Joan Blondell

Actress / Model (person) / Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 08/30/1906 († 73, 12/25/1979) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979) was an American actress who performed in film and television for 50 years. Blondell began her career in vaudeville. After winning a beauty pageant, she embarked on a film career, establishing herself as a Pre-Code staple of Warner Bros. Pictures in wisecracking, sexy roles, appearing in more than 100 films and television productions. She was most active in film during the 1930s and early 1940s, and during that time co-starred with Glenda Farrell, a colleague and close friend, in nine films. Blondell continued acting on film and television for the rest of her life, often in small, supporting roles. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Blue Veil (1951). In 1958, she was nominated the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mrs. Farrow in The Rope Dancers. Near the end of her life, Blondell was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Opening Night (1977). She was featured in two more films, the blockbuster musical ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Joan Blondell

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
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Movies with Joan Blondell as Actress(115)

as Self (archive footage)2003 Complicated Women
as Self (archive footage)1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
as (archive footage)1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s
as Aunt Coll1981 The Woman Inside
as Mrs. Fitzgerald1979 The Glove
as Mrs. Brumple1979 The Rebels
as Dolly Kenyon1979 The Champ
as Edna Thompson1978 Battered
as Vi1978 Grease
as Mama Lou1977 The Baron
as Sarah Goode1977 Opening Night
as Marcella Geffenhart1976 Death at Love House
as Self (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Beverly Craig1975 Winner Take All
as Levenia1975 The Dead Don't Die
as Ruby1970 The Phynx
as Glenda Callahan1968 Stay Away, Joe
as Kittibelle Lightfoot1968 Kona Coast
as Mrs. 'Fingers' Stilletto1967 The Spy in the Green Hat
as Lavinia1967 Waterhole #3
as Larouge1967 Winchester '73
as Mrs. Lavender1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
as Lady Fingers1965 The Cincinnati Kid
as Easy Jenny1964 Advance to the Rear
as Mollie Hays1961 Angel Baby
as Crystal St. Clair1957 This Could Be the Night
as Peg Costello1957 Desk Set
as Aunt Morgan1957 Lizzie
as Edith Potter1956 The Opposite Sex
as Annie Rawlins1951 The Blue Veil
as Daphne Peters1950 For Heaven's Sake
as Zeena Krumbein1947 Nightmare Alley
as Rosemary Durant1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
as Ann Nelson1947 Christmas Eve
as Aunt Sissy1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
as Marjorie Mossrock1945 Don Juan Quilligan
as Helen Melohn1945 Adventure
as Grace1943 Cry 'Havoc'
as Jenny Blake1942 Lady for a Night
as Joan Keating Chambers1941 Model Wife
as Gail Richards1941 Topper Returns
as Hope Banner1941 Three Girls About Town
as Molly Mahoney1940 Two Girls on Broadway
as Geraldine Brokaw1940 I Want a Divorce
as Maxine Carroll1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
as Jane Morgan1939 Off the Record
as Mary Wilson1939 East Side of Heaven
as Doris Harvey1939 The Kid from Kokomo
as Jenny Swanson1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
as Sally Reardon1938 There's Always a Woman
as 'Timmy' Blake1937 Back in Circulation
as Benefit Show Guest (archive footage) (uncredited)1937 Talent Scout
as Miss Dorothy Ellis1937 The King and the Chorus Girl
as Mona Carter1937 The Perfect Specimen
as Lester Plum1937 Stand-In
as Norma Perry1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
as Lee Morgan1936 Bullets or Ballots
as Peggy Revere1936 Stage Struck
as Minnie Hawkins1936 Colleen
as Yvonne1936 Sons o' Guns
as Angela Twitchell1935 Traveling Saleslady
as Alice Hughes1935 Broadway Gondolier
as Gloria Fay1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
as Ginger Stewart1935 We're in the Money
as Rosie Sturges1934 Kansas City Princess
as Marie Lawson1934 I've Got Your Number
as herself1934 Hollywood Newsreel
as Rose Lawrence1934 He Was Her Man
as Mabel Anderson1934 Dames
as Vicki1934 Smarty
as Mrs. Graham1933 Just Around the Corner
as Nancy Lorraine1933 Convention City
as Virginia M. "Blondie" Johnson1933 Blondie Johnson
as Nan Prescott1933 Footlight Parade
as Carol King1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
as Tony Landers1933 Broadway Bad
as Anne Rogers1933 Goodbye Again
as Mae Knight1933 Havana Widows
as Ruth Collins1932 Union Depot
as Vida Fleet1932 Big City Blues
as Anne Scott1932 The Crowd Roars
as Nurse Georgia Adams aka Miss Pinkerton1932 Miss Pinkerton
as Dot1932 Central Park
as Maizie Dickson1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
as Schatzi Sutro1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them
as Olga Michaels1932 Lawyer Man
as Mary Keaton1932 Three on a Match
as 'Flips' Montague1932 Make Me a Star
as Mamie1931 The Public Enemy
as Angie1931 Millie
as Anne Roberts1931 Blonde Crazy
as Allen Crane1931 The Reckless Hour
as Maloney1931 Night Nurse
as Pearl1931 Big Business Girl
as Marian Moore1931 My Past
as Marie1931 Other Men's Women
as Helen 'Duckie' Childers1931 Illicit
as Katharine Murdock1930 The Office Wife
as Ruth's Pal1930 Broadway's Like That
as Myrtle1930 Sinners' Holiday

TV Shows/Series with Joan Blondell as Actress(36)

as Ramona Bevans1977 The Love Boat
as Mrs. Lear1975 Switch
as Peggy Revere1972 Banyon
1970 McCloud
as Ethel Kronkeit1963 Burke's Law
as Candy Sturdevant1963 Burke's Law
as Miss Zilke1963 Vacation Playhouse
as Rosanna Dobie1962 The Virginian
as Joan Brenner1962 The Lucy Show
as Dolly Marlowe1961 Dr. Kildare
as Harriet Blanchard1960 My Three Sons
as Helene Terry1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show
as Millicent Brass1959 Adventures in Paradise
as Phyllis Britt1959 The Twilight Zone
as Joan Preston1953 GE Theater
as Calamity Jane1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as Clara1949 Suspense
as herself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Ruth Breen1948 Studio One

Full Name: Rose Joan Blondell
Born: Thursday, 08/30 1906 (August) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 12/25 1979 (December) in Santa Monica (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University of North Texas, Professional Children's School, Santa Monica High School
Employer: Warner Bros.
Spouses (current/former): George Barnes, Dick Powell, Mike Todd
Children: Norman Powell, Ellen Powell
Siblings: Gloria Blondell
Father: Levi Bluestein
Mother: Kathryn Caine
Other names for Joan Blondell (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Rose Joan Blondell"
"Джоан Блонделл"
"Rosebud Blondell"
Joan Blondell frequently works together with these people:
Barbara Stanwyck (33x, Actress)
J. Pat O'Malley (29x, Actor)
James Gregory (26x, Actor)
Skip Homeier (25x, Actor)
Nina Foch (25x, Actress)
Eddie Albert (23x, Actor)
Charlton Heston (21x, Actor)
Leo F. Forbstein (21x, Crew)
Vera Miles (20x, Actress)
Leslie Nielsen (20x, Actor)
Henry Jones (20x, Actor)
James Daly (20x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:14204, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/19/2024