biographyBorn Marilyn Louis in Hollywood on August 10, 1923, knockout redhead actress Rhonda Fleming was a natural for films and began making rounds at the studios while still in her teens. Studios began to take note of the beautiful girl, and soon she was working in films as a bit player. After two years of small roles, producer David O. Selznick put her under contract, changing her name to Rhonda Fleming in the process. Her first film for Selznick was the wartime drama Since You Went Away (1944), along with another young Selznick discovery, Guy Madison. The producer also cast her in two thrillers: Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) and Robert Siodmak's The Spiral Staircase (1946). Both films were very important in Fleming's career, especially her terrific performance as a mental patient in Spellbound. In 1947, Fleming signed with Paramount; her first film for the studio was the adventure flick Adventure Island (1947; with Rory Calhoun), shot in color. With her green eyes and auburn tresses, Fleming photographed so beautifully that she soon became known as the "Queen of Technicolor."
the films of rhonda fleming
Hong Kong (1951)
Little Egypt (1951)
With William Lundigan in the 20th Century Fox thriller Inferno. This film was originally released in 3-D
Yankee Pasha (1954)
Fleming clocks Mamie Van Doren in this scene from Universal-International's costume adventure Yankee Pasha
With John Payne and Ronald Reagan in the western Tennessee's Partner, released by RKO
With Arlene Dahl in the RKO film-noir thriller Slightly Scarlet
With Guy Madison in the Allied Artists western Bullwhip
Follow the Sun (1961-1962 ABC TV Series)
Wagon Train (1957-1965 NBC TV Series)
With series regular Robert Fuller in a December 1963 episode of Wagon Train titled The Sandra Cummings Story
rhonda fleming todayIn 1957, Fleming left Paramount in order to freelance. She married her third husband, actor Lang Jeffries, in 1960, and the couple starred in the adventure flick Revolt of the Slaves in 1961. But the marriage was over by the following year. Afterward, Fleming cooled her acting career, taking on roles sporadically throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She married producer Hal Bartlett in 1966 and divorced him in the early 1970s. In 1977, she married producer and theatre-chain owner Ted Mann. Rhonda Fleming officially retired from the screen after her appearance in The Nude Bomb (1980). She is now a philanthropist whose contributions to society include the Rhonda Fleming Mann Resource Center for Women with Cancer.
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Red Skelton: America's Clown Prince, Vol. 2 (Two-Disc Set) [DVD] DVD
He's one Red that no American minded inviting into his or her home in the '50s and '60s, and here the lovable Skelton brings guest stars Jane Russell, Cesar Romero, Rhonda Fleming, and Ed Wynn with him. See hilarious segments featuring Sheriff Deadeye, Freddie the Freeloader, San Fernando Red, and other Skelton characters. Also included in this collection is footage of Skelton performing on stage, plus his moving "Pledge of Allegiance." 5 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Wagon Train: The Complete Season Two [DVD](1958) DVD
All 38 episodes from season two--including "Around the Horn," "The Tobias Jones Story," "The Doctor Willoughby Story," "Chuck Wooster, Wagonmaster," and "The Jenny Tannen Story"--are featured in a 10-disc set. 31 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **38 episodes on 10 discs. 31 2/3 hrs.**
Wagon Train: The Complete Season Four [DVD](1960) DVD
All 38 episodes from the fourth season--including "Wagons Ho!," "The Jane Hawkins Story," "The Saul Bevins Story," "The Chalice," and "The Don Alvarado Story"--are featured in a 10-disc set. 31 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **38 episodes on 10 discs. 31 2/3 hrs.**
The Love Boat: Season Two, Vol. 1 [DVD](1978) DVD
The first 13 episodes of the second season--including "Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday," "Julie's Aunt/Where Is It Written?/The Big Deal," "Ship of Ghouls," "Heads or Tails/Mona of the Movies/The Little People," and "Julie Falls Hard/Double Wedding/The Dummies"--are included in a three-disc set. 11 3/4 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish. **13 episodes on 4 discs. 11 3/4 hrs.**
The "prison of the mind" is explored in this Hitchcock classic set in a private asylum. Gregory Peck is the new head doctor who is suppressing a dark secret, and Ingrid Bergman is the psychiatrist whose love may be his only cure. Features an amazing dream sequence developed by Hitch and artist Salvador Dali. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurettes; 1948 radio broadcast version; interview; theatrical trailer.
