Rhonda Fleming, femme fatale from Hollywood’s golden age, dies at 97

Brenda Watkins
October 20, 2020

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She was one of the most glamorous actresses of the 1940s and 50s and has been dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor".

Rhonda Fleming was born Marilyn Louis in Hollywood in 1923.

Thus an actress with a career in which she worked on 40 films was leaving among the most outstanding are Remember 1945 While New York sleeps 1956 or Duel of the Titans 1957 and with the great gallants of the time from Burt Lancaster Kirk Douglas and Charlton Heston to Ronald Reagan.

The lovely actress had six marriages, however most of her husbands lost their lives, in addition to being an excellent actress She also became a great philanthropist, helping with the creation of the Ronda Fleming Man resource center for women with cancer at UCLA Medical Center, due to her own sister losing her life to the disease. Wilson modified her title to Rhonda Fleming and he or she was then signed to a contract with David O. Selznick. One of her final roles was in the Don Adams farce "The Nude Bomb" in 1980, and he or she spoofed herself as "Rhoda Flaming" in 1976 comedy "Received Ton Ton, The Canine Who Saved Hollywood" alongside a bevy of different classic performers from Dorothy Lamour to Stepin Fetchit and Rudy Vallee.

She initially ran away before Wilson explained who he was. She made her stage musical debut in Las Vegas in 1957 at the opening of the Tropicana Hotel's showroom.

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Fleming received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, at 6660 Hollywood Blvd.

She was married six times, including to the American businessman Ted Mann, who once owned Hollywood's historic TCL Chinese Theater, which he renamed after himself. She opened the Reflections boutique to help cancer patients with items including wigs and prostheses. (People Assisting the Homeless), where she established two Rhonda Fleming Family Centers.

Fleming was also an ambassador of Childhelp, dedicated to the care and treatment of victims of child abuse, and P.A.T.H.

Although she began her career acting in black and white films, her beauty and sweetness was unsurpassed, however once color appeared on the screens, this beauty was even more impacting everyone who saw her on television. She additionally supported the Rhonda Fleming Mann Useful resource Heart for Ladies with Most cancers at UCLA. She is survived by son Kent, stepchildren Candace, Cindy, Jill and Kevin, granddaughters Kelly and Kimberly, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Donations may be made to: P.A.T.H., 340 N. Madison Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004-3504; Saint John's Hospital and Health Center Foundation, 1328 22nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or Childhelp, 4350 E. Camelback Rd., Ste.

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