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Joan Blondell (Rose Joan Blondell) was born on 30 August, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Joan Blondell's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Joan Blondell networth?

Popular As Rose Joan Blondell
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 30 August 1906
Birthday 30 August
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 25 December, 1979
Died Place Santa Monica, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Joan Blondell Height, Weight & Measurements

At 73 years old, Joan Blondell height is 5' 2" (1.57 m) .

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Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Who Is Joan Blondell's Husband?

Her husband is Mike Todd (4 July 1947 - 8 June 1950) ( divorced), Dick Powell (19 September 1936 - 14 July 1944) ( divorced) ( 1 child), George Barnes (4 January 1933 - 4 September 1936) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Husband Mike Todd (4 July 1947 - 8 June 1950) ( divorced), Dick Powell (19 September 1936 - 14 July 1944) ( divorced) ( 1 child), George Barnes (4 January 1933 - 4 September 1936) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Joan Blondell Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Joan Blondell worth at the age of 73 years old? Joan Blondell’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Joan Blondell's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Sinners' Holiday (1930)$250 /week (three-week shoot)

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In December 2019, she was honored as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month.


Is portrayed by Kathy Bates in Feud: Bette and Joan (2017).


Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" by Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).


Her daughter Ellen Powell had a long battle with cocaine that she overcame in 1984.


On the British sitcom Dad's Army (1968), Private Pike has a crush on her and has dozens of pictures of her on his bedroom walls.


Her role in the drama The Cincinnati Kid (1965) was well received, but most of her remaining films would be comedies such as Waterhole #3 (1967) and Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971).


She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.


Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as best supporting or featured actress (dramatic) for "The Rope Dancers".


" In 1957, Joan would again appear on the screen as a drunk in Lizzie (1957) and as mature companion to Jayne Mansfield in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).

While she would appear in a number of television shows during the 50s and 60s, she had the regular role of Winifred on The Real McCoys - The Lost Episode (1957) during the 1963 season.


By the 50s, Joan would garner an Academy Award nomination for The Blue Veil (1951), but her biggest career successes would be on the stage, including a musical version of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.


Felt that her best performance was as Aunt Sissy in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945).


According to the July 24, 1944, issue of Time magazine, Blondell divorced Dick Powell on the grounds of cruelty alleging that "when she objected to the incessant coming and going of guests, Powell crooned: 'If you don't like it, you can get the hell out.'".


Three of her better roles were in Topper Returns (1941), Cry 'Havoc' (1943), and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945).


By 1939, Joan had left Warner Brothers to become an independent actress, but by then, the blonde role was being defined by actresses like Veronica Lake. Her work slowed greatly as she went into straight comedy or dramatic roles.


Mother of Norman S. Powell from her marriage to George Barnes. He was adopted by Dick Powell in February 1938. Mother of Ellen Powell from her marriage to Dick Powell.


Became pregnant by 1st husband George Barnes out of wedlock in the summer of 1932 and then again in the summer of 1933. On both occasions she had abortions.


She would be teamed with Cagney again in The Public Enemy (1931) and Blonde Crazy (1931) among others.


In The Office Wife (1930), she stole the scene when she was dressing for work. While Warner Brothers made Cagney a star, Joan never rose to that level. In gangster movies or musicals, her performances were good enough for second leads, but not first lead.

In the 1930s, she made a career playing gold-diggers and happy-go-lucky girlfriends. She would be paired with Dick Powell in ten musicals during these years, and they were married for ten years.


With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a stock company when she was 17. She made her New York debut with the Ziegfeld Follies and appeared in several Broadway productions. She was starring with James Cagney on Broadway in "Penny Arcade" (1929) when Warner Brothers decided to film the play as Sinners' Holiday (1930). Both Cagney and Joan were given the leads, and the film was a success.


In 1927, while closing the library she worked at, she was raped by a police officer. He told her he would kill her if she told anyone. She kept her silence for decades, until finally telling her grown daughter. She went public with this in her memoirs.


Daughter of Edward (1865-1943), born in the state of Indiana, and Katherine (née Cain) Blondell (1884-1952), born in the state of New York.