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Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell

Birthdate: August 30, 1906

Deathdate: December 25, 1979

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979) was an American actress. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a Pre-code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions. She was most active in films during the 1930s, and during this ... ...detailed bio


Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

The "gold diggers" are four aspiring actresses: Polly the ingenue (Ruby Keeler, Carol the torch singer (Joan Blondell), Trixie the comedienne (Aline MacMahon), and Fay the glamour puss (Ginger Rogers). The film was made in 1933 during the Great Depression and contains numerous direct references ...

Union Depot (1932)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. stars as Charles "Chick" Miller, a hobo released that day from jail along with fellow drifter "Scrap Iron" Scratch (Guy Kibbee). Through a series of chance encounters with travelers in a large train station, he becomes, in his own words, a "Gentleman for a Day" (the name un...

Three on a Match (1932)

Three friends from childhood, Mary (Blondell), Ruth (Davis), and Vivian (Dvorak), meet again as young adults after some time apart. They each light a cigarette from the same match and discuss the superstition that such an act is unlucky and that Vivian, the last to light her cigarette, will be th...

God's Gift to Women (1931)

Wealthy French playboy Toto Duryea (Frank Fay) is irresistible to women, but is in love with none of them. According to Monsieur Rancour (Armand Kaliz), for Toto, "every woman is like a new dish to be tasted." When he is finally and instantly smitten with American Diane Churchill (Laura La Plante...

Night Nurse (1931)

Lora Hart (Barbara Stanwyck) applies for a job as a trainee nurse in a hospital, but is rejected by Miss Dillon (Vera Lewis) for not having graduated from high school. Fortunately, a chance encounter with the hospital's chief of staff, Dr. Arthur Bell (Charles Winninger), in an uncooperative revo...

The Public Enemy (1931)

As youngsters, Tom Powers (James Cagney) and his lifelong friend Matt Doyle (Edward Woods) engage in petty theft, selling their loot to "Putty Nose" (Murray Kinnell). When the pair are young men, Putty Nose persuades them to join his gang on a fur warehouse robbery, assuring them he will take car...

Blonde Crazy (1931)

Bert Harris, works for a hotel as a bellboy. One day he meets Anne Roberts, who signs up as a chambermaid. He takes a fancy to her and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money.

Other Men's Women (1931)

The film is about Bill (Grant Withers), a railroad engineer, who falls in love with Lily (Mary Astor), the wife of his co-worker Jack (Regis Toomey). When the two men fight over Lily, Jack is blinded. He dies in a violent storm saving Bill's life. Joan Blondell plays a diner waitress and James Ca...