Actress Rhonda Fleming, queen of technicolor and Hitchcock's muse, passed away at 97 after a life of success
The world of cinema mourns the death of Rhonda Fleming, an actress beloved by Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang, known as the queen of Technicolor for her fiery red hair. With her beauty and talent, Fleming conquered Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, becoming a star. Assistant Carla Sapon to the New York Times announced the disappearance of the 97-year-old diva.
Real name Marilyn Louis, the actress was born in Los Angeles in 1923 and achieved worldwide success starring in cult films such as Alfred Hitchcock's I'll Save You along with Ingrid Bergman. His films also include Robert Siodmak's The Spiral Staircase, Allan Dwan's The Jungle of the Daredevils, Jacques Tourneur's Chains of Guilt, Fritz Lang's When the City Sleeps and John Sturges' Challenge to the OK Corrall, where he starred alongside. to stars like Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, Kirk Douglas and Ronald Reagan.
From a very young age she had studied acting and singing. In a radio contest she was spotted by producer David O. Selznick who had chosen her to star in Hitchcock's noir. Since then her career had never stopped and Rhonda Fleming had also arrived in Italy, starring in The Courtesan of Babylon. He later took part in The slave revolt and An American wife with Ugo Tognazzi. After 1965 he left the cinema to devote himself to television. In her life, Rhonda Fleming had lived through various thwarted and passionate loves, getting married six times.
The first at 15 with Thomas Lane with whom he had had his son Kent. The couple had divorced in 1948, later Rhonda was married to Lewis Morrill, from whom she separated four years after the wedding. Among her loves also the one for the colleague Lang Jeffries, with whom she was married from 1960 to 1962. The following were Hall Bartlett, her husband from 1966 to 1972, and Ted Mann to whom she was linked from 1978 to 2001. In the 2003 she married Darol Wayne Carlson, who died in 2017.