Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

  • Born on
    • February 27th, 1910
  • Died on
    • December 7th, 1990
Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies well into the sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir femme fatale roles in director Fritz Lang's movies such as The Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945). Bennett had three distinct phases to her long and successful career, first as a winsome blonde ingenue, then as a sensuous brunette femme fatale (with looks that movie magazines often compared to those of Hedy Lamarr), and finally as a warmhearted wife/mother figure. In 1951, Bennett's screen career was marred by scandal after her third husband, film producer Walter Wanger, shot and injured her agent Jennings Lang. Wanger suspected that Lang and Bennett were having an affair, a charge which she adamantly denied. In the 1960s, she achieved success for her portrayal of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard on TV's Dark Shadows, for which she received an Emmy nomination. For her final movie role, as Madame Blanc in Suspiria (1977), she received a Saturn Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Bennett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (31 Credits)

1988The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1977Suspiria as Madame Blanc
1970House of Dark Shadows as Elizabeth Stoddard Collins
1966Dark Shadows as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
1955There's Always Tomorrow as Marion Groves
1955We're No Angels as Amelie Ducotel
1954Highway Dragnet as Mrs. Cummings
1951Father's Little Dividend as Ellie Banks
1950Father of the Bride as Ellie Banks
1949The Reckless Moment as Lucia Harper
1948Hollow Triumph as Evelyn Hahn
1947Secret Beyond the Door... as Celia Lamphere
1947The Woman on the Beach as Peggy Butler
1947The Macomber Affair as Margaret Macomber
1945Scarlet Street as Katharine 'Kitty' March
1944The Woman in the Window as Alice Reed
1941Man Hunt as Jerry Stokes
1940The Man I Married as Carol Hoffman
1940The House Across the Bay as Brenda Bentley
1940The Son of Monte Cristo as Grand Duchess Zona of Lichtenburg
1939The Man in the Iron Mask as Princess Maria Theresa
1938I Met My Love Again as Julie Weir
1938Trade Winds as Kay Kerrigan
1936Wedding Present as Monica 'Rusty' Fleming
1936Big Brown Eyes as Eve Fallon
1935Mississippi as Lucy
1933Little Women as Amy
1932Me and My Gal as Helen Riley
1929Disraeli as Lady Clarissa Pevensey
1929Bulldog Drummond as Phyllis
1928The Divine Lady as Extra (uncredited)


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