Edna Mae Jones ~ The 1930s Starlet

Edna Mae Jones

Edna Mae Jones was a promising 1930s starlet who appeared in many musicals

 She was born on January 27, 1913 in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Mark Jones, was a silent film actor. Sadly in 1929 her mother died from a pulmonary embolism. At the age of eighteen she married Hershel Bonham, a stockbroker. Their daughter, Doria Mae, was born on June 10, 1932. Edna made her film debut in the 1933 musical Flying Down to Rio. She had bit parts in more than a dozen movies including Hips Hips Hooray, George White's Scandals, and The Great Ziegfeld.

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After divorcing her husband she was briefly engaged to radio announcer Jackson Wheeler. In 1940 she married writer Jack Emanuel. The following year she had a supporting role in Cadet Girl starring Carole Landis. She continued to act but she never got any major parts. Her last role was in a 1955 episode of The Loretta Young Show. Later she worked as a stand-in for Bette Davis. Edna passed away in 2000 at the age of eighty-seven.

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