/ Lady Joan
(as Frances Dean)
Made stage debut in London in "Potash and Perlmutter," which ran eight weeks at the Caiety Theatre.
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[In a 1986 interview] One day I told Bela Lugosi that his daughter had come to call for him, and he said, 'She is my wife.' I wanted to sink through the floor for being so tactless! It might have hurt him, but I wouldn't have done that for the world because he was such a charming man, very soft and very congenial... Lugosi, Frankie Lawton and I all had birthdays on that set in October.
Dark-haired American-born actress who went to finishing school in Arundel, England. After dancing in London nightclubs, she spent her apprenticeship on stage (e.g., "The Little Earthquake" in 1933, as a cockney maid) and in minor British films. She made her Hollywood debut in Bolero
(1934) and was thereafter typecast as damsels in distress opposite horror stars Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and ...