Munson, Ona, 1906-1955

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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.)

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referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Munson, Ona, 1906-1955. Papers, 1906-1949. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Acosta, Mercedes de. Papers, 1855-1964 (bulk 1920-1962). Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Ona Munson papers, 1906-1949 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Acosta, Mercedes de. person
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Buzzell, Edward, 1895-1985. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
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Theater
Vaudeville--United States
Vaudeville
Motion pictures--United States
Theater--United States
Radio
Radio--United States
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Birth 1906-06-16

Death 1955-02-11

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