'Queen of Technicolor' Rhonda Fleming Passed Away at 97

Oct 18 2020 05:55 PM
'Queen of Technicolor' Rhonda Fleming Passed Away at 97

One of the most successful stars of the 1940 and ’50s, Hollywood actor Rhonda Fleming passed away at 97.  According to the reoport of Metro.co.uk, Known as the Queen of Technicolour the actress, who starred in numerous hits of the 1940s and 1950s, died on Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, confirmed her secretary. The cause of death was not given. She is survived by son Kent, stepchildren Candace, Cindy, Jill and Kevin, granddaughters Kelly and Kimberly, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.


At 16, Fleming was discovered by Hollywood agent Henry Willson, who introduced her to "Gone With The Wind" producer David O Selznick.  Talking about her metting , The late actress recalled in an interview: "Suddenly these men from Mr. Selznick's office came in and they sat across the way and just kept staring. I said, 'What are they looking at, Henry?' He said, 'Just keep eating'. All of a sudden one of the men came up to Henry and whispered in his ear. He said, 'Never mind the screen test, we're going to sign her'."Her last feature film role was in the spy comedy "The Nude Bomb", which released in 1980. Her final appearance was in the 1990 short film, "Waiting For The Wind".


Fleming starred in more than 40 films including Spellbound (1945), Out Of The Past (1947), A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court(1949) and Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (1957). Apart from acting, she also had singing skills in the musical "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court".

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