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Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell
in Broadway Gondolier, 1935
Personal information
Birth nameRose Joan Blondell
Birth dateAugust 30, 1906
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathDecember 25, 1979(age 73)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Years active1927 79

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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 released shortly before her death from leukemia, Grease (1978) and the remake of The Champ (1979).

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