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Ona Munson (1903–1955)


Dramatic leading and supporting actress in 1930s and 40s Hollywood, her background had encompassed both vaudeville and the Broadway musical stage. See full bio »

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 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Millicent Mills
- Trip to Bermuda (1953) ... Millicent Mills
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Frazier
- Craig's Wife (1952) ... Mrs. Frazier
 1947 The Red House
Mrs. Storm
 1945 Dakota
'Jersey' Thomas
 1945 The Cheaters
Florie Watson
 1943 Idaho
Belle Bonner
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Dr. Ann Montgomery
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
'Mother' Gin Sling
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
Clarabella
 1940 Wagons Westward
Julie O'Conover
 1939 The Big Guy
Mary Whitlock
 1939 Legion of Lost Flyers
Martha Wilson
 1939 Scandal Sheet
Kitty Mulhane
 1938 Dramatic School
Student (uncredited)
 1938 His Exciting Night
Anne Baker
 1931 Five Star Final
Kitty Carmody
 1931 The Hot Heiress
Juliette
 1930 Going Wild
Ruth Howard
 1928 The Head of the Family (uncredited)
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Other Works:

First Lady (1952). Comedy (revival). Written by Katharine Dayton and George S. Kaufman. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Costume Design by Noel Taylor. Directed by David Alexander. City Center: 28 May 1952- unknown (5 performances). Cast: Edna Best (as "Irene Hibbard"), Norman Chi (as "A Chinese"), Hal Cooper (as "Bleecker"), ... See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

Note found next to bed at death, "This is the only way I know to be free again ... Please don't follow me."

Trivia:

Married her third husband, artist and designer Eugene Berman, at the Beverly Hills home of Igor Stravinsky. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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