This page will contain images about Ona Munson, as they become available.

Ona Munson

ONA MUNSON (American actress, b. 1903, d. 1955) Ona Munson was an improbable choice to play the whiskey-voiced prostitute with a heart of gold, Belle Watling, in "Gone With the Wind." Born Ona Wolcott in Portland, Oregon in 1903, she first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of "No, No, Nanette." She had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930’s in New York. She introduced the song "You're the Cream In My Coffee," to New York audiences. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York.


This page about Ona Munson includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Ona Munson
News stories about Ona Munson
External links for Ona Munson
Videos for Ona Munson
Wikis about Ona Munson
Discussion Groups about Ona Munson
Blogs about Ona Munson
Images of Ona Munson

She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York. Besides a strong domestic reputation gained through a widely varied list of roles in theater and television drama, film director Aki Kaurismäki's films have brought Kati Outinen international attention and even adulation, particularly in Germany and France. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. Her breakthrough role was as a tough girl in the generational classic youth film Täältä tullaan elämä by Matti Kassila. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Having studied under Jouko Turkka during his "reign" of drama studies in Finland, she nevertheless has never been associated with the "turkkalaisuus" school of acting methodology. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt. Kati Outinen (born August 17, 1961) is a Finnish actress who has often played leading female roles in Aki Kaurismäki's films.

The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build.

She introduced the song "You're the Cream In My Coffee," to New York audiences. 1955) Ona Munson was an improbable choice to play the whiskey-voiced prostitute with a heart of gold, Belle Watling, in "Gone With the Wind." Born Ona Wolcott in Portland, Oregon in 1903, she first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of "No, No, Nanette." She had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930’s in New York. 1903, d. ONA MUNSON (American actress, b.

04-21-15 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Google+ Directory