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Film star Mona Freeman, typecast as teen in '40s and '50s, dies at 87
Film star Mona Freeman, typecast as teen in '40s and '50s, dies at 87

Mona Freeman, a film star of the 1940s and '50s who often played the spunky, wholesome girl next door but longed for roles as "wildcats, brazen women, the menacing side of the triangle," has died. She was 87. Freeman also was a painter; her most widely viewed work, a portrait of kindly, bespectacled candy matriarch Mary See, hangs in See's Candies shops across the U.S. Freeman, who had a lengthy illness, died May 23 at her Beverly Hills home, said her daughter, Mona Hubbell. A teenage model in New York City, Freeman was named "Miss Subways" in May 1941. She was 14 at the time and was helping to put her brother through Yale. In her first film,...

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