Loading...

Joan Blondell (Rose Joan Blondell)

Photos with Joan Blondell

Search on Amazon

Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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). Read more...

Actor

Character: Ruth's Pal

Broadway's Like That 1930

2
Character: Myrtle Nichols

The Reckless Hour 1931

1
4
1
Character: Helen 'Duckie' Childers

Illicit 1931

3
Character: Angie Wickerstaff

Millie 1931

2
Character: Vida Fleet

Big City Blues 1932

10
5
Character: 'Flips' Montague

Make Me a Star 1932

4
Character: Maizie Dickson

The Famous Ferguson Case 1932

1
5
11
Character: Nancy Lorraine

Convention City 1933

17
Character: Blondie Johnson

Blondie Johnson 1933

2
Character: Mabel

Dames 1934

9
Character: Marie Lawson

I've Got Your Number 1934

1
Character: Vicki

Smarty 1934

2
Character: Rosie Sturges

Kansas City Princess 1934

11
Character: Norma Perry

Gold Diggers of 1937 1936

9
Character: Miss Dorothy Ellis

The King and the Chorus Girl 1937

3
Character: Lester Plum

Stand-In 1937

4
Character: Mona Carter

The Perfect Specimen 1937

1
4
Character: Helen Melohn

Adventure 1945

1
Character: Zeena Krumbein

Nightmare Alley 1947

2
Character: Peg Costello

Desk Set 1957

4
Character: Crystal St. Clair

This Could Be the Night 1957

14
Character: Aunt Morgan James

Lizzie 1957

2
Character: Easy Jenny

Advance to the Rear 1964

12
1
Character: Glenda Callahan

Stay Away, Joe 1968

5
Character: Vi

Grease 1978

91
Character: Mrs. Melvin Freebie

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963

0
Character: Emily Komack

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

0
Character: Dolly Kenyon

The Champ 1979

0
Character: Hannah 'Lucy' Wagnall

The Untouchables 1959

0
Character: Annie Rawlins

The Blue Veil 1951

1
Character: Mrs. Fingers Stilletto

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

0
Character: Aunt Win

The Real McCoys 1957

0
Character: Candy Sturdevant

Burke's Law 1963

0
Character: Ernistine White

McCloud 1970

0
0
Character: Dolly Marlowe

Dr. Kildare 1961

1
0
0
Character: Sarah Goode

Opening Night 1977

0
Character: Helene Terry

The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1960

0
Character: Madame Mimi

The Snoop Sisters 1972

0