Joan Blondell

Highest Rated: 100% Desk Set (1957)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
Birthday: Aug 30, 1906
Birthplace: Not Available
A lovable star with a vivacious personality, mesmerizing smile, and big blue eyes, Joan Blondell, the daughter of stage comic Eddie Blondell (one of the original Katzenjammer Kids), spent her childhood touring the world with her vaudevillian parents and appearing with them in shows. She joined a stock company at age 17, then came to New York after winning a Miss Dallas beauty contest. She then appeared in several Broadway productions and in the Ziegfield Follies before being paired with another unknown, actor James Cagney, in the stage musical Penny Arcade; a year later this became the film Sinners Holiday, propelling her to stardom. Blondell spent eight years under contract with Warner Bros., where she was cast as dizzy blondes and wisecracking gold-diggers. She generally appeared in comedies and musicals and was paired ten times on the screen with actor Dick Powell, to whom she was married from 1936-45. Through the '30s and '40s she continued to play cynical, wisecracking girls with hearts of gold appearing in as many as ten films a year during the '30s. In the '50s she left films for the stage, but then came back to do more mature character parts. Blondell is the author of a roman a clef novel titled Center Door Fancy (1972) and was also married to producer Mike Todd (1947-50).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Actor 2014
No Score Yet Convention City Actor 2013
No Score Yet Union Depot Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Glove Mrs. Fitzgerald 1979
No Score Yet The Rebels Actor 1979
40% The Champ Dolly Kenyan 1979
75% Grease Vi 1978
No Score Yet Battered Edna Thompson 1978
96% Opening Night Sarah Goode 1977
No Score Yet The Baron Actor 1977
No Score Yet Death at Love House Marcella Geffenhart 1976
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Landlady 1976
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Actor 1975
No Score Yet Winner Take All Actor 1975
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter Jenny 1971
No Score Yet Kona Coast Kittibelle Lightfoot 1968
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe Glenda Callahan 1968
No Score Yet Waterhole No. 3 Lavinia 1967
No Score Yet Winchester '73 Larouge 1967
No Score Yet Ride Beyond Vengeance Mrs. Lavender 1966
85% The Cincinnati Kid Lady Fingers 1965
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear Jenny 1964
No Score Yet Angel Baby Mollie Hayes 1961
No Score Yet Lizzie Aunt Morgan 1958
100% Desk Set Peg Costello 1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night Crystal St. Clair 1957
90% Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Violet 1957
38% The Amazing Colossal Man Jenny 1957
20% The Opposite Sex Edith Potter 1956
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Annie Rawlins 1951
No Score Yet For Heaven's Sake Daphne 1950
No Score Yet Christmas Eve Ann Nelson 1947
100% Nightmare Alley Zeena 1947
No Score Yet Adventure Helen Melohn 1945
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Aunt Sissy 1945
No Score Yet Lady for a Night Jenny Blake 1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Hope Banner 1941
100% Topper Returns Gail Richards 1941
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Actor 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Molly Mahoney 1940
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven Mary Wilson 1939
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman Sally Reardon 1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Actor 1937
No Score Yet Stand-In Lester Plum 1937
No Score Yet The King and the Chorus Girl Miss Dorothy Ellis 1937
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1937 Actor 1937
No Score Yet Three Men on a Horse Mabel 1936
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots Lee Morgan 1936
No Score Yet Colleen Minnie Hawkins 1936
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady Angela Twitchell 1935
No Score Yet Kansas City Princess Actor 1934
No Score Yet He Was Her Man Rose Lawrence 1934
No Score Yet Smarty Vicki Wallace Thorpe 1934
No Score Yet I've Got Your Number Marie Lawson 1934
No Score Yet Dames Mabel Anderson 1934
No Score Yet Havana Widows Mae Knight 1933
100% Footlight Parade Nan Prescott 1933
100% Gold Diggers of 1933 Carol King 1933
No Score Yet Blondie Johnson Blondie Johnson 1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man Olga Michaels 1933
No Score Yet Three on a Match Mary Keaton 1932
No Score Yet Miss Pinkerton Actor 1932
No Score Yet Make Me a Star 'Flips' Montague 1932
No Score Yet The Greeks Had a Word for Them (Three Broadway Girls) Schatzi Sutro 1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Anne Scott 1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Actor 1932
No Score Yet Three Broadway Girls Schatzi Sutro 1932
86% Night Nurse Maloney 1931
No Score Yet Big Business Girl Pearl 1931
100% The Public Enemy Mamie 1931
No Score Yet God's Gift to Women Fifi 1931
No Score Yet Illicit Helen `Duckie' Childers 1931
No Score Yet Millie Angie 1931
No Score Yet Other Men's Women Marie 1931
No Score Yet Blonde Crazy Anne Roberts 1931
No Score Yet My Past Marion Moore 1931

TV

CREDIT
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Mrs. Fingers Stilletto
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Aunt Lil
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Phyllis Britt
  • 1964

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