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 .



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

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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:

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.

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!

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Frances Dee Facts
Initially had a screen test for the role of "Scarlett O'Hara" and was actually George Cukor's first choice for the role of "Melanie" in Gone with the Wind (1939), but was deemed by David O. Selznick as being too similar in beauty to Vivien Leigh to play the role. Olivia de Havilland was then given the part.

In 1935, she and her husband Joel McCrea separated, but soon reconciled. In 1966, McCrea filed for divorce, charging Frances with cruelty, however, the couple stayed married until McCrea's death.

Had three sons by Joel McCrea: Jody McCrea (born 1934), David McCrea (born 1935) and Peter McCrea (born 1955). Son Peter married Jack Lemmon's daughter Courtney Lemmon on March 24, 2001. Both Jody, David and their families live in New Mexico. Frances passed away in Connecticut where she was staying with son Peter.

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