Shirley Deane

Shirley Deane (born Shirley Deane Blattenberger; March 16, 1913 – April 26, 1983) was an American film actress.

Shirley Deane
Shirley Deane Blattenberger

March 16, 1913
DiedApril 26, 1983 (aged 70)
Years active1933–1957
Spouse(s)Ralph T. Kettering (April 10, 1941-19??; divorced)

Born to Jesse H. Blattenberger and his wife Zola (née Redden), she was raised by her maternal grandmother.[1]

She was best known as an actress for playing "Bonnie Jones" in 20th Century Fox's Jones Family series of films.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1933Dancing LadyChorus GirlUncredited
1934Stand Up and Cheer!DancerUncredited
1935Dante's InfernoPassenger in Boiler RoomUncredited
1935Redheads on ParadeMinor RoleUncredited
1935MetropolitanGirl Who Sings FlatUncredited
1936King of BurlesquePhyllis Sears
1936Charlie Chan at the CircusLouise Norman
1936The First BabyTrudy Wells
1936Educating FatherBonnie Jones
1936Girls' DormitoryFritzi
1936Back to NatureBonnie Jones
1936One in a MillionGirl in Band
1937On the AvenueChorus GirlUncredited
1937Off to the RacesBonnie Jones
1937Nancy Steele Is Missing!Nancy
1937The Jones Family in Big BusinessBonnie Jones
1937Hot Water
1937Borrowing Trouble
1938Love on a BudgetBonnie Thompson
1938A Trip to Parisn
1938Safety in Numbers
1938Prairie MoonPeggy Shaw
1939Everybody's BabyBonnie Thompson
1939Undercover AgentBetty Madison
1940Flash Gordon Conquers the UniversePrincess AuraSerial
1940Private AffairsFirst Girl in Bridge GameUncredited
1957You Pay Your MoneyDoris Squire
1957Kill Me Tomorrow(final film role)


  1. "Shirley Deane - The Private Life and Times of Shirley Deane. Shirley Deane Pictures". 1980-03-09. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  2. Tucker p. 61


  • Tucker, David C. The Women Who Made Television Funny: Ten Stars of 1950s Sitcoms. McFarland, 2015.

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