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Joan Elan (1929–1981)

Joan Elan was born on July 24, 1929 in Colombo, Ceylon as Joan Georgian Bingham-Newland. She was an actress, known for Darby's Rangers (1958), The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953) and The King's Thief (1955). She died on January 7, 1981. See full bio »


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Darby's Rangers
Darby's Rangers Wendy Hollister
The Girls of Pleasure Island
The King's Thief
The King's Thief Charity Fell
Matinee Theatre
Matinee Theatre Cherry / Clara Middleton / Dinah / Jane Eyre / Madeline


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 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Vanessa Stuart
- The Hunt (1962) ... Vanessa Stuart
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Molly Moriarty
- By the Deep Six (1960) ... Molly Moriarty
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident in the Garden of Eden (1960) ... Nancy
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
- The Mask (1960) ... Nurse
 1958-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Ursula Innescourt / Lady Ellen Belcastle
- Iron Hand (1960) ... Ursula Innescourt
- The Belcastle Brand (1958) ... Lady Ellen Belcastle
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Deborah Jenkins
- Man of Action (1959) ... Deborah Jenkins
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Jane Neddleton
- The Secret of Adam Cain (1959) ... Jane Neddleton
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Carol - Missionary's Daughter
- The Pargo's Lucky Seventh (1958) ... Carol - Missionary's Daughter
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Lumis
- The Case of the Terrified Typist (1958) ... Mrs. Lumis
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Vivian Morrow
- Vivian (1958) ... Vivian Morrow
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- Deadly Climate (1957)
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Jane Eyre / Dinah / Clara Middleton / ...
- Jane Eyre (1957) ... Jane Eyre
- Mr. Pim Passes By (1957) ... Dinah
- The Egoist (1956) ... Clara Middleton
- September Tide (1956) ... Cherry
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
- The Boxing Match (1955) ... Lisa
 1955 The King's Thief
Charity Fell
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Mercer
- Visa for X (1955) ... Mary Mercer
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- Incident on the China Coast (1955) ... Rose
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Returning (1955) ... Laura
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- End of a Mission (1954)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Ida Lorimer
- To Each His Own (1954) ... Ida Lorimer
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Sylvia Rouse
- Unfair Game (1954) ... Sylvia Rouse
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
- The Ski Story (1954) ... Jeanne
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Violet Halyard
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Nurse (uncredited)

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She lived in England prior to World War II, acting on stage. Publicity stills led to her being spotted by a talent scout and signed to a contract by Paramount in 1951. She appeared in a couple of films, but never made it beyond ingénue status. The rest of her brief career was spent guest starring in episodic television.

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