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Joan Blondell

Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979) was an American actress. 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. She was most active in films during the 1930s, and during this time she co-starred with Glenda Farrell in nine films, in which the duo portrayed gold-diggers. Blondell continued acting for the rest of her life, often in small character roles or supporting television roles. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Blue Veil (1951). Blondell was seen in featured roles in two films, Grease (1978) and the remake of The Champ (1979), released shortly before her death from leukemia. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Blondell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 30, 1906 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Broadway's Like That 1930-03-04
Latest Project:
Movie Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film 2008-10-21
Known For
Poster of The Champ
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of Death at Love House
Poster of What's My Line?
Movie You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Herself 2008-05-15
Movie Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (archive footage) 2008-10-21
Movie Complicated Women Self (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Herself (archive footage) 1991-07-15
Movie The Woman Inside Aunt Coll 1981-09-01
Movie The Rebels Mrs. Brumple 1979-05-14
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie The Champ Dolly Kenyon 1979-07-10
Movie The Glove Mrs. Fitzgerald 1979-12-01
Movie Grease Vi 1978-07-07
Movie Battered Edna Thompson 1978-09-26
Movie The Baron Mama Lou 1977-01-01
Series The Love Boat Ramona Bevans 1977-09-24
Movie Opening Night Sarah Goode 1977-12-22
Movie Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Landlady 1976-07-26
Movie Death at Love House Marcella Geffenhart 1976-09-02
Movie The Dead Don't Die Levenia 1975-01-14
Movie Winner Take All Beverly Craig 1975-03-03
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Banyon Peggy Revere 1972-09-15
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Support Your Local Gunfighter Jenny 1971-05-26
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie The Phynx Ruby 1970-03-06
Movie Big Daddy 1969-06-11
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie Stay Away, Joe Glenda Callahan 1968-03-08
Movie Kona Coast Kittibelle Lightfoot 1968-05-01
Series Here Come the Brides Unknown 1968-09-25
Series The Outsider Unknown 1968-09-18
Movie Winchester '73 Larouge 1967-03-13
Movie The Spy in the Green Hat Mrs. 'Fingers' Stilletto 1967-02-03
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Waterhole #3 Lavinia 1967-10-10
Series Summer Fun Unknown 1966-07-22
Movie Ride Beyond Vengeance Mrs. Lavender 1966-01-01
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Movie The Cincinnati Kid Lady Fingers 1965-10-15
Movie Advance to the Rear Easy Jenny 1964-06-10
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Angel Baby Mollie Hays 1961-05-14
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie Lizzie Aunt Morgan 1957-04-04
Movie This Could Be the Night Crystal St. Clair 1957-05-14
Movie Desk Set Peg Costello 1957-08-02
Movie Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Violet 1957-07-29
Movie The Opposite Sex Edith Potter 1956-11-15
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Blue Veil Annie Rawlins 1951-10-26
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie For Heaven's Sake Daphne Peters 1950-12-15
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie The Corpse Came C.O.D. Rosemary Durant 1947-06-02
Movie Nightmare Alley Zeena Krumbein 1947-10-09
