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Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

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Also Known As: Died: December 7, 1990
Born: February 27, 1910 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Palisades, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1915:
Had a bit part in father Richard Bennett's medium-length film, "The Valley of Decision"
1928:
Stage debut (with father) in "Jarnegan"
1928:
Film acting debut in "Power"
1929:
First major film performance in "Bulldog Drummond"
1938:
Became a brunette, adopting a "Hedy Lamarr look" for the film "Trade Winds," at suggestion of producer Walter Wanger; kept her hair dark for the rest of her career
1941:
First film with director Fritz Lang, "Man Hunt"
:
Was one of the partners involved in forming the independent production company, Diana Productions (which also included Lang)
1951:
Involved in Hollywood scandal when then-husband producer Walter Wanger, shot and wounded her agent, Jennings Lang, in a Los Angeles parking lot
1954:
Returned to films after a three-year absence to act in "Highway Dragnet"
:
Returned to stage in national tours of "Susan and God," "Bell, Book and Candle," "Once More With Feeling," "The Pleasure of His Company" and "Never Too Late"
1966:
TV soap opera debut as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard on "Dark Shadows"; also acted in a feature film based on the series, "House of Dark Shadows" (1970)
1976:
Last film, "Suspiria"

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