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Ona Munson

Ona MunsonAKA Owena Wolcott

Born: 16-Jun-1903
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Died: 11-Feb-1955
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Suicide [1]
Remains: Buried, Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [2]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind


[1] Barbiturate overdose. Suicide note: "This is the only way I know to be free again. Please don't follow me."

[2] Robert A. Schanke, That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta (2003), page 160. Also, Billy J. Harbin, et. al., The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy (2005), page 297.

Husband: Edward Buzzell (film director, m. 16-Jul-1926, div. 10-Jan-1931)
Girlfriend: Mercedes de Acosta (playwright, together 1940)
Husband: Eugene Berman (m. 27-Jan-1950, until her death)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Red House (16-Mar-1947) · Mrs. Storm
    Dakota (25-Dec-1945)
    The Cheaters (15-Jul-1945)
    The Shanghai Gesture (25-Dec-1941) · "Mother" Gin Sling
    Wild Geese Calling (15-Aug-1941)
    Lady from Louisiana (22-Apr-1941)
    Wagons Westward (19-Jun-1940)
    Gone with the Wind (15-Dec-1939) · Belle Watling
    Five Star Final (26-Sep-1931)
    Broadminded (1-Aug-1931)


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