Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

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Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

FILE - In this March 1, 1955 file photo, Actress Rhonda Fleming reads in her penthouse apartment in Rome. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97.(AP Photo/Jim Pringle, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1962 file photo, Richard M. Nixon, Republican candidate for governor of California, chats actress Rhonda Fleming, actor George Murphy and actress- singer Jane Powell in Hollywood, Calif. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1947 file photo, Producer- director Cecil B. DeMille, left, gives actress Rhonda Fleming some advice as Tay Garnett, right, listens in Hollywood, Calif. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97. (AP Photo/File)

Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

FILE - In this March 1, 1955 file photo, Actress Rhonda Fleming reads in her penthouse apartment in Rome. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97.(AP Photo/Jim Pringle, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1962 file photo, Richard M. Nixon, Republican candidate for governor of California, chats actress Rhonda Fleming, actor George Murphy and actress- singer Jane Powell in Hollywood, Calif. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1947 file photo, Producer- director Cecil B. DeMille, left, gives actress Rhonda Fleming some advice as Tay Garnett, right, listens in Hollywood, Calif. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97. (AP Photo/File)