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Blossom Rock
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    (August 21, 1895-January 14, 1978)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald
    Older sister of Jeanette MacDonald
    Portrayed Sally Green in the Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie series of movies (1938-47) and Grandmama Addams in The Addams Family (1964-66)
    Also appeared in the films 'Love Finds Andy Hardy' (1938), 'Judge Hardy and Son' (1939), 'L'il Abner' (1940), 'Here Comes Happiness' (1941), 'Campus Rhythm' (1943), 'Mourning Becomes Electra' (1947), 'Angels in Disguise' (1949), 'Hilda Crane' (1956), 'The Second Time Around' (1961) and 'The Best Man' (1964)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Dead End' (1935) and 'But for the Grace of God' (1937)
    She started off as Blossom MacDonald on stage, was given the name Marie Blake in Hollywood, then started using her married name Blossom Rock after her studio contract ended.
    She shares the name Blossom Rock with several actual rocks, including a former navigational hazard in San Francisco Bay and a sandstone outcropping in the Mark Twain National Forest.
    In films, she was usually cast as a secretary, telephone operator or nurse.
    She was reportedly the family member closest to Jeanette.
    She got Jeanette her first Broadway break as a dancer in the chorus.
    She suffered a stroke after 'The Addams Family' went off the air and moved into the Motion Picture Home, where her neighbor was Larry Fine of the Three Stooges.

Credit: C. Fishel

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