Joanne Dru (1922–1996)


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The daughter of a West Virginia druggist, Joanne Dru came to New York in 1940. In New York she worked as a model and was cast by Al Jolson as one of the showgirls in his Broadway play "Hold Onto Your Hats." When the show closed in 1941, she married popular singer Dick Haymes and went with him to Hollywood. Discovered by a talent scout while ... See full bio »

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Red River Tess Millay
(1948)
All the King's Men Anne Stanton
(1949)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Olivia Dandridge
(1949)
711 Ocean Drive Gail Mason
(1950)

Filmography

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 1980 Super Fuzz
Rosy LaBouche
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dorothy Brander
- Dark Corridors (1975) ... Dorothy Brander
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Lisa Benton
- Remember Lisa (1971) ... Lisa Benton
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Karen Bradshaw
- Bye, George (1970) ... Karen Bradshaw
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Gina Sutton
- To Sleep, Perchance to Scream (1967) ... Gina Sutton
 1967 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
Sabrina Bradley
- Corpse of the Year: Part 2 (1967) ... Sabrina Bradley
- Corpse of the Year: Part 1 (1967) ... Sabrina Bradley
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Martha Ross
- Nor Hell a Fury (1965) ... Martha Ross
 1965 Sylvia
Jane (Bronson) Phillips
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Solange Kelly
 1960-1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Babs Hooten
- No Place Like Home (1961) ... Babs Hooten
- The Beatniks (1961) ... Babs Hooten
- The Wild West Show (1961) ... Babs Hooten
- Hooten's Second Car (1961) ... Babs Hooten
- The Hootons Versus Hawkeye (1961) ... Babs Hooten
 1960 September Storm
Anne Traymore
 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Kate Ballister
- Capital Gains (1960) ... Kate Ballister
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Kate Ballister
- Capital Gains (1960) ... Kate Ballister
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent
Marcy Howard
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Ellen Baird
- The Lady from Winnetka (1959) ... Ellen Baird
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Marilyn Woods
- Adventures of a Model (1958) ... Marilyn Woods
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Milly Elder
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Alice Giles
- All I Survey (1958) ... Alice Giles
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Suzie Sherrell
- The Brotherhood of the Bell (1958) ... Suzie Sherrell
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Laura Collins
- The Nels Stack Story (1957) ... Laura Collins
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Marianne / Lane Bellamy / Polly / ...
- Paris Calling (1957) ... Marianne
- Flamingo Road (1956) ... Lane Bellamy
- An Angel Went AWOL (1954) ... Polly
- Call Off the Wedding (1954) ... Nancy
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Elizabeth Blackwell
- The Blackwell Story (1957) ... Elizabeth Blackwell
 1957 Drango
Kate Calder
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Nancy / Marcia
- Night Shriek (1956) ... Nancy
- The Darkest Hour (1955) ... Marcia
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Martha
- Palm Springs Incident (1956) ... Martha
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Kay Gordon
- Shadow of a Thief (1956) ... Kay Gordon
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Kittura
- The Mirror (1956) ... Kittura
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Dinny
- Richard and the Lion (1953) ... Dinny
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Marcia Rollins
 1953-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Mary Tighe / Myla Marshall / Wendy / ...
- Passage to Yesterday (1955) ... Lady Mary Tighe
- Celebrity (1955) ... Myla Marshall
- Yours for a Dream (1954) ... Wendy
- Just What the Doctor Ordered (1953) ... Doctor
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Marion Moore
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Alice
- The Waiting Game (1955) ... Alice
 1955 The Warriors
Lady Joan Holland
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Pat Lowry
- Brief Affair (1955) ... Pat Lowry
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Delight
- A Kiss for Mr. Lincoln (1955) ... Delight
 1954 Day of Triumph
Mary Magdalene
 1954 3 Ring Circus
Jill Brent
 1954 Southwest Passage
Lilly
 1954 The Siege at Red River
Nora Curtis
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
Anne Halsey
 1953 Forbidden
Christine
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Heads or Tails (1953)
 1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive
Hannah Lee (Hallie McLaird)
 1953 Thunder Bay
Stella Rigaud
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Betrayed (1953)
 1952 My Pal Gus
Lydia Marble
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Patricia Nash Dean
 1952 Return of the Texan
Ann Marshall
 1951 Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell
Miss Harriet Tripp
 1951 Vengeance Valley
Jen Strobie
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Christina Phelps
- The Silver Cord (1951) ... Christina Phelps
 1951 Your Show of Shows (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #2.19 (1951) ... Guest Performer
 1950 711 Ocean Drive
Gail Mason
 1950 Wagon Master
Denver
 1949 All the King's Men
Anne Stanton
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Olivia Dandridge
 1948 Red River
Tess Millay
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
Rosemary Murphy Levy
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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In an interview with Hedda Hopper in 1957, about her attitude toward westerns] Once you're typed, you're lost. See more »

Trivia:

She has appeared in two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Red River (1948) and All the King's Men (1949). See more »

Nickname:

Joanne Marshall

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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