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Penny Singleton

Born on this day in 1908, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actress and singer, Penny Singleton. In the 1930’s, Singleton often appeared uncredited, or as Dorothy McNulty. In 1938, she scored the role of her lifetime, portraying the real-life version of cartoon character Blondie Bumstead, in the successful Blondie series, which would comprise 28 films in all.

Ironically, her later success would come voicing the cartoon character, Jane Jetson for Hanna-Barbera, from 1962-1990.

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Penny Singleton

Born on this day in 1908, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actress Penny Singleton. Singleton had an impressive career, starring in features with Myrna Loy, Milton Berle and Jack Benny. Her biggest success, however, came with her portrayal on the comic strip character Blondie Bumstead, in 28 films with Arthur Lake.