Joan Bennett

Stage Actress / Television Actress / Radio Personality / Film Actress | * 02/27/1910 († 80, 12/07/1990) | Palisades, New Jersey, USA
Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film, and television actress. She came from a showbiz family, one of three acting sisters. Beginning her career on the stage, Bennett then appeared in more than 70 films from the era of silent movies, well into the sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir femme fatale roles in director Fritz Lang's movies such as Man Hunt (1941), The Woman in the Window (1944), and Scarlet Street (1945). Bennett's career had three distinct phases: first as a winsome blonde ingenue, then as a sensuous brunette femme fatale (with looks that movie magazines often compared to those of Hedy Lamarr), and finally as a warmhearted wife-and-mother figure. In 1951, Bennett's screen career was marred by scandal after her third husband, film producer Walter Wanger, shot and injured her agent Jennings Lang. Wanger suspected that Lang and Bennett were having an affair, a charge which she adamantly denied. Bennett married four times. In the 1960s, she achieved s... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Movies with Joan Bennett as Actress(83)

as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (archive footage)2009 Dark Shadows: The Vampire Curse
as (archive footage)1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life
as Adele Burgess1982 Divorce Wars: A Love Story
as Rag Lady1981 This House Possessed
as Mrs. Graham1978 Suddenly, Love
as Madame Blanc1977 Suspiria
as Elizabeth Stoddard Collins1970 House of Dark Shadows
as Mrs. Marquand1960 Desire in the Dust
as Marion Groves1956 There's Always Tomorrow
as Peg Blain1956 Navy Wife
as Amelie Ducotel1955 We're No Angels
as Mrs. Cummings1954 Highway Dragnet
as Ellie Banks1951 Father's Little Dividend
as Kathy Joplin1951 The Guy Who Came Back
as Ellie Banks1950 Father of the Bride
as Lydia Bolton1950 For Heaven's Sake
as Lucia Harper1949 The Reckless Moment
as Celia Lamphere1948 Secret Beyond the Door
as Evelyn Hahn1948 Hollow Triumph
as Peggy Butler1947 The Woman on the Beach
as Margaret Macomber1947 The Macomber Affair
as Harriet Carruthers1945 Nob Hill
as Katharine 'Kitty' March1945 Scarlet Street
as Alice Reed1944 The Woman in the Window
as Sophia Baumer1943 Margin for Error
as June Delaney1942 Girl Trouble
as Julie Abbott1942 Twin Beds
as Anita Woverman1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
as Gloria Winters1941 She Knew All the Answers
as Jerry Stokes1941 Man Hunt
as Sally Murdock1941 Wild Geese Calling
as Jennifer Carson1941 Confirm or Deny
as Grand Duchess Zona of Lichtenburg1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
as Stephanie Richardson1940 Green Hell
as Carol Hoffman1940 The Man I Married
as Brenda Bentley1940 The House Across the Bay
as Princess Maria Theresa1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
as Julie Weir1938 I Met My Love Again
as Ivy Preston1938 The Texans
as Patricia Harper1938 Artists and Models Abroad
as Kay Kerrigan1938 Trade Winds
as herself1937 Hollywood Party
as Wendy Van Klettering1937 Vogues of 1938
as Julia Wayne1936 Two in a Crowd
as Felice Rollins1936 13 Hours by Air
as Monica 'Rusty' Fleming1936 Wedding Present
as Eve Fallon1936 Big Brown Eyes
as Carol Van Dyke1935 She Couldn't Take It
as Bobbie Lockwood1935 Two for Tonight
as Sally MacGregor1935 Private Worlds
as Lucy1935 Mississippi
as Prudence Kirkland1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
as Amy1933 Little Women
as Lynn Martin1933 Arizona to Broadway
as Jane Miller1932 She Wanted a Millionaire
as Helen Riley1932 Me and My Gal
as Vivienne Ware1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
as Sally Brown1932 Careless Lady
as Venetia Carr1932 Week Ends Only
as Salomy Jane1932 Wild Girl
as Nina Wyndram Penning1931 Doctors' Wives
as Dolores Fenton1930 Puttin' on the Ritz
as Faith1930 Moby Dick
as Xandra, Lady Lasher1930 Scotland Yard
as Nan1930 Maybe It's Love
as Phyllis1929 Bulldog Drummond
as Extra (uncredited)1929 The Divine Lady
as Lucy Blackburn1929 The Mississippi Gambler
as Rose Gordon1929 Three Live Ghosts
as Lady Clarissa Pevensey1929 Disraeli
as Night Club Patron (uncredited)1928 Show Folks
as A Dame1928 Power
as Page (uncredited)1923 The Eternal City

TV Shows/Series with Joan Bennett as Actress(7)

as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard1966 Dark Shadows
as Mary Blake1959 Too Young to Go Steady
1954 Climax!

Born: Sunday, 02/27 1910 (February) in Palisades Park
Died: Friday, 12/07 1990 (December) in Scarsdale (aged: 80)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Spouses (current/former): Gene Markey, Walter Wanger
Mother: Adrienne Morrison
Other names for Joan Bennett (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Joan Geraldine Bennett"
"Джоан Беннетт"
Joan Bennett frequently works together with these people:
Walter Wanger (8x, Crew)
Spencer Tracy (7x, Actor)
Irving Bacon (7x, Actor)
Heinz Roemheld (7x, Crew)
Fritz Lang (6x, Crew)
Travis Banton (6x, Crew)
Montagu Love (6x, Actor)
Gene Nelson (6x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (5x, Actor)
Dario Argento (5x, Crew)
Eva Gabor (5x, Actress)
Darryl F. Zanuck (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2258, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/02/2019