Discuss Joan Blondell

on her birthday, Joan Blondell (Born: August 30, 190; Died: December 25, 1979).

Joan Blondell is known for her roles as Carol King in the movie "Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)", as Marie Lawson in "I've Got Your Number (1934)", as Ginger Stewart in "We're in the Money (1935)", as Norma Perry in "Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)", as Jenny Swanson in "Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)", as Gail Richards in "Topper Returns (1941)", as Aunt Sissy in "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)", as Annie Rawlins in "The Blue Veil (1951)", as Mrs. 'Fingers' Stilletto in "The Spy in the Green Hat (1967)" and as Vi in "Grease (1978)".

She appeared with James Cagney in the movies ""Sinner's Holiday (1930)", _"The Public Enemy (1931)", "Other Men's Women (1931)", "Blonde Crazy (1931)", "The Crowd Roars (1932)", "Footlight Parade (1933", "He Was Her Man (1934)" and "Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)", with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in "How I Play Golf, number 10, "Trouble Shots" (1931)", "Union Depot (1932)", with Dick Powell in "Big City Blues (1932)", "Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)", "Just Around the Corner (1933)", "Convention City (1933)", "Make Me a Star (1932)", "Footlight Parade (1933)", "Hollywood Newsreel (1934)", "Dames (1934)", "Broadway Gondolier (1935)", "Colleen (1936)", "Stage Struck (1936)", "Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)", "I Want a Divorce (1940)" and "Model Wife (1941)", with Humphrey Bogart in "Stand-In (1937)", with Bette Davis in "Three on a Match (1932)" and "Just Around the Corner (1933)", with Ginger Rogers in "Broadway Bad (1933)", "Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)" and "Hollywood Newsreel (1934)", with Errol Flynn in "The Perfect Specimen (1937)", with Melvyn Douglas in "There's Always a Woman (1938)", "Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)", "The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)" and "Advance to the Rear (1964)", with Bing Crosby in "East Side of Heaven (1939)", with Lana Turner in "Two Girls on Broadway (1940)", with John Wayne in "Lady for a Night (1942)", with Clark Gable in "Adventure (1945)", with Tyrone Power in "Nightmare Alley (1947)", with Jayne Mansfield in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)", with Steve McQueen in "The Cincinnati Kid (1965)" and with Elvis Presley in "Stay Away, Joe (1968)".

Some other movies she appeared in are "The Office Wife (1930)", "Millie (1931)", "Illicit (1931)", "God's Gift to Women (1931)", "My Past (1931)", "Big Business Girl (1931)", "Night Nurse (1931)", "The Reckless Hour (1931)", "The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)", "The Greeks Had a Word for Them (a.k.a. Three Broadway Girls) (1932)", "Make Me a Star (1932)", "Miss Pinkerton (1932)", "Central Park (1932)", "Lawyer Man (1933)", "Blondie Johnson (1933)", "Goodbye Again (1933)", "Havana Widows (1933)", "Smarty (1934)", "Kansas City Princess (1934)", "Traveling Saleslady (1935)", "Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)", "Sons o' Guns (1936)", "Bullets or Ballots (1936)", "Three Men on a Horse (1936)", "The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)", "Back in Circulation (1937)", "Off the Record (1939)", "The Kid from Kokomo (1939)", "Three Girls About Town (1941)", "Cry 'Havoc' (1942)", "Don Juan Quilligan (1945)", "The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)", "Christmas Eve (1947)", "For Heaven's Sake (1950)", "The Opposite Sex (1956)", "Lizzie (1957)", "Desk Set (1957)", "This Could Be the Night (1957)", "Angel Baby (1961)", "Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)", "And Baby Makes Three (1966)", "Waterhole #3 (1967)", "Winchester '73 (1967)", "Kona Coast (1968)", "The Phynx (1970)", "Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)", "The Dead Don't Die (1975)", "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)", "Death at Love House (1976)", "The Glove (1976)", "Opening Night (1977)", "Battered (1979)", "The Champ (1979)" and "The Woman Inside (1981)".

She played Lottie Hatfield on the ABC TV western show "Here Come the Brides (1968-1970)" and Mrs. Brumple in the TV miniseries "The Rebels (1979)".

Some other TV shows she appeared on are "Schlitz Playhouse", "Suspense", "Lux Video Theatre", "General Electric Theater", "The United States Steel Hour", "Studio One in Hollywood", "Playhouse 90", "Lux Playhouse", "The Witness", "Adventures in Paradise", "The Untouchables", "The Barbara Stanwyck Show", "The Dick Powell Theatre", "Death Valley Days (1963)", "The Real McCoys", "The Virginian", "Wagon Train", "The Twilight Zone", "The Greatest Show on Earth", "Burke's Law", "Bonanza", "Dr. Kildare", "Vacation Playhouse", "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", "The Lucy Show", "My Three Sons", "Slattery's People", "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.", "Family Affair", "The Guns of Will Sonnett", "Petticoat Junction", "That Girl", "The Outsider", "The Name of the Game", "McCloud", "Banyon", "Love, American Style", "The Rookies", "Medical Center", "Police Story", "Switch", "Starsky and Hutch", "The Love Boat", "$weepstake$" and "Fantasy Island".

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Annie Rawlins in the movie "The Blue Veil (1951)".

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Such a great actress - there were few who could deliver a wisecrack with more aplomb, but she was also terrific in dramatic roles. And a very memorable face, too. I love her. Favourites: Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Nightmare Alley.

I've for eons been a huge fan of Miss Blondell. She's definitely one of my top very favourite actresses of all time. I just within the last half a week have watched her in 1931's Blonde Crazy and in 1932's The Crowd Roars. She's terrific in each - like in every movie she was ever in.

Miss Blondell was always not only a master of the perfectly delivered wisecrack - or of any line, period - but also of completely genuine seeming sensitivity and sincerity. There was an inate complete truthfulness to her performances. And what a beauty, with such gorgeous eyes.


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