November 26, 1899|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||June 13, 2000
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Frank M. Thomas|
|Children||Frank M. Thomas, Jr. (actor)|
Mona Bruns (November 26, 1899 – June 13, 2000) was an American actress on the stage, films, radio, and television.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Bruns appeared on Broadway with her husband, Frank M. Thomas. She appeared in the 1934 Broadway play Wednesday's Child as Miss Chapman with her son Frankie Thomas playing a large role as Bobby Phillips. He recreated this role in the 1934 film Wednesday's Child necessitating their move to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where she and her husband acted in several films also. She played the role of Aunt Emily on the CBS soap opera, The Brighter Day, for eight years. After the show ended, she was asked to create the role of Emily Hastings on NBC's Another World. She also appeared on many popular television shows of the 1950s and '60s.
- Wednesday's Child (1934) as Miss Chapman
Mona Bruns wrote an autobiography, By Emily Possessed.
She and her husband were the parents of actor Frankie Thomas.
She died in Los Angeles in 2000 at the age of 100, and is interred next to her husband at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood, California.
- A.J. Marik (October 18, 2006). "Thomas-Burns Gravesite Image". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
- Mona Bruns at Find a Grave
- Mona Bruns at the Internet Broadway Database
- Mona Bruns at the Internet Movie Database
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