Joan Lorring, Oscar-Nominated ‘The Corn Is Green’ Actress, Dead at 88

Actress had also appeared on “Ryan’s Hope” and “The Love Boat”

Joan Lorring, who was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category for the 1945 film “The Corn Is Green,” died Friday at age 88, the Associated Press reports.

Born in Hong Kong, Lorring left for the United States with her mother in 1939 to avoid the impending Japanese invasion, landing in San Francisco. In addition to “The Corn Is Green,” which starred Bette Davis and featured Lorring in the role of Bessie Watty, Lorre appeared in “Three Strangers” and “The Verdict.”

Her television work included the 1996 TV movie “The Star Wagon,” whose cast also included Orson Bean and Dustin Hoffman, as well as appearances on “Ryan’s Hope” and “The Love Boat.”

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Lorring’s daughter, Santha Sonenberg, said that the actress retained a following until the time of her death in the New York City suburb of Sleepy Hollow.

“Right up until her death, she continued to have fans who wrote and sought her autograph and she had a following,” Sonenberg.

Lorring is also survived by daughter Andrea Sonenberg, and her grandchildren Josh and Rebecca Jurbala.