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Joan Lorring in January 1946.
Mary Magdalene Ellis

(1926-04-17)April 17, 1926
Died May 30, 2014(2014-05-30) (aged 88)
Other names Dellie Ellis
Occupation Actress
Years active 1944–1981
Spouse(s) Martin Sonenberg (m.?-2011; his death)
Children 2

Madeline Ellis (April 17, 1926 – May 30, 2014), better known by her stage name Joan Lorring, was an American actress. Her career lasted from 1944 until 1981. Her best known role was as Bessie Watty in the film The Corn Is Green (1945), starring alongside Bette Davis. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role.

Lorring was born Mary Magdalene Ellis in Hong Kong, where she was raised by her mother until 1939 following the Japanese invasion. They later settled in San Francisco, California. Using the name "Dellie," she worked in radio.

Lorring was married to Martin Sonenberg, an endocrinologist from New York until his death in June 2011. The couple had two daughters, Andrea and Santha.

Lorring died from natural causes on May 30, 2014 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, aged 88.

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