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Lillian Bond

Biography: 

(1908-1991)

A English-born beauty whose Broadway career was snake-bit, appearing in a series of flops, including the Earl Carroll musical fiasco "Fioretta," Lillian Bond had the good fortune to try her hand at motion pictures in 1929 when actresses with articulation were at a premium. She knew how to damp down her English accent and so appeared in Westerns, New York city dramas, romances, and sex farces. The one theatrical legacy she gleaned on Broadway was how to be "hot" in that obvious way that Earl Carroll made a stock in trade in his stage shows of the late 1920s and '30s. Her film career lasted until the television era, when she went into television. David S. Shields/ALS