It’s a wonderful life for Beulah Bondi. This month’s contribution to the Blog of funny names.
Beulah Bondi—an actress with the alliteration we love—grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana. A town chock full of funny name goodness, take Orville Redenbacher for instance. Arto covered him cleverly here. The stars aligned in Valparaiso with famous actors and popcorn all in one place.
Beulah started her acting career at age seven playing the lead in “Little Lord Fauntleroy” in 1895.
Moving to New York she made her Broadway debut in 1925 and by 1929 her performance in “Street Scene” brought her to Hollywood, where she reprised her role as Emma Jones in the movie version. The Broadway role won her a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A well named award indeed. Say it with me, Pulitzer. Doesn’t it just roll off your tongue? Not to be confused with Wurlitzer. I guess that would be music to our ears.
Who doesn’t love a little controversy sometimes. Bondi was born Bondy…
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