Ona Munson (1903–1955)


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Ona Munson was born Owena Elizabeth Wolcott on June 16, 1903 in Portland, Oregon. She took singing and dancing lessons when she was a child. At the age of fourteen, Ona moved to New York City with her mother. She began her career performing in vaudeville. In 1919 she made her Broadway debut in George White's Scandals. She appeared in several hit ... See full bio »

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Gone with the Wind Belle Watling
(1939)
Broadminded Constance Palmer
(1931)
The Shanghai Gesture 'Mother' Gin Sling
(1941)
Five Star Final Kitty Carmody
(1931)

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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
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
Julie Mirbeau
 1940 Wagons Westward
Julie O'Conover
 1939 The Big Guy
Mary Whitlock
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Belle Watling
 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 Broadminded
Constance Palmer
 1931 The Hot Heiress
Juliette
 1930 Going Wild
Ruth Howard
 1928 The Head of the Family (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Manhattan Mary (1927). Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Book by William K. Wells and George White. Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. Music orchestrated by Maurice De Packh. Musical Director: William Daly. Costume Design by Max Weldy. Scenic Design by William Oden Waller. Additional Costumes by Schneider-Anderson ... 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:

Ona Munson's name is often confused with that of the actress Osa Massen. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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