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Date of Birth 20 January 1918Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 29 August 2014Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameRosella Townsend
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rosella Townsend is the second of three daughters of Frank and Viola Townsend, and lived in her birth town of Youngstown, Ohio until the late 1920s, when her family moved to Los Angeles. By the time she reached her teens she had blossomed into a beautiful young women and was asked by a friend to join in a dress show for a department store in her hometown (a dress show that would happen to have Mr. and Mrs. Jack Warner in its audience). Brought to Hollywood at age 19 she made her film debut in 1937 in a string of uncredited film roles but gained speaking parts in 1938. She starred alongside such names as Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, George Brent, Lee Bowman, and Margaret Lindsay. With the coming of World War II she found herself getting less work in films and left films after marrying screenwriter Harry Kronman in 1942 in Los Angeles. They had two sons, Anthony and Michael.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Harry Kronman (8 January 1942 - 10 June 1979) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

She was a resident of The Whitney Center Nursing Home in Hamden, CT. She passed in 2014.
She has two children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Hamden, CT: Retirement home [March 2012]

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