Madeline Ellis (April 17, 1926 – May 30, 2014), better known by her stage name Joan Lorring, was an American actress. Her career lasted from 1944 until 1981. Her best known role was as Bessie Watty in the movie The Corn Is Green (1945), starring alongside Bette Davis. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role.
Joan Lorring in January 1946.
Mary Magdalene Ellis
April 17, 1926
|Died||May 30, 2014 (aged 88)|
|Other names||Dellie Ellis|
(m. 1956; died 2011)
Lorring was born Mary Magdalene Ellis in Hong Kong. She was raised there by her mother until 1939 following the Japanese invasion. They later settled in San Francisco, California. She used the name "Dellie" when she worked on radio.
Lorring was married to Martin Sonenberg, an endocrinologist from New York from 1956 until his death in June 2011. The couple had two daughters, Andrea and Santha.