December 31, 2004
October 13, 2011
Claim to fame:
Philadelphia born Mariana McNulty played a variety of minor film roles before bleaching her brunette hair and gaining instant stardom in the Blondie movies from 1938 until 1950.
Where are they now?
Far from her "ditzy" Blondie character Penny Singleton turned out to be one tough cookie in Hollywood. Organizing unions for actors and entertainers Penny opened doors for women in Hollywood by serving as president for the American Guild of Theatre Actors and later as a spokesperson/activist for improved working conditions for entertainers. In the 1980s Penny returned to her craft as the voice of Jane Jetson in the popular Jetson's movies. She passed away in 2003 at the ripe age of 95.