Joan Lorring, Oscar-nominated actress, dies at 88

By Kyle Johnson,

Joan Lorring, who was nominated for an Oscar for The Corn is Green passed away Friday night in New York City at the age of 88.

Her daughter, Santha Sonenberg, confirmed her mother's death to the The Associated Press, but no cause of death has been reported.

In a statement, Sonnenberg said, "Right up until her death, she continued to have fans who wrote and sought her autograph and she had a following."

Lorring was born in Hong Kong, but moved to San Francisco in 1939 with her mother and eventually began a career in radio. She also began appearing on stage and eventually on television. Her first U.S. film was the 1944 film Song of Russia.

In 1946, she was nominated for best supporting actress for The Corn is Green and she acted opposite Bette Davis. That same year she also was in Three Strangers and The Verdict.

Four years later she won the Donaldson Award for the role of Marie in the stage production of Come Back, Little Sheba.

According to Variety, Lorring appeared in the television shows Ryan's Hope and The Love Boat. Both projects would be her last on screen appearances.



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