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Frances Dee Overview:

Actress, Frances Dee, was born Frances Marion Dee on Nov 26, 1909 in Los Angeles, CA. Dee died at the age of 94 on Mar 6, 2004 in Norwalk, CT .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Cooking with the Stars: Joel McCrea’s (and ’s) Boot Kicking Range Top Casserole

By Samantha Ellis on Nov 5, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Cooking with the Stars: Joel McCrea’s (and ’s) Boot Kicking Range Top Casserole Joel McCrea & As the leaves have started to fall from the trees and I’ve begun bringing out the autumnal decorations in the house, my mind has been wandering towards com... Read full article


From the Archives - Joel McCrea and

By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 20, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

This featured photo from the archives depicts that real-life cowboy Joel McCrea with his wife bedecked in rancher's apparel. McCrea and Dee were both box-office drawing actors when they met on the set of The Silver Cord ( 1933 ). The McCreas owned a 3,000 acre spread in Thousand Oaks, Ca... Read full article


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Frances Dee Quotes:

Robert Phelps: [Mummy's boy to ex-fiancee] What are you going to do?
Hester: I don't know... Yes I do, I'm going to marry an orphan!


Betsy Connell: [first lines, narration] I walked with a zombie... sounds strange to say.


Boss Thomas 'Tom' Cameron: Everybody has to start by knocking on some doors.
Sabra Cameron: But they don't have to break them down.


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Frances Dee Facts
In 1995 she donated 220 acres of her Thousand Oaks, California ranch to the Conejo Recreation and Park District to be preserved as parkland. Earlier, in 1981, she and Joel had given 75 acres to the District.

Born in Los Angeles, she and older sister Margaret (born in 1908) moved when she was quite young to Cincinnati, then to Washington D.C., before finally settling in the Hyde Park area of Chicago where the sisters attended Shakespeare Grammar School.

The nonagenarian actress was a huge hit at the 1998 Memphis Film Festival in Tunica, Mississippi. Dee's biographer Andrew Wentink said she gained new fame in the 1990s for her role in films that forced the adoption of a Hollywood code on morality in the 1930s.

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