Spellbound [DVD](1945) DVD
The "prison of the mind" is explored in this Hitchcock classic set in a private asylum. Gregory Peck is the new head doctor who is suppressing a dark secret, and Ingrid Bergman is the psychiatrist whose love may be his only cure. Features an amazing dream sequence developed by Hitch and artist Salvador Dali. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; interviews; photo gallery; radio play.
Abilene Town (1946)/Santa Fe Trail [DVD](1940) DVD
Conflict between cattlemen and the ever-increasing numbers of settlers threatens to tear Abilene apart, and only marshal Randolph Scott can keep the peace. Top-notch frontier drama also stars Rhonda Fleming, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan. Then, this frontier drama set in pre-Civil War Kansas during John Brown's anti-slavery raids stars Errol Flynn as military leader Jeb Stuart, Ronald Reagan as George Armstrong Custer, and Olivia de Havilland as the woman they both love. Sweeping tale co-stars Raymond Massey, Alan Hale; Michael Curtiz directs. 199 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono.
Film Noir Classic Collection [DVD] DVD
Considered by many to be the definitive private eye film noir, "Murder, My Sweet" (1944), an adaptation of Raymond Chandler's "Farewell, My Lovely," stars Dick Powell as gumshoe Philip Marlowe, whose search for a thug's ex-girlfriend leads him into a convoluted plot of blackmail and murder. With Claire Trevor, Otto Kruger, Anne Shirley, Mike Mazurki. A gem of low-budget filmmaking, "Gun Crazy" (1949), loosely based on the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde, stars Peggy Cummins and John Dall as the mentally unbalanced lovers who enter a life of crime for the "pleasure" of it before meeting a violent end. With Berry Kroeger, Anabel Shaw. AKA: "Deadly Is the Female." In "The Set-Up" (1949), an evening in the life of a broken-down fighter who refuses to take a dive for a gang of crooked gamblers plays out in real time. Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter star. Five-disc set also includes "Out of the Past" and "The Asphalt Jungle." 7 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.
Adventure Island [DVD](1947) DVD
Anchoring on a distant South Pacific island, a party of scruffy adventurers is besieged by a lunatic who rules the natives as a god. Accordingly, the demented deity engages in a series of gruesome rituals designed to assert his divine and murderous power, including human sacrifice. Rory Calhoun, Rhonda Fleming, Paul Kelly, and Alan Napier team up for this revamping of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Ebb Tide." 66 min. Soundtrack: English.
