Born June 18, 1903 in Philadelphia, PA. Died on January 14, 1965, in Houston, TX.
She was known by the nickname "The Iron Butterfly" for her no-nonsense approach to filmmaking and contract negotiations with film companies.
MacDonald made four films with Maurice Chevalier, and three with Nelson Eddy, the latter team-ups probably her most famous film musicals.
She worked in film, toured as a singer, appeared in operas, and on radio and television. Her recording efforts yielded three gold records.
Her death in 1965 was exacerbated by heart trouble, abdominal adhesions and a brain tumor.
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- The Stand In - 1937 - Leslie Howard, Bogart and Blondell
- The Black Book - 1949 - Robert Cummings and Arlene Dahl
- Who Done It? - 1942
- Cat-Women of the Moon - 1953
- The Viking Queen - 1967
- Little Miss Marker - 1934
- Get Out - 2017
- Man's Favorite Sport
- Braveheart 1995
- Bringing Up Baby - 1938
- The Comedy of Terrors - 1963
- Day of Anger - 1967
- Central Park - 1932 - Joan Blondell has trouble on her hands when she gets suckered into helping a gangster to rob a charity event. Though this film stars Joan and Wallace Ford, it also features the American Great Depression which is the background for the hunger and desperation that flavors the film.
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