- Munson, Ona, 1906-1955
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1990-012
- Physical description
- 3 linear feet (8 scrapbooks, 5 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- Ona Munson papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL's online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
The Ona Munson collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, contracts and programs which document her life and career.
Ona Munson, an actress, was born June 16, 1906 in Portland, Oregon. She began her professional career in 1922 as a dancer in vaudeville in New York. Three years later she was a musical comedy star appearing in No, No, Nanette, Tip-Toes, Twinkle, Twinkle and Hold Everything. Miss Munson was soon discovered by Hollywood and appeared in several films, including Five Star Final with Edward G. Robinson. She returned to Broadway to appear in a number of dramatic plays, including As Husbands Go, The Silver Cord and Ghosts. Returning to Hollywood, she played in twenty more films, including Gone with the Wind, Wagons Westward, The Shanghai Gesture and Dakota.
Miss Munson was married to Edward Buzzell, 1926-1931, Stewart MacDonald, 19??-19?? and Eugene Berman, 1950-1955. She died February 11, 1955 in New York City.
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498