Ona Munson
Actress
Ona Munson
Ona Munson was an American actress perhaps best known for her portrayal of prostitute Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Biography
Ona Munson's personal information overview.
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On this day... Margaret Mitchell's 'GWTW' wins the Pulitzer - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
(Ona Munson played Belle Watling in the 1939 film adaptation.) Courtesy of Memory Road; Share the gift of memories and more! We all know the lauded movie by heart. But two years prior to its release, the book on which it is based also took home a big
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A Mantova 'Film Legend' rassegna di film digitalizzati - CremonaOnLine
Google News - almost 6 years
Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Fred Crane, Oscar Polk, Victor Jory, Ona Munson, Butterfly McQueen, Everett Brown, Howard C. Hickman, Laura Hope Crews, Rand Brooks, Alicia Rhett, Carroll Nye Titolo
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WHAT'S ON TODAY
NYTimes - about 8 years
8 P.M. (13) CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING THE KING'S SINGERS ''O Holy Night,'' ''Sussex Carol,'' ''The Little Drummer Boy,'' ''The Twelve Days of Christmas'' and other holiday songs are performed by the King's Singers, above, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. 7 A.M. (NBC) TODAY
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'WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO WHEN A BATTLE LANDS IN HER LAP?'
NYTimes - over 9 years
At the height of the English floods last summer, Antony Penrose, Lee Miller's only child, picked me up at Ashford station and drove me through the teeming rain to Farley Farm in East Sussex. The farm is a rambling, green place with sculptures in the gardens and paintings throughout the house. It has been largely untouched since Lee Miller, the
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BOOKS IN BRIEF: NONFICTION
NYTimes - over 13 years
''THAT FURIOUS LESBIAN'' The Story of Mercedes de Acosta. By Robert A. Schanke. Southern Illinois University, $45. Well known for walking the streets of New York looking like Countess Dracula in a jet black tricorn hat and cape, Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1968) occupied herself by writing forgettable plays, novels and poetry; in her free time, she
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HOME VIDEO/NEW RELEASES; Decadent Precincts
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Starring Walter Huston, Ona Munson, Gene Tierney and Victor Mature (in photo). Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Produced by Arnold Pressburger. Adapted from the play by John Colton. 1941. Black and white. Mystic Fire Video, P.O. Box 30969, N.Y, N.Y. 10011. 97 minutes, $59.95. THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Starring Walter Huston,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ona Munson
    FIFTIES
  • 1955
    Age 51
    In 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide at the age of 51 with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York.
    More Details Hide Details A note found next to her deathbed read, "This is the only way I know to be free again Please don't follow me." For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Ona Munson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6211 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 23
    She was married three times, to actor and director Edward Buzzell in 1927, to Stewart McDonald in 1941, and designer Eugene Berman in 1949.
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    She introduced the song "You're the Cream in My Coffee" in the 1927 Broadway musical Hold Everything.
    More Details Hide Details Her first starring role was in a Warner Brothers talkie called Going Wild (1930). Originally this film was intended as musical but all the numbers were removed prior to release due to the public's distaste for musicals which had virtually saturated the cinema in 1929-1930. Munson appeared the next year in a musical comedy called Hot Heiress in which she sings several songs along with her co-star Ben Lyon. She also starred in Broadminded (1931) and Five Star Final (1931). She briefly retired from the screen, only to return in 1938. When David O. Selznick was casting his production Gone with the Wind, he first announced that Mae West was to play Belle, but this was a publicity stunt. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Munson herself was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: freckled and of slight build.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born on June 16, 1903.
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