Joan Bennett – A Pictorial

 

“I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much.” ~ Joan Bennett

 

Joan Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990)

Joan Bennett
(February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990)

 

“I feel positively like a Beatle.” ~ Joan Bennett in response to the attention she was getting with the success of the cult series Dark Shadows (1966).

 

Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

 

“After ‘Trade Winds’ was released, I was greeted as Miss Lamarr in dimly lit restaurants. Personally, I liked the idea of escaping from all that bland, blonde innocence and thought the whole thing was very funny, but I don’t think Hedy found the comparisons very amusing.” ~ Joan Bennett

 

Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

 

“Whenever trouble arose in Hollywood, the first cry for legal help was, ‘Get Giesler!’.” ~ Joan Bennett on Hollywood attorney Jerry Giesler

 

Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

 

“That beautiful sister of mine was an overwhelming and volatile mixture. One had the feeling that she’d been shot from a canon and showered her sparks over an incredulous world with no thought or care where they fell, a carbon copy of father. She was like some silvery comet who streaked through life with daring speed, the wellspring of which was an inner confidence that I deeply admired. At times, particularly in childhood, I was intimidated by her but she dictated from an aura of affection for me that was never threatening.” ~ Joan Bennett

 

Joan Bennett with sister Constance attend a party for producer Walter Wanger (May 1936)

Joan Bennett with sister Constance attend a
party for producer Walter Wanger (May 1936)

 

“My film career faded. A man can go on playing certain roles till he`s sixty. But not a woman… The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.” ~ Joan Bennett in a 1984 interview.

 

Joan Bennett with her Cocker Spaniel Bessie (1938)

Joan Bennett with her Cocker Spaniel Bessie (1938)

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  1. […] Joan 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. Joan Bennett 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) and for playing the role of Ellie Banks, wife of Spencer Tracy and mother of Elizabeth Taylor, in both “Father of the Bride” (1950) and “Father’s Little Dividend” (1951). Joan Bennett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in Motion Pictures, at 6310 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood. […]

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