Blossom Rock

Blossom Rock
Born Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald
(1895-08-21)August 21, 1895
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died January 14, 1978(1978-01-14) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale Memory Slope #1183
Occupation Actress
Years active 1923–1966
Spouse(s) Clarence Rock (1926-1960; widowed)

Blossom Rock (born Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald; August 21, 1895 – January 14, 1978) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She was occasionally billed as Marie Blake or Blossom MacDonald. Her younger sister was screen actress and singer Jeanette MacDonald.

Personal life

Blossom Rock was born Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald on August 21, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the second of three daughters born to Anna May (née Wright; July, 1871  May 16, 1947) and Daniel MacDonald (April, 1869  August 8, 1924). As a youth she performed on the vaudeville stage with her younger sister, Jeanette, and later with her husband, actor Clarence Rock, whom she married in 1926. They had no children. She also had an elder sister, Elsie MacDonald, with whom she appeared on-stage and in vaudeville.


She later performed in films, credited as Marie Blake, appearing opposite Joan Crawford in her uncredited debut. Her first credited major part was Love Finds Andy Hardy. She became better known, however, as Sally, the hospital switchboard operator in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dr. Kildare movie series. She later became famous (if not by name) for her television role playing "Grandmama" on The Addams Family.


She died on January 14, 1978, in Los Angeles, California at age eighty-two.

Selected filmography


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