Lorring in 1946.
|Born||Mary Magdalene Ellis
April 17, 1926
Hong Kong, China
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Martin Sonenberg (?-2011) (his death) 2 children|
Joan Lorring (born April 17, 1926) is a Hong Kong-born American actress.
Lorring, born Mary Magdalene Ellis, fled Hong Kong in 1939 with her mother following the Japanese invasion. The two of them settled in San Francisco, California, where young "Dellie" began working in radio.
Her first film role (by which time the studio had changed her name to "Joan Lorring") was in Song of Russia in 1944. She made The Bridge of San Luis Rey in the same year, and, in 1945, appeared opposite Bette Davis in The Corn Is Green as Bessie Watty. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role.
In 1950, Lorring appeared on Broadway in Come Back, Little Sheba. She began performing on television, acting in starring roles in the soap opera Valiant Lady and the sitcom Norby. She also had a small role in the 1970s soap opera Ryan's Hope before retiring.
Lorring was married to Martin Sonenberg, a New York endocrinologist, until his death on June 27, 2011. The couple has two daughters.
|1944||Song of Russia||Sonia|
|The Bridge of San Luis Rey||Pepita|
|1945||The Corn Is Green||Bessie Watty||Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1946||Three Strangers||Icey Crane|
|The Verdict||Lottie Rawson|
|1947||The Other Love||Celestine|
|The Lost Moment||Amelia|
|1948||Good Sam||Shirley Mae|
|1951||The Big Night||Marion Rostina|
|1952||Imbarco a mezzanotte||Angela|
|1974||The Midnight Man||Judy|
|1950–1956||Robert Montgomery Presents||5 episodes|
|1952||The Philco Television Playhouse||Episode: The Thin Air|
|The Doctor||Episode: No Story Assignment|
|1954||The Motorola Television Hour||Episode: A Dash of Bitters|
|Love Story||Episode: For All We Know|
|Danger||Episode: The Big Man|
|Suspense||Episode: The Last Stand|
|Center Stage||Terry Clayborn||Episode: The Day Before Atlanta|
|1953, 1955||Goodyear Television Playhouse||Episode: The Rumor
Episode: The Prizewinner
|1954–1955||Valiant Lady||Bonnie Withers #1|
|Westinghouse Studio One||Blair
|Episode: Castle in Spain
Episode: Millions of Georges
|The Elgin Hour||Maggie||Episode: Black Eagle Pass|
|Kraft Television Theatre||Episode: Coquette|
|Appointment with Adventure||Episode: Return of the Stranger|
|1956||Star Stage||Episode: Of Missing Persons|
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Emma Borden||Episode: The Older Sister|
|General Electric Theater||Episode: The Shunning|
|1965||The Nurses||Jean Bower||Episode: Act of Violence|
|For the People||Jean Bow||Episode: Act of Violence (2)|
|1966||The Star Wagon||Martha||PBS TV-Movie|
|1979–1980||Ryan's Hope||Anna Pavel|
|1980||The Love Boat||Mrs. Cummings||Episode: Tell Her She's Great...|
Awards and nominations
- 1946: Nominated, "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" - The Corn is Green
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