Shirley Deane Poster

Trivia (2)

Third choice to play "Blondie" in the long-running series at Columbia, which began in 1938 (Gloria Blondell and Una Merkel were ahead of her). She fell ill before shooting the first of what became a series of 28 films over 12 years, based on Chic Young's comic-strip.

She died only three days after her Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) co-star Buster Crabbe.