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Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett


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The Son Of... Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett and George Sanders headline this Oscar-nominated... more info $8.95was $9.99 Buy Now

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Father of the... I would like to say a few words about weddings, a weary man says from the middle... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Secret Beyond... Joan Bennett (SCARLET STREET) stars as rich, bored heiress who recklessly... more info $20.97was $29.95 Buy Now

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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 ...


First major film performance in "Bulldog Drummond"
Involved in Hollywood scandal when then-husband producer Walter Wanger, shot and wounded her agent, Jennings Lang, in a Los Angeles parking lot
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"
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)
Last film, "Suspiria"
Had a bit part in father Richard Bennett's medium-length film, "The Valley of Decision"
Stage debut (with father) in "Jarnegan"
Was one of the partners involved in forming the independent production company, Diana Productions (which also included Lang)
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
Film acting debut in "Power"
First film with director Fritz Lang, "Man Hunt"

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