Monday, July 20, 2009

Notable Passings

...Brenda Joyce, best known as Jane in TARZAN movies released between 1945 and 1949, has passed away at the age of 92. Click the title of this post for her obituary.

Joyce also appeared in THE RAINS CAME (1939) and LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1940). After a decade of film acting she retired from the screen in 1949.

...Beverly Roberts, who appeared with Humphrey Bogart in TWO AGAINST THE WORLD (1936), has passed away at the age of 95.

Roberts made roughly 20 films released between 1936 and 1939, then left the screen, after which she toured as a singer with the Dorsey Brothers.

...Singer Dee Dee Bellson, daughter of Louie Bellson and Pearl Bailey, passed away due to a heart attack at the early age of 48 or 49.

Her father's death was noted here just last February.

...Robert Cushman, the photograph curator at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, has died at the age of 62.

Cushman served as the photo curator for 37 years.


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