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Born 27 February 1910 in Palisades, New Jersey, USA, as Joan Geraldine Bennett.
Daughter of actor Richard Bennett and actress Adrienne Morrison; sister of actress Constance Bennett and
actress Barbara Bennett.
Married John Marion Fox, 15 September 1926, at St. Luke’s Church in London, England, United Kingdom;
daughter, Adrienne Ralston Fox, born 20 February 1928; divorced, August 1928.
Married screenwriter Gene Markey, 12 March 1932, at the Town House apartment hotel in Hollywood, California, USA; daughter, Melinda Markey, born 27 February 1934; divorced.
Married producer Walter Wanger; daughter, Shelley Wanger.
Joan Bennett’s first stage appearance was in the stage production of Damaged Goods, starring her father Richard Bennett, at Chicago in 1914.