Movie Christmas Eve Ann Nelson 1947-10-31
Movie A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Aunt Sissy 1945-02-28
Movie Don Juan Quilligan Marjorie Mossrock 1945-06-01
Movie Adventure Helen Melohn 1945-12-28
Movie Cry 'Havoc' Grace 1943-11-23
Movie Lady for a Night Jenny Blake 1942-01-05
Movie Topper Returns Gail Richards 1941-03-21
Movie Three Girls About Town Hope Banner 1941-10-23
Movie Model Wife Joan Keating Chambers 1941-04-17
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Molly Mahoney 1940-04-19
Movie Breakdowns of 1939 Herself 1940-01-02
Movie I Want a Divorce Geraldine Brokaw 1940-09-20
Movie Off the Record Jane Morgan 1939-01-21
Movie The Kid from Kokomo Doris Harvey 1939-05-23
Movie East Side of Heaven Mary Wilson 1939-04-07
Movie Good Girls Go to Paris Jenny Swanson 1939-06-20
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Maxine Carroll 1939-11-22
Movie There's Always a Woman Sally Reardon 1938-04-20
Movie The King and the Chorus Girl Miss Dorothy Ellis 1937-03-27
Movie Talent Scout Benefit Show Guest (archive footage) 1937-07-24
Movie Back in Circulation 'Timmy' Blake 1937-09-25
Movie The Perfect Specimen Mona Carter 1937-10-23
Movie Stand-In Lester Plum 1937-10-29
Movie Sons o' Guns Yvonne 1936-05-13
Movie Colleen Minnie Hawkins 1936-03-21
Movie Bullets or Ballots Lee Morgan 1936-06-06
Movie One And One Is One Herself 1936-01-01
Movie Stage Struck Peggy Revere 1936-09-12
Movie Gold Diggers of 1937 Norma Perry 1936-12-28
Movie Three Men on a Horse Mabel 1936-11-21
Movie Broadway Gondolier Alice Hughes 1935-07-27
Movie Traveling Saleslady Angela Twitchell 1935-03-28
Movie We're in the Money Ginger Stewart 1935-08-17
Movie Things You Never See on the Screen Herself 1935-12-01
Movie Miss Pacific Fleet Gloria Fay 1935-12-14
Movie Smarty Vicki 1934-05-19
Movie I've Got Your Number Marie Lawson 1934-02-24
Movie Hollywood Newsreel Self 1934-03-24
Movie And She Learned About Dames Herself 1934-03-27
Movie He Was Her Man Rose Lawrence 1934-06-16
Movie Kansas City Princess Rosie Sturges 1934-09-14
Movie Dames Mabel Anderson 1934-09-01
Movie Broadway Bad Tony Landers 1933-02-24
Movie Just Around the Corner Mrs. Graham 1933-01-17
Movie Blondie Johnson Blondie Johnson 1933-02-25
Movie Gold Diggers of 1933 Carol King 1933-05-27
Movie Convention City Nancy Lorraine 1933-12-14
Movie Footlight Parade Nan Prescott 1933-10-21
Movie Havana Widows Mae Knight 1933-11-18
Movie Goodbye Again Anne Rogers 1933-09-09
Movie The Famous Ferguson Case Maizie Dickson 1932-04-19
Movie The Greeks Had a Word for Them Schatzi 1932-02-03
Movie Union Depot Ruth Collins 1932-01-14
Movie Miss Pinkerton Nurse Georgia Adams aka Miss Pinkerton 1932-05-27
Movie The Crowd Roars Anne Scott 1932-04-16
Movie Make Me a Star 'Flips' Montague 1932-07-01
Movie Central Park Dot 1932-12-10
Movie Lawyer Man Olga Michaels 1932-12-24
Movie Three on a Match Mary Keaton 1932-10-29
Movie Big City Blues Vida Fleet 1932-09-18
Movie God's Gift to Women Fifi 1931-04-13
Movie The Public Enemy Mamie 1931-04-23
Movie Millie Angie 1931-02-08
Movie Other Men's Women Marie 1931-01-17
Movie Illicit Helen 'Duckie' Childers 1931-02-14
Movie My Past Marian Moore 1931-05-03
Movie Big Business Girl Pearl 1931-06-12
Movie Blonde Crazy Anne Roberts 1931-12-03
Movie How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 10: 'Trouble Shots' Unknown 1931-09-18
Movie The Reckless Hour Allen Crane 1931-08-15
Movie Night Nurse Maloney 1931-07-16
Movie The Devil's Parade Unknown 1930-06-06
Movie Broadway's Like That Ruth's Pal 1930-03-04
Movie The Heart Breaker Unknown 1930-06-30
Movie Sinners' Holiday Myrtle 1930-10-11
Movie The Office Wife Katharine Murdock 1930-08-23
Movie An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee Herself 1930-08-01