Movie icon Rhonda Fleming has died, aged 97.
The actress handed away on Wednesday, October 14 in Santa Monica, California.
Dubbed the “Queen of Technicolor”, the beautiful pink head appeared in over 40 movies, together with the 1948 musical “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” and 1957’s western basic “Gunfight at the O.Okay. Corral”.
Fleming made 4 movies with Ronald Reagan earlier than he turned his again on Hollywood and entered politics, and labored with co-stars like Glenn Ford, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, and administrators like Alfred Hitchcock, whereas her TV credit included roles in “Police Woman” and “The Love Boat”.
Born Marilyn Louis in Hollywood, she attended Beverly Hills High School and landed a cope with film mogul David O. Selznick in her teenagers.
Fleming had a stage profession on Broadway, carried out in Las Vegas and took her one-woman show on tour.
She was additionally a humanitarian and philanthropist, establishing the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Comprehensive Care for Women with Cancer at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Rhonda Fleming Carlson Inspiration Garden at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, in addition to welfare facilities for the homeless.
Fleming married six occasions, together with her husbands together with actor Lang Jeffries and producer Hall Bartlett. Her final husband was theater chain mogul Ted Mann (of Mann’s Chinese Theatre fame), whom she married from 1978 till his demise in January 2001.
She is survived by her son, Kent Lane, through her marriage to physician Thomas Lane, in addition to two granddaughters and 4 great-grandchildren.