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Joan Lorring

Hong Kong-born American actress

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
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Joan Lorring in January 1946.
Born
Mary Magdalene Ellis

(1926-04-17)April 17, 1926
DiedMay 30, 2014(2014-05-30) (aged 88)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesDellie Ellis
OccupationActress
Years active1944–1981
Spouse(s)
Martin Sonenberg
(m. 1956; died 2011)
Children2

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.

Lorring died from natural causes on May 30, 2014 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, aged 88.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Oscar-Nominated Actress Joan Lorring Dies at 88". ABC News. Associated Press. June 1, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014.

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