Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Joan Bennett- sang in films with her own voice, she was never dubbed.
Besides acting on the stage, Bennett performed in more than 70 films from silent movies into the sound era. She is best known for her film noir femme fatale performance in, The Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945). My favorite Joan Bennett performances are: Amy March in Little Women (1933) with Katharine Hepburn. Father of the Bride(1950)with Elizabeth Taylor.
In the 1960s, she performed as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard on TV's Dark Shadows, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She was one of only three cast members who appeared on "Dark Shadows" (1966) from the beginning to the end. She performed on the first episode, June 27, 1966, as well as its last, April 2, 1971. For her final movie role, as Madame Blanc in Suspiria (1977), she received a Saturn Award nomination.
Pictured below sisters, Joan and Constance Bennett.