952.
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  • 1944
    Age 17
    Her first film appearance was in the 1944 film Till We Meet Again.
    More Details Hide Details She became a popular teenage movie star. After a series of roles as a pretty, naive teenager she complained of being typecast. As an adult, her career slowed and she appeared in mostly B-movies, though one exception was her role in the film noir Angel Face (1952).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born in 1926.
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