Frances Dee

Frances Dee


Also Known As
Jean Dee
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
November 26, 1909
March 07, 2004
Cause of Death
Complications Due To A Stroke

Photos & Videos

One Man's Journey - Pressbook
Finishing School - Lobby Card
Souls at Sea - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Family & Companions

Joel McCrea
Married in 1933 until his death in 1990.




Cast (Feature Film)

Gypsy Colt (1954)
Em MacWade
Mister Scoutmaster (1953)
Helen Jordan
Because of You (1952)
Susan Arnold
Reunion in Reno (1951)
Doris Linaker
Payment on Demand (1951)
Eileen Benson
Four Faces West (1948)
Fay Hollister
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Marie de Varenne
Patrick the Great (1945)
Lynn Andrews
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Betsy Connell
Happy Land (1943)
Agnes Marsh
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
Candace "Candy" Goodwin
A Man Betrayed (1941)
Sabra Cameron
So Ends Our Night (1941)
Marie Steiner
Coast Guard (1939)
Nancy Bliss
If I Were King (1938)
Katherine DeVaucelles
Wells Fargo (1937)
Justine Pryer
Souls at Sea (1937)
Margaret Tarryton
Half Angel (1936)
Allison Lang
Becky Sharp (1935)
Amelia Sedley
The Gay Deception (1935)
Mirabel [Miller]
Keep 'Em Rolling (1934)
Marjorie [Deane]
Coming Out Party (1934)
Joy [Joyce] Stanhope
Finishing School (1934)
Virginia [Radcliffe]
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Sally Athelny
Little Women (1933)
Meg [March]
The Silver Cord (1933)
One Man's Journey (1933)
Joan Stockton
Headline Shooter (1933)
Jane Mallory
King of the Jungle (1933)
Ann Rogers
Blood Money (1933)
Elaine Talbert
The Crime of the Century (1933)
Doris Brandt
Sky Bride (1932)
This Reckless Age (1932)
Lois Ingals
The Night of June 13 (1932)
Ginger Blake
Love Is a Racket (1932)
Mary Wodehouse
The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932)
If I Had a Million (1932)
Mary Wallace
Working Girls (1931)
Louise Adams
June Moon (1931)
Edna Baker
Rich Man's Folly (1931)
Anne Trumbull
Nice Women (1931)
Jerry Girard
Caught (1931)
Kate Winslow
An American Tragedy (1931)
Sondra Finchley
Playboy of Paris (1930)
Along Came Youth (1930)
Elinor Farrington

Cast (Special)

Complicated Women (2003)

Life Events


First film appearance (as extra)


Film acting debut in "Playboy of Paris"

Photo Collections

One Man's Journey - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for the RKO film One Man's Journey (1933), starring Lionel Barrymore. Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
(Pressbook images courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Finishing School - Lobby Card
Finishing School - Lobby Card
Souls at Sea - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Souls at Sea - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Souls at Sea - Lobby Cards
Souls at Sea - Lobby Cards
Souls at Sea - Jumbo Lobby Cards
Souls at Sea - Jumbo Lobby Cards
Souls at Sea - Movie Posters
Souls at Sea - Movie Posters
I Walked with a Zombie - Movie Posters
Here are a few original American movie posters for Val Lewton's I Walked with a Zombie (1943).
Little Women (1933) - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Little Women (1933). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

An American Tragedy (1931) — (Movie Clip) We’ll Have To Be More Careful We’ve just learned that his near-forgotten employee-girlfriend is pregnant, as Clyde (Phillips Holmes), the poor-relation climber hired to a modest position at his wealthy uncle’s factory, joins his decidedly smitten and bold society flame Sondra (Frances Dee) at the lake, director Josef Von Sternberg working at Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino National Forest, in the first feature from the Theodore Dreiser novel, An American Tragedy, 1931.
Silver Cord, The (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Let Me Look At You Now Snapping forward as German-born Christina scientist (Irene Dunne) and her architect husband (Joel McCrea) arrive from Heidelberg at his family country home, meeting his brother’s fianceè (Frances Dee) then Robert (Eric Linden), and Laura Hope Crews their mother, in her celebrated Broadway role, in The Silver Cord, 1933.
Silver Cord, The (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Have You Had Many Frances Dee as Hester and Eric Linden as younger-brother and fiancè Robert have stepped forward in the family drama, she having nearly offended his well-heeled mother, causing a more forthright discussion than she expected, in director John Cromwell’s The Silver Cord, 1933, from Jane Murfin’s script based on Sidney Howard’s hit play.
Little Women (1933) -- (Movie Clip) March Dining Room Theatre Author, producer and performer Jo (Katharine Hepburn) organizing sisters (Joan Bennett, Jean Parker, Frances Dee) for the Massachusetts March family Christmas pageant, staged by George Cukor in Little Women, 1933.
One Man's Journey (1933) -- (Movie Clip) To My Son's Future Wife Frances Dee is Joan, fianceè to ambitious young doctor Jimmy (Joel McCrea), who is inspired to introduce herself to his humbler father Eli (Lionel Barrymore, title character), in RKO's One Man's Journey, 1933.
Private Affairs Of Bel Ami, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Fate Perhaps Had A Hand Efficient piece by director Albert Lewin, Duroy (George Sanders), in a suit paid for by his host, meets Clotilde (Angela Lansbury), his host’s wife (Ann Dvorak) and guests (David Bond, Frances Dee, Warren William, Hugo Haas, Katherine Emery, Susan Douglas and Albert Basserman), early in The Private Affairs Of Bel Ami, 1947.
Gypsy Colt (1954) -- (Movie Clip) These Come Home Horses Meg (Donna Corcoran) is distraught because her horse, who used to pick her up from school, has been sold, but today he turns up, bringing her home to her parents (Ward Bond, Frances Dee), and a confrontation with the trainer (Lee Van Cleef) who works for the new owner, in MGM’s Gypsy Colt, 1954.
Gypsy Colt (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Gypsy's Been Sold Meg (Donna Corcoran) is alarmed when the title-horse Gypsy doesn’t show up to meet her after school, returning home to find out what her struggling rancher parents (Ward Bond, Frances Dee) couldn’t bring themselves to tell her, in MGM’s Gypsy Colt, 1954.
Gypsy Colt (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Like Selling A Member Of The Family Opening MGM’s very family drama, local denizens are impressed that the horse from the title is so devoted to top-billed Donna Corcoran as Meg, her parents back home (Ward Bond, Frances Dee) considering how to break some bad news, in Gypsy Colt, 1954, from a story by Lassie author Eric Knight.
Gidget (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Getting Straignt A's A learning-to-surf sequence, Francie (Sandra Dee) with girlfriend B-L (Sue George), the Kahoona (Cliff Robertson), her parents (Arthur O'Connell, Mary LaRoche) and snubbed by Moondoggie (James Darren) in Gidget, 1959.
Gidget (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Before You Melt Moondoggie (James Darren), the Kahoona (Cliff Robertson) and the gang enjoy the first successful surf ride by Francie (Sandra Dee), who then exchanges snark with Joanne (Shari Layne) in Gidget, 1959.
Gidget (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Moondoggie Having blown off her boy-crazy peers on the beach, and before she gets nicknamed for being a girl-midget, teenage Francie (Frances Dee) gets stuck in a bed of kelp and is rescued by surfer Moondoggie (James Darren), in Gidget, 1959.



Jody McCrea
Peter McCrea
Married to Jack Lemmon's daughter Courtney.


Joel McCrea
Married in 1933 until his death in 1990.