Mona Freeman

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Mona Freeman
BornMonica Elizabeth Freeman
(1926-06-09) June 9, 1926 (age 86)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Years active1944-1972
SpousePat Nerney (1945-1952) (divorced)
Jack Ellis (1961-present)
 
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Mona Freeman
BornMonica Elizabeth Freeman
(1926-06-09) June 9, 1926 (age 86)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Years active1944-1972
SpousePat Nerney (1945-1952) (divorced)
Jack Ellis (1961-present)

Mona Freeman (born June 9, 1926) is an American film actress.[1]

The 5' 1" blonde was a model while in high school, and after becoming the first "Miss Subways" of the New York City transit system, eventually signed a movie contract with Howard Hughes. Her contract was later sold to Paramount Pictures. After 1944, she became a popular teenage movie star. As an adult, her career slowed and she appeared in mostly B-movies, though one exception was her role in the film noir Angel Face (1952). Also in 1952, she was called a "vest pocket Venus" by sculptor Yucca Salamunich because her proportions were the same as those of the Venus de Milo but three-quarter size.[2] Freeman's appearances in films ended in the 1950s but she continued to work in television.

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Personal Life

On November 30, 1945, Mona and Patrick Nerney were married. They have 3 children, Anthony Nerney (July 19, 1946), June Nerney (May 30, 1947) and Patrick Nerney, Jr. (January 25, 1949). After a marriage of violence, she divorced him on November 21, 1952 citing domestic violence. She later married Jack Ellis on January 29, 1961. They have 4 children, Ellie Ellis (February 2, 1962), Whitney Ellis (November 12, 1963), Sissy Ellis (June 27, 1965) & Nancy Ellis (December 29, 1968). They live in Bologna, Italy presently.

Feature films

Television

"The Fourth Headstone" (1958)
"Breakout" (1959)
"San Fernando's Singing Sensation" (1958)
"Freddie Gets a Job" (1959)
"Sizeman and Son" (1956)
"Three Men on a Horse" (1957)
"The Long March" (1958)
"The Cats Of Paradise" (as Modesty Blaine) (1959)
"The Cruise of the Cynthia B" (as Modesty Blaine) (1960)
"The Case of the Lurid Letter" (1962)
"The Case of the Illicit Illusion" (1964)
"The Case of the 12th Wildcat" (1965)

References

  1. ^ Lamparski, Richard (1982-07-01). Whatever became of-- ?: eighth series : the best (updated) and newest of the famous Lamparski profiles of personalities of yesteryear. Crown Publishers. pp. 110–. ISBN 978-0-517-54855-4. http://books.google.com/books?id=EuoszdLBzFcC. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Albuquerque Journal, February 2, 1952 page 2.

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