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|Born||Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald
August 21, 1895
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 14, 1978
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale Memory Slope #1183|
|Spouse(s)||Clarence Rock (1926-1960; widowed)|
Blossom Rock (born Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald; August 21, 1895 – January 14, 1978) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She was occasionally billed as Marie Blake or Blossom MacDonald. Her younger sister was screen actress and singer Jeanette MacDonald.
Blossom Rock was born Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald on August 21, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the second of three daughters born to Anna May (née Wright; July, 1871 – May 16, 1947) and Daniel MacDonald (April, 1869 – August 8, 1924). As a youth she performed on the vaudeville stage with her younger sister, Jeanette, and later with her husband, actor Clarence Rock, whom she married in 1926. They had no children. She also had an elder sister, Elsie MacDonald, with whom she appeared on-stage and in vaudeville.
She later performed in films, credited as Marie Blake, appearing opposite Joan Crawford in her uncredited debut. Her first credited major part was Love Finds Andy Hardy. She became better known, however, as Sally, the hospital switchboard operator in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dr. Kildare movie series. She later became famous (if not by name) for her television role playing "Grandmama" on The Addams Family.
She died on January 14, 1978, in Los Angeles, California at age eighty-two.
- Blossom Rock at the Internet Movie Database
- Blossom Rock at the Internet Broadway Database (as Blossom MacDonald)
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