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court (1949)/The Emperor Waltz [DVD](1948) DVD
Bing Crosby stars in this fanciful musical version of Mark Twain's immortal classic, as a blacksmith is thrown back in time to 6th-century Camelot. He's immediately pegged a wizard by Merlin and forced to joust Sir Lancelot for the hand of King Arthur's niece (Rhonda Fleming). Co-stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke and William Bendix. Songs include "If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon," "When Is Sometime?," more. Next up is fluffy entertainment from writer-director Billy Wilder, featuring Crosby as a phonograph salesman in Austria who tries to pitch his product to the country's ruler while attempting to woo the emperor's niece (Joan Fontaine). Tunes include "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame," "Friendly Mountains" and the title song. 214 min. total. Standard; S
Bob Hope Collection, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
In "The Great Lover" (1949), Bob Hope intervenes when a card sharp cleans out an amiable old duke. Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young co-star. "Son of Paleface" (1952) stars Hope as a Harvard grad who goes West to claim his pa's inheritance. With Jane Russell, Roy Rogers. Hope takes a "Paris Holiday" (1958) to buy a French play, but gets mixed up with gangsters and Anita Ekberg! Co-stars French comic Fernandel and director Preston Sturges. Stuck on a Pacific island during World War II, Army sergeant Hope tries to boost morale by bringing in pretty nurses. "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" (1968) co-stars Phyllis Diller, Gina Lollobrigida. After 20 years of matrimonial life, Bob and Jane Wyman plan to divorce, but their daughter suddenly announces her engagement, turning things from bad to hilarious. "How to Commit Marriage" (1969) co-stars Jackie Gleason, Tina Louise. In "Cancel My Reservation" (1972), New York talk show host Hope goes on vacation at an Arizona ranch, but is accused of murder! Based on a Louis L'Amour novel; with Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy. 9 1/2 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Cavalry Charge [DVD](1951) DVD
Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides in the frontier during the Civil War, but join forces to save a Union fort from an Apache attack, in this well-mounted Western drama. Ronald Reagan, Bruce Bennett, Rhonda Fleming and Noah Beery, Jr. star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English; 3 bonus shorts.
The Golden Hawk [DVD](1952) DVD
Seafaring saga stars Sterling Hayden as a 17th-century privateer who finds himself in an ongoing race for plunder with rivalrous pirate queen Rhonda Fleming. Cartegena governor John Sutton has pledged to belay them both, but will he follow through when a family secret is unearthed? Rousing take on the Frank Yerby novel co-stars Michael Ansara, Raymond Hatton. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Pony Express [DVD](1953) DVD
Rousing western adventure about the founding of the Pony Express stars Charlton Heston as Buffalo Bill Cody and Forrest Tucker as Wild Bill Hickok, who battle the weather, California secessionists, and marauding Sioux Indians to get the mail-delivery service off and running. Rhonda Fleming, Michael Moore, and Jan Sterling also star. 101 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Inferno [DVD](1953) DVD
While vacationing in the remote New Mexico desert, tycoon Robert Ryan fractures his leg. Spouse Rhonda Fleming and business partner William Lundigan tell him they're driving off in search of help...but they're having an affair, and they've got no plans of coming back. Ryan figures it out, but will he survive to exact revenge? Henry Hull, Carl Betz co-star. Not in 3D. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Slightly Scarlet [DVD](1955) DVD
Intriguing film noir drama (and one of the few of that genre to be shot in color) stars John Payne as a hood working for big-city crime boss Ted de Corsia. Sent to dig up incriminating information on a reform-minded mayoral candidate, Payne falls for the politician's secretary, redhead Rhonda Fleming, and decides to turn in his boss...if he lives that long. With Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor; based on a James L. Cain novel. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Tennessee's Partner (Widescreen Version) [DVD](1955) DVD
Ronald Reagan's the fast-triggered gunslinger, John Payne's the quick-witted cardsharp, and Rhonda Fleming's the high-living dancehall owner who comes between them, in this frontier drama based on a Bret Harte story. With Coleen Gray, Chubby Johnson; look for a young Angie Dickinson. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; theatrical trailer.
