53 (passed away May. 22nd, 1961)
Jun. 29th, 1907
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Joan Davis' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1943 - Around the World
1941 - Hold That Ghost
1941 - Sun Valley Serenade
1938 - Just Around the Corner
1938 - My Lucky Star
1937 - Thin Ice
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Widely popular comedienne appeared in some movies and on radio in the 40s and on early television. She starred in the popular television series, "I Married Joan" (1952), with Jim Backus as her husband and her real-life daughter, Beverly Wills as her sister.
Joan died of a sudden heart attack in 1961. Two years later, a fire tragically claimed the lives of her mother, daughter and two grandsons.
- Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 132-133. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
- Her mother, daughter 'Beverly Wills' (qv) and two grandsons died in a fire in October of 1963.
- She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1521 Vine Street and for Radio at 1716 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
- Film, radio and television actress.
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