Joan Blondell

actress Joan Blondell

Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions.
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Pat O'Brien, 'Kill the Irishman' DVD reviews - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 6 years
After a gossip columnist reports, on Quinn's bogus information, that Joan Blondell celebrated her birthday at the nightclub, he gripes to Quinn that Blondell is suing him. (The columnist is also a real-life person, Jimmy Fidler, playing himself in a
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Joan Blondell Q&A Pt.4: John Cassavetes' OPENING NIGHT, Transsexualism in THE ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Though I know that Joan Blondell and Ann Sothern were quite different as performers, they often played no-nonsense, wisecracking dames in lots of programmers — Blondell at WB, Sothern at RKO and then MGM. Now, Sothern became an A-list player at MGM in
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Joan Blondell on TCM: DAMES, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Joan Blondell has always been a favorite of mine, much like fellow wisecracking 1930s Warner Bros. players Aline MacMahon and Glenda Farrell. The fact that Blondell never became a top star says more about audiences — who preferred, say, Shirley Temple
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Humphrey Bogart Movie Schedule: BEAT THE DEVIL, TOKYO JOE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane. BW-82 mins. 8:30 AM SAN QUENTIN (1937) A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. BW-70 mins
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Ann Dvorak Pt.4: Warner Bros. Co-Stars, THREE ON A MATCH - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Could you tell us a little about that film, and about Dvorak's relationship with director Mervyn LeRoy, and fellow players Joan Blondell and Bette Davis? Three on a Match is a compact and gritty pre-Code gem. At sixty-three minutes running time,
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Ann Dvorak Movie Schedule: THREE ON A MATCH, OUR VERY OWN, COLLEGE COACH - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Another cool Ann Dvorak performance is her drug addict in Mervyn LeRoy's Three on a Match (1932), which features a great cast that includes Warren William, Joan Blondell, and a pre-stardom Bette Davis. Never, ever light three cigarettes using the same
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John Garfield on TCM: HUMORESQUE, THE BREAKING POINT, WE WERE STRANGERS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Come to think of it, even Warners' women were tough: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Glenda Farrell, and, off screen, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Leslie (both of whom fought Jack Warner for better roles)
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Extra Shows Added for "Grease Sing-A-Long" at Cerrito Theater - Patch.com
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The faculty and staff of Rydell High is packed with actors of comic genius, including Sid Caesar, Eve Arden, Joan Blondell, and Dody Goodman. A panoply of classic rock 'n roll hits is performed by Sha Na Na, and there is a cameo by Franklie Avalon
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DVD Geek: Tracy & Hepburn The Definitive Collection - Movie City News
Google News - over 6 years
Hepburn runs the department (with Joan Blondell and Dina Merrill), and Gig Young his her not-in-a-hurry-to-get-hitched boyfriend. Despite the 2.35:1 letterboxed image, the staging is static, with little more than a couple of sets
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In praise of Joan Blondell - Freeport Journal-Standard (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Over at the Turner Classic Movies Movie Morlocks blog, writer "suzidoll" pens a tribute to one of my favorite actresses, the late, great Joan Blondell, who brought plenty of sass and spunk to the movies of Warner Bros., especially those
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1937's "Topper" starring Cary Grant at Rave Motion Pictures in Davenport - Examiner.com
Google News - over 6 years
Having been reunited by the ghost of Marion Kerby in “Topper Takes a Trip” the couple finds themselves with a new ghost played by Joan Blondell and attempting to stop a murder. “Topper” fans can see “Topper Returns” on Monday, June 20th at Rave Motion
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Harrell became Columbia's new city manager 10 YEARS AGO - Columbia Daily Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
Uptown: “Sons O' Guns,” starring Joe E. Brown and Joan Blondell. Varsity: “Petticoat Fever,” with Robert Montgomery and Myrna Loy. Hall: “Private Number” with heartthrob Robert Taylor and Loretta Young. Missouri: “Early to Bed” with Charlie Ruggles and
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Looking Back: Nobles Cooperative Electric organized 75 years ago this week - Worthington Daily Globe
Google News - over 6 years
The new State Theatre on Worthington's Third Avenue was opened to the public with appropriate ceremony by Henry J. Hower, with the world premiere of the extravaganza, “Sons of Guns,” starring Joe E. Brown and Joan Blondell. In an endeavor to insure the
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Iš kur atsirado blondinės? - DELFI
Google News - over 6 years
Šviesūs plaukai tapo kultu tuometinėje pop kultūroje, kuri maitino žiūrovus tokiomis aktorėmis kaip Jean Harlow, kuri 1930 metais buvo sekso simbolis Amerikoje, Joan Blondell, Carole Lombard, Barbara Lawrence. Vėliau kino ekranuose pasirodė Kim Novak,
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WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? Blu-ray Review - Twitch
Google News - almost 7 years
You'll also get Ms. Joan Blondell, star of Nightmare Alley and of Opening Night, who rounds out the package as Ms. Marlowe's assistant and handler -- as they say in Paris, quel package! Frank Tashlin is not a name that usually comes up when talking
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Revival Circuit/DVD Extra: Ron Hutchinson, Vitaphone's matchmaker ... - New York Post (blog)
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"Convention City'' (1933), a famously racy comedy with Joan Blondell and Dick Powell "is the newest major feature for which no sound or picture elements are known to exist,'' Hutchinson says. He's debunked long-standing rumors that the film was
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 72
    Blondell died of leukemia in Santa Monica, California, on Christmas Day, 1979, with her children and her sister at her bedside.
