Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Joan Blondell

Who? Joan Blondell (1906 - 1979) was an Oscar-nominated American actress who appeared in more than 100 movie and television productions. This photo is from a session of actors and their pets. In her fifty year career, Joan Blondell juggled a dual career while acting, dancing and singing; she had a very successful stage career with many appearance on Broadway. Her early acting demeanor was "brassy, wisecracking and happy go lucky," but after leaving Warner Brothers and becoming an independent actress, her roles changed to straight comedy and dramatic. She was born Rose Joan in New York City to Vaudeville players, Eddie and Kathryn Blondell. In early infancy, she slept in a trunk as her parents known as "Blondell and Company" travelled around the world performing in the US, Europe, and the far East. She is the older sister of actress Gloria Blondell, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures.
Unfortunately we don't know the names of Joan's smooth black and tan Dachshunds, but if anyone has any more information, by all means leave a comment or send it in!  Find out more about Joan Blondell at wikipedia.

Joan Blondell, Dachshund Lover.
Video:  basilnelson


Tamara said...

Very cool Carson! I enjoy seeing Dachshunds in history.

Anonymous said...

I love the Dachshund in history too.

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