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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 October 1931Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 8 May 2015Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJoanne Copeland

Mini Bio (1)

Joanne Carson was born on October 20, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joanne Copeland. She was an actress, known for Video Village (1960), StalkHer (2015) and Biography (1987). She was married to Richard Rever and Johnny Carson. She died on May 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Spouse (2)

Johnny Carson (17 August 1963 - 21 June 1972) (divorced)
Richard Rever (? - 2013) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

After a protracted divorce, Copeland got nearly half a million dollars in cash and art from her second husband, Johnny Carson, and $100,000 a year in alimony for life.
A stewardess for Pan American. On a flight to Japan, she met Howard Hughes, who put her under contract.
A founding member of Actors and Others for Animals and celebrity spokesperson for Save the Dalmatians.
Truman Capote died at her house. A portion of his ashes were given to her.
Was introduced to Johnny Carson by her father.
Ex-sister-in-law of Dick Carson.

Personal Quotes (3)

I was going to write a lovely story about my friendship with all these people. When I saw the 'dishy' kind of autobiographies selling in the '80s, I knew my simple book of friendships would not be interesting. (Why she stopped writing her life story, because she wouldn't include 'dirt' on well-known celebrities.)
I was living this ivory tower lifestyle that's not really me. I loved Johnny, but I really needed to go home. I needed to come back to California. (Comment on separation and divorce from T.V. Johnny Carson)
Johnny kind of said to me on our first date, 'You love comedy so much, would you like to come up and see a show that I did?' And I said, 'Is this a new way of saying come up and see my etchings?' (Comment on her first date with Johnny Carson, the comedian.)

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