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:

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

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

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
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.

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.

She accepted the role in I Walked with a Zombie (1943) so that she could use her salary to purchase a new automobile for her mother.

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