Rosella Towne

Rosella Towne (January 20, 1918 – August 29, 2014) was an American film actress. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio. Her film career began in 1937, after making a screen test for Warner Bros. and signing a contract for the studio. At first she made minor appearances in motion pictures such as Varsity Show, It's Love I'm After and Submarine D-1. In 1939, she got her first leading role when she was chosen to play the part of comic strip character Jane Arden in a film adaption.[1] While touted by critics as a future star,[2] Towne retired from showbusiness after marrying Harry Kronman, in 1942.[3][4] She died on August 29, 2014, aged 96.[5][6][7] Towne was cremated.[8]

Rosella Towne
Rosella Townsend

January 20, 1918
Youngstown, Ohio, United States
DiedAugust 29, 2014 (aged 96)
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1937–1943



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  2. "Fame ahead?". Reading Eagle. May 26, 1938. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
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  6. "Actress weds, quits films". The Evening Independent. January 9, 1942. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-12-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. Wilson, Scott (19 August 2016). "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed". McFarland via Google Books.

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