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Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell

D.O.B.: August 30, 1906 (New York, NY)

D.O.D.: December 25, 1979 (Santa Monica, CA)

Cause of Death: Leukemia

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Garden of Honor; Columbarium of the Evening Star

Biographical Notes:

She made her debut into the "big time" with the Ziegfeld Follies and also appeared in several Broadway productions.

She was starring in a Broadway production with James Cagney when Warner Brothers decided to film the play "Sinner's Holiday" in 1930. The film being a success, Joan would again be teamed with Cagney in other films.

While Warner Brothers made Cagney a star, Joan never rose to that level. She generally played gold-diggers and happy-go-lucky girlfriends.

By 1939, Joan had left Warner Brothers to become an independent actress.

Joan received an Academy Award nomination for "The Blue Veil".

In 1957, she would again appear on screen as a drunk and mature companion to Jayne Mansfield in "Will Success Spoil Rick Hunter?".

Appeared In:

"Grease" (1978)

"Will Success Spoil Rick Hunter?" (1957)

"The Blue Veil" (1951)

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945)

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