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December 9, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Joan Bennett, whose 50-year career included more than 75 film roles ranging from sweet, young blondes to sinister and vampy schemers, has died at her home in Scarsdale, N.Y. She was 80. Bennett's daughter, Shelley Wanger, said the actress died of a heart attack while having dinner. She was declared dead on arrival at White Plains Hospital Friday evening. A star of film, stage and television, her acting career began in 1928 and spanned some of Hollywood's most glamorous years.
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February 8, 2007
Having been an admirer of W.C. Fields since childhood, I naturally loved "A Proboscis Worth Preserving" [Jan. 18]. Ironically, my favorite Fields film of all time is one rarely mentioned, "Mississippi" (1935). He upstaged Bing Crosby and Joan Bennett! Fields, like Charlie Chaplin, his only serious rival, hated Christmas Day. Is it not fascinating that Fields died on that day? EDDIE CRESS Sylmar
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February 8, 2007
Having been an admirer of W.C. Fields since childhood, I naturally loved "A Proboscis Worth Preserving" [Jan. 18]. Ironically, my favorite Fields film of all time is one rarely mentioned, "Mississippi" (1935). He upstaged Bing Crosby and Joan Bennett! Fields, like Charlie Chaplin, his only serious rival, hated Christmas Day. Is it not fascinating that Fields died on that day? EDDIE CRESS Sylmar
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December 9, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Joan Bennett, whose 50-year career included more than 75 film roles ranging from sweet, young blondes to sinister and vampy schemers, has died at her home in Scarsdale, N.Y. She was 80. Bennett's daughter, Shelley Wanger, said the actress died of a heart attack while having dinner. She was declared dead on arrival at White Plains Hospital Friday evening. A star of film, stage and television, her acting career began in 1928 and spanned some of Hollywood's most glamorous years.
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March 10, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Frances Dee, an actress of the 1930s and 1940s whose 57-year marriage to the late actor Joel McCrea was one of Hollywood's most durable, has died. She was 94. Dee died Saturday in Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn. She had been visiting her son, Peter McCrea, in Westport, Conn. He said Monday that she suffered a stroke, fell and broke her leg and died of pneumonia. Paramount producer A.C.
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August 8, 2011
Barnabas Collins Jonathan Frid became a '60s sex symbol as the tortured, reluctant vampire. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Film star Joan Bennett made her daytime drama debut as the wealthy Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Angelique Bouchard Lara Parker played the vengeful witch who had turned Barnabas into a vampire.
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November 6, 1992
George T. Clemens, 90, a film and television cinematographer whose filming of the old "Twilight Zone" series brought him an Emmy in the 1960-61 season and three additional nominations for TV's highest award. Clemens came to films in 1923 and worked with such motion picture stars as Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett, John Wayne, Grace Kelly and Mae West.
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September 20, 1989
Author Berry Fleming, 90, noted for his 1945 novel about a newspaper columnist fighting political corruption in a small Georgia town. Fleming produced 20 novels, but his most famous was "Colonel Effingham's Raid." The novel satirized a Southern town's struggles with a corrupt political party during the 1930s and 1940s. It was made into a movie starring Charles Coburn and Joan Bennett. Fleming was born in Augusta, Ga.
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November 29, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society will hold a turn-of-the-century holiday tea fund-raiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Howe-Waffle House. The 1889 Queen Anne Victorian, home of Dr. Willela Howe-Waffle, Orange County's first female physician, will be decorated with vintage ornaments and antiques. Watercolorist Joan Chassey Bennett's paintings of local vintage homes will be exhibited.
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October 4, 1987 | Irv Letofsky \f7
Mike Hawks has been accumulating movie memorabilia since the late '60s. He supported his "habit" by working at the poster counters at Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee in the Valley and more lately at Larry Edmund's Book Store on Hollywood Boulevard. His personal collection is rumored around the collecting community to be stunning. Now there's proof: Pomegranate Press is coming out with a coffee-table book, "Lobby Cards: The Classic Films" ($45 for a portfolio edition, $29.
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October 23, 1993 | From Associated Press
Lois Kibbee, a veteran actress best known for her work in the soap operas "The Edge of Night" and "One Life to Live," has died of a brain tumor. She was 71. The actress and writer, who also worked in Hollywood films, Broadway theater and radio shows, died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Miss Kibbee joined "The Edge of Night" in 1970 and played matriarch Geraldine Whitney Saxon intermittently until the show went off the air in 1984.
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