Rhonda Fleming Overview:

Legendary actress, Rhonda Fleming, was born Marilyn Louis on Aug 10, 1923 in Hollywood, CA. Fleming died at the age of 97 on Oct 14, 2020 in Santa Monica, CA .

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So what was wrong with Marilyn Louis? At any rate, the change of name did this stunning, green-eyed American redhead little good until she was selected as Bing Crosby's leading lady in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Then she rapidly became known as Queen of Technicolor in a series of self-reliant, but slightly too self-aware performances in which she never quite seemed to let herself go. Married (fourth of five) to producer-director Hall Bartlett from 1966 to 1971. Joint founder of the Rhonda Fleming Mann Resource Center for Women with Cancer.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Rhonda Fleming's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #147 on Sep 28, 1981. Fleming was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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It’s a grievous offense, but I must admit to clumping and Arlene Dahl in a category together. They are both redheads of immense beauty, around the same age, and while they both featured in some quality films, they never quite reached the apex of a Maureen O’Hara or a prede... Read full article


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Personal Quote: What I didn't care for was everything made in those days was black and white, very hard black and white too, there was nothing really pretty about it, even my auburn hair became jet black.... Read full article


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Rhonda Fleming Quotes:

Cheryl Heath: I just love banana splits. Is it all the wonderful mixed-up flavors, or is it something Freudian?


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Her grandfather on her mother's side was a well known actor in Utah, John C. Graham. He also owned a theater and was editor of the local newspaper.

According to an interview with Ms. Fleming which was featured in an issue of "Films of the Golden Age," writer Paul Phaneuf states that Rhonda's very first taste of Hollywood came when she was 15 years old. Her mother took some pictures of her in their backyard and sent them to big-time Hollywood producer Jesse Lasky for an upcoming show of his. She lost out in the final audition.

A one-time Las Vegas showroom singing act at the Tropicana, she also performed at the Hollywood Bowl in a one-woman concert of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin songs. Also did a 10-week tour with Skitch Henderson that focused on the music of George Gershwin. She recorded an album in 1958 for Columbia Records.

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