Connie Cezon

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Connie Cezon
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Cezon in the late 1940s
Born
Consuelo Cezon

(1925-03-28)March 28, 1925
DiedFebruary 26, 2004(2004-02-26) (aged 78)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Other namesConnie Cezan
Years active19511966

Consuelo Cezon (March 28, 1925 – February 26, 2004), known professionally as Connie Cezon, was an American film actress. She made over 30 film and television appearances between 1951 and 1964.

Early years[edit]

Born in Oakland, California,[1] Cezon attended the Hollywood Community School of the Theater as a child.[2]

Movies and television[edit]

Cezon appeared in Ken Murray's Blackouts.[3] She played a blonde "gold digger" in several Three Stooges films. Her flair for physical comedy helped, and made memorable appearances in Corny Casanovas, Up in Daisy's Penthouse, and Tricky Dicks.[citation needed] After leaving the Columbia shorts department, Cezon had a recurring role as receptionist Gertie on Perry Mason between 1957 and 1964.[4] She also worked as Bette Davis' stand in/double, most notably in the 1964 thriller Dead Ringer.[5]

After retiring from the screen in 1966, Cezon operated and ran a cat-boarding service in Los Angeles called Connie's Kitty Castle.[1]

Though her surname was spelled 'Cezan' in Stooge films, it appears as 'Cezon' in all her other appearances. Cezon confirmed that the correct spelling is the latter.[1]

Death[edit]

Cezon died on February 26, 2004, in Glendale, California, of complications from breast cancer surgery.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Capello, Bill. The Three Stooges Journal #117 (2006) p. 18
  2. ^ "Juveniles in Dance Recital". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 7, 1931. p. 40. Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Consuelo Cezon". The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Boston. November 2, 1949. p. 25. Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 825. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. ^ "Introducing Gertie the Receptionist". The Evening Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. February 27, 1964. p. 43. Retrieved 23 December 2018 – via Newspapers.com.

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