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  • 1974
    Age 67
    In 1974, Blondell played the wife of Tom D'Andrea's character in the television film, Bobby Parker and Company, with Ted Bessell in the starring role as the son of Blondell and D'Andrea.
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  • 1972
    Age 65
    In 1972, she had an ongoing supporting role in the NBC series Banyon as Peggy Revere, who operated a secretarial school in the same building as Banyon's detective agency.
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  • 1968
    Age 61
    Blondell continued working on television. In 1968, she guest-starred on the CBS sitcom Family Affair, starring Brian Keith.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 58
    In 1965, she was in the running to replace Vivian Vance as Lucille Ball's sidekick on the hit CBS television comedy series The Lucy Show.
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  • 1963
    Age 56
    She guest-starred in the episode "You're All Right, Ivy" of Jack Palance's circus drama, The Greatest Show on Earth, which aired on ABC in the 1963—1964 television season.
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    Blondell also guest-starred in various television programs, including three 1963 episodes as the character Aunt Win in the CBS sitcom The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan and Richard Crenna.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 43
    Blondell returned to Hollywood in 1950.
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  • 1948
    Age 41
    In 1948, she left the screen for three years and concentrated on theatre, performing in summer stock and touring with Cole Porter's musical, Something for the Boys.
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  • 1947
    Age 40
    On July 5, 1947, Blondell married her third husband, producer Mike Todd, whom she divorced in 1950.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 38
    She was well received in her later films, despite being relegated to character and supporting roles after 1945, when she was billed below the title for the first time in 14 years in Adventure, which starred Clark Gable and Greer Garson.
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  • 1944
    Age 37
    Blondell and Powell were divorced on July 14, 1944.
  • 1943
    Age 36
    In 1943, Blondell returned to Broadway as the star of Mike Todd's short-lived production of The Naked Genius, a comedy written by Gypsy Rose Lee.
  • 1939
    Age 32
    She left Warner Bros. in 1939.
  • 1937
    Age 30
    In 1937, she starred opposite Errol Flynn in The Perfect Specimen.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 29
    On September 19, 1936, she married her second husband, actor, director, and singer Dick Powell.
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  • 1933
    Age 26
    Blondell was married three times, first to cinematographer George Barnes in a private wedding ceremony on January 4, 1933, at the First Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona. They had one child — Norman Scott Barnes, who became an accomplished producer, director, and television executive — and divorced in 1936.
    Her stirring rendition of "Remember My Forgotten Man" in the Busby Berkeley production of Gold Diggers of 1933, in which she co-starred with Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler, became an anthem for the frustrations of the unemployed and the government's failed economic policies.
  • 1931
    Age 24
    She began to appear in short subjects, and was named as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1931.
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  • 1930
    Age 23
    In 1930, she starred with James Cagney in Penny Arcade.
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  • 1927
    Age 20
    Around 1927, she returned to New York, joined a stock company to become an actress, and performed on Broadway.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1926
    Age 19
    Under the name Rosebud Blondell, she won the 1926 Miss Dallas pageant, was a finalist in an early version of the Miss Universe pageant in May 1926, and placed fourth for Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September of that same year.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Age 2
    Rose Joan Blondell was born in New York to a vaudeville family, and gave her birthdate as August 30, 1909.
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  • 1906
    Born
    Born on August 30, 1906.
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