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" Thomas (November 26, 1899 – June 13, 2000) was an American actress on the stage, films, radio, and television. Best known for her television roles Dr. Kildare, Little House on the Prairie, Green Acres and Bonanza
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 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 appeared on many popular television shows of the 1950s/60s.
- Broadway role: Wednesday's Child (1934) as Miss Chapman
Mona Bruns wrote an autobiography, By Emily Possessed.
- A.J. Marik (October 18, 2006). "Thomas-Burns Gravesite Image". Find A Grave. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
- Mona Bruns at Find a Grave
- Mona Bruns at the Internet Broadway Database
- Mona Bruns on Internet Movie Database
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