Friday, January 11, 2019


Who died this date in 1981, an American actress of stage, film and television.  She began her acting career as a young child in theater and, after establishing herself as a stage actress, reprised her role in Street Scene for the 1931 film version. She played supporting roles in several films during the 1930s, and was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She played the mother of James Stewart in the four films Of Human Hearts, Vivacious Lady, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (click on the photo, Bondi is on the right).  READ MORE HERE 

Your editor loved Bondi in It's a Wonderful Life and in the 1940 production of Our Town with Croton's Fay Bainter; more here.

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