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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1300 on: October 17, 2020, 02:04:23 PM »
Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

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Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 97.

Fleming’s assistant Carla Sapon told The New York Times that Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/10/17/rhonda-fleming-film-star-40-s-and-50-s-dies-97/3693208001/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhonda_Fleming

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1301 on: October 17, 2020, 02:12:15 PM »



Rhonda Fleming, the red-haired, green-eyed beauty who lit up the screen in such films as Spellbound, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, has died. She was 97.

Fleming, who also sparkled in Out of the Past (1947), the first of her many appearances in fabulous film noirs, died Wednesday, her secretary Carla Sapon announced.

Not too far removed from attending Beverly Hills High School, Fleming appeared as a nymphomaniac in a mental institution in Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound (1945), then followed up by playing George Brent's assistant, among those who reside in a creepy mansion, in Robert Siodmak's dark suspense thriller The Spiral Staircase (1945).  ...

Legend has it that a cinematographer, as an exercise, once tried to shoot her in a way that would make her look bad. No matter the angle or technique, he concluded, Fleming always came out picture-perfect.

Fleming was married to theater chain mogul Ted Mann (of Mann's Chinese Theatre fame) from 1978 until his death in January 2001, and together they were a philanthropic force in Southern California. ...

In 1991, she and Mann established the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Comprehensive Care at UCLA Medical Center, providing gynecologic and obstetric care to women, and they funded a resource center for women with cancer three years later. The couple also set up the Rhonda Fleming Mann Research Fellowship at the City of Hope.

"I'm not out to push me anymore," she told the Los Angeles Times in 1994. "These centers are in existence because, even though we had the best medical care, we had no psychological support. No one to turn to for the spiritual [support]. No environment that was pleasant to be in while she suffered so. There wasn't even a curtain in the examining room to hide personal things like your wig, or a prosthesis." ... The Hollywood Reporter
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1302 on: October 17, 2020, 02:43:15 PM »
Thanks @mountaineer   A much better obituary.


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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1303 on: October 17, 2020, 05:46:25 PM »
I was just hoping to find a photo.  :laugh:
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1304 on: October 18, 2020, 08:06:41 AM »
RIP Ms. Fleming
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1305 on: October 18, 2020, 09:23:41 AM »
I was just hoping to find a photo.  :laugh:

That reminds me. Maybe I should post a pic of myself. If I die I might not get the chance to later.

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #1306 on: October 18, 2020, 01:04:16 PM »
I was just hoping to find a photo.  :laugh:

Well, I'm glad you did.  I don't know how many people on this site know or knew who she was.  Miss Fleming was a very striking woman.  Did a lot of good work as an actress and in her later years in her charitable endeavors.

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