Classic Movie Coincidence: Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett


Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett share a birthday and two films:

Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett starred in Father of the Bride and Father’s Little Dividend — and both were born today February 27 (22 yrs apart!).

Elizabeth Taylor as Kay Banks  and Joan Bennett as Ellie Banks (Kay's mother) in Vincente Minnelli's Father of the Bride (1950)

Elizabeth Taylor as Kay Banks (left/front) and Joan Bennett as Ellie Banks (Kay’s mother) in Vincente Minnelli’s Father of the Bride (1950). Taylor was born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  on in Hampstead, London, England* and Bennett was born Joan Geraldine Bennett on in Palisades, New Jersey. 

*Elizabeth Taylor was born to American parents on British soil, giving her dual citizenship. In 1965, after her marriage to British citizen Richard Burton, she renounced her US citizenship (and again in 1966 after the first time was declared invalid), and in 1977 she applied for restoration of her US citizenship when her husband John Warner was running for the US Senate.


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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