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Joan Bennett (I) (1910–1990)


Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. Often, when her parents were on tour, Joan and her ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / Opening Voiceover / Judith Collins / Naomi Collins / Flora Collins / Flora Collins (PT)
(1966-1971)
Father's Little Dividend
(1951)
Scarlet Street
Scarlet Street Katharine 'Kitty' March
(1945)
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride Ellie Banks
(1950)

Filmography

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 1982 Divorce Wars: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Adele Burgess
 1981 This House Possessed (TV Movie)
Rag Lady
 1978 Suddenly, Love (TV Movie)
Mrs. Graham
 1972 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Cortessa
- The Cortessa Rose (1972) ... Cortessa
 1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Movie)
Aunt Alexandria Sand
 1972 Gidget Gets Married (TV Movie)
Claire Ramsey
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Edith (segment "Love and the Second Time")
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Joan Darlene Delaney
- Check the Check (1970) ... Joan Darlene Delaney
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Denise Mitchell
- Who Killed Mr. Colby in Ladies' Lingerie? (1965) ... Denise Mitchell
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Mrs. Kelsey
- Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan (1964) ... Mrs. Kelsey
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Mrs. Marquand
 1959 Too Young to Go Steady (TV Series)
Mary Blake
- Slam Book (1959) ... Mary Blake
- Sophomore Queen (1959) ... Mary Blake
- Baseball (1959) ... Mary Blake
- Cheating (1959) ... Mary Blake
- The Anniversary Party (1959) ... Mary Blake
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Grace Graves
- Junior Miss (1957) ... Grace Graves
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Vickie Maxwell
- The Thundering Wave (1957) ... Vickie Maxwell
 1956 Navy Wife
Peg Blain
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Marion / Marcia Manners
- Dear Diane (1956) ... Marion
- Letters Marked Personal (1955) ... Marcia Manners
 1955 There's Always Tomorrow
Marion Groves
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Honora
- The Dark Fleece (1955) ... Honora
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bettina Blane
- You Are Young Only Once (1954) ... Bettina Blane
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Mrs. Cummings
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Smith Serves (1951)
- The Dream (1951)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Kathy Joplin
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
 1951 The James Melton Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1951)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Peggy (1951)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Lydia Bolton
 1948 Hollow Triumph
Evelyn Hahn
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Celia Lamphere
 1947 The Macomber Affair
Margaret Macomber
 1942 Girl Trouble
June Delaney
 1942 Twin Beds
Julie Abbott
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Jennifer Carson
 1941 She Knew All the Answers
Gloria Winters
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Grand Duchess Zona of Lichtenburg
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Brenda
 1940 Green Hell
Stephanie Richardson
 1938 Trade Winds
Kay Kerrigan
 1938 The Texans
Ivy Preston
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Wendy Van Klettering
 1936 Wedding Present
Monica 'Rusty' Fleming
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Felice Rollins
 1935 Two for Tonight
Bobbie Lockwood
 1935 Mississippi
Lucy
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Adele Verin
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Prudence Kirkland
 1933 Little Women
Amy
 1933 Arizona to Broadway
Lynn Martin
 1932 Week Ends Only
Venetia Carr
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Vivienne Ware
 1932 Careless Lady
Sally Brown
 1931 Hush Money
Joan Gordon
 1931 Doctors' Wives
Nina Wyndram Penning
 1931 Many a Slip
Pat Coster
 1930 Scotland Yard
Xandra, Lady Lasher
 1930 Maybe It's Love
Nan
 1930 Moby Dick
Faith
 1930 Puttin' on the Ritz
Dolores Fenton
 1929 The Mississippi Gambler
Lucy Blackburn
 1929 Disraeli
Clarissa
 1929 Three Live Ghosts
Rose Gordon
 1929 The Divine Lady
Extra (uncredited)
 1928 Show Folks
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1928 Power
A Dame
 1923 The Eternal City
Page (uncredited)
 1916 The Valley of Decision
An 'Unborn Soul'
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Harry Kurnitz's play, "Once More, With Feeling," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Donald Cook in the cast. Paul Leaf and Paul Stickles were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about the attention she was getting as a cast member of the cult series Dark Shadows (1966)] I feel positively like a Beatle. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Often played untrustworthy but sexy femme fatales

Nickname:

Joanie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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