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Rhonda Fleming

Actress

Born - 10 August 1923, Hollywood, California, USA
Died - 14 October 2020

Auburn-haired, green-eyed actress, born Marilyn Louis and spotted by a prominent Hollywood agent who insisted on changing her name, as he had with Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter and others. After a few walk-on roles, she quickly moved up the cast list and reached top stardom as Bing Crosby's leading lady in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in the late 1940s, a period when she was at her loveliest. She soon became known as the Queen of Technicolor in a series of self-reliant if slightly too aware performances in largely exotic fare. Many films included War of the Wildcats (1943), The Spiral Staircase (1945), Abilene Town (1945), Adventure Island (1947), Build My Gallows High/Out of the Past (1947), The Great Lover (1949), The Eagle and the Hawk (1950), The Redhead and the Cowboy (1950), Hong Kong (1951), The Golden Hawk (1952), Inferno (1953), Serpent of the Nile (1953), Yankee Pasha (1954), Tennessee's Partner (1955), Odongo (1956), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1956), Gun Glory (1957), Bullwhip (1958), Alias Jesse James (1959), The Revolt of the Slaves (1960) and Sugarloaf Mountain (1964). Much later, she did a few guest and cameo appearances including Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975, as Rhoda Flaming!) and The Nude Bomb (1980), her last. Her six husbands included (third) actor Lang Jeffries, and (fourth) filmmaker Hall Bartlett. Her last two spouses pre-deceased her. In later years, she became a prodigious worker for cancer treatments and charities.