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Joan Bennett

Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies well into the sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir femme fatale roles in director Fritz Lang's movies such as The Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945). Bennett had three distinct phases to her long and successful career, first as a winsome blonde ingenue, then as a sensuous brunette femme fatale (with looks that movie magazines often compared to those of Hedy Lamarr), and finally as a warmhearted wife/mother figure. In 1951, Bennett's screen career was marred by scandal after her third husband, film producer Walter Wanger, shot and injured her agent Jennings Lang. Wanger suspected that Lang and Bennett were having an affair, a charge which she adamantly denied. In the 1960s, she achieved success for her portrayal of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard on TV's Dark Shadows, for which she received an Emmy nomination. For her final movie role, as Madame Blanc in Suspiria (1977), she received a Saturn Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Bennett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 27, 1910 In Palisades, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
84
First Appeared:
In the movie The Eternal City 1923-12-17
Latest Project:
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988-10-01
Known For
Poster of Dark Shadows
Poster of Too Young to Go Steady
Poster of Navy Wife
Poster of The Fashion Side of Hollywood
Filmography
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988-10-01
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Movie Divorce Wars: A Love Story Adele Burgess 1982-03-01
Movie This House Possessed Rag Lady 1981-02-06
Movie Suddenly, Love Mrs. Graham 1978-12-04
Movie Suspiria Madame Blanc 1977-02-01
Movie House of Dark Shadows Elizabeth Stoddard Collins 1970-09-09
Series Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard 1966-06-27
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Desire in the Dust Mrs. Marquand 1960-10-10
Series Too Young to Go Steady Mary Blake 1959-05-14
Movie Navy Wife Peg Blain 1956-05-20
Movie There's Always Tomorrow Marion Groves 1956-02-01
Movie We're No Angels Amelie Ducotel 1955-01-01
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Highway Dragnet Mrs. Cummings 1954-01-27
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Guy Who Came Back Kathy Joplin 1951-08-16
Movie Father's Little Dividend Ellie Banks 1951-04-12
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Father of the Bride Ellie Banks 1950-06-16
Movie For Heaven's Sake Lydia Bolton 1950-12-15
Movie The Reckless Moment Lucia Harper 1949-12-29
Movie Hollow Triumph Evelyn Hahn 1948-06-18
Movie Secret Beyond the Door Celia Lamphere 1948-01-01
Movie The Woman on the Beach Peggy Butler 1947-06-02
Movie The Macomber Affair Margaret Macomber 1947-04-20
Movie Colonel Effingham's Raid 1946-01-01
Movie Scarlet Street Katharine 'Kitty' March 1945-12-28
Movie Nob Hill Harriet Carruthers 1945-06-13
Movie The Woman in the Window Alice Reed 1944-11-03
Movie Margin for Error Sophia Baumer 1943-02-10
Movie Girl Trouble June Delaney 1942-10-09
Movie Twin Beds Julie Abbott 1942-04-30
Movie The Wife Takes a Flyer Anita Woverman 1942-04-28
Movie Confirm or Deny Jennifer Carson 1941-12-12
Movie Wild Geese Calling Sally Murdock 1941-08-15
Movie Man Hunt Jerry Stokes 1941-06-13
Movie She Knew All the Answers Gloria Winters 1941-05-13
Movie Green Hell Stephanie Richardson 1940-01-26
Movie The House Across the Bay Brenda Bentley 1940-03-01
Movie The Son of Monte Cristo Grand Duchess Zona of Lichtenburg 1940-12-05
Movie The Man I Married Carol Hoffman 1940-08-09
Movie The Housekeeper's Daughter Hilda 1939-10-26
Movie The Man in the Iron Mask Princess Maria Theresa 1939-07-13
Movie Trade Winds Kay Kerrigan 1938-12-28
Movie Artists and Models Abroad Patricia Harper 1938-12-20
Movie The Texans Ivy Preston 1938-08-12
Movie I Met My Love Again Julie Weir 1938-01-14
Movie Vogues of 1938 Wendy Van Klettering 1937-08-18
Movie Hollywood Party Herself 1937-04-03
Movie Big Brown Eyes Eve Fallon 1936-04-03
Movie Wedding Present Monica 'Rusty' Fleming 1936-10-09
Movie Thirteen Hours by Air Felice Rollins 1936-04-29
Movie Two in a Crowd Julia Wayne 1936-10-03
Movie The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Helen Berkeley 1935-11-13
Movie The Fashion Side of Hollywood 1935-11-04
Movie She Couldn't Take It Carol Van Dyke 1935-10-08
Movie Two for Tonight Bobbie Lockwood 1935-09-27
Movie Private Worlds Sally MacGregor 1935-04-19
Movie Mississippi Lucy 1935-03-22
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness Prudence Kirkland 1934-09-27
Movie The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Adele Verin 1934-12-24
Movie Arizona to Broadway Lynn Martin 1933-07-22
Movie Little Women Amy 1933-11-24
Movie Me and My Gal Helen Riley 1932-12-04
Movie Wild Girl Salomy Jane 1932-11-09
Movie Week Ends Only Venetia Carr 1932-06-19
Movie The Trial of Vivienne Ware Vivienne Ware 1932-05-01
Movie Careless Lady Sally Brown 1932-04-02
Movie She Wanted a Millionaire Jane Miller 1932-02-21
Movie Doctors' Wives Nina Wyndram Penning 1931-03-14
Movie Puttin' on the Ritz Dolores Fenton 1930-03-01
Movie Scotland Yard Xandra, Lady Lasher 1930-10-19
Movie Moby Dick Faith 1930-09-20
Movie Maybe It's Love Nan 1930-10-03
Movie The Mississippi Gambler Lucy Blackburn 1929-11-03
Movie Disraeli Lady Clarissa Pevensey 1929-11-01
Movie Three Live Ghosts Rose Gordon 1929-09-15
Movie Bulldog Drummond Phyllis 1929-05-02
Movie The Divine Lady Extra (uncredited) 1929-03-31
Movie Show Folks Night Club Patron (uncredited) 1928-10-20
Movie The Eternal City Page (uncredited) 1923-12-17