Friday, May 20, 2016

#24 Rhonda Fleming *

* - author has her autograph

A ravishing redhead (with green eyes!), Rhonda Fleming was known as the Queen of Technicolor. In addition to her 68 movie and TV credits, she was also a singer. Upon retiring, she appears to have devoted herself to philanthropy (which, I’m afraid, doesn’t sound very B movie babe to me at all).

Real Name:  Marilyn Louis

Embarrassing Movies
  • Those Redheads from Seattle
  • Queen of Babylon
  • The Killer Is Loose
  • The Nude Bomb
  • Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood

Embarrassing Taglines
  • When the West was a Shameless Young Hussy!
  • No story...No drama...No performance THIS powerful has ever been seen!
  • Like a blast from the sky...a DRAMATIC THUNDERBOLT that builds to a crashing climax!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Princess Kashmir
  • Vera Royale
  • Alisande Le Carteloise
  • Edith Von Secondburg
  • Izora
  • Nyta
  • Purity

Number of Marriages:  6 (!!!)

Shortest Marriage:  2 years

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Tyrone Power
  • Bing Crosby
  • Prince Aly Khan
  • JFK
  • Ronald Reagan

Interesting Tidbit
  • Discovered at Beverly Hills High School
  • Actually quite a talented actress, she worked with Alfred Hitchock, Fritz Lang, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Rock Hudson
  • Was in four films with Ronald Reagan
  • Did her own stunts
  • Was in a gospel singing group, the Four Girls, with Jane Russell
  • Cut an LP, Rhonda
  • Is a huge philanthropist and has a clinic named after her at the UCLA Medical Center

Where can I learn more?

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