Odongo [DVD](1956) DVD
Odongo (Juma) is an African orphan boy who works for grizzled hunter Steve Stratton (Macdonald Carey) on an animal sanctuary that caters to zoo and circus owners. When he's falsely accused of setting the animals free before a wealthy client arrives, Odongo runs off into the wilderness. Now, Stratton and compassionate veterinarian Pamela Muir (Rhonda Fleming) must find the boy before it's too late. Eleanor Summerfield, Francis De Wolff also star in this thrilling adventure. 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Killer Is Loose [DVD](1956) DVD
Bank robber "Foggy" Poole (Wendell Corey) vows revenge against Sam Wagner (Joseph Cotten), the police detective who accidentally shot and killed his wife during his capture. Escaping from a prison farm, Foggy plots to kill Wagner's wife (Rhonda Fleming), whom the cops use as bait to get the crook back into custody. Alan Hale, Jr., Michael Pate, John Larch also star in this film noir drama. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
While The City Sleeps (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1956) DVD
The death of a media mogul leaves the top three executives of his company battling it out for control, in director Fritz Lang's gritty film noir tale that exposes the seamy underbelly of the news world. The competition boils down to which man will be able to break the story of "The Lipstick Killer," a serial murderer who targets young women. Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Vincent Price, John Barrymore, Jr., George Sanders, and Ida Lupino star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral [DVD](1957) DVD
Superbly mounted, landmark western that authentically depicts the famous showdown between Wyatt Earp and "Doc" Holliday and the Clanton Gang, while exploring the friendship between the rugged marshal (Burt Lancaster) and the dentist-turned-gunfighter (Kirk Douglas). Co-stars Rhonda Fleming, John Ireland; directed by John Sturges and written by Leon Uris. 122 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
Gun Glory [DVD](1957) DVD
Powerful western drama starring Stewart Granger as a former gunman who returns to his ranch after a three-year absence to find his wife has died and his son has turned against him. When a wicked cattle baron begins rerouting his herds through town, Granger wins the respect of the townspeople and his son when he tries to stop him. Rhonda Fleming and Steve Rowland co-star. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Home Before Dark (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1958) DVD
After her tumultuous life lands her in a mental hospital, troubled beauty Charlotte returns home to a husband who seems more interested in her stepsister. As she tries to convince herself that she is getting better, her fragile sanity hangs in the balance. But when she loses it during an elegant party, Charlotte must face the truth about her marriage. Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming star. 136 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Big Circus [DVD](1959) DVD
Written by Irwin Allen, this compelling drama stars Victor Mature as the owner of a financially struggling circus. With the support of a celebrated clown, a ringmaster, and other acts, he tries to keep his business afloat. But when a saboteur attempts to make sure that the show doesn't go on, Mature learns how tough life under the big top can be. With Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Peter Lorre, and Vincent Price. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Crowded Sky [DVD](1960) DVD
A decade before "Airport," this high-flying drama chronicled the lives of the passengers and crews of a commercial aircraft and a Navy jet that are on a collision course. As a diverse array of characters relate their troubles through flashbacks, they are all thrust into the most dangerous situation of their lives. Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Anne Francis star. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Nude Bomb [DVD](1980) DVD
Famed "Get Smart" agent Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) is on his most dangerous case ever, trying to stop KAOS from dropping a bomb that would destroy all existing fabric worldwide. And would you believe he only has 48 hours to save the day? Sylvia Kristel, Rhonda Fleming, Vittorio Gassman also star. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
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The Nude Bomb (1980) with Don Adams, Sylvia Kristel, Dana Elcar, Bill Dana, and Vittorio Gassman
Love for Rent (1979) with Annette O'Toole, David Selby, Darren McGavin, and Catherine Hicks
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Last Hours Before Morning (1975) with Robert Alda, Thalmus Rasulala, Don Porter, and Victoria Principal
Backtrack! (1969) with Neville Brand, Peter Brown, Philip Carey, Gary Clarke, Fernando Lamas, Ida Lupino, Doug McClure, and William Smith
