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Isabel Jewell

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Biography

Shoshoni, Wyoming, USA
Isabel Jewell, like other actresses in Hollywood in the 1930s, suffered from chronic typecasting. The diminutive, platinum-haired daughter of a doctor and medical researcher seemed to be forever playing hard-boiled, tough-talking broads: gangster's molls, dumb blondes, prostitutes and, of course, poor "white trash" Emmy Slattery in Gone with the Wind (1939). While stardom eluded her for the most part, she nonetheless remained a busy supporting actress with an impressive array of A-budget films to her credit. Signed as an MGM contract player, she reputedly earned up to $3,000 a week -- a small fortune at the time. Isabel was educated at St. Read more...

Actor

Character: Plunkett's Stenographer

Design for Living 1933

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Character: A Girl Friend

Bombshell 1933

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Character: Emily 'Em' Brannan

Small Town Girl 1936

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Character: Lou Clarke

Ceiling Zero 1936

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Character: Emmy Slattery

Gone with the Wind 1939

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Character: Jane

Irene 1940

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Character: Gertie, Truck Stop Waitress

Oh Johnny, How You Can Love 1940

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Character: Esther Harrington

Scatterbrain 1940

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Character: Mary Phoebus

The Falcon and the Co-eds 1943

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Character: Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl

The Merry Monahans 1944

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Character: Laury Palmer

Born to Kill 1947

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Character: Mrs. McDuff

Bernardine 1957

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