Jocelyn Brando

Jocelyn Brando (November 18, 1919 – November 27, 2005) was an American film, stage and television actress. Her film debut came in the war movie China Venture (1953) with Edmond O'Brien and Barry Sullivan. Her best-known movie role was as detective Glenn Ford's doomed wife in the gangster film noir The Big Heat (1953). Other featured movie roles included The Explosive Generation (1961), Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965), Why Would I Lie? (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981). Jocelyn Brando, the older sister of Marlon Brando, was born in San Francisco, California, to Marlon Brando, Sr. and Dorothy Pennebaker Brando. Jocelyn and Marlon Brando and their sister Frances grew up mostly in the Midwest -- in Omaha, Evanston, Illinois and Libertyville, Illinois, though the family also spent time in California. The bane of the children's existence was the alcoholism of both parents, which was particularly acute with their mother, who later became a leader in Alcoholics Anonymous. Although Jocelyn, a talented actress, was blacklisted for having signed a peace petition, she managed a career that spanned five decades in the theater, film and television.

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