Rhonda Fleming (Died) Biography: Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Death Cause

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Who is Rhonda Fleming? Rhonda Fleming Bio/Wiki

Rhonda Fleming was an American actress and singer in movies and television. She was born on August 10, 1923, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She appeared in more than 40 movies, mainly in the 1940s and 1950s, and became recognized as one of her day’s most glamorous actresses, nicknamed the “Queen of  Technicolor” because in that medium she photographed so well.

While attending Beverly Hills High School, from which she graduated in 1941, she started acting as a film actress. She was discovered by Henry Willson, a well-known Hollywood agent, who changed her name to Rhonda Fleming.

Rhonda Fleming

Age

She was 97 years old.

Career

Willson, Fleming’s agent, went to work with David O. Selznick, who placed her under contract. In Old Oklahoma (1943), Since You Went Away (1944) for Selznick, and in When Strangers Marry (1944), she had bit bits.

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In the thriller Spellbound (1945), produced by Selznick and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, she had her first significant role. Fleming said later, “Hitch told me that I was going to play a nymphomaniac.” “I remember rushing home to look it up in the dictionary and being quite shocked.” The film was a success and Selznick offered her another successful part in Robert Siodmak’s thriller The Spiral Staircase (1946). The film was a success.

With Paramount, Fleming signed a three-picture contract. In a Western, The Last Outpost (1951), Pine-Thomas used her as Ronald Reagan’s leading lady, John Payne’s leading lady in the adventure movie Crosswinds (1951), and Reagan again in Hong Kong (1951).

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Rhonda Fleming

Fleming branched out into other companies in the 1960s and started appearing on stage and in Las Vegas on a regular basis.

As Edith von Secondburg in the comedy, The Nude Bomb (1980) starring Don Adams, one of her last film roles was in a bit-part. Waiting for the Wind (1990), she appeared as well. On The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Fleming has a star. A Golden Palm Star was dedicated to her in 2007 on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

Husband And Children

Fleming has been married 6 times: Thomas Wade Lane (1940-1942, divorced), interior decorator, one son. Dr. Lewis V. Morrill, Physician of Hollywood (11 July 1952-1954; divorced). (April 3, 1960 – January 11, 1962; divorced) Lang Jeffries, actor, (March 27, 1966-1972, divorced) Hall Bartlett, producer (March 11, 1977, to January 15, 2001; his death) Ted Mann, producer, Darol Wayne Carlson (2003; his death, October 31, 2017)

Rhonda also had two granddaughters (Kimberly and Kelly), four great-grandchildren (Wagner, Page, Lane, and Cole), and two great-grandchildren through her son, Kent Lane (b. 1941).

During the 1952 presidential election, she was a Presbyterian and a Republican who backed Dwight Eisenhower.

Death Cause

Rhonda Fleming died at the age of 97 at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California, on October 14, 2020.

 

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