Oscar nominee Joan Lorring dies at 88 in New York

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Associated Press

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 3:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar-nominated actress Joan Lorring has died more than six decades after appearing opposite Bette Davis in the film "The Corn is Green."

Her daughter, Santha Sonenberg, says Lorring died Friday at 88 in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow.

Lorring was born in Hong Kong and left for the United States with her mother in 1939 to escape the coming Japanese invasion. The two settled in San Francisco, where she started working in radio.

She went on to a career as a stage, screen and television performer. Signed with Warner Bros., Lorring was nominated for an Oscar in 1946 for best supporting actress in "The Corn is Green."

She also appeared opposite Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre (LOHR'-ee) in "Three Strangers" and "The Verdict."

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