When Grandmama Was Young

And This Glamorous Young Actress Is…

Blossom Rock Marie Blake Grandmama Addams Family

Well the signature on the photo says Marie Blake.

But you probably do not know who that is.

Marie Blake was the older sister of famous movie star Jeanette MacDonald. Yet more people today probably know Marie Blake than her famous sister Jeanette, because Marie later went under the stage name of Blossom Rock, better known as…

Blssom RockGrandmama from The Addams Family TV series.

Marie Blake / Blossom Rock appeared mostly uncredited in dozens of films from 1933 through 1964. When she landed the role of Gomez Addams’ mother on The Addams Family it granted her small screen immortality.

She was with the famed sitcom for its entire run from 1964 until 1966.

Marie Blake / Blossom Rock died January 14, 1978 at the age of 82.

7 thoughts on “When Grandmama Was Young

  1. John Nichols

    “Stuff Nobody Cares About” should never be underestimated. This is a wonderful site with excellent information to research by. As “trivial” as it may be, I love your site. Keep the randomness coming because I’m more than sure there’s a whole bunch of us ‘nobodies’ that love to learn more about the icons, images, actor’s and muse that somehow touched our lives.
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  2. Wendy

    Oh, I just LOVE this!! The title of your blog(?) cracks me up! I have often realized that the stuff I care and love about, i.e., movie trivia, NO ONE ELSE DOES!! Haha! Well, I love knowing this; I would have NEVER guessed that “Grandmama” was the beautiful Jeanette MacDonald’s older sister! Blossom was Very cute, though, in her younger years, wasn’t she?

    1. B.P. Post author

      Thank you. As far as “no else does” fortunately there are others like you & that’s who the site is written for. Glad you are reading it.


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