New York City, New York, USA
Place of Death
Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA
Cause of Death
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The Affairs of Cellini
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Independent, outspoken Constance Bennett, the first of the Bennett sisters to enter films, appeared in New York-produced silents before a chance meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in Cytherea (1924). She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to Philip Plant in 1925; after they divorced, she achieved stardom in talkies from 1929. The hit Common Clay (1930) launched her in a series of loose lady and unwed mother roles, but she really excelled in such sophisticated comedies as The Affairs of Cellini (1934), Ladies in Love (1936), Topper (1937) and Merrily We Live (1938). Her classy blonde looks, husky voice and unerring fashion sense gave her a distinctive style. In the 1940s she made fewer films, working in radio and theatre; shrewd in business, she invested wisely and started businesses marketing women`s wear and cosmetics. Loving conflict, she feuded with the press and enjoyed lawsuits. Her last marriage, to a U.S. Air Force colonel, was happy and gave her a key role coordinating shows flown to Europe for occupying troops (1946-48) and the Berlin Airlift (1948-49), winning her military honors. Still young-looking, she died suddenly at age 60 shortly after completing the last of her 57 films.
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Miss Shandor`s school, Mrs. Merrill`s school, Mme. Balsan`s Finishing School, Paris
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Constance Campbell Bennett
Richard Bennett (Screen, stage and vaudeville actor)
Adrienne Morrison (actress)
Barbara Bennett (mother of Morton Downey Jr), Joan Bennett (actress)
Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Clifton Webb, Virginia Fox
Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 – July 24, 1965) was an American film actress and a major Hollywood star during the 1920s and 1930s. During the early 1930s, she was for a time the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, and one of the most popular. Bennett frequently played society women, focusing on melodramas in the early 1930s and then taking more comedic roles in the late 1930s and 1940s. She is best known today for her leading roles in Topper (1937), in which she co-starred with Cary Grant; its sequel Topper Takes a Trip (1938); and What Price Hollywood? (1932), the inspiration for the 1937 film A Star is Born and its subsequent remakes. Bennett also had a prominent supporting role in Greta Garbo's last film, Two-Faced Woman (1941).
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