Actress Joan Lorring dies at 88

Actress Joan Lorring has died at the age of 88. The star passed away in New York City on Friday (30May14), according to her daughter, Santha Sonenberg.
She tells the Associated Press, “Right up until her death, she continued to have fans who wrote (to her) and sought her autograph and she had a following.”
After emigrating from Hong Kong to the U.S. with her mother in 1939, she first landed a job in radio, before transferring on to the stage and screen.
She made her film debut in 1944’s Song of Russia and went on to land a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in 1946 for The Corn is Green, in which she starred alongside Bette Davis.
Lorring’s other film work included Three Strangers, The Verdict, and The Big Night, while she appeared in TV shows The Star Wagon and The Love Boat.

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