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Gloria Blondell (1910–1986)

The lesser-known sister of Joan Blondell, she performed in around two dozen Hollywood features. First appearing on Broadway in the 1935 "Three Men on a Horse", she made her silver screen debut with 1938's "Daredevil Drivers". Gloria co-starred with Ronald Reagan in "Accidents Will Happen" (1938), then saw most of her work in the 1940s as the voice... See full bio »

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Known For

The Life of Riley
The Life of Riley Honeybee / Honeybee Gillis / Honey Bee / Nurse
The Twonky
The Twonky Lady Bill Collector
Accidents Will Happen
Accidents Will Happen Patricia Carmody
The Sap Takes a Wrap
The Sap Takes a Wrap Louise Wallace


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 1961-1962 Calvin and the Colonel (TV Series)
Gloria / Myrtle / Gladys
- Sister Sue's Sweetheart (1962) ... Gloria (voice)
- Cloakroom (1962) ... Myrtle (voice, uncredited)
- The Colonel's Old Flame (1962) ... Gloria (voice)
- Wheeling and Dealing (1962) ... Gloria (voice)
- Sycamore Lodge (1961) ... Gloria (voice, uncredited)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Maggie Radevik
- Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961) ... Maggie Radevik
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Gloria LaDonna
- Call for Michael Shayne (1960) ... Gloria LaDonna
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
- The Looters (1960) ... Lucy
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilson
- Decoy (1959) ... Mrs. Wilson
 1953-1958 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Honeybee / Honeybee Gillis / Honey Bee / ...
- Help for Honeybee (1958) ... Honeybee
- Dudley Comes to Town (1958) ... Honeybee Gillis
- Annie's Radio Romance (1958) ... Honeybee Gillis
- The Otis Yonder Story (1958) ... Honeybee
- The Letter (1958) ... Honeybee Gillis
 1957 God Is My Partner
Tree Critic / Wife (uncredited)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Mama Bufano's (1957) ... Peggy
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Tabloid (1956) ... Doris
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Diamond (1956)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
- St. George and the Dragon (1956) ... Mickey
 1953 The Twonky
Lady Bill Collector
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Grace Foster
- The Anniversary Present (1952) ... Grace Foster
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
Janie - Cafe Photographer (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Merry-Go-Round (1952)
 1950 Crazy Over Daisy (Short)
Daisy Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Oboler Comedy Theatre (TV Series)
- Love, Love, Love (1949)
 1947 Donald's Dilemma (Short)
Daisy Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Sleepy Time Donald (Short)
Daisy Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Donald's Double Trouble (Short)
Daisy Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Cured Duck (Short)
Daisy Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Donald's Crime (Short)
Daisy Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Model Wife
Gloria (uncredited)
 1939 Three Sappy People (Short)
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1939 The Sap Takes a Wrap (Short)
Louise Wallace
 1938 A Nag in the Bag (Short)
Hazel - the Carhop (uncredited)
 1938 The Lady Objects
Grace (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Chase's Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 Juvenile Court
Gary's Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Lansford's 1st Secretary
 1938 Daredevil Drivers
Lucy Mack
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared (as "Meta Bauer") on the soap opera "The Guiding Light". See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Tatum

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She was first choice for Dagwood Bumstead's wife when Chic Young's comic-strip couple moved to movies in Blondie (1938). The role eventually went to Penny Singleton (after a quick dye job) for 28 films in a dozen years. See more »

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