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Joan Lorring


Born - 17 April 1926, Hong Kong (now China)
Died - 30 May 2014

Serious-looking, intense, dark-haired actress who had only a brief star career despite an Oscar nomination in her third film. Born Mary Magdalene 'Dellie' Ellis, she fled Hong Kong in the face of the impending Japanese invasion and landed in California, where she obtained radio and stage work before making her film debut in Song of Russia (1944). In between having two daughters, she continued in lead and semi-lead roles for a further eight years: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944), The Corn is Green (1945), The Verdict (1946), Three Strangers (1946), The Gangster (1947), Good Sam (1948), The Big Night (1951) and Stranger on the Prowl (1952). Much later, she appeared in The Midnight Man (1974). She died from natural causes.