Run for Your Wife (1966) with Ugo Tognazzi and Juliet Prowse
The Patsy (1964) with Jerry Lewis, Phil Harris, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre, John Carradine, and Hans Conried
The Revolt of the Slaves (1961) with Fernando Rey and Burt Nelson
The Crowded Sky (1961) with Dana Andrews, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Anne Francis, Troy Donahue, and Patsy Kelly
The Big Circus (1959) with Victor Mature, Kathryn Grant, Red Buttons, Vincent Price, Gilbert Roland, Peter Lorre, and David Nelson
Alias Jesse James (1959) with Bob Hope, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott, and Glenn Strange
Home Before Dark (1958) with Jean Simmons
Bullwhip (1958) with Guy Madison and Burt Nelson
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) with Donald O'Connor and Ann Blyth
Gun Glory (1957) with Stewart Granger
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Earl Holliman, Dennis Hopper, and Martin Milner
Odongo (1956) with Macdonald Carey
Slightly Scarlet (1956) with John Payne, Arlene Dahl, and Lance Fuller
While the City Sleeps (1956) with Vincent Price, Dana Andrews, Howard Duff, George Sanders, and Sally Forrest
The Killer Is Loose (1956) with Joseph Cotten
Tennessee's Partner (1955) with John Payne, Ronald Reagan, and Coleen Gray
The Queen of Babylon (1955) with Ricardo Montalban
Yankee Pasha (1954) with Jeff Chandler, Mamie Van Doren, and Rex Reason
Jivaro (1954) with Fernando Lamas and Brian Keith
Inferno (1953) with Robert Ryan and Carl Betz
Pony Express (1953) with Charlton Heston and Jan Sterling
Serpent of the Nile (1953) with Raymond Burr and Julie Newmar
Those Redheads from Seattle (1953) with Gene Barry
Tropic Zone (1953) with Ronald Reagan
The Golden Hawk (1952) with Sterling Hayden
Crosswinds (1951) with John Payne
Hong Kong (1951) with Ronald Reagan
Little Egypt (1951) with Mark Stevens
Cry Danger (1951) with Dick Powell and William Conrad
Cavarly Charge (1951) with Ronald Reagan, Bruce Bennett, Bill Williams, and Hugh Beaumont
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950) with John Payne
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1950) with Glenn Ford
The Great Lover (1949) with Bob Hope and George Reeves
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) with Bing Crosby
Out of the Past (1947) with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas
Adventure Island (1947) with Rory Calhoun
The Spiral Staircase (1946) with Dorothy McGuire and George Brent
Abilene Town (1946) with Randolph Scott and Lloyd Bridges
Spellbound (1945) with Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, and Leo G. Carroll
When Strangers Marry (1944) with Robert Mitchum
Since You Went Away (1944) with Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple, and Guy Madison
TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
The Love Boat, episode Heads or Tails/Little People, The/Mona of the Movies, originally aired November 25, 1978
Ellery Queen, episode The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party, originally aired October 30, 1975
Kung Fu, episode Ambush, originally aired April 4, 1975
Police Woman, episode Anatomy of Two Rapes, originally aired October 11, 1974
McMillan & Wife, episode Cross and Double Cross, originally aired February 17, 1974
Needles and Pins, episode It Was a Very Good Line, originally aired October 5, 1973
Search, episode The Clayton Lewis Document, originally aired February 14, 1973
The Virginian, episode We've Lost a Train, originally aired April 21, 1965
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed 711?, originally aired December 9, 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, episode Have Girls, Will Travel, originally aired October 16, 1964
Wagon Train, episode The Sandra Cummings Story, originally aired December 2, 1963
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed Wade Walker?, originally aired November 15, 1963
The Red Skelton Hour, episode Captains Outrageous, originally aired May 31, 1963
Death Valley Days, episode Loss of Faith, originally aired December 31, 1962
The Bell Telephone Hour, episode Till Autumn, originally aired April 27, 1962
Follow the Sun, episode Marine of the Month, originally aired March 4, 1962
The Red Skelton Hour, episode Freddie's Romance, originally aired October 31, 1961
The Dick Powell Theatre, episode John J. Diggs, originally aired October 17, 1961
The Investigators, episode Murder on Order, originally aired October 5, 1961
Hong Kong, episode The Woman in Grey, originally aired March 8, 1961
Wagon Train, episode The Patience Miller Story, originally aired January 11, 1961
Wagon Train, episode The Jennifer Churchill Story, originally aired October 15, 1958
The Ford Television Theatre, episode South of Selangor, originally aired December 15, 1955
The Best of Broadway, episode Stage Door, originally aired April 6, 1955
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