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Joan Dowling (1928–1954)

Joan Dowling had a passion for acting and as an aspiring young actress she would take roles in plays, pantomimes and other works simply to be on the stage. Her first recognised role was at the tender age of 14 and she signed her first film contract at 17. She had natural talent and did not have any coaching, voice or other lessons before being '... See full bio »


(age 26) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Magic Box
The Magic Box Maggie
Hue and Cry
Hue and Cry Clarry
No Room at the Inn
No Room at the Inn Norma Bates
Murder Without Crime
Murder Without Crime Grena, Nightclub Hostess


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 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
Gracie Budd
- The Case of Gracie Budd (1961) ... Gracie Budd
 1952 Twilight Women
Rosie Gordon, the Giggling Boarder
 1952 Affair in Monte Carlo
Mrs. Barry
 1951 The Magic Box
 1951 Pool of London
Pamela, Maisie's sister
 1950 Murder Without Crime
Grena, Nightclub Hostess
 1949 A Man's Affair
 1949 Landfall
Miriam, the Barmaid
 1949 Train of Events
Ella (segment "The Prisoner-of-War")
 1949 For Them That Trespass
Gracie, Rosie's friend
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Norma Bates
 1948 Bond Street
 1947 Hue and Cry
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 1954 Music-Hall (TV Series)
- Episode #4.1 (1954) ... Herself

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Joan was raised by her single mother and her grandmother. She never knew her father.

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