With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a stock company when she was 17...See full bio »
(performer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" 1934 - uncredited)
1936Sons o' Guns
(performer: "For a Buck and a Quarter a Day" 1936 - uncredited)
1936Gold Diggers of 1937
(performer: "Speaking of the Weather" 1936, "All's Fair in Love and War" 1936)
(lyrics: "You Gotta Know How to Dance" 1936 - uncredited / performer: "Boulevardier from the Bronx" 1936 - uncredited, "You Gotta Know How to Dance" 1936 - uncredited)
(performer: "The Pig and the Cow and the Dog and Cat" 1935 - uncredited / "Flagenheim's Odorless Cheese" 1935 - uncredited, "The Pig and the Cow and the Dog and Cat" 1935 - uncredited)
1935We're in the Money
(performer: "The Gold Diggers' Song We're in the Money" 1933 - uncredited)
(performer: "The Girl at the Ironing Board" 1934 - uncredited / "Try to See It My Way" 1934 - uncredited)
There's a very fine line between underacting and not acting at all. And not acting is what a lot of actors are guilty of. It amazes me how some of these little numbers with dreamy looks and a dead pan are getting away wit it. I'd hate to see them on stage with a dog act.
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She has a granddaughter, Joanie (born circa 1961) from daughter Ellen.
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