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Ona Munson

Highest Rated:   94% Gone With the Wind (1939)
Lowest Rated:   80% The Red House (1947)
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An English literature major while in school, American actress Ona Munson forsook academia to work in a variety of show business jobs, ranging from ballet dancer to vaudeville sketch work. Ona made her first film, Head of the Family, in 1928, but it wasn't until 1933 that she would cease juggling film and theater work to settle in Hollywood for good. Adept at comedy, Ms. Munson was nonetheless mired in heavy drama in most of her films, often as the "other woman" in romantic triangles. Before leaving films in 1947 (she committed suicide in 1955 after several years of illness and personal reverses), Munson left behind two indelible cinematic portrayals: Belle Watling, the lady of the evening with the requisite golden heart in Gone With the Wind (1939), and Mother Gin Sling, proprietress of the euphemistically labelled "gambling house" in the exotic melodrama The Shanghai Gesture (1941).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The Red House
  • Mrs. Storm
1947
No Score Yet Dakota
  • `Jersey' Thomas
1945
No Score Yet The Cheaters (The Castaways)
  • Florie
1945
No Score Yet Idaho
  • Belle Bonner
1943
No Score Yet The Shanghai Gesture
  • Mother Gin Sling
1942
No Score Yet Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans)
  • Julie Mirbeau
1941
No Score Yet Wagons Westward
  • Julie
1940
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Belle Watling
1939
91% Five Star Final
  • Kitty Carmody
1931
No Score Yet Going Wild
  • Ruth Howard
1931

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