Joan Bennett Overview:

Legendary actress, Joan Bennett, was born Joan Geraldine Bennett on Feb 27, 1910 in Palisades, NJ. Bennett died at the age of 80 on Dec 7, 1990 in Scarsdale, NY and was laid to rest in Pleasant View Cemetery in Lyme, New London County, CT.


Exquisitely beautiful, dark-haired (initially blonde) American socialite actress, sister of Constance Bennett. She gave her best performances in several Fritz Lang films of the forties, but her later film appearances were restricted after a shooting scandal involving her agent and her third (of four) husband, Walter Wanger - under whose auspices she did most of her best and most intense work. Died from a heart attack.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Bennett was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Joan Bennett Quotes:

Helen Riley: Oh, he kissed me. I'm so thrilled, but I'll pretend I'm mad.

Editor: Wait! Wait!
Eve Fallon: You wait... you look like a waiter anyway.

Lady Clarissa Pevensey: Why do you dislike Mr. Disraeli so much?
Lord Charles Deeford: I neither like him nor dislike him. He's nothing to me.
Lady Clarissa Pevensey: Don't you feel lonely?
Lord Charles Deeford: Lonely?
Lady Clarissa Pevensey: You're the only man in all the world who neither likes nor dislikes Mr. Disraeli.

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Granddaughter of Rose Wood and the stage actor Lewis Morrison, birth name: Morris W. Morris (1845 - 1906).

Appeared in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971), although only in archive footage. The film that the characters in the movie go to see is Father of the Bride (1950), and a clip is show featuring Joan.

Joan sang in films with her own voice; she was never dubbed.

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