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|October 22, 2020|
“Queen of Technicolor”, Rhonda Fleming, dies at 97
SANTA MONICA - Rhonda Fleming, star of the 1940s and '50s who was dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor" and appeared in "Out of the Past" and "Spellbound," has died in Santa Monica, according to her secretary. She was 97.
Fleming appeared in more than 40 films and worked with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock on "Spellbound," Jacques Tourneur on "Out of the Past" and Robert Siodmak on "The Spiral Staircase."
Later in life, she became a philanthropist and supporter of numerous organizations fighting cancer, homelessness and child abuse.
Her starring roles include classics such as the 1948 musical fantasy, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," alongside Bing Crosby, the 1957 Western "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," and the noir "Slightly Scarlet," alongside John Payne.
In 1991, Fleming and her late husband Ted Mann of Mann's Theaters established Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Comprehensive Care for Women with Cancer at UCLA in memory of her sister Beverly, and in 1992, she founded the Rhonda Fleming Mann Resource Center at UCLA.
Her sixth husband, Darol W. Carlson, died in 2017, Variety reported.
Story Date: October 19, 2020