You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Joan Lorring, Oscar Nominated ‘Corn Is Green’ Actress, Dies at 88

Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88.

Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three Strangers” and “The Verdict.”

Her TV career included turns in “Ryan’s Hope” and “The Love Boat,” while her Broadway roles included Marie in “Come Back, Little Sheba,” which earned her the Donaldson Award in 1950.

Lorring started her career by working in radio after immigrating to San Francisco from Hong Kong in 1939 to escape the impending Japanese invasion.

She’s survived by daughters Andrea and Santha Sonenberg, and her grandchildren Josh and Rebecca Jurbala.

More Film

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88. Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three […]

  • UTA

    UTA Promotes Eight Coordinators to Agent

    Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88. Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three […]

  • Ballers Season 2 HBO

    Film News Roundup: California Production Tax Credit Extension Moving Forward

    Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88. Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three […]

  • Brandon Gregory

    Brandon Gregory Joins Third Coast Content

    Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88. Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three […]

  • 'Deadpool 2' Pre-Sales: Fandango Reports Impressive

    'Deadpool 2' on Track to Become Fandango's Top R-Rated Pre-Seller

    Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88. Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three […]

  • Tribeca: 'Home + Away' Trailer Debut

    Tribeca: 'Home + Away' Trailer Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

    Oscar nominated actress Joan Lorring died on Friday in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow, the Associated Press reports. She was 88. Lorring received an Academy Award nom for her supporting role as Bessie Watty in the 1945 drama “The Corn Is Green” opposite Bette Davis. She also appeared in the pics “Three […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content