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Also Known As: Died: December 25, 1979
Born: August 30, 1906 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, novelist, vaudevillian

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Unconventionally beautiful, gifted performer who appeared in over 80 films while maintaining a successful stage career. Blondell played a number of leads, secondary leads and, later, character parts, often as brassy but warm-hearted types; among her best known films are "Golddiggers of 1933" (1933), "Nightmare Alley" (1947) and "The Cincinatti Kid" (1965). She was married to cinematographer George Barnes (1933-35), actor Dick Powell (1936-45) and producer Mike Todd (1947-50).

Unconventionally beautiful, gifted performer who appeared in over 80 films while maintaining a successful stage career. Blondell played a number of leads, secondary leads and, later, character parts, often as brassy but warm-hearted types; among her best known films are "Golddiggers of 1933" (1933), "Nightmare Alley" (1947) and "The Cincinatti Kid" (1965). She was married to cinematographer George Barnes (1933-35), actor Dick Powell (1936-45) and producer Mike Todd (1947-50).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Woman Inside, The (1981) Aunt Coll
2.
 The Champ (1979) Dolly Kenyon
3.
 Battered (1978) Edna Thompson
4.
 Grease (1978) Vi
5.
 Opening Night (1977) Sarah Goode
6.
 Glove, The (1976) Mrs Fitzgerald
7.
 Death at Love House (1976) Marcella Geffenhart
8.
 Winner Take All (1975) Beverly Craig
9.
 Dead Don't Die, The (1975) Levenia
10.
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Made first public stage appearance before the age of one
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Won Miss Dallas beauty pageant at age 17
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Moved to NYC
1929:
Acted opposite James Cagney on Broadway in "Penny Arcade"
1930:
Film acting debut in "Sinners Holiday", the film version of "Penny Arcade"
1931:
Portrayed Edward Woods' moll in "The Public Enemy", starring James Cagney
1932:
Cast as a chorine in "Union Depot", a "Grand Hotel"-like film set in a train station
1933:
Played one of a trio of chorus girls in the movie musical "Gold Diggers of 1933"; one of ten films opposite future husband Dick Powell
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husband:
George Barnes. Director of photography. Married in 1933; divorced in 1935.
husband:
Dick Powell. Actor. Married in 1936; divorced in 1945.
husband:
Mike Todd. Director. Married on July 4, 1947; divorced in 1950.

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father:
Eddie Blondell. Actor, vaudevillian.

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"Center Door Fancy"

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AnnieLaurie ( 2007-11-19 )

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New Joan Blondell biography available:
Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes by Matthew Kennedy (2007)

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