Joan Bennett
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"Joan Geraldine Bennett" was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the theatre/stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 film/motion pictures from the era of silent film/silent movies well into the sound film/sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir femme fatale role (performing arts)/roles in film director/director Fritz Lang's movies such as The Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945).

Bennett had three distinct phases to her long and successful career, first as a winsome blonde ingenue (stock character)/ingenue, then as a sensuous brunette femme fatale (with looks that movie magazines often compared to those of Hedy Lamarr), and finally as a warmhearted wife/mother figure.

In 1951, Bennett's screen career was marred by scandal after her third husband, film producer Walter Wanger, shot and injured her talent agent/agent Jennings Lang. Wanger suspected that Lang and Bennett were having an affair, a charge which she adamantly denied.

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