Rhonda Fleming

Actor, Singer
A striking, red-headed leading lady of the 1940s and 50s, Rhonda Fleming was dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor" because of her highly photogenic green eyes and flaming auburn hair. She was signed by David O. Selznick ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Gary Cooper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Remembering Bing 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Love For Rent 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

Edith Von Secondberg (Actor)

Backtrack 1969 (Movie)

Carmelita Flanagan (Actor)

Have Girls -- Will Travel 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Skelton Chevy Special 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Revolt of the Slaves 1960 (Movie)

Fabiola (Actor)

The Crowded Sky 1959 (Movie)

Cheryl Heath (Actor)

Alias Jesse James 1958 (Movie)

Cora Lee Collins (Actor)

Home Before Dark 1958 (Movie)

Joan Carlisle (Actor)

Gun Glory 1957 (Movie)

Jo (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Laura Denbow (Actor)

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

Peggy Courtney (Actor)

Odongo 1956 (Movie)

Pamela Muir (Actor)

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

Lila Wagner (Actor)

The Queen of Babylon 1956 (Movie)

Semiramis (Actor)

While The City Sleeps 1956 (Movie)

Dorothy Kyne (Actor)

Tennessee's Partner 1955 (Movie)

Duchess (Actor)

Jivaro 1954 (Movie)

Alice Parker (Actor)

Yankee Pasha 1954 (Movie)

Roxana (Actor)

Inferno 1952 (Movie)

Gerladine Carson (Actor)

Tropic Zone 1952 (Movie)

Flanders White (Actor)

Hong Kong 1951 (Movie)

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The Last Outpost 1951 (Movie)

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The Great Lover 1949 (Movie)

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Out of the Past 1947 (Movie)

Meta Carson (Actor)

Spellbound 1945 (Movie)

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The Spiral Staircase 1945 (Movie)

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In Old Oklahoma 1942 (Movie)

Dance-Hall Girl (Actor)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Movie)

Alisande La Carteloise (Actor)

Abilene Town (Movie)

Sherry Balder (Actor)

Adventure Island (Movie)

Faith Wishart (Actor)

Cry Danger (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Last Hours Before Morning (TV Show)

Actor

Legends of the Screen (TV Show)

Actor

Little Egypt (Movie)

Izora (Actor)

Since You Went Away (Movie)

Bit Part (Actor)

Slightly Scarlet (Movie)

June Lyons (Actor)

The Golden Hawk (Movie)

Rouge (Actor)

The Redhead and the Cowboy (Movie)

Candace Bronson (Actor)

Biography

A striking, red-headed leading lady of the 1940s and 50s, Rhonda Fleming was dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor" because of her highly photogenic green eyes and flaming auburn hair. She was signed by David O. Selznick directly out of high school and, after appearing in bit parts, was cast in her breakthrough role (her first in color and her first musical) opposite Bing Crosby in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949). Featured mostly for her decorative good looks, Fleming graced a number of Technicolor B-epics such as "Yankee Pasha" (1954), countless Westerns ("The Eagle and the Hawk" 1950) and in film noir played several femme fatale roles, such as the nervous secretary who frames a private eye for murder in "Out of the Past" (1947) and the adulterous wife in "While the City Sleeps" (1956).

Relationships

Hall Bartlett Producer

Husband
Married March 27, 1966 Divorced 1972

Roberta Benson

Step-Daughter

Beverly Engle

Sister
Died of rare form of ovarian cancer 1990 Sister founded the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women's Comprehensive Care at UCLA

Lang Jeffries Actor

Husband
Married April 3, 1960 Divorced Jan. 11, 1962

Kent Lane Actor

Son
Born Aug. 17, 1941; father, Thomas Lane

Thomas Lane

Husband
Married 1940 Divorced 1948

Harold Louis

Father

Effie Louis

Mother

Ted Mann Writer

Husband
Married March 11, 1978 until his death Jan. 15, 2001

Lewis Morrell

Husband
Married July 11, 1952 Divorced 1958

Victoria Simms

Step-Daughter

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

1991

With husband Ted Mann founded the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women's Comprehensive Care at UCLA

1991

Made first TV appearance in almost 20 years as Robert Mitchum's wife in the TV-movie "Waiting for the Wind"

1980

Final movie before "retirement", "The Nude Bomb"

1976

Starred in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera revival of "Kismet"

1973

Broadway debut, "The Women"

1944

First film role, as a nymphomaniac in "Spellbound"

1942

Film debut (in bit part), "In Old Oklahoma"

1940

Spotted on the street by an agent while she was a 17-year-old high school senior; signed to a contract by producer David O Selznick who changed her name to Rhonda Fleming

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1925 as Ms. Fleming's birth year.

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Named City of Hope's Woman of the Year

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