Joan Blondell

Novelist, Vaudevillian, Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/29/1906 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (87)

The Woman Inside 1980 (Movie)

Aunt Coll (Actor)

Battered 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Opening Night 1979 (Movie)

Sarah Goode (Actor)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

Dolly Kenyon (Actor)

The Rebels 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Grease 1978 (Movie)

Vi (Actor)

Death at Love House 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead Don't Die 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glove 1975 (Movie)

Mrs Fitzgerald (Actor)

Winner Take All 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobby Parker and Company 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Three For the Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Daddy 1969 (Movie)

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The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

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Stay Away, Joe 1968 (Movie)

Glenda Callahan (Actor)

Winchester '73 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Waterhole Number 3 1966 (Movie)

Lavinia (Actor)

Kilroy 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Ride Beyond Vengeance 1965 (Movie)

Mrs Lavender (Actor)

The Cincinnati Kid 1965 (Movie)

Lady Fingers (Actor)

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

Mrs "Fingers" Stiletto (Actor)

The Real McCoys 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Baby 1961 (Movie)

Mollie Hays (Actor)

The Barbara Stanwyck Theater 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Desk Set 1957 (Movie)

Peg Costello (Actor)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

Edith (Actor)

The Blue Veil 1951 (Movie)

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The Nash Airflyte Theater 1950 - 1951 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare Alley 1947 (Movie)

Zeena (Actor)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

Aunt Sissy (Actor)

Adventure 1944 (Movie)

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Cry Havoc 1944 (Movie)

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Lady For a Night 1940 (Movie)

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Stand-In 1936 (Movie)

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Bullets or Ballots 1935 (Movie)

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Gold Diggers of 1937 1935 (Movie)

Norma Parry (Actor)

Footlight Parade 1932 (Movie)

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Gold Diggers of 1933 1932 (Movie)

Carol King (Actor)

Three on a Match 1932 (Movie)

Mary Keaton (Actor)

Big City Blues 1931 (Movie)

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Night Nurse 1931 (Movie)

Maloney (Actor)

The Public Enemy 1930 (Movie)

Mame (Actor)

Back in Circulation (Movie)

"Timmy" Blake (Actor)

Banyon (TV Show)

Actor

Big Business Girl (Movie)

Pearl (Actor)

Blonde Crazy (Movie)

Ann Roberts (Actor)

Blondie Johnson (Movie)

Blondie Johnson (Actor)

Broadway Bad (Movie)

Tony Landers (Actor)

Broadway Gondolier (Movie)

Alice Hughes (Actor)

Colleen (Movie)

Minnie Hawkins (Actor)

Dames (Movie)

Mabel Anderson (Actor)

Don Juan Quilligan (Movie)

Marjorie Mossrock (Actor)

East Side of Heaven (Movie)

Mary Wilson (Actor)

For Heaven's Sake (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

Good Girls Go to Paris (Movie)

Jenny Swanson (Actor)

He Was Her Man (Movie)

Rose Lawrence (Actor)

Illicit (Movie)

Helen Duckie Childers (Actor)

Lawyer Man (Movie)

Olga Michaels (Actor)

Make Me a Star (Movie)

"Flips" Montague (Actor)

Millie (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Model Wife (Movie)

Joan Keating Chambers (Actor)

My Past (Movie)

Marion Moore (Actor)

Off the Record (Movie)

Jane Morgan (Actor)

Sinner's Holiday (Movie)

Myrtle (Actor)

Smarty (Movie)

Vicki Wallace Thorpe (Actor)

Sons O' Guns (Movie)

Yvonne (Actor)

The Amazing Mr. Williams (Movie)

Maxine Carroll (Actor)

The Crowd Roars (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

The Greeks Had a Word for Them (Movie)

Schatze (Actor)

The Kid from Kokomo (Movie)

Doris Harvey (Actor)

The King and the Chorus Girl (Movie)

Dorothy (Actor)

The Last Gangster (Movie)

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The Perfect Specimen (Movie)

Mona Carter (Actor)

The Rebels (TV Show)

Actor

The Traveling Saleslady (Movie)

Angela Twitchell (Actor)

There's Always a Woman (Movie)

Sally Reardon (Actor)

Three Men on a Horse (Movie)

Mabel (Actor)

Topper Returns (Movie)

Gail Richards (Actor)

Two Girls on Broadway (Movie)

Molly Mahoney (Actor)

Union Depot (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Winchester '73 (Movie)

Larouge (Actor)

Winner Take All (Movie)

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Biography

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).

Relationships

George Barnes

Husband
married in 1933 divorced in 1935

Eddie Blondell

Father

Dick Powell

Husband
married in 1936 divorced in 1945

Dick Powell Actor

Husband

Michael Todd Actor

Husband

Mike Todd

Husband
married on July 4, 1947 divorced in 1950

Milestones

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

1932

Cast as a chorine in "Union Depot", a "Grand Hotel"-like film set in a train station

1931

Portrayed Edward Woods' moll in "The Public Enemy", starring James Cagney

1930

Film acting debut in "Sinners Holiday", the film version of "Penny Arcade"

1929

Acted opposite James Cagney on Broadway in "Penny Arcade"

Won Miss Dallas beauty pageant at age 17

Made first public stage appearance before the age of one

Moved to NYC

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