|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1943|
Ed Blondell was a vaudeville comedian, and the father of actress Joan Blondell. He toured the country for many years starring in a stage version of "The Katzenjammer Kids," based on the popular comic strip. Blondell and his wife, Kathryn "Katie," performed in theaters across the country, accompanied by their young children, Joan, Ed Jr. and Gloria. When her mother took ill, 8-year-old Joan replaced her in the act. When all the children finally joined the act, it was known as "Ed Blondell and Company."
After Joan found success in Hollywood and signed her first contract with Warner Bros., Ed retired from performing, and the entire family moved to North Hollywood. Ed died of testicular cancer on March 27, 1943.
Kathryn Cain Blondell (1884 - 1952)*
Gloria Blondell (1910 - 1986)*
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
Created by: Mark Masek
Record added: Sep 26, 2008
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