Munson, Ona, 1906-1955

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1906-06-16
Death 1955-02-11

Biographical notes:

Ona Munson, actress, was born June 16, 1906 in Portland, Oregon.

She began her professional career in 1922 as a dancer in vaudeville in New York. Three years later she was a musical comedy star appearing in NO,NONANETTE, TIP-TOES, TWINKLE, TWINKLE and HOLD EVERYTHING. Miss Munson was soon discovered by Hollywood and appeared in several films, including Five Star Final with Edward G. Robinson. She returned to Broadway to appear in a number of dramatic plays, including AS HUSBANDS GO, THE SILVER CORD and GHOSTS. Returning to Hollywood, she played in twenty more films, including GONE WITH THE WIND, WAGONS WESTWARD, THE SHANGHAI GESTURE and DAKOTA.

Miss Munson was married to Edward Buzzell, 1926-1931, Stewart MacDonald, and Eugene Berman, 1950-1955. She died February 11, 1955 in New York City.

From the description of Papers, 1906-1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607979

Ona Munson, an actress, was born June 16, 1906 in Portland, Oregon. She began her professional career in 1922 as a dancer in vaudeville in New York. Three years later she was a musical comedy star appearing in No, No, Nanette, Tip-Toes, Twinkle, Twinkle and Hold Everything. Miss Munson was soon discovered by Hollywood and appeared in several films, including Five Star Final with Edward G. Robinson. She returned to Broadway to appear in a number of dramatic plays, including As Husbands Go, The Silver Cord and Ghosts. Returning to Hollywood, she played in twenty more films, including Gone with the Wind, Wagons Westward, The Shanghai Gesture and Dakota.

Miss Munson was married to Edward Buzzell, 1926-1931, Stewart MacDonald, 19??-19?? and Eugene Berman, 1950-1955. She died February 11, 1955 in New York City.

From the guide to the Ona Munson papers, 1906-1949, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Loading...

Loading Relationships

Information

Permalink:
http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61854gq
Ark ID:
w61854gq
SNAC ID:
57906018

Subjects:

  • Motion pictures
  • Theater
  • Vaudeville--United States
  • Vaudeville
  • Motion pictures--United States
  • Theater--United States
  • Radio
  • Radio--United States

Occupations:

  • Actors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)