Rhonda Fleming, film star in the 1940s and 1950s, dies at 97

Rhonda Fleming, a film star in the 1940s and 50s known as the “Queen of Technicolor,” has died, according to her assistant. She was 97.

Fleming died October 14 in Santa Monica, California, from aspiration pneumonia, her assistant Carla Sapon said. She had been in the hospital about a week, Sapon said.

Fleming was discovered by an agent while running to school, with her first top-featured role being in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Spellbound.” This role led to her starring in “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” with Bing Crosby. She went on to star in more than 40 films during Hollywood’s Golden Age of filmmaking.

Fleming also sang, releasing two albums. The first was with the 1950s gospel singing group The Four Girls with Jane Russell, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis. The second is was a collection of classic love songs titled “Rhonda.”

The actress gave back to the community as well, opening a series of cancer centers and homeless shelters throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

Blogs

Special Offers Inside!

All around Eugene, local businesses are still open, and some are offering special deals and offers. We want to make sure you can help out a local business during these trying times.  Here are just a few: Looking for some fresh, local, beer, and some amazing food? Then head on down to 1865 W 6th…

Local Resources

These are some very trying times on our hands, and here at 96.1 KZEL we are trying to give you as many local resources and information that we can to assist you. If you, or someone you know, has lost their job and needs more information regarding unemployment information you can click HERE or HERE for…

Keep Rocking with KZEL Anywhere You Go!

Keep Rocking with KZEL Anywhere You Go!

Working from home? Keep KZEL part of your daily routine whether you’re in a car, at work, at home or on the go! Listen to KZEL right here at 96KZEL.com, on your smart phone or through your smart speaker! Stay Safe & Stay Local Eugene! With an Alexa smart speaker say: Alexa, play 96-1 KZEL…

KZEL’s Online Career Fair

KZEL’s Online Career Fair

THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE HIRING Click on the logo of the company below, and it will take you to that website. Eugene School District 4J Elwood Staffing Farwest Steel Lane Community College Northwest College Professional Credit Nova Healthcare Express Employment Northwest Community Credit Union Oregon Department of Transportation