Bonnie Bonnell

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Bonnie Bonnell
Born Marion Wright Bonnell
(1905-08-01)August 1, 1905
Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
Died March 14, 1964(1964-03-14) (aged 58)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of death Liver failure
Occupation Film actress

Bonnie Bonnell (August 1, 1905 – March 14, 1964)[1] was an actress who played "straight woman" in seven early short comedies, most of which featured the Three Stooges when they worked with Ted Healy between 1933 and 1934.[2]


According to Stooges biographers, she was also Healy's offscreen girlfriend during that time.[2][3][4] In the film Plane Nuts, she plays a "fourth stooge", working as a partner to Moe, Larry, and Curly as they tormented Healy during his stage act. She was a stage and vaudeville actress for several years before her film career.[1]


Bonnell died of liver failure on March 14, 1964.



  1. ^ a b Bonnie Bonnell at Findagrave
  2. ^ a b Howard, Moe; Joan Howard Maurer (1979) [1977]. Moe Howard and the Three Stooges. Broadway Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8065-0723-1. 
  3. ^ Lenburg, Jeff; Greg Lenbur (1994). The Three Stooges Scrapbook. Citadel Press. 
  4. ^ Forrester, Jeffrey (1981). The Stooge Chronicles. Contemporary Books. 

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